October 8th, 2012
FORT AMANDA — Two members of the Kentucky militia stand next to an open fire cooking bread on a piece of wood and eating a form of baked sweet corn.
A member of the U.S. Army — dressed in green with gold and black trim — checks his 54-caliber rifle during a short stopover at Fort Amanda.
The rain held off on a dreary day as 75 people Sunday made the trek and completed the mile-and-a-half walk at the eighth annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which started at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
The event, which had been held on Saturdays and used to begin at Miller’s Corral, was moved to Sundays a few years ago in an effort to attract more participants. Event volunteer Darrel Acker said the move has seemed to pay off. The event has always been held in the fall season.
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