November 23rd, 2011
ST. MARYS — As local residents take to the stores on Friday to begin holiday shopping, one local business owner says he hopes those shoppers pick up a little extra for those in need.
The annual Toys for Tots campaign kicked off this week. Local Coldwell Banker owner Steve Mackenbach delivered barrels to more than two dozen local businesses and factories with the goal of collecting toys for the annual Goodfellows program, which distributes the items to needy families in the St. Marys School District.
Mary F. Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1938, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of John and Verona (Bustetter) Mosler, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 28, 1957, she married James D. Webb, and he survives her.
Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in St. Johns, the son of Glen and Mabel (Kiese) Hittepole, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Werling, and she survives him.
Loretta I. Bustetter, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Brautigam) Seitz, and they preceded her in death.
On June 6, 1945, she married Alfred A. Bustetter, and he survives her.
FINDLAY — A pair of former New Knoxville Rangers went head-to-head in early season college basketball action when the University of Findlay faced Cedarville on Tuesday night.
Former Ranger and Findlay junior Brad Piehl and the Oilers emerged with a 90-84 win over Marcus Reineke and Cedarville.
Reineke went 5-for-5 from beyond the three-point arc and scored a team-high 17 points for the Yellow Jackets. Reineke, a freshman guard, came off the bench and went a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor.
Erika Thornsberry - Lipscomb
Erika Thornsberry, a St. Marys grad and Lipscomb freshman, is getting playing time off the bench in her first season with the Bisons.
Thornsberry scored three points and corralled four rebounds for the Bisons against Alabama A&M last Saturday.
She also had three points and four rebounds against Austin Peay on Nov. 14.
The Bison are 0-5 on the season and take to the court again at Vanderbilt on Friday night.
LeAnn Topp - Wilmington
With the high school basketball season just two weeks away, every day before the season starts we'll take a glance at a WBL squad.
Today, a look at the Elida Bulldogs, whose season will get a late start as all-Ohio basketball player and quarterback Reggie McAdams has the Bulldogs a game away from a state championship game.
Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Celina, to Eugene C. and Hilda P. (Schoch) Heckler, and they preceded her in death.
On June 14, 1952, she married Richard E. Hawk, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.