January 6th, 2012
The Wapakoneta Redskins have become quite proficient this season at the fourth-quarter comeback.
So when they walked onto the court down nine points with eight minutes to play Friday night against Bath, there was little cause for concern.
But there would be no comeback this time.
It was too little, too late.
The Bath Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of a lackluster showing by the Redskins to pull away to a 61-47 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity boys basketball team returned to action Friday night and rallied for a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Fort Loramie Redskins.
The Redskins led for the first three quarters but couldnâ€™t quite hold on as Botkins stole the lead in the final minutes and came out with a 58-51 victory in a Shelby County League battle at Botkins High School.
The Redskins were only up 25-23 at the half but outrebounded the Trojans the entire first half.
Fort Loramieâ€™s intensity allowed it to pull away 37-31 starting into the third quarter.
Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56, a resident of the Gardens of Celina and formerly of 320 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born Nov.16, 1955, in Lima, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Henkener) Aufderhaar.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Aufderhaar, who resides at the Gardens of Celina, and by two brothers, James Aufderhaar, of Groveport, and Ronald Aufderhaar, of Botkins.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Elizabeth E. Chesbrough, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at her grandsonâ€™s home in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was born March 1, 1934, in Benton, Penn., the daughter of Lois (Hess) Yost and Frank Yost.
She moved to Wapakoneta when she was 18. She married Millard Boyer and they had two children, Tom Boyer and Arlene Boyer.
Millard Boyer and Tom Boyer preceded her in death.
The sudden resignation by the director of a county agency came the same day he faced criminal charges in Allen County.
Auglaize County American Red Cross Director Adam Suchland submitted a letter of resignation on Oct. 25, the same day he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Lima.
Allen County Red Cross Director David Collins confirmed Suchland submitted a letter of resignation from the position on Oct. 25 after he was questioned on the incident. Collins said the resignation was accepted immediately by the American Red Cross. The Allen County office oversees the Auglaize branch.
Salary line items across all Auglaize County offices and departments are increasing by 2 percent, according to the 2012 budget finalized by Auglaize County commissioners late this week, and the commissioners voiced their pleasure with the final budget numbers.
â€śWeâ€™re happy with the budget,â€ť Commissioner John Bergman said, noting that â€śnot everyone got all their requests.â€ť
Bergman said the commissioners spent a lot of time developing the countyâ€™s budget for 2012.
Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office are investigating a harassing letter placed in the home mailbox of the Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent.
â€śIt appears that the correspondence may be related to current contract negotiations in the district,â€ť Sheriff Al Solomon told the Wapak-oneta Daily News on Friday about the letter found last weekend in the mailbox of Keith Hornerâ€™s Cridersville area residence.
Linda C. Lenhart, 70, of 314 Market Street, St. Marys, died at 11:17 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Jan. 12, 1941, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Dorothy (Glass) and Ernest Kattman. On June 8,1953, she married LeRoy Lenhart, and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are her mother, Dorothy Kattman, of New Knoxville; and five daughters, Laura Hoehamer, of Rockford, Jodi Hagan, of St. Marys, Patti Schaublin, of Columbia, S. C.; Susan Paul, of New Bremen, and Caren Mahlie, of St. Marys.
Eva Bigelowâ€“Carver, 82, formerly of 524 Locust Str., St. Marys, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born July 15, 1929 in Langley, Ark., to Lenora (Cowart) and Lon and Brown.
Surviving are a son, Larry (Julie) Bigelow of Sarasota, Fla.; and a daughter, Cynthia (Greg) Snyder, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Bigelow; and a second husband, Thomas Carver.
Marian Albers Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Helen (Raterman) and Anthony Albers, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Norbert C. Holthaus, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, James (Violetta) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta, and Gary (Helen) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta; two step-grandchildren, Becky (Gary) Baldosser and Brenda (Rodney) Snavely; four step-great grandchildren, Scott, Darin, Nathan, and Kayla; a sister-in-law, Judy Albers, of Sidney.