February 28th, 2014
Mary L. Niemeyer, 85, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Lima, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Fike) Rohr.
She married Robert Niemeyer on Nov. 7, 1949, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her four children, Debra (David) McFeely, of Fort Loramie; Dale (Barb) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville; Dana Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta; Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta.
WAPAKONETA — The New Knoxville and Minster girls basketball teams will meet for a Division IV district title after both earned double-digit wins over their opponents from the east on Thursday night at Wapakoneta.
New Knoxville held the Ada Bulldogs to just seven second-half points and won its 18th straight game in a 50-20 victory to start the night. Haley Horstman scored 13 points and Paige Lehman added 12 points with a 4 of 4 night from both the floor and the free throw line. Meg Reineke scored nine points for the Rangers.
NEW BREMEN — An 18-year-old Mercer County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a robbery that took place near New Bremen this week.
On Thursday afternoon, investigators obtained information about an individual who may be involved in a robbery at a residence west of New Bremen along Amsterdam Road Wednesday afternoon. Detectives followed up with information provided by residents of Auglaize and Mercer counties. Additional information revealed the individual was in the Hamilton area with the stolen vehicle.
CELINA — Trevin Sanders faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after admitting to his role in the November 2011 murders of Robert and Colleen Grube.
During a change-of-plea hearing Thursday morning, Sanders, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder, with gun specifications, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, for his role in the Grube murders. In exchange for the guilty pleas, Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Fox agreed to dismiss 21 additional criminal charges against Sanders.
LIMA — St. Marys head basketball coach Dan Hegemier laid out the blueprint for a tournament upset to his team just minutes after his Roughriders advanced in the tournament with a 64-58 win over Shawnee on Tuesday night and No. 14 Elida looming.
“I just told the guys in the locker room that I’ve been doing this awhile and I’ve beaten some good teams in the tournament and I’d like to do it again,” Hegemier said. “But you can’t be indecisive, you have to be confident, you have to play hard and you have to play together.”
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals had help from their bench and managed a second half comeback to defeat the New Knoxville Rangers 49-45 Tuesday in the first game of the Division IV sectional tournament held at the Palace in Coldwater.
LIMA — The tournament offers up opportunities for unlikely heroes. St. Marys found one deep on its bench.
That big lift and a run to start the second half has the St. Marys boys basketball team moving on the Division II sectional tournament at Lima Senior.
Tyler Sullivan scored 16 points off the bench and a 9-0 spurt in the third quarter keyed St. Marys’ 64-58 win over the Shawnee Indians on Tuesday night.
NEW BREMEN — Law enforcement officials in Auglaize County are looking for a suspect believed to be responsible for an armed robbery near New Bremen Wednesday afternoon.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday reporting a robbery at a residence along Amsterdam Road, just west of New Bremen.
Emma J. Schemmel, 73, of New Bremen, died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 4:40 p.m. at the Celina Manor, Celina.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1940, in New Bremen.
She was the daughter of Norman and Annabel (Dickman) Scheer.
Survivors include her children, Richard Schemmel and Brian (Jennifer) Schemmel; both of New Bremen and Teresa Moore of Frankfort, Ky.; eight grandchildren and her brother, Paul (Dorothy) Scheer of Fryburg.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, Charles Scheer.
Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington.
She was born on March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur “Curly” Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank.
She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in St. Marys, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two daughters, Tammy (Dennis) Hayden of Fostoria; Angela (Mark) Stilley of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and by her mother-in-law, Dorothy Fischbach of Piqua.