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November 5th, 2012

Holiday shopping

November 5, 2012

Holiday shoppers looking for that “one of a kind” gift filled the streets of downtown Wapakoneta this weekend.

Holiday Open Houses were held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with downtown and specialty shops, along with other businesses in Wapakoneta, staying open later and hosting holiday specials on their merchandise.

Janice Wright, along with her daughter-in-law, Melanie, and grandson, Christopher, were out and about this weekend shopping for the upcoming holiday season.

Sensory movie well received

November 5, 2012

Children with special needs often have little chance to attend movies with their families due to societal “laws” that exist in a movie theater.

Thanks to the Wapa Theater and the volunteer work of Jennifer Horman, who has a special needs child, children in the area are finally getting that chance.

“We try to have it every few months,” Horman said. “It’s usually based on whatever is showing and what would be appropriate.”

Ruth Howell, 88

November 5, 2012

Ruth G. Howell, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 2:47 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Glynwood, the daughter of Onis (Craft) and Roy McDermitt, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 24, 1946, she married Vernon D. Howell, and he died in Dec. 1951.

Margery Lehman, 86

November 5, 2012

Margery M. Lehman, 86, of Cridersville, died at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Center.
She was born May 7, 1926 in Perry Township, Allen County, the daughter of the late Mary Rose (Eibling) and Roy H. and Sidener. On June 14, 1947 she married Darrell E. Lehman, who died Nov. 12, 1991.

November 2nd

One and done for Waynesfield-Goshen

November 3, 2012

 

LIMA — The most noticeable weakness in the Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger arsenal all season has been their pass defense.

The Ada Bulldogs exploited that weakness with a vengeance.

‘More work to do’

November 2, 2012

LIMA — President Barack Obama declared Americans need a champion for their causes and interests in Washington, D.C. and more work needs to be done on Capitol Hill to move the United States forward.

Obama addressed approximately 3,000 people gathered Friday afternoon in the gymnasium at Lima Senior High School, the third stop in a whirlwind one-day trip in Ohio, to rally Democrats with the election four days away.

Experienced politicians square off for representative

November 2, 2012

Two politically experienced men are making bids for the 84th district state representative seat during the Nov. 6 election.

Jim Buchy (R-Greenville), the current office holder, squares off against challenger Ron Hammons (D-Celina).

Either man would bring a wealth of experience to the position, as both have served in elected positions for more than 20 years.

Ruth G. Howell, 88

November 2, 2012

Ruth G. Howell, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died 2:47 a.m., Fri. Nov. 2, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.

Robert A. Nimmons, 93

November 2, 2012

Robert A. Nimmons, 93, of Cridersville, died at 7:16 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Plymouth, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nimmons. He was married for 52 years to Dorothy Marie Stang who preceded him in death. He is survived by a long time fiancée — Delores Stahler of Lima.

River logjam project comes in 62 percent below estimate

November 2, 2012

Four bids for clearing log jams in the Auglaize River came in where one Auglaize County official thought, while he says one bid far exceeded his expectations to the point of suspicion and skepticism.

Engineers estimated clearing logjams and trees along a 62-mile stretch of the Auglaize River from Westminster in Allen County, through Auglaize County and ending at the Allen County-Putnam County line at $776,020.

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