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November 11th, 2011

Margaret Ritter, 70

November 11, 2011

Margaret Ritter, 70, of 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1941, in Wellington, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Dennis and Johannah Horgan, both of whom preceded her in death.
On Nov. 12, 1965, she married William Ritter, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are her children, Shaun Ritter, of New Bremen; Mark Ritter, of New Bremen; Michael Ritter of Germantown, Tenn.; Tony Ritter, of New Bremen; and Greg Ritter, of Delaware.

VOW to create jobs for veterans

November 11, 2011

These men and women have served their country, but they often find it difficult to find work in the country they defended.
Staring at a 22 percent unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 18 and 24, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called for swift passage Thursday of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. The provision would be a component of the American Jobs Act passed by Congress with a Senate vote Thursday.

Honoring those who make freedom possible

November 11, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the wars from Afghanistan and Iraq walked under the red, white and blue American flags they vowed to protect and the people who call America home.
The veterans of war and peace time paraded down the hallway into the gymnasium to be honored by Wapakoneta Middle School students during their annual Veterans Day ceremony.

Top treatment: Hermans honored as ‘Citizens of the Year’

November 11, 2011

A second generation physician serving Wapakoneta struggled to find the words to describe the way he felt when he and his wife, also a physician, received the honor as the top citizens of the year.
“I was really surprised,” the man said. “It certainly wasn’t anything that was expected.”
These were Dr. George Herman’s first words when asked about the award at the conclusion the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Community Banquet Awards at the Grandview Plaza.
Dr Herman and his wife, Dr. Parmie Herman, were named 2011 Citizens of the Year during the banquet.

Wapak man wins international shooting title

November 11, 2011

Robert Vogel sometimes becomes distracted watching action films and television shows.
No, he’s not disturbed by plotline loopholes or unrealistic dialogue.
The action hero during that big-budget shootout scene probably isn’t holding his gun correctly to pull off that big move.
Vogel, a St. Marys native and a world-class competitive practical shooter and gun expert, notices things like that.

Margaret Ritter, 70

November 11, 2011

Margaret Ritter, 70, 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.

Carrol Douglas, 68

November 11, 2011

Carrol D. “Don” Douglas, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at his son’s home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Mary Ramsey, 99

November 11, 2011

Mary Ramsey, 99, of St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Garet Schmehl, 20

November 11, 2011

Garet Schmehl, 20, of St. Marys, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Olga Nave, 91

November 11, 2011

Olga Elizabeth (Merkle) Nave, 91, of Rockford, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Swan Creek Nursing Home in Toledo.
She was born March 13, 1920, in Van Wert, the daughter of Bertha (Parker) and Lewis Merkle.
In December of 1942 she married Ralph H. Nave, and he died in 1993.
Surviving are a son, Scott Nave, of Sandusky; and two daughters, Kathy Nave, of Maumee, and Pamela Walen of Toledo.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Richard Hays officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

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