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November 11th, 2011

Veterans reflect

November 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local high school students paid tribute to those who have served in the military as part of the first Veterans Day celebration in their new building.

Memorial High School students, teachers and administrators invited veterans to visit their school during a ceremony on Friday.

Memorial High School social studies teacher kicked off the ceremony by welcoming those in attendance and reciting the history of Veterans Day and its beginnings as Armistice Day.

C. Donald Douglas, 68

November 11, 2011

C. Donald Douglas, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at his son’s home in Wapakoneta.

He was born on April 27, 1943, in Long Hollow, W.Va., the son of Miner Cecil and Hattie May (Thornton) Douglas, who preceded him in death. On April 20, 1969, he married Nelia Lou  Hudnall, and she died on July 30, 2008.

Mary Margaret Ramsey, 99

November 11, 2011

Mary Margaret Ramsey, 99, of 405 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 11:56 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the St. Marys Living

Center.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.

Garet O. Schmehl, 20

November 11, 2011

Garet O. Schmehl, 20, of 17906 State Route 66 in St. Marys, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident that occurred on Nov. 7.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1991, in St. Marys, to Tony and Renee (Craft) Schmehl.

He is survived by his parents, Tony and Renee Schmehl of St. Marys; by a sister, Megan Schmehl; by his paternal  grandmother, Dolores Schmehl  of St. Marys; by his maternal  grandmother, Ruth Craft of St. Marys; by numerous  aunts, uncles and cousins.

Margaret Ritter, 70

November 11, 2011

Margaret Ritter, 70, of 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1941, in Wellington, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Dennis and Johannah Horgan, both of whom preceded her in death. On Feb. 12, 1965, she married William Ritter, who survives in New Bremen.

Pedestrian Struck Near Wapakoneta

November 11, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash involving a pedestrian.

According to a crash report, troopers were called to Cemetery Road, near U.S. 33, at 6:39 a.m. Friday and found that Safee Thompson, 28, of Philadelphia, parked his trailer facing south on Cemetery Road. He exited the vehicle and began walking to the rear of it in an attempt to make contact with the tractor stopped behind him.

WBL All-League football teams

November 11, 2011

First Team Offense

Center

Austin Rupard, St. Marys, Sr.

Guard

Matt Samuelson, O-G, Jr.

Chris Schwartz, Wapakoneta, Sr.

Tackle

Andrew Garland, Bath, Jr.

Trey Smith, Wapakoneta, Sr.

Running Back

Aaron Smith, Bath, Sr.

D.J. Manning. St. Marys, Sr.

Connor Pickens, Wapakoneta, Sr.

List of Auglaize and Mercer County football all-time playoff appearances

November 11, 2011

Auglaize and Mercer County Football Teams' all-time playoff appearances:

Auglaize County

St. Marys Memorial (15 appearances, three OHSAA state titles)

2008, 2006, 2004 (2nd), 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1993 (state title), 1992 (state title), 1991, 1990 (state title), 1989, 1985, 1978, 1977

Minster (10 appearances, 1 state title)

HS Football Playoff Notebook: Minster lets players have say

November 11, 2011

MINSTER — High school football teams almost everywhere meet near the goalline after games in communal celebration or shared misery.

Usually the players take a knee and hear one voice — that of the head coach. Depending on the outcome, that speech is usually either irate or inspiring.

The Minster Wildcats take a different tact.

The Wildcats' smashmouth toughness on the field may be traditional, but Minster lets everyone share in the responsibility of talking after games  in a way that's pretty far from old school.

10 Years Ago This Week: Minster's volleyball team

November 11, 2011

10 Years Ago This Week – 2001

Old refrigerators, pieces of scrap metal from area farms, schools and homes along with the more...
Michael Schmitmeyer, a Memorial High Schol grad and former University of Findlay standout golfer...
  COLUMBUS — The Minster girls 4-by-400 meter relay team finished off the state...

 

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