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May 13th, 2013

Heartbreak to helmets: Bicycle Safety Day’s goal to protect cyclists

May 13, 2013

Thirty years have passed since Keith Froning’s baseball team last assembled — ever since a bicycle accident took Keith’s life.

Keith’s mother, Marlene Froning, took the opportunity this weekend to surprise the team and bring them together again.

Team members and coaches were given specially designed t-shirts with a drawn rendition of Keith’s baseball picture from 1983 on the back as they all came together Saturday for the first time in 30 years during the fifth annual Bicycle Safety Day at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Drop in the swap

May 13, 2013

When half of the items don’t even make it inside the building, you know it is a successful day for the annual Wapakoneta Drop and Swap.

The “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” adage rung true Saturday as the 20-year-old event saw it’s traffic decrease just slightly from a year ago.

Growing interest with today’s youth

May 13, 2013

There are few absolutes in life, but one of those is kids like to get dirty — very dirty, if possible.

Children got the chance to do just that Saturday at the annual Children’s Greenhouse Day at the Village Green Floral and Garden Center in Wapakoneta. The cooler temperatures did nothing to stop the kids from coming out.

Co-owner Gretchen Sheely said the business holds the annual event to get children interested in gardening at a young age.

Wapakoneta softball beats Shawnee in extra innings

May 13, 2013

 

With a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wapakoneta Redskins likely thought they could stamp their ticket to the next round of sectional play.

The Shawnee Indians had other plans.

After trailing the Redskins 4-3 at the end of the fifth inning and watching the Bill Sammons-led squad take a 6-3 lead in the sixth, the Indians scored three times in their last at-bat to tie the game at 6.

May 10th

Redskins squeek by Celina in tune-up game

May 10, 2013

 

CELINA — With league play finished and the sectional tournament on the horizon, the Wapakoneta Redskins scheduled an extra game against the Celina Bulldogs Thursday to keep the team loose before playoffs begin.

Wapakoneta starting pitcher Johnny Crawford, who went 5-plus innings and allowed only two earned runs in the sixth inning, picked up the victory for the Redskins, 4-2.

Patricia Neargarder, 85

May 10, 2013

Patricia Neargarder, 85, of St. Marys, died at 12:49 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Kelly Hennon, 53

May 10, 2013

Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima, the son of Letha (Hager) and Donald Method of New Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Lorie A. (Ott) Hennon, and their date of marriage was March 14, 1981.

Eva Motter, 89

May 10, 2013

Eva M. Motter, 89, died at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Foraker, to Mary Ellen (Giberson) and Harry Robinson. On Feb. 9, 1942, she married Willis Wilbur “Bill” Motter, and he preceded on Aug. 21, 1969.

Kathy Luma, 76

May 10, 2013

Kathy L. Luma 76, of Wapakoneta died at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 22, 1936, in Lima, to Edna (Patterson) and William H. Miller who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1953, she married Cletus M. Luma, and he died April 8, 2007.

Kelly Hennon, 53

May 10, 2013

Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima.
His mother and step-father, Letha and Donald Method, survive in New Knoxville. On March 14, 1981, he married Lorie A. Ott, and she survives.

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