October 14th, 2011
Clifford Fairfield âCliffâ Rison, 87, of Lima, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at his residence in Lima, and joined the love of his life.
He was born June 1, 1924, to Chloe Evick Rison Rohrbacher and Clifford Gaylord Rison, in Lima.
He married Laura M. Reineke on Aug. 19, 1947, in Lima, and she died Aug. 3, 2011, after more than 65 years of everlasting love.
He attended South High School until his family moved and then attended Cridersville High School, graduating in 1942. He attended Ohio University, in Athens.
After missing half of his senior season with a knee injury, Wapakoneta Redskinsâ Colin Mankin was eager to get back on the pitch for Seniors Night.
It only took him 27 second to reacclimate himself.
Mankinâs heel-kick goal in the opening minute proved to be the only offense the Redskins would need as they rolled to a 5-0 shutout win over the Kenton Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Thursday at Ryan Field.
FINDLAY â Wapakoneta Redskins junior Caleb Acheson saw his golf season come to an end at the Division I district tournament Thursday at Red Hawk in Findlay.
Acheson shot an 80 for the round and tied for 14th place out of 60 golfers.
âItâs not bad considering the itâs only the second time playing the course and first time in tournament conditions,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Acheson started with a par, bogey, par, then pulled his drive into the heather on No. 4. It took him two hits to get out and he ended up with a double bogey.
KENTON â The Wapakoneta Redskins defeated the Kenton Wildcats in three games in a Western Buckeye League varsity volleyball match Thursday at Kenton.
Senior hitter Morgan Quellhorst had 16 kills to lead the Redskins. Junior setter Nicole Brown had 38 assists.
Junior libero Amber Dickerson had 16 digs.
Wapak finished the season 13-8 overall and 6-3 in the WBL.
The Redskins open tournament play against the Bath Wildcats at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Lima Senior.
Charles Burrell, 79, a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima, loves to sing. Other residents at Elmcroft can vouch for that.
He loves to sing so much, in fact, that he has always had dreams of having his name flashing in lights as he prepared for a captive performance.
However, he figured it would always be a dream. But thanks to a special program for seniors, Burrellâs dream came true at precisely 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Keeping children safe as they ride their bicycles is the goal of an upcoming safety event hosted by an area police department.
The Cridersville Police Department is starting a new tradition and hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe and they ride their bike to school.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and his officers will be hosting the first annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Cridersville Elementary School.
âWe want to teach kids how to ride bikes safely,â Drake said, regarding the purpose of the event.
A U.S. senator praised the passage of trade agreements with three nations earlier this week and noted it could lead to a growth in jobs.
âItâs been a busy week,â Sen. Rob Portman said during a teleconference with regional media Thursday afternoon. âYesterday (Wednesday) all three of the pending export agreements (with) South Korea, Colombia and Panama were passed. This is a milestone.â
Elrea C. Terflinger, 85, of Wapakoneta, died 4:20 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at her daughterâs residence in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
The U.S. Congress passed three trade agreements Wednesday with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, but not without objections and proposed legislation to âpromote fair tradeâ from a U.S. lawmaker from Ohio.
The White House says the trade agreements could boost exports by $13 billion and support thousands of American jobs.
A new hit television show âPan Amâ on ABC prompted a local resident to reflect on her experiences as a stewardess in the late 1960s.
In 1968, Deborah VanTilburg, who was 19 at the time and stationed in Washington, D.C., started as a flight attendant and ticket agent for National Airlines. The Middletown native said she learned much in the two years she worked as a stewardess and said the new TV show gives a fair depiction of life during that erea.