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James E. Fisher, 49

December 13, 2013

James E. Fisher, 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:27 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born November 16, 1964, in Lima to Paul E. & Charlotte Ann (Copeland) Fisher. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by two sisters and a brother; Kimberly (Jeff) Frazier of New Jersey, Tina (Jeff) Koenig, of Pennsylvania, and John (Jodi) Fisher, of Wapakoneta; several nieces and nephews, Matthew Fisher, Danielle (Corey) Gulley, Michael Fisher, Luke Koenig, Kathryn Frazier, Sarah Koenig and Miranda Allen.

Bettie Lou Hammond, 84

December 13, 2013

Bettie Lou Hammond, 84, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at her home.
Bettie was born on Oct. 7, 1929, in Waynesfield, to the late Nevin R. & Q. Lucille Graham Basil.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lenhart.

Ethel N. Elsass, 94

December 13, 2013

Ethel N. Elsass, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1919, in Clay Twp., Auglaize County, the daughter of Gust F.A. & Barbara (Klopfenstein) Helmlinger, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1940, she married Roger W. Elsass, and he died March 26, 2002.

Students clean up Wapakoneta roadways

December 13, 2013

Large, green signs throughout local roadways mark the efforts of Wapakoneta High School students volunteering to do a job that many drivers may rarely notice — highway cleanup.
Three organizations at Wapakoneta High School are dedicated to the Adopt-A-Highway program — Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honors Society and the Octagon Club.
WHS senior Morgan Dirr, 17, is involved in all three organizations and volunteers her time in her busy schedule to clean up at each club’s scheduled trash pickup date.

Wapakoneta notches league win over Kenton

December 13, 2013

Sports Editor

A strong start in the fourth period by the Wapakoneta Redskins allowed them to pull away Thursday for a victory over the Kenton Wildcats.

Leading by nine, 42-33, entering the final period, the Redskins quickly pushed their lead to 15 in less than 2 minutes and to 20 points another 2 minutes later.

The result was a 62-43 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball contest in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.

OHSAA board approves 8 ballot items

December 13, 2013

From staff reports

Missing an expected petition to separate tournaments between public and non-public schools, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved eight referendum items to be placed on next May’s ballot.

The deadline to submit any petition to place a proposal was Monday, Dec. 2, and so for at least until the spring of 2015, no such competitive balance proposal will be up for vote among OHSAA member schools.

Museum lights city with holiday cheer

December 13, 2013

Locals may have noticed a glow near the Armstrong Air & Space Museum — but it is not the usual illuminated moon.
The Armstrong Air and Space museum is alight with holiday spirit, featuring its annual Holiday Light Display on the grounds in front of the museum.
"This is something we've been working on for four years," Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said.
For three weeks, Burton and the museum's Maintenance Technician Scott Walton were been busy building the holiday light display.

Vehicle parking ordinance to be clarified

December 13, 2013

Cridersville — At a regular village council meeting, concerned Cridersville residents brought council members' attention to a recreational vehicle parked on their neighbor's property.
"Residents from the community feel that this individual is not following that ordinance," Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. "There is an opportunity for the language in that ordinance to be clarified."
A planning meeting has been set for discussion of the recreational vehicle's temporary parking in the driveway on Wednesday, following a finance meeting set for 7:30 p.m.

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