November 12th, 2012
John M. Rauh, 68, of Coldwater, died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1944, in Celina, to Urban Rauh and Cecelia (Reichert), and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 15, 2011, he married Janie C. (Turner) Rauh, and she survives in Decatur, Ind.
He is survived by a stepson, Eric (Tina) Sorg of La Salle, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Hannah Martin of St. Marys; a brother; six stepgrandchildren; a brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Rhya Howell, nine months, the daughter of Kori Howell of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the emergency department of Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Larry D. Bollenbacher, 70, of Celina, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1942, in Sidney, to Ernest and Mable (Howell) Bollenbacher, and they preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1998, he married Linda (Shearer), and she survives in Celina.
Kathleen “Kate” Bergman, 80, of 8635 Erie Drive, Maria Stein, died at 9:19 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born on Jan. 5, 1932, in Versailles, to Bernard and Victoria (Pleiman) Schulze, and they preceded her in death.
On June 20, 1956, in Osgood, she married Eugene Bergman, and he survives in Maria Stein.
Paul Adams, 81, of Celina, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Dayton, to David and Abigail (Adams) Adams, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne D. (Wehrkamp) Adams of Celina; three children, Patricia Howard, David Adams and Pamela (Dan) Reed, all of Celina; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister; a sister-in-law.
He is preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.
Kurt Allan Metzger, 53, of Coldwater, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born on May 13, 1959, in Lima, to Kermit E. ‘Whitey’ and Maris Yuteve Kirchner Metzger, and they survive him in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by a sister, Elisha (Bart) Smith of Wapakoneta; his nieces, Andrea Smith Brookhart and Emily Smith; an uncle and aunt, Norman and Bonnie Kirchner; many cousins.
PIQUA — Marion Local kept trying to drive the stake into Minster’s heart.
That took a long time in a memorable playoff shootout on Friday between Midwest Athletic Conference rivals.
Between a 44-yard reverse pass for a touchdown, a goal line stand and a 99-yard, 14-play touchdown drive, Minster answered every call in the fourth quarter in its quest to come back from a 21-point deficit.
The Wildcats simply ran out of time. Never heart.
Aurora 27, Kent Roosevelt 13
Avon 24, Tiffin Columbian 14
Chardon 34, Kenston 15
Cin. Turpin 42, Franklin 14
Marion-Frank. 44, Can. Winch. 14
New Albany 42, Tri-Valley 35
Tol. Cent. Cath. 45, Madison 7
Trot.-Mad. 27, Winton Woods 20, OT
FAIRBORN — Buckeye Central head coach Bill Bonham didn’t wait until Saturday to proclaim a volleyball state champion in Division IV.
He’d already seen the Marion Local Flyers up close on Friday wield three unstoppable hitters to a three-game sweep in a state semi-final.
Bonham doesn’t see anyone having an answer for what the Flyers can put on the court. He said he expected Marion Local to hoist its fourth state title trophy in six years on Saturday.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Historic Association's Christmas Tree Festival will return for its second year at the Lockkeeper's House next month, and area residents are encouraged to include something special for the display.
New Bremen Historic Association Trustee Diane Paul noted the event included several displays last year.