April 16th, 2013
An expert on the issue of human trafficking quickly destroyed a myth that “it wouldn’t happen here,” as she addressed a crowd of approximately 30 people Sunday at the Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene.
Laurel Neufeld-Weaver, Sunday night’s speaker, told the story of a girl living in Lima who has since been relocated recently to protect her from her traffickers. The girl is 14.
Eric C. Johnson, 50, 06761 Auglaize County Road 33A, St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 14, 1962, in Bar Harbor, Maine, to Joyce E. (Van Schoyck) and William F. Johnson, who survive in St. Marys
Also surviving are a daughter, Alena Johnson, of Wapakoneta; two brothers William â€śSkipâ€ť (Karla) Johnson, of St. Marys, and Brian (Amy) Johnson, of St. Marys; a sister, Jenniffer (Mark) Sandberg, of St. Marys; a former wife Jennifer Furr, of Wapakoneta; and several nieces and nephews.
Helen L. â€śDollyâ€ť Niese, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Patricia D. Yahl, 67, 117 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born July 15, 1945, in Allen County, to Ruth (Rupert) and Mitch Dyer. On Oct. 17, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married Robert Yahl, who survives.
Wm. Francis Lowry, 92, of Cridersville, died at 9:12 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence.
He was born April 26, 1920, in Allen County, to Dorothy Grace (Sellers) and Samuel Price Lowry. On Aug. 5, 1950, he married Ellen Wolfe, and she survives in Cridersville.
Mr. Lowry had been a farmer and was a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau. He was a member of Rousculp Church of Christ, Uniopolis Fire Department and was a Fairmount Cemetery Board Member. He was a former Union Township Trustee.
After a rocky start to the season, the Wapakoneta varsity baseball team is doing what they can to get back on track.
Back-to-back shutouts isn’t a bad place to start.
Traveling to Kenton Monday afternoon for a makeup of Friday’s game, the Wapakoneta Redskins run-ruled the Kenton Wildcats, 11-0.
The plays which have been vexing the Wapakoneta Redskins in the past four games instead bewitched the New Bremen Cardinals on Saturday at Redskin Field.
The Redskins captured an 8-0 win against the Cardinals behind a stellar pitching performance from senior Brandon Miller to end a four-game losing streak, while the Cardinals wasted a gutsy performance on the mound by pitcher Trevor Kitzmiller to fall to 2-7 on the season.
CBS News is reporting that police have surveillance video of someone bringing in multiple backpacks to the area of the explosions 20 minutes before they occurred.
Blood and limbs strewn throughout the blast area.
Update at 6:23 p.m.
From Staff Reports
This remains a breaking news story: Two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon's finish line. Multiple injuries reported.
A group of high school students enjoyed making audiences laugh over the weekend during their annual spring musical, as they had a fun time showing their more humorous sides.
More than 50 Wapakoneta High School students helped put on the production of “Once Upon A Mattress” this weekend.
“This is the best opening night we’ve ever had,” senior Cedric Gegel said.
Gegel remarked this production was different than the ones done previously during his high school career.