Archive - Dec 7, 2012
ST. MARYS — The newest members of the St. Marys business community officially opened its doors on Friday.
Superior Federal Credit Union opened its newest branch, located at 462 Fortman Drive in St. Marys, with a ribbon cutting ceremony that brought to close an almost six-month project. Superior Federal Credit Union CEO Phil Buell said the St. Marys location was the perfect addition to the company’s portfolio.
ST. MARYS — For senior Roughrider Ariel Dodson, life is music.
The 17-year-old begrudgingly picked up the bass guitar three years ago June, and after much hard work and instruction, fell in love with it. Her YouTube channel, named excetera66, features covers of the bass playing in songs she likes, as well as videos that teach viewers how to play the bass in certain songs. The content is “a lot of rock, some metal stuff. It depends. Sometimes I’ll play Deftones or Lamb of God,” Dodson said.
Janet Marion Pond, 81, of Rockford, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born on April 4, 1931, in Dublin Township, Mercer County, to Willard Charles and Helen Geneva (Counterman) Hays.
On Aug. 27, 1949, she married William B. Pond, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2011.
She is survived by a son, Ken (Carla) Pond of Rockford; two daughters, Joan (Brad) Glass of St. Marys, and Jennifer (Scott) Ralston of Rockford; a sister, six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Irene West, 95, of Celina passed away in her home on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1917, in Darke County. She was the eldest of eight children, born to Garnet and Daisy (Norris) Hanna, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy married William R. West on Sept. 14, 1952, whom she has survived since his death on Sept. 3, 1998.
She is survived by one son, Robert Allen; by her daughter-in-law, Maureen; granddaughter Emily Anne; by two brothers; several nieces and nephews.
Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Detroit, Mich. to Donald and Marian (Wiedock) Kipp, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Charles Barlow and Max VanHorn, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was beloved to Paul Klima, who survives in Wapakoneta. She is also survived by a daughter, Vicki Barlow Kudla of Mich.; two sons, John Barlow of Mich. and Charles Barlow of Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Carl Gene Porter, 72, of 1025 Caterbury Drive in Celina, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1939, in Columbus, to Carl and Emily (Woods) Porter, who preceded him in death.
On June 18, 1966, he married Barbara Barnett, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Michelle Porter of Celina, Darren and Heather Porter of Celina, Todd and Lauren Porter of Bluffton; daughter and son-in-law Emily and Jeff Adams of Tipp City; six grandchildren.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee has just one player taller than 5-foot-7 listed on its roster. Going up against a St. Marys team with six players taller than that, Shawnee planned on disrupting the Riders before they could use that advantage in the half court.
Shawnee’s full-court pressure created 31 turnovers and easy baskets as the Indians opened Western Buckeye League action with a 56-43 win over St. Marys on Thursday.
St. Marys at Shawnee Girls Basketball Photos:
NEW KNOXVILLE — With good pressure and timely runs the New Knoxville Rangers opened the MAC play with a convincing 44-37 victory over the Minster Wildcats Thursday evening at New Knoxville.
Minster at New Knoxville Girls Basketball Photos:
As expected in a game between these two teams, defense was the key.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator urged President Barack Obama to work more closely and cooperatively with both parties to avert allowing the nation to go over looming fiscal cliff.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman drafted a letter to Obama that was signed by several dozen other Republican senators as a way to jump start talks in order to reach a deal before the end of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff. If a deal is not struck by the end of the year, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will be triggered in 2013.