January 30th, 2014
Jan. 30: Books, Babies and More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library of children ages 3-5.
A computer class will be held at 6 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Three, one-hour sessions will cover all the basics. Class size is limited please register.
William “Bill” T. Phlipot, 61, of New Bremen, died at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on April 16, 1952, in Coldwater, the son of the late Ernest and Jeannette (Budde) Phlipot.
Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death.
On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died on March 5, 2006.
Mark Alan Miley, 61, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Golden Living Center Valley in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1953, in Mercer County, the son of Walter and Rita (Axe) Miley.
He married Lorna West in 1985, in San Diego, Calif., and she preceded him in death after 18 years of marriage.
He is survived by his mother, Rita Miley, of St. Marys and by a sister, Susan (Mickey) Walker of Knox, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father, wife and an infant brother, Daniel Miley.
The area sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 28:
Sidney at Wapakoneta
Lima Perry at Bath
Celina at Versailles
Arcanum at Ft. Recovery
Adams Central at Parkway
Anna at Botkins
Fairlawn at Houston
Fort Loramie at Russia
BOTKINS — It’s been a cold few weeks for offenses opposing the Rangers.
The New Knoxville girls basketball team held a fourth straight opponent to fewer than 30 points and won its ninth straight game in a 57-25 win at Botkins on Monday night.
“After being off for three days, cold weather and the bus ride here, I’ll take it,” New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said.
The Rangers held Botkins to 28 percent shooting and forced 23 Trojan turnovers. Botkins was just 3 of 17 from the floor in the second half.
ST. MARYS — An area legislator announced plans on Monday to introduce a bill that would grant Ohio school districts additional calamity days this school year.
Kathryn A. McBride, 83, of St. Marys, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Wapakoneta, to Hugh and Gertrude (Schneider) Cook.
On Dec. 5, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, she married Perry D. McBride, who survives.
ST. MARYS — Efficiency ruled the night for the surging Celina Bulldogs in a 62-40 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team on Friday night.
Celina hit eight of the first nine shots it took and went 15 of 18 (83 percent) from the floor in the first half to build a 10-point halftime lead. The Bulldogs then wore on the Roughriders with a suffocating brand of defense.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Bremen Cardinals came through in crunch time once again.
The Cardinals got their post-game going, took care of the basketball and hit free throws down the stretch to hold on and defeat the New Knoxville Rangers 69-63 in a Midwest Athletic Conference game played at the Barn on Friday night.