June 27th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — Because cartoon characters vary in shapes, sizes and colors, “Cartoon Guy” Jeff Nichols says there are no mistakes when drawing the characters.
“There’s no such thing as a mistake when you’re drawing cartoons,” Nichols said to a crowd of children gathered at the New Bremen Public Library Tuesday afternoon.
Nichols held a program at the library to demonstrate how to draw a few cartoon characters.
Eileen M. Burris, 92, formerly of 1706 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Auglaize County, to Cloice and Alma (Zink) Naylor, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 11, 1938, she married James F. Nester, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1968. She then married Doug Burris on May 15, 1969, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006.
Walter Vogel, 75, of St. Marys, died on Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Josephine F. Baker, 96, of Piqua, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence.
Jo was born on March 5, 1916, in Dayton, to Ignatius J. and Clara H. (Bubolz) Weinert, and they preceded her in death.
On June 12, 1939, in Norwalk, Jo married C. Oscar Baker, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1974.
Don M. Purdy, 89, of Celina, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Center Township, to Floyd and Ella (Miller) Purdy, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 11, 1945, he married Betty Jane (Cline), and she survives him.
He is also survived by two sons, Mark (Barbara) Purdy of San Jose, Calif., and Michael Purdy of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jayme (Jim) Karen of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa (Bill) Wade of Apple Valley, Minn.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
ST. MARYS — Appeals judges in Lima reduced the felony conviction for gross sexual imposition of Doug Wine late Monday morning.
In a ruling issued by the judges from the Third District Court of Appeals, Wine's conviction for gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, has been reduced to a third-degree misdemeanor of sexual imposition. The case has been remanded to Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
June 25: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
June 26: The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
June 27: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — County crews are wading through brush and debris in an effort to restore flow to the St. Marys River.
The Auglaize County Engineer’s Office recently kicked off its log jam removal program along the St. Marys River. County Engineer Doug Reinhart said it has been two years since crews have been able to move equipment along the river to remove fallen trees and debris.
Lois J. Steinbrunner, 80, of 28 E. Main St., Osgood, died at 6:11 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Aug. 18, 1931, in Fort Loramie, to Alfred and Edith (Turner) Winner, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 10, 1953, she married Robert Luebke, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1989. She then married Mark Steinbrunner on May 16, 1997, and he survives in Osgood.
Thomas H. Dull, 59, of 301 E. Market St., Celina, died on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on June 26, 1952, in Van Wert County, to Hugh and Opal (Shaffer) Dull, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 5, 1977, he married Margaret “Peg” (Heckler), and she survives in Celina.
Thomas is also survived by six siblings; his father-in-law; five brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.