September 2nd, 2011
Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86, of St. Marys, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.
She was born February 22, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Charles âPopâ and Pauline (Junkins) Cain
She married Richard Ballenger on July 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Robert Ballenger of Tampa, Fla.
Mary Patricia âPatâ Stippich, 86, of Lima, died at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept., 1, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 3, 1925, to the late Alberta M. (McPheron) and William Francis OâNeill. She married James Richard Stippich on Jan. 24, 1946, and he died April 27, 1995.
Lee R. Deerhake, 76, 10703 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, August 29, 2011, at Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky.
He was born March 11, 1935, in New Knoxville, to Laura (Vordermark) and LeRoy Deerhake.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Revs. Dr. David Williams and Marvin Deerhake officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in New Knoxville.
Billy Joe âBillâ Carl, 77, of rural Alger, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1934, in Winchester, Ky., to Ellie (Brock) and Joseph Carl. On Sept. 16, 1955, in Dayton, he married Nora Shroyer and she survives.
Surviving are four sons, Terry Bowermister, of Dayton, Joe Carl, of Harrod, Frank Carl, of Bellefontaine, Tom Carl, of Harrod; and two daughters, Pam Pence, of Bucyrus, and Cathy Gratz, of Belle Center.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Michael.
Debbie Sue Baker, 54, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical in Lima.
She was born March 5, 1957, in Lima, the daughter of Carol (Verhoff) and Roger Baker. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta and her father is deceased.
A group of girls from the Wapakoneta area screamed and jumped for joy as it was announced that the Wapakoneta Color Guard placed first at the Allen County Fair.
The Wapakoneta High School Color Guard competed against three teams at the Allen County Fair Flag and Baton Competition, which was held at the Allen County Fairgrounds in August.
âIt was amazing,â Wapakoneta High School senior Shelby Gonterman said, as they announced her squad receiving the top spot.
Gonterman said that each member on the team was squeezing each others hands as tight as they could as they waited to hear results.
After a review of engineering studies and reports, Wapakoneta city administrators approved five buildings to be demolished this fall using Community Development Block (CDBG) money.
Mayor Rodney Metz released a 75-page report Thursday to the Wapakoneta Daily News detailing the buildings to be torn down including homes at 311 E. Auglaize St., 701 Wheeler Lane and 902 Bellefontaine St. The list also includes the residence at 202 E. Mechanic St., which was part of a civil lawsuit more than a decade ago, and the residence attached to an ice cream store at 901 Bellefontaine St.
Two Auglaize County post offices are among many under review for possible closure by the United States Postal Service (USPC).
The two Auglaize County post offices among those in review are outlets in St. Johns and New Hampshire. Overall, 42 post offices with a 45- prefix are under review including others in nearby McGuffey, in Hardin County, and Pemberton, in Shelby County.
Victor Dubina, a USPS corporate communications representative stationed in Cleveland, said the review are necessary for the postal service to be efficient.
Letâs talk football for a few minutes.
Xâs and Oâs, touchdowns and tackles, passes and punts, handoffs and hits.
And the fact that these are kids â playing a game.
Enough of the gossip and grumbling, rumors and remonstrations, drama and dirt-dishing.
These are kids.
Playing a game.
So letâs talk football.
The Wapakoneta Redskinsâ matchup against Elida Bulldogs tonight at Harmon Field has all of the markings of a classic.
Both teams are on the upswing of major turnarounds.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team continued the solid start to its season with a 3-0 win over the Elida Bulldogs in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams Thursday night at Ryan Field.
Junior Travis Bertram scored two goals and senior Andy Faller added a goal and an assist as Wapak upped its record to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the WBL.