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March 9th, 2012

E. Lucille Eichhorn, 86

March 9, 2012

E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Annabel Wagner, 101

March 9, 2012

Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Louise (Schroeder) and Alfred H. Scheer. On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner and he died Dec. 20, 1980.
Surviving is a son, Ted Wagner, of New Bremen.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.

Marcille Oakman, 85

March 9, 2012

Marcille May Cole Oakman, 85, of Wauchula, Fla., formerly of Waynesfield, died Monday evening, March 5, 2012, at her residence with her husband and daughter by her side.
She was born April 16, 1926, in Cridersville, the daughter of Anna (Walti) and Herman Dawson. In 1947, she married Russell Eugene Cole and he preceded her in death in 1956. On July 2, 1989, she married Robert D. Oakman, who survives.

Active members shape FFA

March 9, 2012

Members garner national, state awards, honors
The number of awards achieved is not always the true measure of a good year, a Wapakoneta FFA adviser told FFA members and parents Thursday night.

With approximately 4,000 people attending Thursday’s banquet, Wapakoneta FFA advisers Ron Brown and Chris Turner discussed the fact so many FFA students had done so well throughout the year.

Stone up, concrete down for projects

March 9, 2012

While specific project plans are still being discussed for 2012, Auglaize County Engineer’s Office administrators know what kind of prices they are looking at for stone and concrete materials to complete some of the projects.

Bids for the rock and gravel aggregate recently were received by the Engineer’s Office and the two products are to be used as needed throughout the year. All bids were accepted and a company will be selected for each project to the best advantage of the county.

BASKETBALL: Knippen, Helmstetter, Patton and Horn earn honors

March 9, 2012

GIRLS

Division I

FIRST TEAM: Miriam Justinger, Sylvania Northview, 6-0, sr., 19.5; Cat Wells, Tol. Notre Dame, 5-4, sr., 10.7; Michelle Holmes, Tol. Notre Dame, 6-1, sr., Maddie Strall, Tol. St. Ursula, 5-9, sr., 19.5; Jamie Sobczak, Tol. Central Cath., 5-8, sr., 17.3.

Player of the year: Miriam Justinger, Sylvania Northview.

Coach of the year: Travis Galloway, Tol. Notre Dame.

BASKETBALL: W-G's Turner special mention All-District

March 9, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — The 2011-12 Associated Press Northwest All-District boys and girls basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average:

BOYS

DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM: Marc Loving, Tol. St. John's Jesuit, 6-8, jr., 22.9; Nigel Hayes, Tol. Whitmer, 6-7, jr., 13.8; Mark Donnal, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, 6-9, jr., 19.6; Keon Johnson, Mansfield Senior, 5-7, jr., 21.5; C.J. Gettys, Findlay, 6-11, sr., 20.6.

Player of the year: Marc Loving, Tol. St. John's Jesuit.

Coach of the year: Steve Gray, Norwalk.

March 8th

WPD investigate WMS threat

March 8, 2012

A school and police investigation into an incident at the Wapakoneta Middle School revealed a student acted out of frustration when he made a comment about the shooting at Columbine High School.

Parents of Wapakoneta Middle School students received a letter Thursday about school administrators being informed “a student made reference to there being a ‘Columbine issue at Wapakoneta Middle School’ ” and taking action.

Otway truck gift

March 8, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — The small village of Otway in southwestern Ohio was fortunate to not have any deaths in its community during the March 2 tornado outbreak that ravaged the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys as well as much of the south. However, fate wasn’t as kind to much of the equipment at the volunteer Otway Fire Department.

LEPC discusses funding

March 8, 2012

St. MARYS — With less federal and state funding and fewer grants available, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members are making financial plans for the future.

“We’re having discussions,” Wapak-oneta Fire Chief and LEPC Chair Kendall Krites told the group during a regular meeting Wednesday in St. Marys. “I have concerns looking down the road.”

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