November 9th, 2011
Norma Jeanne (Earl) Lontz, 85, passed away Nov. 6, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Auglaize County, she was born Sept. 11, 1926, grew up near Geyer and New Hampshire and lived in Uniopolis and Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olive and Norman Earl; husbands, Darrell Dean Coate and Junior Lontz; a sister, Ida Lou Springer; and a granddaughter, Jeanne Brown.
John âJakeâ F. Frey III, 40, of 520 N. Pear Street in St. Marys, died Sunday Nov. 6, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 9, 1971, in St. Marys, to Mary (Makley) and John II Frey. On Sept. 20, 2003, he married Hope Hall, who survives.
He is also survived by three daughters Tabatha Thornsberry, of St. Marys, Summer Frey, of St. Marys, and Jonda Frey, of St. Marys; a son Jakey Frey, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a son John Frey IV.
One personâs vote can make a difference.
By one vote, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term Tuesday night.
Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston received 44 votes and his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, who served on Uniopolis Village Council 43 votes, a difference of one vote and a little more than 1 percentage point, according to unofficial results from the Auglaize County Elections Board,
Waynesfield Village Council meetings may be the forum for some heated discussions once the new administration begins in January.
With six people running for two available seats, two candidates who were on opposite sides of a deeply contested issue were voted seats on Waynefield Village Council in Tuesdayâs election.
William Motter, 106 Cook St., and Richard Libby, 101 Anthony Wayne Trail, were elected to the council.
Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers will continue as the villageâs top elected official as she was re-elected to serve another four-year term.
Myers received 335 votes, or 55.93 percent, while councilor Tony Zuppardo received 264 votes, or 49.43 percent, after unofficial election results were released Tuesday night.
âI am excited and privileged to serve the village for four more years,â Myers said. âI want to thank the residents for their support.â
Myers said she was pleased with the voter turnout, noting approximately 600 village residents took the time to go to the polls.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) â Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.
"This is a tragedy," Paterno said. "It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."
Wapakoneta vs. Trotwood-Madison
Friday, 7:30, at Piqua
Columbus St. Francis DeSales vs. Elida
Friday, 7:30, at Clyde
Genoa Area vs. Kenton
Saturday, 7, at BGSU
Versailles vs. Coldwater
Friday, 7:30, at Dayton
Del. St. Johnâs vs. Tiffin Calvert
Saturday, 3, at BGSU
Ada vs. Marion Local
Saturday, 7, at Lima Stadium
Fort Loramie vs. Minster
Saturday, 7, at Harmon Field
One vote can make a difference.
In the closest vote Tuesday in Auglaize County, one vote separates incumbent Mayor William Rolston from his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, for Uniopolis mayor. Rolston garnered 44 votes, while Fleck collected 43.
In other contested races in eastern Auglaize County races, incumbent Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers defeated challenger Tony Zuppardo, 335 to 264.
The two renewal levies in Cridersville also received voter support.
A Wapakoneta man has been arrested in connection with thefts from the Beer & Wine Depot.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock released information today that Jacob Day, 22, has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of theft, and one count possession of criminal tools.
The arrest came as the result of investigations into two breaking and entering reports made at the Beer & Wine Depot, 804 Lima St., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 4.
After finding slim pickings on seating last Friday, fans will have an easier go of it this week.
The Wapakoneta Redskinsâ Division II football regional semifinal game at 7:30 Friday night against the Trotwood-Madison Rams will be played at Alexander Field in Piqua, one of the more fan-friendly stadiums in the region.
The stadium, located on the campus of Piqua High School just east of Interstate 75, is a modern facility that seats 8,500 â 4,500 on the home side and 4,000 on the visitor side â according to the schoolâs Web site.