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January 19th, 2012

Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders

January 19, 2012

Points Per Game                                 G     PTS.   PPG

Travis Bertram, Wapak                             11     189     17.3

Garet Fledderjohann, St. Marys              10    122     14.5

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

January 19, 2012

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962

Deputies Probe Burglary

January 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Law enforcement officials are searching the eastern portion of the county for burglary suspects.

In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies and detectives from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching the Buckland area for suspects in a burglary that occurred early this morning.

At approximately 3:03 a.m. today, a passerby noticed someone in the Trupointe business located at 101 Main Street in Buckland and called the sheriff’s office.

Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86

January 19, 2012

Helen Marie Vantilburg, 86, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Hopewell Township, to Lawrence Schaadt and Esther Viereck, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 14, 1944, she married Harold Vantilburg, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2009.

She is survived by two sons, James (Brenda) Vantilburg of Celina and Mark (Anna) Vantilburg of Crestwood, Ky.; a daughter, Janet (Gary) Morrison of Celina; a sister-in-law; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Russell W. Louth, 77

January 19, 2012

Russell W. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on March 20, 1934, in Spencerville, to Donald and Chloe (McCullough) Louth, and they preceded him in death, along with his stepmother, Myrtle (Vandemark) Louth.

On April 30, 1955, he married Judy A. Harbison, and she survives.

He is also survived by three children, Jennifer (Tim) Barnes of St. Marys, Amy (Daniel) Miller of Fremont and David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; a brother.

BOE Talks Schedule Changes

January 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — After two hours of discussion and listening to a presentation, members of a local school board agreed to move forward with a scheduling change at the high and middle school levels during a special meeting Wednesday evening.

Members of the St. Marys Board of Education met Wednesday evening to discuss the switch from a traditional schedule to a trimester schedule — with the deciding factor being the fact that students would receive more instructional time in a trimester schedule versus the traditional schedule the upper-level schools currently use.

Group Touts 2012 Goals

January 19, 2012

CELINA — Local officials charged with helping lead the effort to heal Grand Lake St. Marys released their goals for 2012.

“Our main goal for 2012 is very simple — an advisory-free lake,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke told a crowd gathered for the commission’s progress summit on Wednesday. “That means you put your toes in the water — that’s very important. We’ve made great progress last year, but that’s our goal for this year.”

January 18th

State To Offer Discounts at GLSM

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released pricing for camping, shelter house rentals and dock fees at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park.

The savings are available immediately and include:

• 25 percent off camping.

• 25 percent off Getaway rentals.

• 25 percent off of shelter house rental.

• 50 percent off private and state dock fees.

Norbert W. Watercutter, 92

January 18, 2012

Norbert W. Watercutter, 92, of 8130 Wells Road, McCartyville, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.

He was born on May 1, 1919, to Henry and Elizabeth (Otting) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.

On May 3, 1947, in McCartyville, he married Frances M. Esser, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2007.

William E. Masonbrink, 78

January 18, 2012

William E. Masonbrink, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.

He was born on July 29, 1933, in Kilgore, Texas, to Herbert Masonbrink and Lola Buckley, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 28, 1955, he married Ramona Wolfe, and she survives him.

He is also survived by a son, Steve (Linda) Masonbrink of Dublin; two daughters, Vicki Masonbrink of Westerville and Theresa Markovich of Wauseon; a brother; a family friend; two sisters; two grandchildren.

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