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December 22nd

BASKETBALL: 'Skins sink Pirates

December 22, 2011

BLUFFTON — Travis Bertram carved up the Bluffton Pirates defense like a Christmas ham Tuesday night, scoring 26 points to lead the Wapakoneta Redskins to a 52-35 win in a varsity boys basketball contest at Bluffton High School.

The junior forward scored 21 of the Redskins’ first 38 points — including 11 of their 14 first-quarter points — as Wapak pulled away and was never seriously challenged by the 0-5 Pirates.

Bertram was coming off a 28-point performance in Saturday’s 59-57 loss to the St. Henry Redskins.

WRESTLING: Wapak tops Indian Lake

December 22, 2011

The Wapakoneta varsity wrestling team recorded five pins in the final six matches to overcome a 15-point deficit and record a tough 42-33 victory over Indian Lake in a nonleague affair Tuesday night.

“Indian Lake is a good team and they have some good wrestlers so we are tickled to get a win out of it but we are not going to be satisfied because there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Redskin varsity coach Jason Rostorfer. “Those guys are going to be in our district in our realignment so we better be ready to see them again.”

New library head: Youth Coordinator hired for new post

December 22, 2011

A new director is set to take over the county library system after Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Trustees reached a decision.
Beth Steiner, who has served as the youth services coordinator for the last five years, replaces Jo Derryberry, who retired in September.
Steiner, a native of Auglaize County, has a master of science degree in library science from Clarion University, a master of arts in organizational management from Bluffton University and a bachelor of business administration/marketing from the University of Toledo.

Family, friends rally around fire victim

December 22, 2011

A Buckland woman injured when her house caught fire early Tuesday morning is expected to be released from the hospital for Christmas.
Becky Krites, 45, won’t be able to return to the house she has called home for more than 15 years since the two-story home at 101 High St. was destroyed by the blaze, along with everything inside, including her dog, Nikka, who perished in the fire.
Krites suffered most of her injuries trying to save the golden retriever.

Brown, Portman fight for tax deal

December 22, 2011

Two U.S. senators from Ohio say their colleagues in the House of Representatives should continue to work on a deal to reauthorize the payroll tax reduction before the end of the year.
“I’m incredulous

December 21st

Rebecca Dysert, 83

December 21, 2011

Rebecca May Dysert, 83, 618 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born August 28, 1928, in Mercer County, to Leota (Keiber) Brincefield.
Surviving are three sons, John Dysert, Roger Dysert, and Bill Dysert, all of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a son James Dysert Jr.; and a daughter, Gloria Holsinger.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
A private family burial is to take place at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.

Michael Hoskinson, 60

December 21, 2011

Michael Hoskinson, 60, of Waynesfield, died at 7:36 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at his home in Waynesfield.
He was born April 11, 1951, in Huntington, W. Va., to Irene “Fudge” and Jesse Hoskinson. On July 12, 1969, he married Kathy Young and she survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving is a son, Michael Hoskinson, of Bellefontaine; and a daughter, Heather Chaney, of Harrod.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Walnut Hill Cemetery with graveside military services conducted by VFW Post 1275.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family.

Rea Bowersock, 95

December 21, 2011

Rea M. Bowersock, 95, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born April 25, 1916, in Union Township, Mercer County, the daughter of Pearl Irelan and Isaac Shank. On Oct. 5, 1932, she married G. Harold Bowersock, who died July 2, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, William “Bill” Bowersock, of Spencerville, and James “Jim” Bowersock, of Spencerville; and two daughters, Carol Trice, of Van Wert, and Janet Keiber, of Fort Amanda.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Lou Bowersock and Helen Louise Bowersock.

Funding issues: Auglaize, Mercer could share extension position

December 21, 2011

The Auglaize County Commissioners are working with educators from the local Ohio State University Extension Office as they move forward with less funding and less staffing.
Beth Miller, who has served as the county’s 4-H youth development extension educator, said those duties are keeping her busy and are to be picking up as she’s learning the responsibilities of extension director, a job she took over in September after Lois Clark’s retirement.

Wurst: Shortfall in fund not worrisome

December 21, 2011

With recyclables earning less than in past years and expenses climbing, the city of Wapakoneta’s Recycling Fund is expected to have a small deficit, according to early budget estimates.
Wapakoneta City Council 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst, who is to assume the chairmanship of the Finance Committee in 2012, says she is not worried because additional money from the Refuse Fund will be transferred into the account to make sure the fund is balanced.

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