November 16th, 2011
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are increasing their focus on impaired driving enforcement as part of an ongoing effort to contribute to a safer Ohio.
Through the effort, known as Trooper Shield, troopers statewide are working on effective traffic enforcement, multi-agency partnerships and educational campaigns as well as appealing for cooperation from motorists in what they hope builds on a trend of declining fatalities and increased enforcement of OVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol) offenses.
CRIDERSVILLE — Members of a local tree commission have been doing their homework and attending informational meetings to help beautify the village.
Cridersville Tree Commission and Cridersville village officials recently attended two informational meetings — an Ohio Division of Forestry meeting, held in Bluffton, and a tree trimming seminar, held in Defiance, to learn to apply skills to make the village landscape more attractive along Main Street.
Date (Time) Opponent
Fri., Nov. 25 (6 p.m.) @ Waynesfield-Goshen HS
Sat., Dec. 3 (1 p.m.) @ Fort Recovery High School
Thu., Dec. 8 (6 p.m.) vs. Kenton High School
Tue., Dec. 13 (6 p.m.) @ Allen East High School
Thu., Dec. 15 (6 p.m.) vs. Elida High School
Thu., Dec. 22 (6 p.m.) @ Liberty Benton High School
Tue., Dec. 27 (6 p.m.) vs. Marion Local High School
Thu., Jan. 5 (6 p.m.) @ Bath High School
Sat., Jan. 7 (noon) vs. Kalida High School
Thu., Jan. 12 (6 p.m.) vs. Celina High School
Mon., Jan. 16 (6 p.m.) vs. Indian Lake High School
Patricia âMama Bearâ E. Deubler, 60, 819 Âœ Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 3:59 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born April 20, 1951, in Middleville, Mich., to Beulah (Murray) and Leo Oliver. On June 17, 1972, in Lima, she married Richard E. Deubler II, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter Ann Marie Vorhees, of Columbus Grove; and two sons, Richard Deubler IV of Lima, and Andrew Mortagne, of Centralia, Wash.
She was preceded in death by an infant son Richard Deubler III.
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.
âThis is a great opportunity to get involved,â 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.
A local business just doesnât 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.
âShelby has been a permanent fixture since we were located at the Plaza (Grandview Plaza),â 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.
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.
âThere was some localized flooding and some power outages in the St. Marys area,â Anderson said. âFor the most part we got through it pretty good.â
With a nickname like the âMastodons,â itâs 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.
âFreshman year, we went there for volleyball and we watched one of their games,â Quellhorst said Monday. âAnd it was just so cool. It was big, and they had the Mastodon, and it was different.â
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 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.