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November 25th, 2011

John Wehrle, 82

November 25, 2011

John Francis Wehrle, 82 of Findlay, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Bluffton surrounded by his loving children.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Freyburg, the son of Marina (Hemmert) and Albert Wehrle. On May 24, 1950, he married Eileen Schweitzer and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2003.

November 23rd

Sports bio

November 23, 2011

Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.

Building for sale: District to market Pine St. building

November 23, 2011

Preparations to sell a building which houses transportation, food services and maintenance personnel for Wapakoneta City Schools are to move forward.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously to proceed in preparing the building at 3 North Pine St. for sale during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said part of those preparations include marketing the property, getting people to see it and making adjustments to locations where the offices are to move.

Saxophonist ushers in Santa at NYC Parade

November 23, 2011

For years, the Engle family would get up early on Thanksgiving Day, pop cinnamon rolls in the oven and enjoy them as they watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.
This year, an absence will be felt at the Engle household. Wapakoneta High School 2011 graduate Justin Engle will not be making the trip home from Oxford where he is a student at Miami University.
This year, the 19-year-old Miami Uni-
versity Marching Band member will be playing the tenor saxophone and actually marching in the holiday parade in New York City, as he and his band mates usher in Santa Claus.

Local students share what they are most thankful for

November 23, 2011

From their family and extra buttery popcorn to Wii games, a group of elementary students shared what they are most thankful for this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, students at Wapakoneta Elementary School shared their Thanksgiving plans and for what they are most thankful.
Ten-year-old David Sharp recounted that during his music class, all of the classmates went around the room and shared what they were thankful for this year.
“I said I was thankful for
extra buttery popcorn,” Sharp said.

November 22nd

Mary Webb, 73

November 22, 2011

Mary F. Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Verona (Bustetter) and John Mosler, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 28, 1957, she married James D. Webb, and he survives.

Chester Hittepole Sr., 85

November 22, 2011

Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in St. Johns, the son of Mabel (Kiese) and Glen Hittepole, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Werling, and she survives.

Loretta Bustetter, 84

November 22, 2011

Loretta I. Bustetter, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Brautigam) and Albert Seitz, who preceded her in death. On June 6, 1945, she married Alfred A. Bustetter, and he survives.

Marilyn Hawk, 80

November 22, 2011

Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, passed away Nov. 20 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Celina, to the late Hilda P. (Schoch) and Eugene C. Heckler. On June 14, 1952, she married Richard E. Hawk and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.

Mary Webb, 73

November 22, 2011

Mary Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:24 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

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