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February 1st, 2012

Fatalities down: Traffic fatalities down in 2011

February 1, 2012

A year ago, troopers across the state were asked one question under the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s new mantra — Trooper Shield — what were they going to do each day to contribute to a safer Ohio.

Poll worker recognized

February 1, 2012

An 82-year-old Kossuth woman carried on a strong family tradition of serving at the polls to help Auglaize County voters.

Emaline Core followed in the footsteps of her father, her brother and her husband serving as a poll worker in Salem Township. Her retirement after 44 years was recognized by the Auglaize County Elections Board and the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday with a proclamation.

Wapak YMCA campaign aims to change lives

February 1, 2012

Longtime Wapakoneta businessman Van Wright stood in the middle of a community room at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA he helped build more than 10 years ago. All eyes in the room were on him.

“We’re in one business — the life changing business,” Wright said. “No one has more value at the Y than another, we’re all Y members, we’re all part of the same community. There’s only one way that can happen — and that’s with the scholarship campaign.”

Nancy Horner, 73

February 1, 2012

Nancy Louise Horner, 73, formerly of St. Marys, died at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 1212 at Van Wert Manor.
She was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Salem Township, Auglaize County, near St. Marys, the daughter of Viola N. (Shaner) and Raymond S. Ginter.
Surviving are three sons, Aaron Horner, of St. Marys, Alan Horner, of St. Marys, and Andrew Horner, of St. Marys; and a daughter, Ann Wilker, of Van Wert.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.

Louis Boltz, 89

February 1, 2012

Louis Charles Boltz, 89, 638 Southway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at The Gardens in Celina.
He was born Feb. 9, 1922, in St. Marys, the son of Elizabeth (Moeller) and Harry Boltz Sr. On Aug. 29, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., he married Millicent A. Chiles, who died September 2, 2002.

Joseph Brockert, 83

February 1, 2012

Joseph “Joe” F. Brockert, 83 of Lima, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 5, 1928,, in Lima, the son of Anna (Drexler) and Gilbert Brockert. On Aug. 12, 1948, he married Bonnie Oen and she survives.

WRESTLING: Wapak sweeps duals

February 1, 2012

KENTON — Anyone who thought the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling team was in a rebuilding season might want to reconsider that notion.

Wapak continued its dominance of Western Buckeye League Wrestling with a sweep of dual meets against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans and Kenton Wildcats on Tuesday at Kenton High School.

The Redskins thumped O-G 60-15 before crushing Kenton 69-12.

The wins lifted Wapak to 9-0 in WBL duals for the season.

The Redskins have not lost a WBL dual since the 2008-09 season. They are 27-0 over the past three seasons and 35-1 over the past four.

Nancy Horner, 71

February 1, 2012

Nancy Horner, 71, of St. Marys, died Monday January 30, 2012, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Bessie R. Oellerman, 82

February 1, 2012

Bessie R. Oellerman, 82, 206 E. State St. in Botkins, OH died 1:20 a.m. Monday Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1929, in Salem Township. in rural Auglaize County, to Bessie Mae (Toler) and John Francis.
On April 14, 1956, she married Warren “Gene” Oellerman, who died Jan. 11, 2002.

Judy Kay Gross, 62

February 1, 2012

Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of the late Onolee (Miller) and Woodrow Piehl.

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