October 10th, 2011
Carl Dennis Ransbottom, 73, of 1117 Kingswood Court, Celina, died at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Gardens in Celina.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1937, in Celina, to Clifford M. and Kathlene E. (Chapman) Ransbottom, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Lori Smith, David Ransbottom and Chris Ransbottom, all of Columbus, and Renee Ransbottom of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister.
Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Houston 0
NEW KNOXVILLE – The New Knoxville volleyball team didn’t let up in anything Saturday as they defeated the Houston Wildcats in a non-league match at New Knoxville 25-9, 25-17 and 25-8.
“I was happy with the girls that they didn’t let up,” Rangers head coach Jill Roode said. “They didn’t stop playing hard. It is easy for them not to play up to their potential when they play non-league games.”
Roger Lee Chapman, 63, of 7090 Fleetfoot Road, Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1947, in Athens, to Donald W. and Mae B. (Blankenship) Chapman, and they preceded him in death.
On April 2, 1966, he married Paula Muter, and she survives him in Celina.
He is also survived by his sons, Kelly (Julie) Chapman and Nathan (Stephanie) Chapman; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville/Washington Township Fire Department earned bragging rights for the year Saturday after beating the competition in the extrication competition at the Fireman’s Picnic.
Buckland, Chickasaw, New Bremen/German Township and New Knoxville/Washington Township fire departments went head-to-head in the annual competition, most boasting times under three minutes.
ST. MARYS — A local high school group is hosting a new fundraiser to go toward its cause of finding a cure for cancer.
Members of St. Marys Memorial High School's Relay for Life team is hoping to "Flush Out Cancer" with the fundraiser they kicked off Wednesday evening by placing a purple, duct-tape covered toilet in the school's assistant principal's, Brian Pohl, yard.
"The Relay kids voted who would be the first participant," MHS Relay for Life Adviser Karen Newlove said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Screams of victory, sighs of defeat and the occasional German tune filled the gym at New Knoxville Local School Friday morning, as students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in the German Olympics.
German teacher Kathy McClain said the annual event is used to promote German culture.
"The idea is to promote German heritage," McClain said, noting that the event is always scheduled during German-American Week. "With New Knoxville being a German town, we try to highlight their heritage."
WAPAKONETA — In a matter of a few minutes late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, Wapakoneta turned its rivalry game against St. Marys from a back-and-forth affair into a runaway romp.
The Redskins scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock going into halftime, recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter and grabbed control from there on out in a 48-22 victory over the Roughriders at Harmon Field on Friday night.
ST. HENRY — Minster raked in its third straight Midwest Athletic Conference win, defeating St. Henry 34-7 on Friday night.
“Our defense has been consistent just about every week and I thought they put together another good one today,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore. “I thought we really hit tonight. I thought we really hit, really well. There were some big hits out there, man.”
After three-and-outs by both schools to start the game, Minster’s Korey Schultz ran for a 60-yard gain from the Wildcats’ own 34-yardline.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers couldn’t be stopped as they defeated the new Bremen Cardinals 42-0 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Versailles.
“Every play that they hit started out as a five yard play,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “We just couldn’t tackle. Strength is extremely important and they ran through our tackles and that is what it came down to.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — A local district added three global students this school year as part of a foreign exchange student program.