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Archive - 2014

May 7th

Sylvia L. Engel, 88

May 7, 2014

Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside. She was born April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker. On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul’s E & R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died Dec. 5, 2010.

Clinton N. ‘Goose’ Gossard, 78

May 7, 2014

Clinton N. ‘Goose’ Gossard, 78, of Lima, died at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1935, in Allen County, to Foster Nelson and Lureta E. Burden Gossard, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1958, he married Shirley, who survives.

Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96

May 7, 2014

Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura F. (Schneider) Barber, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Milton G. “Bud” Presar, and he died Nov. 2, 2002.

Survivors include, two sons, Steven Presar, of Kettering, and Ric Presar, of Cincinnati; two sisters-in-law, Helen Presar and Mary Lou Barber, both of Wapakoneta.

St. Marys edges Wapakoneta in 9 innings

May 7, 2014

In a game full of missed opportunities to convert runs, the St. Marys Roughriders finally benefitted from one.

The visiting Roughriders broke their own stretch of seven straight scoreless innings with a go-ahead run in the ninth to give them a 2-1 win in nine innings Tuesday over their rival Wapakoneta Redskins in varsity baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak and St. Marys were competing for a share of the Western Buckeye League title, as each entered the game Tuesday with a 6-2 league record.

Wapak park goes from ruin to riches

May 7, 2014

A corner of Wapakoneta that previously would not have caught the attention of a passerby is now springing with tulips, perennials, pansies, and is in the care of two individuals who have promised the land a bright future.

Lois Marker and Jim Kohler, both lifelong residents of Wapakoneta, have been planning, mulching and planting along the corner of Hamilton Road and Defiance Street, growing a garden of spring flowers at the park dedicated as “Rudd-Yocum Corner.”

Jean L. Schroer, 86

May 7, 2014

Jean L. Schroer, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:35 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born March 9, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Amos and Kathryn (Mohler) Winget, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married Willis Lee Schroer, and he died Aug. 3, 2001.

May 6th

Redskins rally to beat Commodores

May 6, 2014

Zach Golliday led the charge on the mound as the Wapakoneta Redskins rallied to defeat the Perry Commodores, 10-4, in a non-league varsity baseball contest at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak trailed 4-1 after Perry’s at-bat in the third inning, during which Golliday entered the game. Nate Schroer started on the mound for the Redskins, but the Commodores were able to figure him out quickly.

Golliday and the Redskins held Perry scoreless the rest of the game while the offense steadied itself.

Filling station getting new lines

May 6, 2014

The Clark gas station on 302 Willipie St. is undergoing construction to replace underground gas lines and the project may not be finished for another week, a Clark employee said.

The actual store remains open to the public, but customers will be unable to purchase gas until construction is completed and the state of Ohio has performed an inspection.

“We’re expecting another week down, but hopefully construction can get done by this weekend,” Clark employee Jacy Margraves said.

Park access sought

May 6, 2014

City councilors discussed the annual Party in the Parkway, the Farmer’s Market and lauded the Clerk of Council on Monday evening, but safe access to Veteran’s Park drew the bulk of the attention.

Residents of South Wentz Street and South Rauthland Avenue petitioned council to reopen the pedestrian gates at the end of their streets to allow safe access to the park.

Residents said that at one point, when the skate park was located at the park, there were problems, but now that the skate park has been moved, they want access reopened.

Drop and Swap aids landfill

May 6, 2014

Trailers, truck beds and vans were filled to the brim Saturday morning as community members participated in Wapakoneta’s annual Drop and Swap event at the Public Works Department at 110 Harrison St. Many people found treasures in items others no longer wanted.

In an attempt to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill, the Drop and Swap offered residents a place to drop off unwanted items, and look through items dropped off by other community members.

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