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April 5th, 2013

Robert Eshelman, 53

April 5, 2013

Robert Eshleman, 53, 817 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born May 4, 1959, in St. Marys, to Marilyn (Kohnen) and Stanferd Eshleman.

Robert Preston, 83

April 5, 2013

Robert U. ‘Bob’ Preston, 83, of rural Alger, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, due to complications following open- heart surgery.
He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in the home he lives in today, the son of Merle E. (Crowe) and William M. Preston, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1951, he married Mary K. Clark, enjoying 61 years of marriage, and she survives.

Time to listen

April 5, 2013

CELINA — For the past year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s administrators have spent a lot of their time — listening.

They listened to farmers as well as representatives of commodity groups, Farm Bureaus, farmer unions — more than 125 groups total — in how the department should address the issues facing agriculture in Ohio and the department’s responsibilities, state Agriculture Director David Daniels told area commissioners and farm leaders from the region on Thursday in Celina.

Fun with Dr. Seuss

April 5, 2013

Approximately two dozen children visited the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) on Thursday to have a party in honor of a notable author — Dr. Seuss.

Children took advantage of the opportunity to read books written by Dr. Seuss, including some of his most popular works such “Cat in the Hat,” and then made a special craft to go along with the book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” which happens to be Destiny Comer’s favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Botkins hires new fiscal officer

April 5, 2013

BOTKINS — On March 26, the village of Botkins officially hired its third treasurer in the past year.

Tammy Ganger, of rural Houston, was officially hired as village fiscal officer.

“I am grateful for this opportunity,” Ganger said of her new position.

April 4th

Robert Preston, 83

April 4, 2013

Robert U. “Bob” Preston, 83, of rural Alger, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, due to complications following open- heart surgery.
He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in the home he lives in today, the son of Merle E. (Crowe) and William M. Preston, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1951, he married Mary K. Clark, and she survives.

Donald Lindeman, 77

April 4, 2013

Donald J. “Don” Lindeman, 77, of Delphos, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
Don was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Lima, to Bertha (Pohlman) and Joseph E. Lindeman. On June 8, 1955, he married Lorene Hoehn, and she survives in Delphos.

Garry Cummins, 67

April 4, 2013

Garry Cummins, 67, of Harrod, died at 12:24 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in a truck accident.
He was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Bellefontaine, to the late Ida Ruth (Davis) Carl David Cummins. On Oct. 11, 1985, he married Kathryn Kay Harshbarger, who survives.

Jim Herbst, 46

April 4, 2013

Jim A. Herbst, 46, of Portland, Tenn., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 23, 1967, in Lima, the son of Joan (Wilson) and Jimmy Herbst. Joan and Jim Maitlen survive in Ohio and Jimmy and Nancy Herbst survive in Tennessee.

New Knoxville student garners Walter Award

April 4, 2013

An area student — who has a passion for English and writing — was selected as the county representative for an annual award, and she nominated an inspirational teacher who introduced her to this passion.

Lydia Felty, a senior at New Knoxville High School, was chosen from among six county students to represent Auglaize County for state recognition for the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award.

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