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November 15th, 2011

Council openings: Village looking to fill two vacant seats

November 15, 2011

Despite an economy struggling to gain footage, one place in Cridersville has two openings.
Two council seats are up for grabs in an area village.
Cridersville Village Council members have two seats they need to fill on council by the new year. They are currently accepting resumes.
“This is a great opportunity to get involved,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said.
Resumes can be submitted to the village office. Interested residents must have lived in the village for at least a year to be considered for a possible seat on the legislative body.

Florist’s ‘puppy’ missing

November 15, 2011

A local business just doesn’t seem the same lately, and store owners are asking anyone with any information to help.
Shelby, the loveable 17-year-old miniature schnauzer that has wandered Haehn Florist ever since she was a puppy, has come up missing.
“Shelby has been a permanent fixture since we were located at the Plaza (Grandview Plaza),” owner Mick Haehn said.
Shelby came up missing Nov. 10 shortly after she had got a bath. Shelby got out through an open door and her collar and tags had not been put back on yet when she got outside. The dog never returned.

High winds, rain cause localized flooding, little damage

November 15, 2011

No major problems have been reported to local officials due to the storm that passed through the area Monday afternoon and night, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson says.
Wind gusts approached approximately 35 miles an hour during the storm that passed through at approximately 5:30 p.m. A tornado watch was in effect for the county until 8 p.m.
“There was some localized flooding and some power outages in the St. Marys area,” Anderson said. “For the most part we got through it pretty good.”

BASKETBALL: Quellhorst signs with IPFW

November 15, 2011

With a nickname like the “Mastodons,” it’s tough to go wrong.

Morgan Quellhorst knew that much as a freshman.

Quellhorst, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, signed her national letter of intent to play college basketball at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne on Monday at Wapakoneta High School, honoring a verbal commitment she made as a sophomore.

“Freshman year, we went there for volleyball and we watched one of their games,” Quellhorst said Monday. “And it was just so cool. It was big, and they had the Mastodon, and it was different.”

November 14th

Patricia Deubler, 60

November 14, 2011

Patricia Deubler, 60, of St. Marys, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Mary Pfenning, 79

November 14, 2011

Mary Jo Pfenning, 79, 241 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 8:49 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Hospital in St. Marys following a sudden illness.
She was born April 22, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Erma (Sprague) and William Suchland. On Oct. 2, 1952, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married J. Philip Pfenning, who died Dec. 11, 2007.

Building block kids: A bridge toward a construction career

November 14, 2011

Approximately 25 children gathered Saturday morning into the Wapakoneta Elementary School cafeteria to construct with Legos any type of structure they wanted.
Appropriately, the overall winning entry was a bridge designed by Jacob Schreiner as the competition is designed to introduce and build a bridge between children and the construction industry. The competition was organized by members of the Lima Ohio Area Chapter 374 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

Applications being taken for Shop with Cop

November 14, 2011

Families in need of assistance this holiday season are being asked to submit their information as soon as possible to the local “Shop with a Cop” program.
“We try to find those who are in most need and work with the other organizations so as not to duplicate services but to help as many as we can,” said Jerry Sawmiller, who serves as chair for the annual holiday assistance program.
Sawmiller is a detective sergeant with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

FOOTBALL: Schwartz named league's best lineman

November 14, 2011

Wapakoneta Redskins senior right guard Chris Schwartz was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year when the All-Western Buckeye League football teams were released on Friday.

Schwartz, who will attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY in the fall, earned the honor in a vote by the WBL coaches.

He was a key cog in an offense that led the league in rushing yards with 3,073 yards on the ground in the regular season.

SOCCER: Faller named all-state, all-district

November 14, 2011

Wapakoneta Redskins senior Andy Faller is adding to his growing list of honors.

After being named the Western Buckeye League boys soccer Player of the Year, Faller was selected Division II Second-Team All-State by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association and First-Team All-District by the Northwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association on Friday.

Faller was the first Wapakoneta boys soccer player to ever be named the WBL Player of the Year.

Defiance Bulldogs’ Doug Herrett was voted the district Player of the Year. The Coach of the Year was Bath Wildcats’ Jeremy Winegardner.

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