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September 7th, 2012

Rebecca Suzanne 'Becky' Mosler, 65

September 7, 2012

Rebecca Suzanne “Becky” Mosler, 65, was called home by the Lord at 9:28 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her residence. Her husband and children were at her side as she peacefully departed after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Becky was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of Mary Louise (Gehrlich) and Elmer Neumeier. Her father preceded her in death. On Aug. 20, 1966, she married the love of her life, Thomas J. Mosler, who survives.

September 6th

Local Browns play in Cleveland

September 6, 2012

Most adults can recall a special moment from when they were kids that they will remember all their lives.

The members of this year’s Uniopolis Browns youth football team will always remember the 2012 season —  and it hasn’t even officially started yet.

In their final preseason scrimmage, the Uniopolis Browns tangled with the Shawnee Seminoles in front of what will likely be their largest audience of the year — 54,297 screaming fans, complete with the Dawg Pound.

Parking problem prompts review

September 6, 2012

A city administrator plans to examine the parking situation near Max’s Dairy Bar to ensure proper traffic flow at the intersection of East Benton and Bellefontaine streets.

Wapakoneta resident Paul Janning brought the parking issue to Wapakoneta City Council’s attention during Wednesday’s meeting. He presented two photographs showing no curb markings or yellow paint, which is typically used to indicate a no parking area, on the curb along the north side of East Benton Street, and one showing traffic congestion.

Gary McCoy, 64

September 6, 2012

Gary L. McCoy 64, of Wapakoneta died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Lima Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Donald Fisher, 66

September 6, 2012

Donald L. ’Donnie’ Fisher, 66, of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima from complications following a stroke on May 27, 2012.
He was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Lima, the son of Hilda (Eisert) and Clem Fisher, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 23, 1968, he married Pam Opperman, and she survives.

Foul language leads to reprimand of football coach Frye

September 6, 2012

After last Friday’s football loss to the Elida Bulldogs, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity head coach Doug Frye used “unacceptable” profanity while addressing his team in the locker room, sources say, resulting in the team’s offensive coordinator resigning and at least six players leaving the team.

For his conduct, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators on Wednesday reprimanded Frye.

Acheson and Crow lead Redskins past Greenville

September 6, 2012

 

The Redskins hit the links Wednesday afternoon, and took a one-stroke win back into the clubhouse.

Led by senior Caleb Acheson, who carded a 36 on the afternoon, Wapakoneta was able to defeat Greenville, 163-164.

Varsity head coach Kenny Wayman said he was happy to get the win, but he needs to see improvement, especially heading into the heart of league play.

September 5th

Richard V. ‘Dick’ Shaw, 92

September 5, 2012

Richard V. ‘Dick’ Shaw, age 92, of Cridersville died 9:40 a. m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Cridersville to Edith M. (Shaffer) Shaw and Cloyd F. Shaw who preceded him in death.
Mr. Shaw graduated from Cridersville High School in 1938. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He retired from St. Rita’s Medical Center Patient Accounts Office in 1985. He was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church, the Cridersville Historical Society, the Lawrence Valley Grange and V. F. W. Post 8445.

Barbara Ann McCauley, 79

September 5, 2012

Barbara Ann McCauley, age 79, ofW apakoneta died 2:45 a. m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 29, 1932 in Allen County Ohio to Merritt S. and Lucille J. HarruffMakin, who preceded her in death. She married S. Wayne McCauley on Oct. 10, 1953 and he preceded her in death March 2, 1995.

Rock 'n' rolled: Rock bands’ trailer wrecks on I-75

September 5, 2012

Area law enforcement and safety services responded to a rollover accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near the Cridersville exit after a vehicle containing the pyrotechnic equipment of two nationally known rock bands crashed.

A semitrailer carrying the equipment for rock bands Motley Crue, popular during the 1980s and early 1990s, and KISS, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, lost control in the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 118 between Wapakoneta and Cridersville after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

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