February 15th, 2012
ST. MARYS — The newest addition to the St. Marys restaurant portfolio opened its doors today.
“It’s very exciting,” Beer Barrel owner John Heaphy said inside his newest location in St. Marys. “I have a lot of friends from here who have been coming to Lima for years.”
ST. MARYS — One in four people have experienced some form of trauma, says Aaron Kuhn of Counseling & Consulting Services Inc.
“Trauma is existent in this world,” he said. “If you’ve been alive long enough, you’ve likely experienced some sort of trauma.”
Kuhn, the second of four motivational speakers in the Grand Health Challenge lineup, spoke Monday night to area residents about trauma and how to deal with it. Family of origin, he said, is where people grow up.
ST. MARYS — A Japanese resident who played a large role in a cultural exchange with the city of St. Marys received honorary citizenship Monday night.
St. Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan bestowed honorary citizenship to Junko Tagawa during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting. Tagawa has assisted with the sister city program with Awaji City in a variety of capacities since living in St. Marys.
Harold E. Oda, 85, of Minster, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Minster.
He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Miami County, to Otto and Elsie (Fessler) Oda, and they preceded him in death.
He married Phyllis (Fronda) Oda, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2011.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harold B. Oda; three siblings.
Margaret Mary Clementz Dickman, 88, of Cridersville, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on July 2, 1923, in Kalida, to Frank and Mary Miller Wehri, and they preceded her in death.
On July 31, 1946, she married Eugene Clementz, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1985. On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Ferd Dickman, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1992. On Dec. 5, 2004, she married Roman Eickholt Sr., and he survives her.
Colista Kitchen, 68, of 16244 State Route 66, St. Marys, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1944, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of James and Evelyn (Carpenter) Middleton, and they preceded her in death.
On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., she married Charles Gary, and he survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — A local board of education held a work session Saturday morning to discuss the financial state of the St. Marys City School District and the possibility of cuts and a levy in the future.
Treasurer Tom Sommer gathered financial information for the board to review in beginning its budget talks. Sommer gathered information starting from 2004, when voters passed the emergency levy. He also included the forecast that was recently approved by board members.
Division II at Lima Senior
The St. Marys boys basketball team will play Wapakoneta in a Division II sectional semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at Lima Senior. The winner will play the winner of the Elida-Shawnee game on Friday, March 2 at 6:15 p.m.
On the other side of the Lima Senior bracket Bath plays Kenton on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6:15 p.m. and Van Wert plays Celina on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. The winners of those two games play on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
Division IV at Coldwater
MINSTER — Offensive rebounds and easy baskets meant everything in a low-possession, low-shooting percentage contest between Minster and St. Marys on Saturday night.
Minster got more of both.
The Wildcats downed St. Marys 50-42 with a steady infusion of second-chance points and backdoor lay-ups to go with some stingy defense.
“In a game that we knew was going to be tough and low possessions, a 4-0 or a 6-2 run was huge in this game and we had a couple of those in the third quarter,” Minster head coach Mike Lee said.