September 16th, 2014
Norma S. Borjas, 71, formerly of Cridersville, died peacefully in her residence in Maineville, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born June 10, 1943, in Kenton, to Morris and Freda (nee Gibson) Switzer. Both preceded her in death. On April 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Frank Borjas, who survives in Maineville.
Myron H. Opperman, 89, of 505 West South St., New Knoxville, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of Herman and Anna (Nolte) Opperman. He married Henrietta Egbert on Aug. 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He married Wavalene Bradford on May 23, 1980, and she survives at the residence.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.
From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.
Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.
A little less than two months away from the Nov. 4 election the Auglaize County Board of Elections is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s to ensure preparedness and effectiveness.
The board met Wednesday, Sept. 10, and discussed the approval of the ballot issues’ order.
Michelle Wilcox, director of the board of elections explained the office received a directive from the secretary of state’s office stating what order the issues should be placed on the ballot.
VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State in a 66-0 victory for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
ELIDA — Although the stadium lights didn’t do their job for a brief time Friday, the spotlight shined brightly all night long on the Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense.
Wapakoneta held the Elida Bulldogs scoreless, allowed only three first downs and 66 yards of total offense while forcing three turnovers in the Redskins’ 17-0 shutout of the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Elida High School.
MECHANICSBURG — The Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team has played clean football so far this season giving the ball away once heading into its non conference match against Mechanicsburg.
That changed Friday night as the Tigers coughed up the ball four times, leading to 21 unanswered points as W-G dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 48-0 defeat to the Indians.
As he sat in his first business class during his freshman year of college, Nick Truesdale began to realize that his major was not something he wanted to pursue.
“I was sitting there and I just couldn’t pay attention,” Truesdale said. “I was thinking about my mom, my dad and all the teachers who said I should think about going into education. As soon as that class was over, I went to the registrar and switched my major.
“The rest is history.”
The students and staff at Cridersville Elementary School have a special place in their hearts for furry, four-legged individuals.
This special quality became prominently evident when three students were playing on the playground in mid-August while their mother worked to prepare her classroom for the upcoming school year.
The McGaughy siblings, Abbie, Allie and Connor were playing and keeping each other company when they spotted a tiny, black kitten.