ST. MARYS — Memorial High School senior Jaden Heitkamp is wrapped up in wrestling, something that is evident from the way he spent his summer. Heitkamp attended Team Miron Wrestling camp in Columbus with two other St. Marys wrestlers for five days this summer. It is one of the most intense and challenging wrestling camps in the nation, Heitkamp said. He and his friends spent nearly nine hours practicing every day, something he said took a lot of “blood, sweat and tears.” But it drives home his firm belief that work ethic is everything in life.
James R. Ruck, 76, of 17353 Maier-Barber Road, St. Marys, died at 3:52 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 4, 1938, in Findlay, the son of Alfred and Helen (Gross) Ruck.
He married Lois Tarbox on Dec. 22, 1957, in Defiance, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2013.
Velma M. Bergman, 92, of Maria Stein, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at The Gardens of St. Henry.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1922, in Egypt to the late Joseph and Cecelia (Wehrman) Prenger.
She married Herbert R. Bergman on Nov. 18 1941, in Egypt. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2003.
ST. MARYS — A Dominion East Ohio gas line has been hit near the area of St. Marys Living Center. Service to approximately 200 customers has been affected. Crews are in the area making necessary repairs, but it could take hours before service is restored.
Milo R. Keith, 79, of 11924 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
He was born on June 2, 1935, in Van Wert, the son of Milo and Alice (Wyandt) Keith.
He married Helen Mace on Oct. 10, 1954, in Van Wert, and she survives at the residence.
Lura N. Ruck, 97, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side.
She was born on May 19, 1917, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Floyd and Vasta (Dudgeon) Lhamon, who preceded her in death.
On March 24, 1940, she married Floyd C. Ruck, and he died on Sept. 14, 1984.
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.
Oct. 30: Books, Babies & More will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Marys Community Public Library for babies (newborn-36 mos.) and their caregivers.
The New Bremen Public Library will host an adult book club at 1 p.m. today. Come ready to discuss any book you've been reading.
Trick-or-treat in St. Marys will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Trick-or-treat in New Knoxville will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.
Trick-or-treat in New Bremen will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — Three people were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing scrap metal from a local company.
VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night