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July 22nd, 2011

NCAA won't hit Ohio State

July 22, 2011

The NCAA has told Ohio State that it won’t face the most severe charges possible in the memorabilia-for-cash and tattoos scandal that cost football coach Jim Tressel his job.
Investigators said they found no evidence that Ohio State failed to properly monitor its football program or any evidence of a lack of institutional control, according to a letter sent to the university and released Friday.
NCAA investigators also said they have not found any new violations.

Soul’d Out becomes regular at fair

July 22, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A local favorite will be coming back to town to perform at the fair.
Soul’d Out Quartet will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent.
The group is based out of Georgetown has become a regular to the county fair, and this will be their fifth consecutive year performing in the gospel tent.
“We’ve had them here for a couple of years,” Gospel Tent Committee member Tom Knoch said. “They’re really good. They are four young men — super Christians.”

Builder, patriarch fondly recalled

July 22, 2011

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Wapakoneta lost one of its favorite sons Wednesday when Walter Stinebaugh, 88, died at Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
After marrying his wife, Jean, in 1942, the couple were both working full-time at the Lima Locomotive Works when Stinebaugh’s dream of going into carpentry began to come to fruition.
“It started out simply as remodeling,” said Barb Haehn, one of Stinebaugh’s three children. “Over the next couple of years, it just kind of evolved.”
The couple’s other children are Tina Helmstetter and Ralph Stinebaugh.

John Link, 84

July 22, 2011

John Edward Link, 84, of Lima, died 1:25 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2011, at Springview Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the son of Dorothy Marie (Kuhn) and Edward George Link, who preceded him in death. On April 28, 1948 he married Audrey M. Fisher and she died on Nov. 18, 2004.

FOOTBALL: Too hot to huddle

July 22, 2011

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — High school football coaches are always eager for fall practice to start, and that rings especially true in small towns all across the Midwest, where every store closes up and every light is turned off except for those at the stadium on a Friday night.
Some coaches are even more anxious to get started this season.

SWIMMING: Familar faces lead Waves at WOAL

July 22, 2011

Take a quick perusal of the top of the time sheets from the 13-14 and 15-over age divisions at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships last weekend at Wapakoneta WaterPark and you’re likely to see some familiar names.
You will also see some names that you will likely be hearing a lot in the near future.
Fans of Wapakoneta swimming should be used to hearing names such as Fleagle and Kantner.
Now they can add Miller, Sammons and Sutton to that list.

Preparing for the fair

July 22, 2011

It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.
Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.

PT Works owner new WACF trustee

July 22, 2011

A local business owner is the newest member of a foundation in Wapakoneta, designed to help the community.
Sandra Huffman, who is the owner of PT Works, in Wapakoneta, was recently inducted into the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) as a new trustee.
“I’m honored to be sitting among this group of people,” Huffman said. “I’m proud to even be asked.”

Contract changes mean savings

July 22, 2011

In continuing efforts to control expenses, the new Auglaize Acres administrator recently recommended several contractual changes.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved those changes, recommended during the past few weeks.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said making the changes and watching finances is as important as ever with the new state budget decreasing the Medicare rate the Acres receives by 9 percent beginning July 1.
“We’re looking at ways we can be most efficient and good stewards of money,” Pierce said. “Its a tight economy and we’re looking to control expenses.”

Timothy Siemer, 45

July 22, 2011

Timothy L. Siemer, 45, 410 S. Ash St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at James Cancer Center in Columbus.
He was born July 29, 1965, in Lima, the son of Darlene (Burnett) and Ned Siemer. On March 18, 1993, he married Jammie Weiler, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, D.J. (Lindsey) Lindeman, of St. Marys, Timothy “T.J.” Siemer, of Lima; and two daughters, Nikki (Bryan) Neargarder, of St. Marys, and Shana Foust of St. Marys.

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