VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta boys swimming team proved to be the area’s best at the Van Wert Relays, as the Redskins took home first place.
The girls team, not that far off the boys mark, finished third behind Versailles and Bryan.
Combined the Redskins finished second, 14 points behind Versailles.
The meet featured 14 relays, Wapakoneta won one of them and finished second in five other events.
BELLEFONTAINE — The Botkins boys basketball team got the season off to a great start by winning the Ben Logan Tip-Off Classic 64-51 over Mechanicsburg.
The Trojans got down early 12-4, which included a 10-2 run by the Indians.
BOTKINS — The Botkins Lady Trojans got an easy victory Saturday, 48-17 over Riverside. The Trojans lead from the start, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead with 2:53 left in the opening quarter.
Botkins started the game with a 13-0 run, before the Pirates scored their first basket with 1:30 left in the first quarter. The Lady Trojans took an 18-2 lead at the end of first quarter, aided by 10, first quarter points from Claire McCullough.
Mary C. Kennedy, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Joseph âJoeâ M. Greve, 43, of Botkins, died at 10:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born May 4, 1969, in Lima, the son of Theresa D. (Schaub) and Joseph B. Greve. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in New Knoxville. On April 29, 1994, he married Connie Barhorst, and she survives in Botkins.
Due to warm weather arriving in the area, Wapakoneta City Schools and St. Marys City Schools are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning. If any changes are announced, they will be posted. Have a safe morning and a good day.
Herschel Ray Arthur, 90, died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County.
Herschel was born March 18, 1922, in Stokes Township, Logan County, to Ethel (Naylor) and Howard Ray Arthur, who proceeded him in death. On Feb. 6, 1944, at the New Hampshire Methodist Church, he married Suzanne Gillam, who died on June 27, 1971. On May 2, 1992, at the Waynesfield Baptist Church, he married Hazel Caudill Banks, who passed away on April 3, 2009.
Clara R. âClarieâ Kohler, 85, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 29, 2012 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Feb. 24, 1927 in Auglaize County to Albert & Lorena (Schaub) Kreitzer who preceded her in death.
On April 17, 1948 she married Paul A. Kohler.
She is survived by a daughter, Barb (Jim) Price, a sister, Linda Oen, both of Wapakoneta, and a brother, John Kreitzer, of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.
William A. âBillâ Davis, 77, formerly of Florida, formerly of Dayton and Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
He was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Dayton, the son of Martha aand Carl J. Davis. He married Barbara J. Davis, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William A Davis Jr.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Halifax Humane Society.
Arrrangements are being handled by Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Condolences may be shared at volusiamemorialfunerals.com.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart met with Auglaize County commissioners to review budget needs for the sewer, geographical information systems, tax map department and highway budgets for the upcoming year.
The sewer district budget is to increase by 10 percent to approximately $204,000, primarily due to employment changes within the department.