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February 6th, 2012

Clarence Cox, 76

February 6, 2012

Clarence William “Bill” Cox, 76, of McGuffey, died at 11:36 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Atlasburg, Pa., the son of Hilda Mae Park and Morgan Ulysis Cox. On July 21, 1956, he married Dorothy Wolanski, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Daniel William Cox, of McGuffey, and Timothy Morgan Cox, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two daughters, Valerie Lynn Cox, of Eldon, Mo., and Beverly Ann Roeder of Tucson, Ariz.
Private family services will be held at a later date. No public visiting hours are planned.

Carolyn Stirn, 78

February 6, 2012

Carolyn P. Stirn, 78, of rural Lima, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at St.Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born July 10, 1933, in Wyandot County, the daughter of Marjorie (Buckingham) and Dale E. Parsell. On Aug. 28, 1955, she married Rev. Eldon D. Stirn, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Phillip D. Stirn, of rural Lima; and a daughter, Beth A. Vondran, of rural Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Shawnee Alliance Church, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel H. Messner officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.

Donna Jacobs, 68

February 6, 2012

Donna Jacobs, 68, of St. Marys, died Saturday Feb. 4, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Doreen Brewster, 91

February 6, 2012

Doreen A. Brewster, 91, 248 Greentree Lane, Bellefontaine, died at 4 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Green Hills Retirement Community in West Liberty.
She was born Aug. 5, 1920, in London, England, the daughter of the late Avis and Thomas Wood. On Aug. 13, 1944, in London, England, she married Fredrick B. Brewster and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Peter T. Brewster, of Zanesfield, and Michael (Terry) Brewster, of Bellefontaine; and a daughter, Judy (Doug Parker) Weber, of Bellefontaine.

Donald Yost, 79

February 6, 2012

Donald “Don” William Yost, 79, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late Lois (Hess) and Frank Yost. He married Susan Kay McElroy Yost, who survives.

War has ties to county

February 6, 2012

A local history buff shared the story of the War of 1812, including its ties to Auglaize County this weekend with members of the local genealogical society.

Often referred to as America’s second war for independence and the forgotten war, St. Marys attorney Bill Huber began studying the war while researching family names for his son.

“I began researching and never stopped,” Huber said of the war that celebrates its bicentennial. “I was surprised with the information that is out there.”

Land for buffer zone: City to purchase property to protect wells, expand plant

February 6, 2012

Knowing a state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement is imminent, Wapakoneta city administrators have negotiated a land deal to increase its holdings to protect the city’s water supply.

Wapakoneta City Council members are to hear the first reading of an ordinance granting authority to Mayor Rodney Metz to consummate a deal for 17.72 acres for $225,000 from Vernita Mould.

Third-grader hopes to play sports in future

February 6, 2012

Basketball and golf run in the Hefner family and 9-year-old Jonathan Hefner is following suit.

The third-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School lists his favorite hobbies as sports, specifically basketball and golf, but also football.

“I started playing golf when I was 3 with my grandpa,” said Jonathan, who says they continue to play together in the summer and are sometimes joined by his dad.

The son of Jennie and Jason Hefner said it was his father who taught him to play basketball.

BASKETBALL: L-B tops Wapak

February 6, 2012

FINDLAY — Twenty-four hours after a tip-to-buzzer win over the rival St. Marys Roughriders, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team found itself on the other end of the scoreboard.

The Liberty-Benton Eagles jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a 55-33 win over the Redskins on Saturday night at Liberty-Benton High School.

Coached by 500-game winner Steve Williman, Liberty-Benton took a 15-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

BASKETBALL: Cards clip Trojans

February 6, 2012

BOTKINS — A strong team effort for the New Bremen Cardinals allowed them to travel into Botkins Saturday night and defeat the Trojans 67-48 in a non-league game played at Botkins.

“Our kids really responded tonight,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “It was nice to see the energy they used after the heartbreaking loss we suffered Friday night. I thought we really responded well.”

“Their pressure hurt us a little bit tonight,” Trojans head coach Brent Meyer said. “We also didn’t shoot very well from the floor shooting 29 percent.”

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