October 8th, 2012
BUCKLAND — The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held a quarter auction to raise money for the department’s auxiliary fund Saturday.
Overall, approximately 25 donated items and 100 items overall were auctioned off to approximately 125 people in attendance. Of the 125 or so bidders, mostly women, even a few men got into the mix.
ST. MARYS — It may have been pouring down rain and hovering just around 45 degrees Friday night, but it didn’t seem to bother the Redskins.
In unison, the Wapakoneta High School team ran and slid through the water and mud on the surface of Skip Baughman field following a 14-0 win over the St. Marys Roughriders.
Wapakoneta varsity football coach Doug Frye said the conditions were tough, but he was proud of how his team handled the adversity.
RIDGEWAY — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers weren’t for sure what to expect out of their key NWCC matchup with Ridgemont going into Friday’s game.
However, it appeared the Golden Gophers were totally oblivious. The Tigers ran roughshod over their opponent to secure a 53-0 win and take over sole possession of the NWCC lead.
Laura A. Clymer, 92, of Lima, formerly of Colorado, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 18, 1919 in Arcadia, the daughter of the late Ethel (Kring) and Frank Ebersole. On Sept. 19, 1946, she married Norman L. Clymer, who died June 8, 2000.
Edwin E. Springer 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:44 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Mark E. Wehner, 59, of Cridersville, died at 1:56 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a two year battle with cancer.
He was born May 28, 1953, in Lima, the son of Louetta Ruth Schlegel Wehner Vermillion and Kenneth Wehner. His mother survives in Cridersville and his father preceded him in death. On Aug. 23, 1980, he married Stephanie K. Ruskin who survives in Cridersville.
Also surviving are two sons, John (Sarah Kinninger) Wehner, of Lima, and Joel Wehner, of Wapakoneta; and a daughter, Jayne Wehner, of Cridersville.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Soccer may be known as the international sport, but football done American style also has an international attraction.
Enough of a draw, in fact, that it was the single-most determining factor in what persuaded Ular Tiitma to come to the United States as a foreign exchange student from the small European nation of Estonia.
â€śWe had two clubs in Estonia,â€ť Tiitma said. â€śI played for one of them. That is the main reason I came here. To play football.â€ť
A local, who was born and raised in Wapakoneta, has been honored to join a special committee â€” one of which only a select few from across the country are apart of.
Chad Metzger, financial adviser for Edward Jones, in Wapakoneta, is the newest board member of the Alumni Advisory Council at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
â€śI canâ€™t wait,â€ť Metzger said this week as he prepares for his first board meeting this month. â€śThis is an exciting opportunity. An opportunity that I never thought Iâ€™d get. I want to make the most of it.â€ť
A local business partnered with local artists to spruce up their dining room.
Lucky Steer owner Stefanie Holtz recently renovated her restaurant and wanted to add a local, artistic touch, so she called Wapakonetaâ€™s Riverside Art Center for their guidance.
â€śI like to do business with local merchants,â€ť Holtz said.
So she talked to Riverside Arts Center Gallery Director Anna Fisher and presented her and her husband, Ron, with the idea of incorporating stained glass windows inside the restaurant to separate the staff from the dining area.
Gertrude E. Ripploh, 90, of Minster, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Colifax, Ill., the daughter of the the late Stella (Fitzpatrick) and Richard Kelley. In 1943, she married her first husband Rex Deidrich, and he preceded her in death in 1958. On Jan. 2, 1961, in St. Marys, she married her second husband, William A. Ripploh and he preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2011.