Marie E. Wente, 90, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1921, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Walterbusch) Luebke. She was married on May 4, 1946, in Maria Stein to Leo R. Wente; he died on May 5, 1988.
NEW BREMEN — An area village held its annual holiday kick off ceremony Thursday evening, officially turning on its holiday lights.
The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary’s Christmas Tree Lighting was Thursday in Lock One Park, and it included hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.
CELINA — A father and daughter were found dead Wednesday morning at their residence, bound with duct tape and dead from gun shot wounds.
ST. MARYS — A representative of the Veterans Service Commission spoke to area veterans about benefits they can obtain through the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday afternoon at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.
Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission Investigator/Veterans Services Officer Lynne Skaggs explained to attendees some of the requirements to obtain pensions, health care benefits, transportation, compensation and financial assistance through the VA.
ST. MARYS — Local students had a hands-on look at science as part of a group's annual visit to their school.
Students at St. Marys Primary School received a visit from COSI on Wheels on Wednesday, where they learned about wildlife.
"We talked about habitats — there are four different ones you have in Ohio," COSI Outreach Educator Jordan Rader said. "We also talked about wildlife biologists and the different things they do."
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist is scheduled to stand trial again in February on a different set of alleged sex crimes.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, is scheduled to stand trial on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies, starting Feb. 6 in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. According to online court documents, seven days have been set aside for the trial.
NEW BREMEN — Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a crash at the intersection of State Route 66 and State Route 219, with one person being injured on Thursday.
Troopers were dispatched to the intersection at 6:17 a.m., and they are investigating the two-vehicle injury crash involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1961
The St. Marys Roughriders got the 1961-62 boys’ basketball campaign off to a promising start with a 46-40 victory over the Greenville Green Wave.
It was St. Marys’ first win over the Wave on the basketball court in five years.
Using their noticeable height advantage, Greenville held complete control of the boards in the first half and pushed out to a 23-18 lead at intermission.
Minster senior linebacker Daniel Gusching earned the Division VI Defensive Player of the Year award in Division VI and Minster head coach Nate Moore was named Division VI’s top coach in the Associated Press All-Ohio football team.
Gusching, a 6-foot-3, 217-pound senior outside linebacker, made 89 tackles this season with 11 sacks in 13 games.
Gusching schared the honor with Youngstown Christian’s Kaevon Green.
COLDWATER — The common link between Coldwater and Kirtland coming into Friday’s Division V state championship game is a team that didn’t even make the playoffs this season.
Both teams bowed out of the playoffs the last two seasons at the hands of private school power Youngstown Ursuline. Coldwater lost the last two Division V title game to the Irish. Kirtland fell earlier in the playoffs the last two years to Ursuline.
The two squads meet at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on Friday morning at 11 a.m.