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September 29th, 2011

Local Officials Praise Results

September 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local lake officials praised the results of Wednesday’s report on the alum treatment of Grand Lake St. Marys and noted it was a step in the right direction.

“It was a necessary item to keep the lake moving forward this summer,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke said during a teleconference with regional media. “We appreciated it immensely.”

Alum Helped Grand Lake St. Marys

September 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.

Nancy J. Lawrence, 87

September 29, 2011

Nancy J. Lawrence, 87, of Celina, died at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Celina Manor.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1924, in Ottawa, to Merle E. Blue and Quilla V. Trachsel, and they preceded her in death.

On Oct. 15, 1944, she married James E. Lawrence, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2006.

September 28th

Beverly J. Podoll, 86

September 28, 2011

Beverly J. Podoll, 86, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of the Otterbein of St. Marys, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.  

She was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in West Salem, Wis., the daughter of Lawrence F. and Theodora (Storandt) Young, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 23, 1945, she married Russell H. Podoll, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2007.  

Constance J. Bruns – Enicks, 70

September 28, 2011

Constance J. Bruns – Enicks, 70, formerly of St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born on March 21, 1941, in Lenore, W.Va., to Nelson and Emma (Bevins) Hall, and they preceded her in death.

On Aug. 22, 1983, in Greenville, she married Franklin O. Enicks, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2004.

Helen Hazel (Swink) Smith, 100

September 28, 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

September 28, 2011

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.

Taylor Touts CSI

September 28, 2011

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).

Kohl's Cuts Ribbon

September 28, 2011

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.

Drug Sting Leads To Pursuit, Arrest

September 28, 2011

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.

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