March 1st, 2012
ST. MARYS — State officials released an updated fish consumption advisory list for 2012.
In a news release, the Ohio EPA announced it relaxed consumption advisories at four Ohio waterways and imposed more strict advisories at 10 bodies of water.
ST. MARYS — A local board of education heard a presentation on what types of levies could be available to it during a special meeting held Wednesday evening at the District Service Center.
Rebecca Princehorn, with Bricker and Eckler Attorneys at Law, met with members of the St. Marys Board of Education to discuss levy options for the district.
Phyllis Dayle Combs, 86, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Otterbein - St. Marys.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, with Elder Robert Deitsch and Elder David K. Scott officiating.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel.
Rodney A. Whetstone, 48, of Wapakoneta, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at his brother’s home in Okeana.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1964, in Lima, to Robert and Connie (Link) Whetstone, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter and fiancé, Ginny Rohrer and Thomas Anderson of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jaye Helton of Lima; a granddaughter; two brothers.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Libyan War.
Michael S. Boley, 68, of Corinth, Miss., formerly of Mendon, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Centennial Hospital in Ashland City, Tenn.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Piqua, to Roger M. Boley and Grace I. Shane Boley, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Celina.
On April 29, 1967, he married Cheryl Adams, and she survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Julie (George) Huttick of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law; a grandson.
Joseph G. Brandewie, 85, of 11251 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1927, in Fort Loramie, to Lawrence and Lietta (Bensman) Brandewie, and they preceded him in death along with his stepmother Lucille (Bornhorst) Brandewie.
On July 16, 1949, in Fort Loramie, he married Virginia Schafer, and she survives in Fort Loramie.
WAPAKONETA — An Indiana man has been charged in connection with a death at a trailer park last year.
NEW BREMEN — The state fire marshal's office has made a ruling in the fire that struck Fireside Pub and Que's Barbershop Monday night.
Public Information Officer Shane Cartmill released the following:
New Bremen Boys Basketball
Tickets for New Bremen’s Friday night sectional final game against St. Henry will be sold at the High School office on Thursday March 1 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tickets will also be sold on Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. at the Junior High and from 8:30 until 4 p.m. at the High School.
Minster Boys Basketball
LIMA — Good Greve, it happened again.
For the second time in five days, a 3-pointer in the final seconds downed the St. Marys boys basketball team.
The latest heartbreaker ended the Riders' season.
Wapakoneta junior guard Alex Greve knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.5 seconds left to lift Wapakoneta to a 43-40 win over rival St. Marys in a Division II sectional semifinal at Lima Senior on Tuesday night.