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January 30th, 2012

BASKETBALL: Wapak snaps Minster streak

January 30, 2012

A long-range shot, stellar defense and unwavering free throw shooting powered the Wapakoneta Redskins past the state-ranked Minster Wildcats.

With the game tied at 33 with 3:04 left in the fourth quarter, junior guard Annie Henderson drilled a 3-pointer forcing the Wildcats to foul the rest of the way, but Wapakoneta drained 9-of-12 from the free throw line to capture the 45-39 win.

BASKETBALL: Second-quarter surge lifts Botkins

January 30, 2012

JACKSON CENTER — The Botkins Trojans varsity girls basketball team crept back to within one game of an even record with a come-from-behind 47-43 win over the Jackson Center Tigers on Saturday at Jackson Center High School.

Trailing 16-12 at the half, the Trojans offense caught fire with 35 points in second half.

“We finally decided to play in the second half,” Botkins varsity coach Don Mack said. “We were kind of lethargic in the first half and we stood around a lot.

James M. Luneke, 64

January 30, 2012

James M. Luneke, 64, 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his residence.
He was born July 31, 1947, in Dayton, the son of Gertrude R. (Raffel) and Carl L. Luneke. On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James Luneke, of Dayton, and Tim Luneke, of Dayton; and a daughter Angela (Rodney) Simpson, of Celina.

Bessie Oellerman, 82

January 30, 2012

Bessie Oellerman, 82, of Botkins, died Monday, Jan. 30, 1012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Eileen Herman, 92

January 30, 2012

Eileen (Klosterman) Herman, 92, 304 North Wayne Street, St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born February 12, 1919, in Montezuma, the daughter of Adelaide (Borgert) and Frank and Klosterman. On November 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman of Celina, who preceded her in death 2002.

John Raesky, 85

January 30, 2012

John Raesky, 85, of Lima, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his residence.
He was born, March 24, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the son of the late Florentina (Sciranka) and Jacob Raesky. On Jan. 31, 1953,
He married Martha Howell in St. John’s Catholic Church in Lima.
Surviving are son, Mark (Robin) Raesky, of Lima; a daughter, Kristen Reynolds, of Lima; three grandchildren, Heather (Perry) Beko, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nicholas Reynolds, of Lima, and Jacob Raesky, of Lima; and a brother, Anthony Raesky of Lima.

Barbara Roof, 70

January 30, 2012

Barbara E. Huber Roof, 70, of Columbus, passed away Saturday night, Jan. 28, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born May 12, 1941, in Bellefontaine the daughter of the late Eva Mae Miller and John Frederick Huber.

K. Lenore Shappell, 99

January 30, 2012

K. Lenore Shappell, 99, of Cridersville, died at 9:57 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 22, 1912, near Lafayette to Vera Gladys Hefner and Charles Varian Guthrie, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 17, 1940, she married Adrian Eugene Shappell and he preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1971.

Point of transition: Pivotal moments shape player, man

January 30, 2012

SIDNEY — A mistake prone freshman game made all the difference in creating the eventual1995 Heisman Trophy winner and a 10,000-yard rusher in the NFL.

But the mistakes in the game did not create the player nor the man whom Eddie George would become, he says — the way he responded to the adversity of that day did.

Blaze destroys trailer, car

January 30, 2012

A fire at Lakeside Estates trailer park at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday completely destroyed a house trailer and caused damage to another.

The St. Johns Fire Department was called to the scene Saturday and found  the trailer totally engulfed in flames.

St. Johns Fire Chief Rodney Campbell said the house trailer was collapsing by the time firefighters could get to the scene.

The damage to the  house trailer owned by Dian Sekason, Lot 18, is said to be a total loss. A vehicle owned by Sekason also was ruled a total loss.

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