February 13th, 2014
OAK HARBOR — St. Marys junior Madison Taylor is returning to Canton and the Grand Lake St. Marys area dominated the top of the podium at the Division II girls district diving competition at Oak Harbor on Wednesday.
Taylor finished second and will make her second straight trip to the state competition. Taylor scored a 368.15, finishing behind only Celina’s Sawyer Weitzel and her 375.15 score. Taylor finished 15th in the state at last year’s state meet.
Lynn E. Wibbeler, 56, of 03251 Clover Four Road, New Bremen, died at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, following an extended illness.
She was born on April 25, 1957, in St. Marys, the daughter of Melvin and Velma (Bohannon) Hamp.
She married Gregg Wibbeler on Jan. 4, 1985, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by two daughters, Kara (John) Timm of Rockvale, Tenn; Liza (Andrew) Richardson of St. Marys; by two grandchildren, Chase Timm and Kaya Richardson and by numerous nieces and nephews.
CELINA — Officers from the Celina Police Department responded to a residence at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of North Sugar Street on a report that a male had fired a handgun inside the house.
Celina police officers and Mercer County Sheriff's deputies established a perimeter around the residence when they arrived to ensure the safety of residents in the area. The male had left the residence before officers arrived.
Feb. 12: Preschool Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. today for 3 to 5-year-olds at St. Marys Community Public Library.
FJ Stallo Memorial Library will be showing a classic movie at 1 p.m. today. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Adults only please.
Lego Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library for grades K-5.
The St. Marys Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.
The New Bremen Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.
Ralph W. Smith Jr., 83, of 1704 Fenway Court in St. Marys, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1931 in Neptune, to Ralph and Nora (Rutledge) Smith Sr.
On Aug. 20, 1982, in Wapakoneta, he married Betty J. Jones, who survives.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Rangers did everything in their power to help Paige Lehman get 1,000th point with the game already well in hand on Monday night.
The persistence paid off. Lehman knocked down a free throw to score the 1,000th point of her career in the waning seconds of the Rangers’ 44-22 win over St. Henry.
Lehman had 12 of the 17 points she needed to reach the milestone at the half on 6 of 8 shooting, but the Redskins made it tough on the Ranger senior by packing the paint with a zone defense in the second half.
Werner J. Bruggeman, 88, of Erie Drive, Maria Stein, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, in Celina.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1925, in Coldwater, to the late Edward and Catherine (Buening) Bruggeman.
On April 18, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, Werner married Dolores (Barhorst) Bruggeman, who survives.
WAPAKONETA — A Michigan man is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Wapakoneta Subway restaurant Monday night.
At approximately 5:07 p.m. Monday, the Wapakoneta Police Department received a phone call from employees at the Subway at 1401 Bellefontaine St., regarding a robbery. A male subject reportedly entered the store, produced a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene heading east on Bellefontaine Street in a mini-van with Michigan license plates. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the store.
LIMA — St. Marys’ Madison Taylor, Molly Menker and Jared Deubler along with Minster’s Nikki Borgerding and Kara Kitzmiller all were crowned sectional champions as the Roughriders, and Wildcats along with New Bremen are sending swimmers to the district meet at Cleveland State after top finishes at Saturday’s Division II sectional at the Lima YMCA.
MINSTER — St. Marys’ defensive intensity went from lax to suffocating and the result of all the diving on the floor, quick hands in the passing lanes and runout baskets was a comeback 48-44 win at Minster to finish off a weekend sweep for the Roughriders.