May 21st, 2012
Virginia Strader, 84, of St. Marys, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Michael D. Elliott, 64, of Jackson Center, passed away Saturday evening, May 19, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
H3 was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Sidney, the son of the late Opal Kies and Russell Elliott. On Sept. 29, 2001, in Jackson Center, he married the former Cindy Temple, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Todd Elliott, of Cincinnati; a daughter, Chasidy Miner, of Cridersville; and three grandchildren, Abby Elliott, TC Elliott and Makayla Miner.
Mary Lou Kinstle, 86, of Lima, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Gertrude P. Schneider and Clem Meier, who preceded her in death. On June 22, 1997, she married Donald F. Kinstle, who preceded her in death.
With a list of buildings in need of being razed, Wapakoneta city administrators plan to seek state funds to help demolish the structures.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said the city is working with the county to obtain state funds through the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition grant program and to take advantage of $75 million in state funds available through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
A group of vendors crowd a downtown park each Saturday during the summer and this past Saturday they gathered for a preview to this year’s Farmers Market at Heritage Park.
Don Steinke, owner of Steinke’s Bee World and organizer of the event, said it is the third year they have had a preview for the event.
“We start about two weeks early,” Steinke said. “It gives everyone a chance to see what will be available throughout the year.”
One of the Wapakoneta High School’s top five students has a line of pharmacists in her family — and that is what she plans to study after high school.
Senior Michelle Mosler will soon be sporting her cap and gown at the Wapakoneta High School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony, as she says goodbye to one chapter in her life and gets ready to open another.
“I like science and everyone in my family is a pharmacist,” Mosler said.
BLUFFTON — Of all the strikes thrown Saturday, Andrew Hines’ might have been the biggest.
Wapakoneta’s junior right fielder slammed the door on an early Bellevue scoring threat with a perfect throw to the plate.
Chace Culver took over from there and silenced the Redmen over the final six innings as the Redskins pulled away for a 4-1 win in a Division II district final at Bluffton University.
Esther J. Schwartz, 87, of New Bremen, died at 10:16 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 14, 1925, near Coldwater, the daughter of Rose (Homan) and George Dues. On June 26, 1948, she married Leo H. Schwartz who died on May 9, 2010.
Survivors are four sons, Edwin Schwartz ,of New Bremen, Nicholas Schwartz, of Yorkshire, Ronald Schwartz, of New Bremen, John Schwartz, of New Bremen; and two daughters, Patricia Bruns, of New Bremen, and Donna Kremer, of New Bremen.
By WILLIAM LANEY
For the five survivors of Barbara Webb, day-to-day life changed for her family the day she died in 1998 from cancer.
Being a close-knit family, they relied on each other and they rely on the annual Relay for Life to come together to remember and honor their matriarch.
â€śBeing a survivor of a person who dies from cancer is not easy on a daily basis,â€ť said Gary Webb, one of Barbara Webbâ€™s four children. â€śYou miss that person every day and that is when I turn to Relay. It is just a way that I can give back and where I can really make a difference.
By LANCE MIHM
In 1936, the sport of baseball voted five players that would be the original inductees of the baseball hall of fame. While their names may not be as familiar as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson or Walter Johnson, the five original members of the Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) Alumni Hall of Fame are hoping to be measuring sticks that others are compared to with everything they have accomplished.