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February 16th, 2012

Union weighs village move

February 16, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Union Township trustees briefly discussed Wednesday the possibility of acquiring the village of Uniopolis should councilors decide to unincorporate, or dissolve, the village.

The move could create budgetary problems for the township, which, while currently more monetarily solvent, faces financial problems of their own as they also face significant cuts.

Mercy Unlimited pushes ‘sock it to me’

February 16, 2012

A conversation between a grandmother and her grandchildren sparked an idea for Mercy Unlimited.

Mercy Unlimited is hosting a sock drive during the month of February. Individuals can bring in packs of sock for infants and children and place then in a barrel at the store.

Mercy Unlimited Store Manager Angie Combs came up with this idea after talking with two of her grandchildren, who are in kindergarten and second grade.

“My grandkids would tell me that ‘so and so’ didn’t have socks on at school today,” Combs said.

BASKETBALL: Redskins hope to finish strong

February 16, 2012

Just looking at the records, the Wapakoneta Redskins appear poised for a strong finish in their final three games of the varsity boys basketball regular season.

The operative word being “appear.”

The games aren’t played — as goes the old cliché goes — on paper.

Wapak will host the Shawnee Indians in a Western Buckeye League matchup on Friday night and the Coldwater Cavaliers on Saturday night.

The Redskins wrap up the regular and league seasons next Friday at the Kenton Wildcats.

February 15th

Mildred Wolfal, 90

February 15, 2012

Mildred Wolfal, 90, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 in Green Valley, Ariz.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Margaret Kaeck, 96

February 15, 2012

Margaret Jane Kaeck, 96, of St. Marys, formerly of Dayton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Otterbein Home in St. Marys.
She was born April 20, 1915, in Dayton, the daughter of the late Helen Louise (Shroder) and Walter Bucher. She married Ralph Kaeck, who died in 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley (Darrell) Goodrich, of West Carrollton, and Karen Sparks, of West Milton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Savannah Saylor Obermiller, infant

February 15, 2012

Savannah Joy Saylor Obermiller, infant daughter of Sarah Louise Saylor and Brent Obermiller, died at birth at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Her parents survive in Wapakoneta.

BASKETBALL Rangers top Redskins

February 15, 2012

It wasn’t anything flashy.

But New Knoxville hasn’t won 17 games by being flashy.

The methodical Rangers did what they had to and held off the Wapakoneta Redskins for a 38-30 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.

New Knoxville ended its regular season at 17-3.  Wapak is 10-9 and has a Western Buckeye League game Thursday at Shawnee remaining.

Perhaps no quarter typified the New Knoxville approach better than the fourth.  

BASKETBALL: Lakers pull away from Tigers

February 15, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — The Indian Lake Lakers used a strong second-half effort to pull away from the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers for a 67-52 win in a non-league varsity boys basketball game Tuesday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

Holding on to a narrow 29-28 lead at the half, Indian Lake outscored the Tigers 16-10 in the third quarter to extend the lead to 45-38.

The Lakers added 22 more points in the fourth quarter while holding W-G to 14.

Tanner Arledge scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead the Lakers.

Sewer grant possible: Village awarded $1.3M but action required

February 15, 2012

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members learned the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent principal forgiveness grant for design and construction of a new sanitary system in the village, but they will have to move up the  construction timetable in order to get the money.

Virus hits county

February 15, 2012

A stomach virus known to plague passengers on cruiseships has hit Auglaize County and is causing problems for its most frail residents.

The highly contagious norovirus was reported in two New Bremen and Minster area nursing homes during the last week in a level high enough that the facilities posted signs requesting limited visitation.

But they aren’t the only nursing homes seeing signs of the virus, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones told Auglaize County Health Board members Tuesday during their regular meeting.

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