September 27th, 2012
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 West Madison St., St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Opal (Bryan) and Arthur Francis.
Services are at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Gary Mosley officiating. Graveside burial rites will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Hickory Ridge Cemetery in Bentonville.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Marilyn Ruth Young, 81, of Cridersville, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of the late Retha Elizabeth (Gossard) and Claire Eugene Staup. On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Olin Burdette Young, who died June 18, 2008.
It’s homecoming for the Redskins, and Wapakoneta varsity head coach Doug Frye says his boys will have a tougher than usual test Friday night.
“In my time in the Western Buckeye League, 15 years now, this is the best team I’ve seen at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Frye said.
Ottawa-Glandorf has averaged 49.2 points per game on offense and its defense has allowed only 16.6 points per game through the first half of the season.
ST. MARYS — The Wapakoneta Redskins suffered two losses in Tuesday’s game against the St. Marys Roughriders.
The ‘Skins lost the game, 4-0, and in a scary moment in the first half, lost their goalie, Matt Ewing to injury.
St. Marys forward Dylan Zink was charging a ball in the box, and Ewing ran toward the ball, attempting to make the save.
The Wapakoneta Redskins have scheduled their annual homecoming week bonfire to start at 7:40 p.m.. Thursday at Harmon Stadium
Music is to be played on the public address system with the introduction of the Wapakoneta High School Marching Band and its directors Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers. The cheerleaders are to be introduced next.
Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football head coach Doug Frye takes the microphone and will introduce the Redskins football team with the senior players and cheerleaders addressing the crowd.
WAYNESFIELD — Employee health insurance again hit the forefront as Waynesfield Village Council members discussed the topic during Monday’s council meeting.
Councilors Rich Libby and Chris Kaufman presented an option to council that would still provide the village with a savings of $10,259 but according to the committee’s findings they also would provide the village’s seven employees with a good plan.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members heard a presentation Tuesday regarding plans for students to attend the FFA National Convention.
Wapakoneta High School FFA adviser Chris Turner discussed with board members plans for students to attend the annual convention in Indianapolis.
BOTKINS — Botkins Village Council members voted Tuesday to apply for Issue I money from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) to replace the old South Street lift station during its regular council meeting.
Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the lift station has reached the end of its usage expectancy and it was time for council to start looking into its replacement.
“The current substation is over 40 years old,” Kent told councilors.
Alison Renee Roediger, 53, of New Knoxville, died at 11:43 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 12, 1959, in Lima, the daughter of Ruth (Cook) and John Robert Jaynes. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father survives in Hillsboro.
Mary Vail McCoy, 91, of Lima, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Cleveland, the daughter of Cretora (Hay) and George S. Vail, who preceded her in death. On May 18, 1962, she married Glenn W. McCoy, who died July 1, 1995, in Lima.