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James M. Luneke, 64

January 31, 2012

James M. Luneke, 64, of 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on July 31, 1947, in Dayton, to Carl L. and Gertrude R. (Raffel) Luneke, and they preceded him in death.

On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, and she survives.

He is also survived by two sons, James Luneke of Dayton and Tim Luneke of Dayton; a daughter, Angela (Rodney) Simpson of Celina; four grandchildren; a sister.

He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.

Paul J. Ranly, 91

January 31, 2012

Paul J. Ranly, 91, of 263 N. Hanover St., Minster, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in St. Marys.

He was born on April 14, 1920, in Cassella, to Peter and Sophia (Speck) Ranly, and they preceded him in death.

On April 15, 1944, he married Erma Mary Obringer, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1980. On Jan. 7, 1984, he married Marie F. (Post) Koesters, and she survives in St. Henry.

Bessie R. Oellerman, 82

January 31, 2012

Bessie R. Oellerman, 82, of 206 E. State St., Botkins, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on June 19, 1929, in Salem Township, in rural Auglaize County, to John Francis and Bessie Mae (Toler) Jackson, and they preceded her in death.

On April 14, 1956, she married Warren “Gene” Oellerman, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2002.

Judy Kay Gross, 62

January 31, 2012

Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, died at 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of Woodrow and Onolee (Miller) Piehl, and they preceded her in death.

January 30th

SWIMMING: Deubler and Taylor crowned WBL champions

January 30, 2012

DEFIANCE — St. Marys’ Madison Taylor’s diving title and Jared Deubler’s record-setting performance in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke event headlined the Roughrider boys and girls swim teams competition at the Western Buckeye League Championships at the Defiance YMCA on Thursday and Saturday.

Taylor , a Memorial High School freshman, won convincingly with a 308.45 score on Thursday — 20 points clear of a trio of Celina divers who finished second, third and fourth.  Celina’s Dethora Hasenjager finished second.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Minster commits just three turnovers in OT win over Wapak

January 30, 2012

 

Minster at Wapakoneta Boys Basketball Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157629089151927/show/


 

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s numerous chances to seal the game against Minster went awry, allowing the patient Wildcats to hang around and eventually surpass the Redskins 54-49 in overtime on Saturday night.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Wapak ends Minster's 10-game win streak

January 30, 2012

 

Minster at Wapakoneta Girls Basketball Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157629089712795/show/


 

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta girls head basketball coach Rusty Allen looked at the match-up heading into Saturday’s game against a red-hot Minster team and liked what he saw.

“Zone-wise I knew our matchup could give them fits,” Allen said.

City Reacts To Flooding

January 30, 2012

“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 23 to 30, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Ohio National Guardsmen from St. Marys and Celina mobilized and left to go to Portsmouth and Cincinnati to assist in flood relief. Company K went to Cincinnati and a medical detachment from Celina also left for the impacted region.

Keith J. Gehle, 66

January 30, 2012

Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born on May 19, 1945, in Celina, to Al and Florence (Leugers) Gehle, and they preceded him in death.  

On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. Homan, and she survives in Rockford.  

Ruth Harter, 72

January 30, 2012

Ruth Harter, 72, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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