Archive - 2012
BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools Board of Education members elected to accept a $3,960 donation to start a scholarship in memory of a former school district employee.
Becky Grillot, who worked for the district as a librarian and media specialist, also worked as a secretary for the district. She fought cancer for a year before finally losing her battle with the disease Oct. 5 of last year. The money came from contributions in memory of Grillot at services held in Botkins Oct. 10.
Joyce E. Camper, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Donald William Ickes, Sr., 53, 1122 Hager St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St.Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1958, in Lima, the son of Helen Smart and John Phillip Ickes.
Surviving are his mother, Helen (Dale) Carlson, of Wapakoneta, three sons, Donald W. (Erica) Ickes, of Washington Crossing, Pa., Matthew Ickes, of St.Marys, and Brandon Ickes, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two daughters, Heather L. (Chad) Gibbs, of Williamsburg, Va., and Saleasha M. (Scott) Krogman, of Celina.
Roy M. Kohler, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at The Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born July 10, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Maud (Coldwell) and Andrew Kohler, who preceded him in death. On July 17, 1948, he married Stella V. Gross, and she survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Bob Kohler, of St. Marys, and Chuck (Beth) Kohler, of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Betty Weaver, of St. Marys, and Barb (Wilbur) Brubaker, of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
Dennis L. â€śDennyâ€ť Chesbrough, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 3 p.m. Monday Jan. 9, 2012, at Celina Manor.
He was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Lima, the son of Laurene (McCormick) and Elwood Chesbrough, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a half-sister, Barbara (Al) Tester, of Wapakoneta, and two nephews.
Denny worked at Cheryl Ann Workshop, Celina, and the Auglaize Workshop, New Bremen.
Private family graveside services will at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bayliff &Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Michael C. Butcher, 41, of Wapakoneta, died Monday morning, Jan. 9, 2012, in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 20, 1970, in Lima, the son of Linda D. (Schaub) and David J. Butcher. His mother and step-father, Linda and Jack Cole survive in Wapakoneta. His father and step-mother, David and Patricia Butcher survive in Botkins.
Rosanna S. Wolfe, 73, of Lima, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Lima, the daughter of Vincenta M. (Trakas) and Grover W. Hall Sr. On Nov. 16, 1956, she married Paul L. Wolfe and he died Jan. 30, 1993.
LIMA — The Soil and Water District Joint Board of Supervisors chose unanimously to move ahead with an expansive logjam removal project despite opposition from those in a large crowd at a public hearing held before the vote.
In excess of 300 people turned out for the meeting, many voicing opposition to the project citing a variety of reasons.
Fewer than a dozen people stopped by the Wapakoneta City Administration Building Tuesday to review engineer’s drawings for another phase of the East Benton Street reconstruction project.
The 2012 reconstruction project, which includes replacing water, sanitary and storm water sewer lines as well as lateral lines, is a full-depth reconstruction of the street from Water Street to the CSX railroad tracks. The natural gas company is to replace the main line and laterals, too.
ST. MARYS — The United States is the most overweight country in the world, Joe Piscatella says, and the weight can be attributed to the unhealthy lifestyle many Americans lead.
“Unfortunately, in the United States, our lifestyle is out of whack,” Piscatella said. “The result is we have numbers of diseases and debilitating conditions that have a lot less to do with our genetic make-up and a lot more to do with the way we choose to live.”