November 11th, 2011
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he supports a proposal from the Congressional supercommittee tasked with trimming the deficit that could eliminate tax breaks for the top two income brackets.
During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, said he supports a proposal that would eliminate the tax cuts as part of a bipartisan effort to trim the federal deficit. Portman said in order for the supercommittee to reach a decision, any proposal must be bipartisan.
ST. MARYS — This year’s St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer raised more than $68,000 for cancer research and area cancer organizations.
Garet Schmehl, 20, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Margaret Ritter, 70, of 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.
Mary Ramsey, 99, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Shirissa Marcele Darlene Seibert, 19, of Mendon, died at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered earlier in an automobile accident on Celina - Mendon Road.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1991, in Coldwater to Terry and Darla (Welker) Seibert, and they survive her in Mendon.
Olga Elizabeth (Merkle) Nave, 91, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Swan Creek Nursing Home in Toledo.
She was born on March 13, 1920, in Van Wert, to Lewis and Bertha (Parker) Merkle, and they preceded her in death.
In December 1942, she married Ralph H. Nave, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
CELINA — A Korean man accused of causing a collision that took the life of a 3-year-old Minster girl last month asserted his innocence on Wednesday.
Jinghao Xu, 50, of Hamilton, pleaded innocent to one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. Xu’s attorney, Michael Sacher entered the plea on behalf of his client, who does not speak English. Like in previous court appearances, Xu was flanked by an interpreter.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students flocked to the gym at New Knoxville Local School Wednesday afternoon for an engaging, educational experience.
COSI on Wheels visited the school, bringing one of its six traveling exhibits. Students learned about several aspects of weather in the Current Conditions exhibit that traveled to the school. The learning began with an assembly.
CELINA — A Mendon teen died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a traffic crash.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies received a phone call at 5:22 p.m. regarding a crash on Celina-Mendon Road between Siler and Krugh Roads in Center Township, near Mendon.