August 26th, 2011
Roland P. Otting, 64, of Golden Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys, died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1947, in Piqua, to Paul and Mary Ann (Schlosser) Otting, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by three siblings; a sister-in-law.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery in Minster.
Lucille L. Moorman, 86, of 909 Rosewood Drive, Celina, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Coldwater, to Aloys and Ottilia (Gottes) Garman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three sons, Gary (Elizabeth) Moorman of Tipp City, Michael (Bianca) Moorman of Louisville, Ky., and Kenneth Moorman of Celina; a sister; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons; two brothers; sister.
Victor “Vic” Woodall, 72, of St. Marys, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Troy, to Robert E. and Jennie (Sharits) Woodall, and they preceded him in death.
His wife of 47 years, Vicke (Davis) Woodall, survives him.
NEW BREMEN — A local Congressman says a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the nation’s capital is preventing the economy from picking up and pulling out of the recession.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, visited members of the Southwestern Auglaize County Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon to talk about the current climate in Washington. He touched upon a variety of topics including business growth, the debt ceiling debate and how to streamline the federal government.
ST. MARYS — A state department released its official report cards for school districts across Ohio Wednesday, with a local school district seeing a few changes on its 2010-11 card.
The Ohio Department of Education released the official St. Marys City School District’s 2010-11 School Year Report Card Wednesday, with the district meeting 24 out of the 26 indicators and netting an effective rating.
High school football returns on Friday night and intriguing match-ups abound within the Grand Lake St. Marys region. Sports Editor Brian Smith puts down what's been filling up his notebook about each area match-up leading up to Week 1.
St. Marys at Sidney
Thursday, Aug. 25
New Knoxville at St. Marys, 5 p.m. (varsity begins at 5 p.m.)
Elida at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
New Knoxville at Coldwater, 4:30 p.m.
Delphos St. John's at Minster, 4:30 p.m.
Minster at Delphos St. John's, 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys at Elida, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Local Scores:
NEW KNOXVILLE — The cafeteria was filled with chatter Wednesday afternoon as New Knoxville middle school students swapped stories of their summers over lunch during their first day back in school.
The St. Marys boys cross country team captured a season-opening victory in a quad meet at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday, paced by meet winner Alex Mielke. The Wapakoneta girls capture the Auglaize County event, while New Knoxville’s girls team turned in the top two times of the race.
The Roughrider boys finished first with 30 points, edging out second-place New Bremen (34 points). Wapakoneta took third (86) and New Knoxville was fourth (92).
Mielke won the race with a 17:50 time for the Roughriders.