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December 23rd

Toy related deaths increase

December 23, 2011

With Christmas time here, it is important for locals to remember to follow safety precautions, especially when it comes to childrens’ presents — toys.
Toy-related deaths to children, younger than 15, increased to 17 fatalities reported last year for 15 in 2009, along with approximately 181,500 children who were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries.

Eva Kimmel, 74

December 23, 2011

Eva Kimmel 74, of Lima, died at 8:48 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Donaldson Daley, 93

December 23, 2011

Donaldson A. “Don” Daley, 93, of New Hampshire, passed away Thursday morning, Dec.22, 2011 at his home.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1918, in Davenport, Iowa, to the late Emma E. Richards and Bertram D. Daley. On Oct. 24, 1942, in Lima, he married the former Virginia B. Workman McPheron, and she preceded him in death.

December 22nd

TENNIS: Klock headed to UNOH

December 22, 2011

Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock is going to be a Racer netter.

Klock on Tuesday signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers next year.

“It was a good fit for me because it was close to home,” Klock said. “I got a good opportunity.”

As her father and as Wapak varsity girls tennis coach, Mike Klock felt a double dose of pride.

“She’s put a lot of hours on the tennis court. I’m just tickled that she’s taking it to the college level,” he said.

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.

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