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December 7th

Local authority advises not to give out personal information

December 7, 2011

It is important not to give out any personal information to suspicious online websites or callers, the Wapakoneta police chief says, as there has recently been reports of Social Security scamming.
Police Chief Russ Hunlock advises local residents to never give out any personal information to just anyone.
“We advise not to give out information, until they can verify who they are,” Hunlock said.

Ned Glass, 72

December 7, 2011

Ned Glass, 72, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Gladys Kidd, 68

December 7, 2011

Gladys L. Kidd, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at The Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

James King, 84

December 7, 2011

James L. King, 84, of Kenton, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton.
He was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Kenton County, the son of Esther (Doster) and Hiram King. On Feb. 27, 1950, he married Martha Edna Rall and she died May 5, 2002.
Surviving are four daughters, Karen Hamilton, of Kenton, Cheryl Hays, of Ridgeway, Bobbie Sue Busch, of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Tiffiny King, of West Liberty.
No public service or visiting hours are planned.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

December 6th

Jacob Limbert, stillborn

December 6, 2011

Jacob Lewis Limbert, of Minster, was stillborn at 3:55 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was the son of Julie (Fullenkamp) and Scott Limbert, who survive in Minster.
Also surviving is a sister, Makaylee Limbert.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Marie Limbert.
Private family services will be at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. John Tonkin officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.

Ralph Pickering, 77

December 6, 2011

Ralph E. Pickering Sr., 77, of New Bremen, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on June 24, 1934, in West Alexandria, the son of Eva G. (Roach) and Karl V. Pickering. On Dec. 21, 1957, he married Emilie J. Lininger, who survives near New Bremen.

BASKETBALL: McComb tops Tigers

December 6, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — One after another, the shots didn’t fall.

In all, 36 of them missed the mark.

So it came as no surprise the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers found themselves on the losing end when the final horn sounded.

The Tigers could not overcome their poor shooting as they fell to the McComb Panthers 57-51 in a varsity girls basketball game Monday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

“Our girls are young and need to gain some more experience,” W-G coach Ted Patton said. “We just aren’t used to outside shooting.”

WRESTLING: Redskins struggle at Trojan Duals

December 6, 2011

FINDLAY — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling opened its season with a tough showing at the Trojan Duals on Saturday at Findlay High School.

Wapak suffered losses to Bluffton and Eaton in pool competition before rebounding to notch wins over Napoleon and Shawnee in bracket competition.

Nate Valentine (138 pounds) posted a 4-0 record in the meet, including a pin in the win over Shawnee.

Junior John Martin had three wins, including a pair of pins, at 106 pounds.

ROUNDUP: Wapak boys second at VW Relays

December 6, 2011

VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta Redskins boys swimming team placed second and the girls team took third in the Cougar boys finished third in the Van Wert Cougars Sprint Relay Invitational on Saturday at the Van Wert YMCA.

The boys team scored 158 to finish behind first-place Versailles (172 points).
The girls tallied 174 points to finish behind Bryan (180 points) and Versailles (178 points).
Wapak has its first home meet Thursday at the Wapakoneta YMCA.

Trojans compete
TROTWOOD — The Botkins Trojans swim team kicked off its season by attending the Troy Pentathlon in Trotwood.

How to save a life: WMS student rescues drowning brother

December 6, 2011

Two popular television series helped a local youth with an act of heroism — saving his younger brother’s life.
Representatives from Lima Memorial Hospital visited the Wapakoneta Middle School on Monday to present sixth-grade student Jake Turner with a Life-Saving Hero Award.
On Nov. 19, Jake rescued his two-year-old brother, Noah, who had fallen into a pond in their grandparents’ back yard in Lafayette, near Lima.
Jake and his siblings were playing outside, when all of a sudden his younger sister, Jenna, came running up to him and said that Noah had fallen into the pond.

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