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Archive - Mar 8, 2012

WPD investigate WMS threat

March 8, 2012

A school and police investigation into an incident at the Wapakoneta Middle School revealed a student acted out of frustration when he made a comment about the shooting at Columbine High School.

Parents of Wapakoneta Middle School students received a letter Thursday about school administrators being informed “a student made reference to there being a ‘Columbine issue at Wapakoneta Middle School’ ” and taking action.

Otway truck gift

March 8, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — The small village of Otway in southwestern Ohio was fortunate to not have any deaths in its community during the March 2 tornado outbreak that ravaged the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys as well as much of the south. However, fate wasn’t as kind to much of the equipment at the volunteer Otway Fire Department.

LEPC discusses funding

March 8, 2012

St. MARYS — With less federal and state funding and fewer grants available, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members are making financial plans for the future.

“We’re having discussions,” Wapak-oneta Fire Chief and LEPC Chair Kendall Krites told the group during a regular meeting Wednesday in St. Marys. “I have concerns looking down the road.”

Pastor uses baseball for Lenten meditation

March 8, 2012

After leading the congregation in an opening prayer, the Rev. Steve Nelson, of First English Lutheran Church, went back to his seat, picked up a baseball bat with his right hand and put a baseball cap on his head.

He then returned to the podium to give his meditation at the weekly Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association.

Nelson spoke Wednesday on the topic of “He saved others, he cannot save himself” during the Lenten Luncheon at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Berniece Henning, 82

March 8, 2012

Berniece I. Henning, 82, 14210 State Route 116, St. Marys, died at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Joint Township District Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born March 31, 1929, in Celina, to Nellie (McDonald) and Charles Boice.
On Feb. 28, 1948 in Covington, Ky., she married Edwin R. Henning, who died Nov. 26, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Edwin D. Henning, of Marion, and Terry Henning, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Janiece Henning, of St. Marys, and Nan Luedeke, of St. Marys.

Bernard McCarty, 84

March 8, 2012

Bernard D. “Bernie” McCarty, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:42 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta, Manor.
He was born March 21, 1927, in a farm home in Marion Township, Hardin County, the son of Francis (Fields) and Hobart McCarty, who preceded him in death. On June 8, 1947, he married Mary Ann Copeland, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Ronald J. McCarty, of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Darlene Beelman, of Perrysburg, and Sondra (Bob) Bird, of Yuma, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Van Voorhis.

Rita Wilfong, 63

March 8, 2012

Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, the daughter of Esther L. (West) and John A. Scheblo, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Richard (Jane Berres) Scheblo, of Wapakoneta; 24 nieces and nephews; and 34 great-nieces and nephews.

W-G grad Horn honored

March 8, 2012

Waynesfield-Goshen grad Gray Horn was named the South Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.

The University of Florida senior was the SEC champion in the heptathlon and is the nation’s second-ranked in the event, having scored 5,971 points in the Texas A&M Challenge in January, a performance that makes Horn the seventh-best heptathlete in NCAA history. Horn also finished the season among the nation’s top 20 in the long jump.

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