June 5th, 2012
ST. MARYS — More than a dozen trucks remained on the scene early this morning as crews continued to battle a fire at ProPet that sparked Monday night.
“They had a fire in one of their grain bins,” St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver told The Evening Leader at the scene early this morning.
“We got the call at about 9:30 p.m., and when we arrived, they had smoke on the third floor and the bin was hot.”
WAPAKONETA — Seventeen people, including two St. Marys residents, were arrested as part of a sweep by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests, which took place Friday, were the result of indictments handed down by an Auglaize County grand jury. The charges stem from the alleged sales of heroin, crack and powder cocaine, M.D.P.V. (bath salts) and prescription medications.
Rose Keith, 93, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Rites are scheduled for noon Wednesday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.
Kenneth D. Lutz, 76, of 260 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1936, in St. Marys, to Charles and Alice (Schmidt) Lutz, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 9, 1960, in St. Marys, he married J. Gale McGlothen, and she preceded him in death on June 24, 2011.
Virginia V. Fry, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1918, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of William and Blanche (McCord) Cook, and they preceded her in death.
On June 20, 1940, she married Robert E. Fry, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2008.
Irma L. Feldman, 100, 31 W. Fifth St., Minster, died at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton Inpatient Unit.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Fort Loramie, to Christopher and Caroline (Stueve) Boerger, and they preceded her in death.
In 1937, she married Russell Woehrmyer, and he preceded her in death in 1944. In 1948, she married her second husband, Henry Feldman, and he preceded her in death in 1983.
CELINA — The fish are biting at Grand Lake St. Marys.
During Saturday’s Lake Improvement Association meeting, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller told members anglers along the lake are hauling in a wide variety — and number — of fish. Bass, catfish, crappie and carp are among the species local visitors are catching in the lake.
CELINA — Deputies from Mercer County are investigating an industrial accident that claimed the life of a Rockford man on Saturday.
In a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, deputies received a call on Erastus-Durbin Road approximately one-half mile south of Ohio 707, indicating that the wind had blown a metal culvert from a trailer and across a male who was attempting to unload it.