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Dennis Lee Louth PDF Print
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:07 AM


July 18, 1944

Sept. 9, 2013




Dennis Lee LouthDennis Lee Louth, 69, of rural Spencerville, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Kindred Hospital in Lima, following an extended illness.

He was born July 18, 1944, in Lima, to Maurice “Pete” and Myrtle Rahrig Louth, who preceded him in death.

On June 22, 1974, he married Kay F. Lawson, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Alex Louth of Spencerville; his grandson, Christian Louth of Bellefontaine; four siblings, Bernard Louth of Mendon, Larry (Audrey Borden) Louth of Celina, Marilyn Ladd of Spencerville and Rex (Deb) Louth of Cridersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Dennis was a 1962 graduate of Spencerville High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in Germany. An entrepreneur, he was owner of Louth Sales in floral supplies.

He was a member of the Church of Christ of Auglaize County Wapakoneta. During his Army days, he traveled Europe and enjoyed mountain climbing. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and NASCAR.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church on St. Rt. 67 in Wapakoneta with Minister Patrick T. Powers officiating and military rites being conducted at the church by the Spencerville Veterans.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until services at the church. Memorials may be made to the family.

Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville is in charge of arrangements.

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Sheriff's Office looking for investigation help PDF Print
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:06 AM

Times Bulletin Staff Report

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VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in an investigation of a series of break-ins in the southeastern part of the county.

According to Sheriff Tom Riggenbach, between Sept. 2-7, two burglaries, one attempted burglary and one breaking and entering incidents have occurred in Washington and Jennings townships. Each of the incidents are suspected of taking place during the early morning hours.

Riggenbach is asking anyone with any information about these cases to please contact his office at (419) 238-3866 or use the “Submit a crime tip” link at the website www.vanwertcountysheriff.com. Anyone submitting a tip will remain anonymous.

Woman strikes vehicle when entering roadway PDF Print
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:05 AM

A Lima woman was cited for failure to yield when entering a roadway following a two-vehicle crash on Elida Road reported at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the Delphos Police report, a vehicle driven by Joanna L. Osburn, 51, of Elida, was traveling eastbound on Elida Road when a vehicle operated by Diane E. Bollinger, 64, of Lima, pulled onto the roadway from a parking lot and struck the Osburn vehicle.

Police reports PDF Print
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:04 AM

At 10:28 a.m. Friday, a City police officer on patrol saw Dustin M. Kunz, 23, of 521 Ft. Jennings Road, Delphos, walking in the 100 block of N. Franklin Street in Delphos.

The officer arrested Kunz on a outstanding warrant for possession of drug abuse instruments that had been on filed in Lima Municipal Court. Kunz was transported to the Allen County Jail on the misdemeanor warrant and will appear at a later date for his arraignment on the charge.

At 8:45 p.m. Saturday a City police officer on patrol observed a disabled vehicle in the 1800 block of E. 5th Street in Delphos. The officer made contact with the occupant to discover that he had outstanding warrants out of Van Wert Municipal Court as well as Lima Municipal Court.

Officers arrested Raymond R. Washington, 32, of 975 W. Wayne St. in Lima.

He was later transferred to officers of the Van Wert Police Department on the violation of a court order on file with their office.

He is being held in the Van Wert County Jail pending his court appearance. He will then be handed over to the Lima Police Department after the Van Wert case is resolved.

Driver strikes utility pole PDF Print
Monday, September 09, 2013 12:00 AM

Lester Dancer, 83, of Delphos was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control after his vehicle struck a utility pole Friday afternoon.

According to the police report, Dancer told officers he was traveling westbound on Skinner Street and preparing to make a right-hand turn onto Hudson Street when the sun momentarily blinded him, causing him to lose sight of the roadway’s edge. Dancer struck an Ohio Electric Power pole at the corner of the intersection.

Dancer was not injured.


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