March 16th, 2012
Virginia L. Wienken, 85, of Spencerville, died at 1:25 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born on July 4, 1926, in Kenton, a daughter of Elmer and Mae Clausen Jones, who are deceased. On July 24, 1950, she married William M. “Bill” Wienken, who died on April 11, 2002.
She is survived by two sons, Michael “Mike” Wienken and David “Dave” (Robin) Wienken, both of Spencerville; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; five sisters-in-law.
March 16: Big Brothers, Big Sisters will hold Bowl of Kids Sake at 7 p.m. today at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys.
New Bremen Public Library will host a Honk! Party sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Crescent Players from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
CELINA — A Celina man is being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention facility in connection with the theft of a red 2007 Toyota pickup truck from a Bruns Avenue home.
The truck was reported stolen at 3:49 p.m. Thursday. The owner returned home after being out of town for a day. His pickup, which had been parked in the garage, was gone when he arrived home. The keys that had been inside the home were also gone.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
ST. MARYS — If legislation introduced by a southwestern Ohio politicians is adopted, Ohioans may no longer have to switch their clocks ahead an hour.
State Rep. Courtney Combs, a Republican who represents the 54th House District, is the primary sponsor of House Bill 478, which would exempt the state of Ohio from participating in daylight savings time. John Adams, who represents the 78th House District, signed on as a cosponsor and said the legislation — introduced Tuesday — makes sense.
Moira Jean Meyer (Dillehay), 74, of 541 Western Ave, St. Henry, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 12, 1937, in Piqua, to James L. and Mildred (Taylor) Dillehay, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in Fort Loramie, she married Ralph Meyer, and he survives in St. Henry.
John W. Gossard, 71, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Dade City, Fla.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1940, to Victor and Opal (Webb) Gossard, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; his sons, Dennis (Sandi) Gossard and Bill Gossard; a daughter, Kim Nunes; a stepson, Shawn (Jane) Stevens; a sister, Ginger Jacobs; a brother, William Gossard; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Glen Gossard.
The deadline for youth baseball sign-up in St. Marys is quickly approaching.
Players wishing to sign up for Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minor League, Major League or Pony League need to be signed up by Saturday, March 31.
There are three ways to sign up for the leagues. Sign-up is available online at http://smbb.clubspaces.com , by phone at 419-305-6552 or in person at Albert Sports Goods on Spring Street.
NEW BREMEN — After a decisive 61 percent of voters rejected the potential building project last week, New Bremen Board of Education members discussed at their regular meeting Wednesday what the next step should be.
Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was surprised to see a large number of residents vote against the levy.
Boys Basketball Tournament
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