November 25th, 2011
Coldwater is headed back to familiar territory — Northeast Ohio — in search of the school’s third state championship and a measure of atonement for last year’s loss in the championship game.
The Midwest Athletic Conference’s Coldwater Cavaliers are headed back to the state title game for the second straight season and the sixth time in the past 14 seasons after the Cavs drubbed Hicksville 41-21 in a Division V state semifinal at Lima Stadium on Friday night.
Photo slideshow of Friday Night's Action:
NEW BREMEN — For two and a half quarters the New Knoxville Rangers managed to stay with the Anna Rockets, but in the last four minutes of the third quarter the Rockets outscored New Knoxville 12-5 and defeated the Rangers 56-37 in the first game of the annual New Bremen Tip-Off Classic held at New Bremen.
ST. MARYS — A local arts center is hosting works by a Fort Wayne-based author and illustrator through an exhibit that runs through next year.
“Lynn Rowe Reed: Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue” opened at Arts Place’s Collective Center on Nov. 16. The exhibit, which is on loan from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, will run through Jan. 3, 2012.
The exhibit features a series of reproductions created from the children’s book, “Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue.”
ST. MARYS — After a two-month drop of almost 1 percent, unemployment rates in Auglaize County edged up slightly in October.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County's unemployment ticked up 0.2 percent to settle in at 7.4 percent last month. The unemployment rate at the same time last year was 8.6 percent.
ST. MARYS — Area businesses opened their doors early this morning to crowds of deal-seekers eager to make a dent in their holiday shopping lists.
“We’ve been very steady,” Kohl’s Assistant Manager Julia Dornick said. “The customers have been friendly, and we’ve been doing well.”
Dornick said the store, which opened at midnight, opened its doors to a slew of customers.
Irma A. Wendeln, 76, of 1776 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, where she had been a patient for seven weeks.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Minster, to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Charles U. Wendeln, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2009.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are being completed at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Edward W. Schulte, 84, of Celina, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Celina, to Frank and Rosa (Zumbrink) Schulte, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Waneta Michaels, and she survives him.
Delmar D. Hartley, 81, of St. Marys, died at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Moore County, Texas, to Clell A. and Ruth M. (Wollen) Hartley, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Edgar Hartley of New York, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Delmar served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Rosemary T. Menker, 76, St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Center, St. Marys.
She was born on May 9, 1935, in Fort Loramie, to William and Theresa (Sherman) Albers, and they preceded her in death.
On July 2, 1955, she married Norman U. Menker, and he survives at Otterbein.