November 12th, 2012
Parked in the warm sun, cars lined the side of road Sunday as hundreds of people throughout the day walked up the drive of Jana and Jim Ashba’s home at 11835 Canning Factory Road.
Linda Blosser, a member of the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta, greeted people at the front door as they toured one of three homes during the annual Showcase of Homes.
The popular “The Book of Wapakoneta” is to enter a third printing for this holiday and purchasers can stipulate the proceeds from the purchase to benefit three local charities.
Rachel Barber, who chaired Wapako-
Long-time business owners Linda and Scott Kuenning, of New Bremen, have enjoyed success running the family business, True Value Western Ohio Hardware, for 25 years from their stores in Minster and St. Henry.
The couple now plans to extend their services to the Wapakoneta area.
The Kuennings plan to open a third store at 811 Defiance St. in the Grandview Plaza in the former location of Coast to Coast in March.
Ohio State and Marquette were set to square off on the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Until tipoff. When the floor started to accumulate condensation. After an hour delay, the game was called due to excessive condensation, and the safety of the players was in serious jeopardy.
I guess that’s the risk of playing a game on a boat. Parked in the ocean. In the middle of November.
David M. McCool, 71, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 4:35 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Springview Manor in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Nadine D. Frese, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with Rev. Cathlene Hayes officiating.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Doyle R. âButchâ Yost 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at his residence.
He was born April 24, 1937, in Stillwater, Pa., to Lois B. (Hess) and Frank D. Yost, who preceded him in death. He was married to Elizabeth A. (Miller) Scott for 23 years, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Jeff (Rhonda) Yost, of Cridersville; a daughter, Diane (Gerald) Miller, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Angela, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, and Catherine; two great-grandsons, Aaron and Gabriel; a brother, Frank Yost; and a sister, Lois Gierhart.
Ned F. Coon, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 9, 1931, on his grandparentsâ farm near Buckland, the son of Eva (Ramga) and Harley Coon, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Werst, of Wapakoneta; two sons, Tim (Pam) Coon, of Wapakoneta, and Matthew (Amy) Coon, of McCordsville, Ind; a grandson, Allen Thorpe, of Cincinnati; and a great-grandson, Jacob Thorpe, of Cincinnati.
The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Infirmary Road and Ohio 501.
While the investigation is incomplete, an officer at the scene said it appears a Honda CSV was north bound on Ohio 501 when they stopped and attempted to turn west onto Infirmary Road. The motorist did not see a Chevy Cavalier driving south on Ohio 501 and failed to yield while turning. The Cavalier came to rest off of the side of the road and the Honda was on its side in the middle of Ohio 501.
With temperatures climbing into the high 50s, Becky Noe knew she had to take advantage of the nice weather to cut the grass around her Ramga Road home.
At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Noe went outside and climbed aboard the lawnmower when she noticed smoke from her neighbor’s barn — the barn she knew housed Mary and Ray Holbrook’s 12-year-old Tennessee Walker.