November 29th, 2011
Lora Collins, 75, 1708 Nagel St., St .Marys, died suddenly at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Biddie (Wicker) and Troy Chaffins. On March 5, 1955, she married Morrell Collins and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a son Amain Collins, of Celina; and a daughter, Lutrena Slusser of Celina.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of The Nazarene in St. Marys, with the Revs. Tim Smith and Bill Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Beulah M. ‚ÄúRed‚ÄĚ Rupert, 76, of Lima,, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday at her home.
She was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Ada, the daughter of Belle Mary Mathewson and Floyd Almon. Both parents are deceased. On Nov. 26, 1954, she married James Edwin ‚ÄúJim‚ÄĚ Rupert, who died March 21, 2004.
For one former Wapakoneta High School Marching Band member Thanksgiving Day started with getting up at 2:30 a.m. and practicing downtown at 4 a.m. ‚ÄĒ all for a parade that started five hours later.
Miami University Marching Band member Justin Engle, 19, said he was stunned ‚ÄĒ not by the crowd or the television cameras ‚ÄĒ but by the Macy‚Äôs Thanksgiving Day Parade‚Äôs similarities to parades in Wapakoneta.
The Auglaize County engineer already received permission last week to go ahead and purchase several new pieces of equipment in 2012.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said per the Ohio Revised Code he must seek authorization from the Auglaize County commissioners for equipment he plans to purchase for the Engineer‚Äôs Office through state co-op programs.
The purchases, which are expected to total approximately $300,000, represent 6 to 7 percent of the county‚Äôs 2012 Motor Vehicle Gas Tax (MVGT) budget.
CRIDERSVILLE ‚ÄĒ Dressed in pink lace, sequins and glittery shoes, a third-grader who writes her own songs admits that some day she wants to be famous.
Even as Jaci Glass struggled with the heels, she said she needed to practice walking in them because they were making her trip and this was an outfit she wanted to wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The 9-year-old loves fashion, singing and dancing and says someday she hopes to be like her idols, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus, not only up on stage or on TV, but in magazines girls her age read.
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ Urban Meyer is coming back to coaching and joining beleaguered Ohio State, ESPN reported Monday.
The sports network did not cite a source for its report, but Meyer worked for ESPN the past year.
Meyer won two national championships in six years as the coach at Florida. He left the Gators a year ago, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family. Now, the 47-year-old Ohioan will be returning to his roots by becoming coach of a Buckeyes team facing NCAA problems.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ Pretty? No.
The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away to a 57-52 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the varsity girls basketball season opener for both teams.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half, including the go-ahead free throws with 3:24 to play.
‚ÄúWe got the ball inside down the stretch a couple times and forced them to foul us,‚ÄĚ Wapak varsity coach Rusty Allen said. ‚ÄúWe just kept doing the things we needed to do to get a ‚ÄėW‚Äô tonight.‚ÄĚ
Beulah M. Rupert, 76, of Lima, formerly of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in her home.
Funeral arrangements are being completed by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville.
A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the United States as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
For the first time, chains such as Target, Best Buy and Kohl‚Äôs opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. Toys R Us opened for the second straight year on Thanksgiving itself. And some shoppers arrived with sharp elbows.
Local residents can join Charles Dickens in his study as history, humor and holiday come to life as he tells the story of ‚ÄúA Christmas Carol.‚ÄĚ
Scrooge and all the characters of Charles Dickens‚Äô holiday story will take the stage for the final show of the season at Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in ‚ÄúThe Night Before Christmas Carol,‚ÄĚ a special take on the classic Christmas story written by Dickens in 1843.