March 9th, 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 â€śPeteâ€ť 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.”
After leading the congregation in an opening prayer, the Rev. Steve Nelson, of First English Lutheran Church, went back to his seat, picked up a baseball bat with his right hand and put a baseball cap on his head.
He then returned to the podium to give his meditation at the weekly Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association.
Nelson spoke Wednesday on the topic of “He saved others, he cannot save himself” during the Lenten Luncheon at St. Joseph Catholic Church.