October 24th, 2014
Western Buckeye League
Elida 35, Bath 7
Kenton 24, Celina 22
Shawnee 32, Defiance 29
Ottawa-Glandorf 42, St. Marys 21
Wapakoneta 42, Van Wert 0
Midwest Athletic Conference
Coldwater 49, Delphos St. John’s 0
Ft. Recovery 31, St. Henry 26
Marion Local 48, Versailles 0
Minster 28, Anna 21
Parkway 35, New Bremen 12
ST. MARYS — Absentee voting has gotten off to a brisk start in Auglaize County.
As of Thursday, 2,467 residents requested absentee ballots be mailed to them ahead of the Nov. 4 General Election. Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox said of that number, approximately 1,000 have be returned to the board of elections office.
Ray “Rebel” A. Jarrells, 83, of 315 E. Spring St. in New Knoxville, died at 4:53 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in Nolan, W.Va., to Dee and Iva (Sparks) Jarrells, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Dec. 22, 1949, in Pikeville, Ky., he married Wanda L. Cook, who survives.
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Loretta D. Kill, 69, of St. Marys, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Otterbein Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1945, to Aloysius and Rose Mary Elwer Kill who preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Spencerville High School, Class of 1963.
Loretta was a veteran with the U.S. Air Force. She was recognized as the first woman in the PA Air National Guard to attain the status of first sergeant and retired as senior master sergeant in 1999.
Stephen D. Lawson, 57, of 1033 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at 9:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 17, 1957, in Richmond, Ind., the son of Phillip and Della (Anderson) Lawson.
He married Carolyn Teague, and she died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.
Carolyn Lawson, 57, of 1033 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died suddenly at 11:59 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1957, in Jelico, Tenn., the daughter of Hewil and Evelyn (Orick) Teague.
She married Stephen Lawson, and he died on Monday.
Kenneth C. Albers, 54, of Minster, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1960, in St. Marys, to the late Ralph and Rosemary C. (Riethman) Albers.
His mother survives in New Bremen.
A list of upcoming Halloween events:
• The Wapakoneta downtown Halloween parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
• Trick-or-treat at Golden Living Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
ST. MARYS — Some of the diamonds at K.C. Geiger Park are slated to get a facelift in the coming years.
During Monday night's St. Marys Parks and Playgrounds Committee meeting, City Engineer Craig Moeller briefed committee members on some of the work being done at the park. Moeller said crews started working on improving diamond No. 7 shortly after the fall season. However, wet weather has forced the postponement of any further work until the field dries.