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November 26th, 2012

Ada Ruth Klosterman, 89

November 26, 2012

Ada Ruth Klosterman, 89, of Celina, passed away at 11:59 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 23. 2012 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on July 30, 1923, in Celina to William and Bessie (Watson) Amerman, who preceded her in death.

On Feb. 25, 1946, she married Cletus H. Klosterman, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2007.

William “Bill” Wisener, 56

November 26, 2012

William “Bill” Wisener, 56, of 904 Tecumseh Drive, St. Marys, died suddenly at 11:57 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born June 4, 1956, in Lima, the son of Mark and Mary (Edmiston) Wisener.

He married Marty Fry on May 19, 1984, and she survives at the residence.

Santa Comes To Celina

November 26, 2012

CELINA — This year’s Reindog Parade saw few reindogs, but many excited children waiting in the bitter cold with their families for a glimpse of the big man — Santa Clause.

The parade commenced with a train carrying its chilly passengers to the crowd in front of the Celina courthouse on Main Street on Saturday. This crowd consisted almost entirely of parents pushing strollers or carrying their red-nosed toddlers.

November 23rd

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Horstman's 20 points leads Rangers to Kewpee win

November 24, 2012

BATH TOWNSHIP —  Returning Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year Haley Horstman scored a game-high 20 points and the New Knoxville girls basketball team generated enough offense in the third and fourth quarters  to squeeze past the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays 37-34 on Friday in the opening game of the ninth annual Kewpee Tip-Off Classic held at Bath.

Marion Local punches ticket for return trip to title game with 3OT nailbiter

November 24, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Marion Local has tightrope walked its way to Massillon.

Jacy Goettemoeller took a pitch off right tackle, leapt over a McComb defender and burrowed his way in from seven yards out to lift a charmed Marion Local to a 34-28 win in triple overtime in a Division VI state semi-final at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field on Friday night.

The Flyers (12-2) will play Newark Catholic on Friday, Nov. 30 at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium with a chance to win back-to-back state crowns and earn the school’s sixth state championship.

Local Returns From East Coast

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local Red Cross official recently returned to St. Marys after a two-week stint helping with the recovery efforts on the East Coast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Red Cross of Auglaize County Chapter Director Ken Cline left for New York shortly after the devastating storm left its mark on the East Coast. Cline spent much of his time in the Rockaways, which was among the hardest hit regions of New York.

Rider Takes Life In Stride

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — For senior Nick Durkee, his plans after high school are 75 percent certain.

He is not stressed about that 25 percent of uncertainty, but chooses to approach the future with a “whatever happens, happens” attitude.

“For now, I’m just planning on going to college for engineering,” Durkee said. “Wright State is my main option. I hope to run cross country there, too.”  

Hospital Joins Network

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — In hopes of bringing advanced stroke care to the area, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital has joined Ohio State University’s stroke telemedicine network.

The network connects rural hospitals with specialists in a cost-effective, timely manner, creating better patient outcomes. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Care Services Lana Hinders said the hospital was approached to join the network, which is funded through the Ohio Department of Health, last year.

Lela J. Will, 91

November 23, 2012

Lela J. Will, 91, of New Bremen died at 1:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.  

She was born on July 28, 1921, in Liberty Township in Mercer County.  

She was the daughter of Lewis J. and Addie M. (Alt) Bauer.  

On Aug. 29, 1953, she married Elmer Will who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2011.  

Bins Hit St. Marys

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — An annual toy drive to benefit children in the St. Marys School District is in full swing.

Barrels looking for donations as part of the Toys for Tots drive are out in full force at approximately 30 local businesses. Organizer Steve Mackenbach has been in charge of the drive for more than two decades.

“The thing about it I like the most is that everyone just seems up beat about it,” Mackenbach said. “Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s just a positive thing.”

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