June 29th, 2011
Marie L. Cordier, 82, formerly of 08361 Burd Road, Celina, died at 7 aa.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Alma (Sandkuhl) and Guy Benzing. On May 24, 1954, in St. Marys, she married Paul F. Cordier who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane (Roger) Young, of Centerville, and Joyce Cordier of Hilliard.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Becky Erb-Strang officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
William G. Holtzhauer, 79. formerly of 1709 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospice in Lexington, Ky.
He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, the son of Zeitha (Richards) and Charles Holtzhauer. On Jan. 14, 1961, he married Carol Nolan and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Chip (Dianna) Holtzhauer, of Lexington, Ky., and Daniel Holtzhauer, of Findlay; and a daughter, Michelle Mikki (Noel) Livanos, of St. Johns.
Ronald Lewis Moore, 90, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine.
He was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Hardin County, the son of Elda A. (Ford) and Harry W. Moore. He married Vivian Spencer, who preceded him in death. In June of 1952, in New Hampshire, he married Elnora Jean Fry and she preceded him in death.
Surviving is a daughter, Linda Jane Moore of New Mexico.
After 16 years, the track at Harmon Field is scheduled to be resurfaced this summer.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday unanimously accepted the lowest bid for the work, which is expected to be completed by Aug. 1 at a total cost of $65,566.
â€śWeâ€™ve done as many repairs to it as we could,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said. â€śThis past spring before track started, sections could be lifted up, they werenâ€™t adhered anymore. We had to adhere it with material from Loweâ€™s to get us through.â€ť
MINSTER â€” One phone call and five minutes â€” was all it took for Ohioâ€™s governor to get jobs for a handful of engineers at Dannon in Minster.Â
In a visit Tuesday touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon find engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers.
Kasich called The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.
An annual patriotic and family festival will kick off this weekend at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The 61st annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival will be held Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, and will feature many festival favorites, along with some new attractions.
Chairmen of the St. Joe Festival say that this event is for the community, and one main purpose is to celebrate patriotism.
â€śOur mission of the festival is family and patriotism,â€ť co-Chair Mike Wurst said. â€śItâ€™s a family-oriented event.â€ť
Ruth A. Grandstaff, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:51 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on June 12, 1933, in Lima, the daughter of Walter & Bernice (Putman) Brown, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include five children, Deb Osborn, of Wisc., Susan (Bob) Waterman, of Wapakoneta, Mark Grandstaff, of Montezuma, Bruce Grandstaff, of St. Marys, and Van (Robyn) Grandstaff, of Wapakoneta, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Brown, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, John and Walter Brown.
Samuel Cassius Green, 52, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 5, 1959, in St. Marys, to Berniece R. (Braun) and Murle E. Green. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Celina. On April 21, 1979, he married Anita M. Steinke who also survives.
Dylan Knoch didnâ€™t take over as Wapakonetaâ€™s lead-off hitter until midseason.
Monday night he looked more like a cleanup hitter.
Knoch hit a lead-off home run in the first inning that proved to be the only offense Wapak would need in a 3-0 win over rival St. Marys in an ACME baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
â€śIt was a curve ball that came down-in and I hit it before it broke over the plate,â€ť Knoch said. â€śI thought I leaned into it good enough and I just pulled it. It felt real good off the bat.â€ť
In the 1983 movie â€śUncommon Valor,â€ť retired Col. Cal Rhodes tells the financier of an incursion into Laos and Vietnam to free Americans, including sons of Rhodesâ€™ and the financierâ€™s, held at a prisoner of war camp years after the war was over. Rhodes said he could not talk his son out of serving because of his familyâ€™s military history.
â€śItâ€™s the only thing we are good at,â€ť Rhodes, played by Gene Hackman, says as he traces his ancestors back to the Civil War. â€śItâ€™s the only thing we want to do.â€ť