July 25th, 2011
Coleen J. Graham, 55, of Lima, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.
She was born March 19, 1956, in Lima, the daughter of Joan (Bryan) and John Bruin. She was formerly married to Stephen J. Grothjan and Daniel J. Graham.
Surviving are three sons, Jason Grothjan, of Michigan City, Ind., Bryan Graham, of Lima, and Brandon Graham, of Lima.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemani Cemetery.
Jeffrey D. Evans, 48, died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011.
He was born July 6, 1963, the son of Dit Evans Jr. and Janice C. Vroft. His father survives in Bronson, Ky. and his mother survives in Spencerville.
Services are at 1 p.m.. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to his sister, Sheri Evans, for a donation to be decided at a later date.
John Hilty, 93, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at his home.
He was born April 5, 1918, in Allen County, Amanda Township, the son of Alvina (Basinger) and John Hilty. He married Doris June Burnfield, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, David Dee (Cheryl) Hilty, of Plymouth, Ind.; and a daughter, Dorothy Alice (Jim) Hilty May, of Columbus.
Services are at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Kermit Welty officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A youth drama camp focused on more than just honing acting talents, as it encouraged more than 30 participants to be the best they could be.
Through exercises in improv, stage movement, character development, diction and projection, the 33 participants, ages 6 through 18, participating in the â€śTo Be or Not To Be Drama Camp,â€ť learned what camp director Cheryl Mulholland described as the most important lesson â€” â€śbeing the best you can be and not judging yourself against others.â€ť
Drama camp attendees also received audition lessons and feedback, something which can be rare in the business.
The recent heat wave, which dropped from the high 90s and triple digits to the low 90s for today, is creating additional demand on water treatment systems throughout the county â€” prompting administrators in one village to ask residents to curtail their usage.
Wapak-oneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains reported water usage has increased in the past week as temperatures soared and lawns and gardens thirsted for water, but it is not a problem yet.
Practice dates have been set for the Wapakoneta Redskins football teams.
Junior High football practice starts Monday, Aug. 1. Players are to meet at the Middle School at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions call Tom Hunter at (419) 738-8292.
Freshman practice also starts Monday, Aug. 1. Players should meet near the weight room at 10:30 a.m. Any questions, contact Adam Friemering at email@example.com.
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Botkins held a reception honoring the Rev. Bob Carterâ€™s 35th year in ministry July 17 at the church.
However, despite all that time, Carter still feels there is a much longer way to go.
â€śI am still planning on doing it for quite a while yet,â€ť Carter said. â€śI still think God has a purpose for me yet in the ministry.â€ť
Of those 35 years, Carter has served the last 4 1/2 years at Botkins. After receiving the call to come to Botkins, he feels he has found a place to call home.
The NCAA has told Ohio State that it wonâ€™t face the most severe charges possible in the memorabilia-for-cash and tattoos scandal that cost football coach Jim Tressel his job.
Investigators said they found no evidence that Ohio State failed to properly monitor its football program or any evidence of a lack of institutional control, according to a letter sent to the university and released Friday.
NCAA investigators also said they have not found any new violations.
By CARLA MEYER
A local favorite will be coming back to town to perform at the fair.
Soulâ€™d Out Quartet will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent.
The group is based out of Georgetown has become a regular to the county fair, and this will be their fifth consecutive year performing in the gospel tent.
â€śWeâ€™ve had them here for a couple of years,â€ť Gospel Tent Committee member Tom Knoch said. â€śTheyâ€™re really good. They are four young men â€” super Christians.â€ť
By LANCE MIHM
Wapakoneta lost one of its favorite sons Wednesday when Walter Stinebaugh, 88, died at Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
After marrying his wife, Jean, in 1942, the couple were both working full-time at the Lima Locomotive Works when Stinebaughâ€™s dream of going into carpentry began to come to fruition.
â€śIt started out simply as remodeling,â€ť said Barb Haehn, one of Stinebaughâ€™s three children. â€śOver the next couple of years, it just kind of evolved.â€ť
The coupleâ€™s other children are Tina Helmstetter and Ralph Stinebaugh.