June 14th, 2011
ST. HENRY â Wapakonetaâs Josh Apple threw just one pitch during the entire varsity baseball season.
That pitch resulted in a long fly ball during a 19-3 loss to the Minster Wildcats in mid-April.
Monday, Apple threw 79 pitches in an ACME game at St. Henry.
Those pitches resulted in a complete-game, two-hit, shutout win over St. Henry.
Apple allowed a pair of doubles, one in the second and one in the seventh, and didnât allow a runner past second base. He struck out four and walked just two.
Mark Timothy âBernieâ Lee, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2011, at his residence.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencervillef, when the funeral services will be conducted.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Benjamin E. âBenâ Armer Jr., 89, a resident of the Otterbein Retirement Center, Cridersville, and formerly of Springfield, died at 4:38 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Springfield, the son of the late Phyllis (Gearhart) and Benjamin E. Armer. In 1959, he married Donna Ercel (Shepherd) Armer, who preceded him in death on July 5, 2005.
He is survived by a son, Benjamin E. Armer III, of Australia; a sister, Elizabeth Eichman, of Springfield; a brother, David H. (Marilyn) Armer, of Wapakoneta; and several nieces and nephews.
Carol Marie Jordan, 76, of Wapakoneta, died 10:05 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of Marie and Howard Schooley, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Harold K. Jordan, and he died April 4, 1984.
ALLENTOWN â The first appearance of the Engine Pro NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night provided a memorable finish as Randy Hannagan passed Tim Allison at the white flag and picked up the win.
Allison took the lead with three laps to go and held it for just two trips around before Hannagan took it back from the outside to post the win.
In the K&N UMP Modifieds feature, Tommy Beezley, in just his third Limaland appearance, took the lead from Clint Reagle on lap 5 of 20 and cruised to the win.
Alicia Klosterman may not be intending to apply skills that she learned in FFA to the farming industry itself. However, she considers everything she picked up as a member in the past four years as very important.
âFFA helped prepare me for life,â said the 18-year-old daughter of Linda and Tom Klosterman, who was awarded first in the state in FFA for agricultural processing.
âThere is so much I can do now that I couldnât do before,â
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CRIDERSVILLE â A new group has been reinstated in an area village, and its members plan to give recommendations to help beautify their village.
A few residents in Cridersville came together to re-organize the Cridersville Tree Commission.
The members of this group will come together and research and recommend ways to beautify their village, especially concerning the tree lawn on Main Street in the village.
The rough economic times the United States is experiencing will prompt Americans to make tough decisions and should force national legislators to make smarter choices, a U.S. lawmaker says.
Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said he knows Americans realize that the road ahead is tough and are willing to pay the price to preserve their liberties and their freedoms, but after decades when those in political office could survive mistakes âthe politicians have to act smarter.â
Sometime around the middle of Wapakonetaâs ACME baseball game against LCC on Friday night, a brisk breeze kicked up.
One could be forgiven for having a difficult time telling if the breeze came from the storm front that blew into the area or from LCCâs flailing bats.
Pitcher Chase Culver had LCC twisted in knots as he struck out 15 of the 29 batters he faced to lead Wapak to a 4-0 win at Wapakoneta High School.
âWhen he stays on top of his curve ball, ... itâs unhittable,â Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said. âHe has a huge break on his breaking ball.â
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP â Wapakoneta pitcher Marshall Gerlach said he knew Trey Runnealsâ line shot was gone the second it left the bat.
What he didnât know in that instant was that it would curl just outside the left-field foul pole.
Gerlach took advantage of his second chance and blew a two-strike fastball by Runneals to secure a 4-3 comeback win over Shawnee in a nail-biter ACME baseball game Thursday at Shawnee High School.
âI had a lot of adrenaline going on that last pitch, just trying to get one by him,â Gerlach said.