September 28th, 2011
Helen Hazel (Swink) Smith, 100, of 1011 Kensington Lane, Celina, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Miller House in Celina.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1911, in Wapakoneta, to Harry and Mary (Varner) Swink, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 25, 1933, she married Gerald William Smith, and he preceded her in death in 1982.
She is survived be her daughter, Marilyn Sue Locke of Mansfield; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Babette O. Mack, 90, formerly of Spencerville and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys, died at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 11, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Gretchen Rammel Brown, and they preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1946, she married Ray H. Mack, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2008.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law; three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
MINSTER — Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor visited Minster Tuesday night to tout her own CSI.
Taylor spoke at the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce’s Businesses After Hours at The Bunker restaurant at Arrowhead Golf Club in a visit to promote her Common Sense Initiative (CSI).
ST. MARYS — With coffee in hands, city officials and representatives from the newest retailer to open in the city held a ribbon cutting this morning.
Kohl’s welcomed approximately two dozen people to its grand opening ceremony at 6:45 a.m. this morning. The retailer, which is adjacent to Kroger, opened to a crowd of shoppers Sunday during a soft opening.
WAPAKONETA — An undercover drug sting led to a chase and the arrest of a Dayton man on drug charges.
In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon this morning, members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force set up a sting at 9 p.m. Monday for the delivery of heroin to a location in Wapakoneta. Following an exchange, officers moved in to make the arrest and the suspect fled, leading law enforcement agents on a pursuit.
NEW BREMEN — An area village recently fell victim to a rash of car break-ins.
New Bremen Police Officers received 10 incident reports from residents who had their vehicles entered and items stolen on Thursday, Sept. 15.
“They all happened during one night,” New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod said. “They were between late on the 14th and early on the 15th.”
Harrod said he was not sure who was responsible for the break-ins, whether the person is from the area or from out of town.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville are now permitted to use their personal laptops, e-readers and iPods during study hall and at their teacher’s discretion in the classroom.
In her report to the New Knoxville Board of Education Tuesday night, Principal Linda Tebbe wrote the Tech Committee met recently and discussed the change.
“We’re trying this out this nine-weeks to see what issues or concerns may arise,” Tebbe wrote in her report. “So far, so good.”
Girls Soccer: St. Marys 1, Wapakoneta 1
Missed opportunities early came back to bite the St. Marys girls soccer team late in a 1-1 tie with Wapakoneta, narrowing the margin for error in the Roughriders’ run at repeating as Western Buckeye League champs.
WBL Player of the Year: Henry Weisgerber, Defiance
First Team All-League:
Henry Weisgerber, Defiance
Jacob Behringer, Defiance
Jacob Moore, Defiance
Will Paulus, St. Marys
Carter Bowman, St. Marys
Jacob Brake, Van Wert
Tyler Turnwald, Van Wert
Brandon Hernandez, Van Wert
Matt Holt, Bath
Caleb Acheson, Wapakoneta
Alex Ray, Celina
Matt Hermiller, Ottawa-Glandorf
Orva C. Smallwood, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Otterbein Cridersville.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, where arrangements are incomplete.