January 12th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — Middle School Principal Howard Overman was named the new superintendent for the New Bremen Local School District Wednesday night, effective Aug. 1.
ST. MARYS — The second criminal case against a St. Marys optometrist was dismissed on Wednesday.
Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce filed a motion to dismiss the second criminal case against Douglas J. Wine, who was charged with two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was scheduled to stand trial on the charges starting Feb. 7 and was scheduled for a final pretrial at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Hazel P. (Ginger) Rudolph, 90, of 910 N. Sugar St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in West Milton, to Harley and Rosa (Bond) Newman, and they preceded her in death.
On March 22, 1945, she married Leroy Rudolph, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Dusky (Sharon) Crosley of Azle, Texas; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Newman; five brothers; two sisters.
Patricia A. Baucher, 67, of Celina, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on May 24, 1944, in Celina, to Ed and Ruth (Gray) Garman, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1963, she married Paul D. Baucher, and he survives her.
She is also survived by a son, Scott Baucher of Celina; two daughters, Kelly (Doug) Speers of Dayton and Michelle Sutter of Celina; a brother; a sister; four grandchildren; a great-grandson.
Donald William Ickes Sr., 53, of 1122 Hager St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1958, in Lima, the son of John Phillip Ickes and Helen Smart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in Wapakoneta.
Paul L. Edwards, 66, of Van Wert, died at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Jim Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Brickner Funeral Home Van Wert.
Condolences may be left at BricknerFuneralHome.com.
Robert J. Badertscher, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Mabel L. Williams, 92, of 125 S. Lake St., Celina, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1919, in Piqua, to Charles and Mary (Murphy) Chaney, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 22, 1938, she married Lewis Williams, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1987.
NEW BREMEN — Anything Jackson Center senior Brooke Richard wanted to do she was able to do.
Led by Richard’s 31 points the Tigers defeated the Cardinals 53-43 in a non-league contest at New Bremen. on Tuesday.
“She is quicker than most players,” Tigers head coach Makaine Huffer said. “She just does a great job of getting to the basket.”
CELINA — Investigators continue their investigation into the murders of a father and daughter in November.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said detectives and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are sorting through evidence pertaining to the homicide of Robert and Colleen Grube that occurred in their rural Fort Recovery home on Nov. 29 or 30.