Archive - Feb 2012
MINSTER — Top-ranked Ottoville scored its 20th win of the regular season and validated the Division III Associated Press poll championship it won earlier in the week with a 43-36 over Minster in a match-up of two of the best small-school girls basketball programs in Ohio on Saturday.
If a run through the Midwest Athletic Conference gauntlet all season hadn’t prepared the Minster girls basketball team enough, the final two weeks put the Wildcats on the court with two of Ohio’s best in non-conference action.
Edward H. Roettger, 73, of 224 N. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on March 12, 1938, in Lock Two, to Edward C. and Viola (Senger) Roettger, and they preceeded him in death.
Edward is survived by two sisters; nine nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officaiting. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Stanley Kleinhenz, 82, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.
Charlie Comer, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
S. Andrew Liming, 57, of 2260 Celina Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1953, in Xenia, to Ervin and Maryjane (Webster) Liming, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
He is also survived by two brothers, Gary (Joann) Liming of St. Marys and Joey Liming of St. Marys; a sister, Nancy (David) Liette of St. Marys; numerous nieces, nephews and acquaintances; his canine companion, D.J.
Verti Lee Chaffins, 79, of Bourbonnais, formerly of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1932, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Edgle and Cordie (Tuttle) Wicker, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 13, 1947, she married Richard Chaffins, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2005.
ST. MARYS — A group of local high school students will be moving on in an annual science competition, as they compete at the district level next month.
Memorial High School senior Keith Frische, sophomores Courtney Steele and Alli Franklin and freshman Ben Tuttle will be heading to Ohio Northern University on March 24 in Ada after moving on from their school science fair held Feb. 8 and 9.
NEW BREMEN — An area village took a look at its finances during a special meeting this weekend.
New Bremen Village Councilors met on Saturday morning to discuss capital projects to go ahead with this year.
To begin, Village Administrator Wayne York noted the village ended up spending approximately $400,000 more on capital projects in 2011 than it planned.
VAN WERT — Van Wert turned in a strong defensive performance over the final three quarters and used an offensive outburst in the second quarter keyed by a bench player’s breakout night for a 68-43 win over St. Marys on Friday night.
“I just thought our attention to the little things got better and we were able to capitalize when we made them uncomfortable,” Van Wert head coach Dave Froelich said.
Offensively for the Cougars, a bench player was the catalyst.
ROCKFORD — A lay-up by Parkway’s Derek Luth with 25 seconds left proved to be the difference in the Panthers’ stunning win over New Bremen on Friday night.
Parkway picked up only its second win of the season with a 52-51 victory over the Cardinals.
“They were tougher than us,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “That was the difference. They were tougher and competed harder and they wanted it more and we took it. It was that way the entire night. No matter what it was it was like that the entire night.”