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September 16th, 2014

LaVern A. Menker, 81

September 16, 2014

LaVern A. Menker, 81, of 813 Briarcliff Dr., Saint Marys, and formerly of Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen. He was born June 7, 1933, in Maria Stein, the son of Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker. He married Jane Tumbush on Sept. 17, 1955, in Saint Marys, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2001.

Norma S. Borjas, 71

September 16, 2014

Norma S. Borjas, 71, formerly of Cridersville, died peacefully in her residence in Maineville, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born June 10, 1943, in Kenton, to Morris and Freda (nee Gibson) Switzer. Both preceded her in death. On April 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Frank Borjas, who survives in Maineville.

September 15th

Myron H. Opperman, 89

September 15, 2014

Myron H. Opperman, 89, of 505 West South St., New Knoxville, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of Herman and Anna (Nolte) Opperman. He married Henrietta Egbert on Aug. 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He married Wavalene Bradford on May 23, 1980, and she survives at the residence.

Harvestfest honors seniors

September 15, 2014

The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.

Therapy dog a busy pooch

September 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.

From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.

Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.

Board preps as election gets closer

September 15, 2014

A little less than two months away from the Nov. 4 election the Auglaize County Board of Elections is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s to ensure preparedness and effectiveness.

The board met Wednesday, Sept. 10, and discussed the approval of the ballot issues’ order.

Michelle Wilcox, director of the board of elections explained the office received a directive from the secretary of state’s office stating what order the issues should be placed on the ballot.

VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State in a 66-0 victory for the Buckeyes on Saturday.

September 13th

Redskins’ defense dominates in shutout of Elida

September 13, 2014

ELIDA — Although the stadium lights didn’t do their job for a brief time Friday, the spotlight shined brightly all night long on the Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense.

Wapakoneta held the Elida Bulldogs scoreless, allowed only three first downs and 66 yards of total offense while forcing three turnovers in the Redskins’ 17-0 shutout of the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Elida High School.

Mechanicsburg shuts out Tigers

September 13, 2014

MECHANICSBURG —  The Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team has played clean football so far this season giving the ball away once heading into its non conference match against Mechanicsburg.

That changed Friday night as the Tigers coughed up the ball four times, leading to 21 unanswered points as W-G dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 48-0 defeat to the Indians.

September 12th

Former business major switches to education

September 12, 2014

As he sat in his first business class during his freshman year of college, Nick Truesdale began to realize that his major was not something he wanted to pursue.

“I was sitting there and I just couldn’t pay attention,” Truesdale said. “I was thinking about my mom, my dad and all the teachers who said I should think about going into education. As soon as that class was over, I went to the registrar and switched my major.

“The rest is history.”

ELIDA — Although the stadium lights didn’t do their job for a brief time Friday, the...
MECHANICSBURG —  The Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team has played clean...
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