April 17th, 2012
WAPAKONETA — A county organization is gearing up for its annual benefit this week and is still accepting items to be auctioned off.
ST. MARYS — Beginning last week, kindergarten students from Auglaize and Mercer counties learned the ins and outs of a hospital visit as they stopped by Joint Township District Memorial Hospital as part of Make Believe Hospital 2012.
More than 800 area kindergarteners will pass through the halls of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital during its run this year, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Assistant Coordinator Cindy Gaerke said.
Robert E. “Bob” Seibert, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:07 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Betty J. Hoselton, 83, of Celina, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Celina Manor.
She was born on June 21, 1928, in Raymond City, W.Va., to Otto Spaulding and Tressie Marie Burklo, and they preceded her in death.
On April 28, 1946, she married Chales W. Hoselton, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2011.
Patricia R. Gray, 85, of 2700 Pelham Court, Toledo, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, in Clarksville, Tenn.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1927, in Toledo, to Ernest and Ruth (Sherman) Hess, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 14, 1969, in Toledo, she married Fred Gray Jr., and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1990.
SOFTBALL: ST. HENRY 4, ST. MARYS 3
ST. HENRY — St. Henry erased the St. Marys softball team’s 3-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Redskins kept the score right there and defeated the Roughriders 4-3 on Monday night.
St. Marys led 1-0 heading into the top of the fourth. The Riders added a run in the fourth when Tannar Rutschilling reached on a fielder’s choice, Carly Carnes walked and Kiley Schamp hit a ball back up through the box for an RBI single.
CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.
According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road. Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.
MINSTER — The Minster boys track team won the Minster Memorial Invitational on Saturday, distancing itself from the rest of the 14-team field with 165 points on a soggy day. New Bremen finished fifth, St. Marys took seventh and New Knoxville was 14th in the boys standings.
The Minster girls team finished second to first-place Versailles (116 points) with 105 points. New Bremen finished seventh, St. Marys was ninth and New Knoxville took 15th in the 16-team girls event.
NEW BREMEN — It all started with a laugh, and after a year and a half of fundraising, planning and designing, the Sunshine Playground structure is now standing in Bremenfest Park.
Approximately 55 volunteers split into five teams Saturday morning to put together the structure of the 100 percent handicapped accessible playground. The Sunshine Playground will be the only handicapped accessible playground in west central Ohio.