October 26th, 2012
KENTON — The Wapakoneta Redskins were sliding all over the field, through the mud, in the rain Friday night in Kenton.
But most of that came after the game. They were sliding in celebration.
Thelma P. Brown, 94, of Cridersville, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Thelma was born July 1, 1914, in Uniopolis, the daughter of the late the late Myrtice Conner and William Miller. On Oct. 24, 1942, in Lima, she married Arden L. Brown, and he survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Lenora Sybert, of Centerville; several nieces; and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Miller; and two sisters, Rita Creps, and Ida McClure.
First came a ninja, then a baby banana, followed by a fairy with flourescent green wings — they all visited a clown sitting on the front porch of her 118 N. Wentz St. home.
For more than three decades, 70-year-old Nancy Ainsworth has donned a costume — from a witch to a clown, from a butterfly to a list of others through the years — to pass out candy to celebrate trick or treat with the children of Wapakoneta.
Officials from the West Ohio Food Bank in Lima arrived at Mercy Unlimited Inc. in downtown Wapakoneta Thursday and alerted them they were terminating their contract to provide food to the pantry at a discounted price.
A letter, dated Thursday and was addressed to Tammy Brown with the Mercy Unlimited food pantry, stated “My recent inspection of your facility, on behalf of West Ohio Food Bank, did not find everything in compliance with our state and federal regulations.”
Wapakoneta Poliice Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gasoline station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.
A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.
Donald P. Anderson, 82, 1806 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Celina, the son of Mary (Gast) and Aswin Anderson. On Oct. 19, 1963, he married Yvonne Kitzmiller, and she preceded him in death Aug. 31, 1987.
Surviving are five daughters, Mary Beth Oâ€™Keefe, of Bartlett, Ill., Julie Mause, of Ft. Collins, Colo., Karen Wiley, of St. Marys, Emily Ernst, of Hamilton, and Jennifer Kleine, of New Palestine, Ind.
Thomas D. Emrick, 59, formerly of Kokomo, Ind., and formerly of Cridersville, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Oct. 11, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Marion, Ind.
He was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Lima, the son of Shirley Maxine (Thrush) and Richard Dean Emrick. His parents survive in Cridersville.
Marilyn J. Wallace, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Hilda (Schweitzer) and Millard Koenig, who preceded her in death. On June 11, 1955, she married Robert L. Wallace, and he died July 1, 1993.
CRIDERSVILLE — A state mandate passed this summer requires all third-grade students in 2014 to have passed a state reading and comprehensive test before they can advance to the fourth grade in that subject area.
UNIOPOLIS — The Union Township trustees approved a contract with the village of Uniopolis to do snow removal in the village on a temporary basis as a vote to unincorporate the village approaches in November.