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November 14th, 2011

James Sturgill, 73

November 14, 2011

James Kenneth “Kenny” Sturgill, 73, of Harrod, died at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Powell River, Va., the son of Lona Caudill and James Hobart Sturgill. On July 5, 1964, he married Marlene Owsley, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James “Keith” Sturgill, of Lima, Shawn Sturgill, of McConnelsville, and Jason Sturgill, of Harrod; and a daughter, Sherry Beidelschies, of Harrod.

Mary Ramsey, 99

November 14, 2011

Mary Margaret Ramsey, 99, 423 Huffman Street, St. Marys, died at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center, where she had made her home for the past two years.
She was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Clara (Rohrbach) and Charles F. Teeters. On April 24, 1935, she married Walter “Pete” Ramsey and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1977.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan Paul, of New Bremen, and Mary Holtzapple, of St. Marys; and a son, Walter Ramsey Jr., of Belleville.

Mary Riethman, 84

November 14, 2011

Mary Martha Riethman, 84, of rural Anna, died at 12:45 a.m., Sat.urday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born July 29, 1927, in Botkins, the daughter of Alma (Monger) and Edwin Kinstle, who preceded her in death. On June 7, 1950, she married Clarence H. “Bud” Riethman, and he died March 21, 2007.

November 11th

FOOTBALL: Redskins bow out

November 12, 2011

PIQUA — One-by-one, the Wapakoneta Redskins seniors stood before their younger teammates.

One-by-one, tears in their eyes, they told them, don’t forget this feeling.

And don’t let it happen again.

One of the greatest seasons in Wapakoneta football history came to a conclusion Friday night as the Trotwood-Madison Rams handed the Redskins a 27-6 defeat in a Division II regional semifinal at Piqua’s Alexander Field.

Wapak ends its season with a 10-2 record. The 2011 Redskins were just the third team in school history to win 10 games and the second to win a playoff game.

WHS senior on his way to receiving Eagle Scout rank

November 12, 2011

A local high school senior is near to earning his Eagle Scout rank after 12 years of being a member of the local Boy Scouts.

Wapakoneta High School senior David Digiovanni recently completed his Eagle Scout project and his work recognized during a dedication ceremony held this past weekend.

The seventeen-year-old Troop 4 member spent the last year constructing a pet park in Buckland for his project while building stronger friendships with his fellow Boy Scouts.

Miles added to roadway striping

November 12, 2011

Favorable prices allowed more miles to be added to road pavement markings this year, which should lead to safer roads and expected cost savings next year, a county official says.

Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart, with the approval of the Auglaize County commissioners, amended the contract with Dura Mark to add 20 miles of center and edge lining to county roads. The amendment included an additional $6,000 in costs, funded through 2011 Motor Vehicle Gas Tax funds.

City Electric Department honored by AMP

November 12, 2011

A wholesale power supplier and services provider recently honored Wapakoneta administrators and city Electric Department employees for their work during the past year.

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz shared American Municipal Power Inc.’s enthusiasm for city employees work on replacing lines throughout the system and installing new substations.

C. Donald Douglas, 68

November 11, 2011

C. Donald Douglas, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at his son’s home in Wapakoneta.
He was born April 27, 1943, in Long Hollow, W. Va., the son of Hattie May (Thornton) and Miner Cecil Douglas, who preceded him in death. On April 20, 1969, he married Nelia Lou Hudnall, and she died July 30, 2008.

Garet Schmehl, 20

November 11, 2011

Garet O. Schmehl, 20, 17906 State Route 66, St. Marys, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, from injuries received in an automobile accident that occurred Nov. 7, 2011.
He was born Aug. 29, 1991, in St. Marys, the son of Renee (Craft) and Tony Schmehl, who survive.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Monticello United Brethren Church in Spencerville, with the Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

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.

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