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January 30th, 2012

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.

Investigation may tie break-in to other crimes

January 30, 2012

A suspect continues to be questioned in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred over the past couple months in the area.
The suspect was tracked down after a recent break-in and has been questioned several times regarding that break-in and other break-ins in the county, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Jerry Sawmiller told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

January 27th

BASKETBALL: Titans tame Wapak

January 28, 2012

One player, two minutes, nine points.

Michael Rosebrock scored nine unanswered points in a 12-0 third-quarter run to lift the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans to a 52-34 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game Friday night at Wapakoneta High School.

With the score tied at 22-22 early in the second half, Rosebrook broke loose cutting to the basket, grabbing a pair of field goals and converting five of six from the free throw line to make it a 31-22 Titans lead midway through the third quarter.

BASKETBALL: Russia edges Botkins

January 28, 2012

BOTKINS — The 12-2 Russia Raiders’ slid by with a close 60-59 victory over the Botkins Trojans in Shelby County League action Friday night at Botkins High School.

The Trojans took a 44-39 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Raiders were not about to give up anything. Raising its level of intensity on defense, Russia managed to force a few much-needed turnovers late in the quarter to pull out the win.

Team Mara

January 27, 2012

Sitting cross legged on top of the kitchen table with her younger sister having a picnic of cheesepuffs and juice, there are no signs of the devastating disease 6-year-old Mara Moon is facing.

But when she was 3, Mara, with her sparkling eyes and constant smile, began getting sick. She experienced several episodes of severe vomiting, accompanied by flu-like symptoms and lethargy. She would re-experience these same symptoms a few weeks later, in a cycle that continued every month.

County canine kennel put on hold

January 27, 2012

Plans for a permanent Auglaize County dog shelter are still in the works but construction will be delayed until funding is available, the Auglaize County commissioners told the Auglaize County dog warden.

Cridersville to upgrade Tower Park

January 27, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members discussed the possibility of renovating the ball diamonds at Tower Park and decided this is a project they want to complete this year — the sooner the better.

Tower Park is the home to three softball diamonds, which need some major updating and fixing.

“We need to make an effort to improve the diamonds,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “This is an opportunity for children to utilize the diamonds and to have adult softball teams visit our town.”

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