Archive - 2011
A charter bus stops on Interstate 75 near the southbound exit 113 (the Uniopolis, Wapakoneta exit) and several people were taken by Cridersville and Wapakoneta EMS shortly before noon on Friday.
Religion has played an important part in a Wapakoneta High School seniorâs experiences and in part impacted the college she selected to attend for the next four years.
Chloe Hire, 18, plans to attend the University of Dayton (UD) and earn her degree in religious studies with possibly earning a second bachelorâs degree in either English or Spanish.
Hire figures she still has some time to decide what educational path she will pursue as she has yet to decide what kind of job she might like to have when she leaves school.
ST. MARYS â After 20 weeks of hard work, dieting and exercise, participants of the Grand Health Challenge wrapped up this yearâs competition Thursday evening.
The Evening Leader Publisher Deb Zwez welcomed participants to the Grand Health Challenge finale, which was held at Memorial High School.
âIâd like to congratulate you all for being losers, but in losing, that youâre all winners,â Zwez said. âWe really had an extraordinary year this year because I think this year we had the fewest number of dropouts throughout the challenge.â
In this Oct. 22, 2010 file photo, Wapakoneta Redskins linebacker Zach Ferenbaugh (33) tackles Kenton Wildcatsâ Kieran Fetter (11) as Wapakâs Royce Kantner (29) comes up on the play. Ferenbaugh and Kantner are two of seven Redskins players selected to play in the WBL vs. MAC/NWC All-Star Game on June 10 at Van Wert High School. They will be joined by Maverick Liles, Logan Erb, Cale Tabler, Alex Parker and Trevor Raines. Wapak and Kenton tied for the most players selected for the game.
Robert E. Miars, 80, 1022 Edwards St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Nov. 13, 1930, the son of Emma (Rohrbach) and Vernon O. Miars.
He is survived by a son, Thomas E. (Deborah) Miars of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and two daughters, Susan A. (Kenneth) Davis, and Linda A. (John) Klosterman, all of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven E. Miars.
A private family burial will take place at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Lois Brown, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:42 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Catherine âCathyâ Bontrager, 67, of Middlebury, Ind., died at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind.
She was born March 23, 1944, in St. Marys, the daughter of Agnes (Schweizer) and Victor Gehrlich. On April 4, 1964, in Fryburg, she married Gene L. Bontrager, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Theodore Bontrager and Todd Bontrager, both of Middlebury, Ind.; and a daughter, Patricia Smith of Garrett, Ind.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Episcopal Cemetery in Bristol, Ind.
Ohio avoided slipping into an economic depression from a recession with the passage of the auto rescue package aimed to aid two U.S. automakers and a myriad of auto parts plants, a U.S. legislator touts.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the auto rescue package did not just save General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, but it kept hundreds of their suppliers in business and spurred growth in the domestic auto industry.
John M. âJackâ Lunz, 75, 302 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Dayton, the son of Cora (Myers) and Alvin E. Lunz. On Sept. 22, 1961, he married Sally Silvers, and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by two sons, John E. (Jennifer) Lunz, and David (Melissa) Lunz, all of St. Marys.
Services are at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Dean A. Brewer, 71, 712 W. North St., St. Marys, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Sneedville, Tenn., the son of Dora (Mathis) and Huston Brewer. On Dec. 10, 1957, he married Ethel Mullins, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (Julia) Brewer, and Jarrod (Carmen) Brewer, both of St. Marys; and two daughters, Robin Brewer and Debbie (Dale) Ball, both of St. Marys.