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Archive - Dec 15, 2012

Elida's stars prove to be too much for Redskin basketball

December 15, 2012

Led by the Western Buckeye League’s most potent scorer, the Elida Bulldogs picked up a road victory over the Wapakoneta boys basketball team.

Sad about Connecticut shooting, glad about local safety measures

December 15, 2012

The school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the second deadliest shooting at a school and the most ever at an elementary school, prompted areas school officials and students to reflect on safety here.

Area school officials and students were unanimous in their sadness over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but they remarked they believe things are safe at their respective schools.

“I just can’t imagine someone doing that,” Wapakoneta High School junior Logan Martin said. “It is hard to imagine.”

Academic Team continues winning tradition

December 15, 2012

A popular game show is what prompted several members of a championship academic team to compete to test their knowledge.

Wapakoneta High School senior Ross Kohler and junior Austin Klingler both started on the high school’s Academic Team the first chance they got in fifth grade. Junior George Jose joined as an eighth-grader after coming to the school from St. Joseph School. Junior Colin Jarvis is the newcomer, joining the team this year.

Former veterans helping veterans with gift

December 15, 2012

Fulfilling the wishes of a couple who served in the U.S. military, representatives with the state and county Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organizations accepted a $100,000 check this week to help veterans with training and transportation.

On behalf of Lt. Col. Marie Bilyj and Col. Stephen Bilyj, Susan and Tom Stinebaugh presented the check Wednesday to state DAV Commander Michael Stith and State Adjustant Will Davis. Stinebaugh is a nephew of Marie Bilyj.

Richard D. 'Babe' Hormann, 86

December 15, 2012

Richard D. “Babe” Hormann, 86, of Wapakoneta, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.  Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Nicholas E. Miller, 59

December 15, 2012

Nicholas E. Miller, 59, of New Bremen died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 6:02 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness.  

He was born on March 2, 1953, in Lima.  He was the son of Betty (Moran) and George Miller, both of whom preceded him in death.  On April 20, 1979, he married Debra Wright who survives in New Bremen.  

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