October 14th, 2011
Gale Elaine Miller, 65, of Lima, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Cleveland Clinic.
She was born July 31, 1946, in Coldwater, Mich., the daughter of Mary Lou and Dr. George Richardson.
Survivors are a daughter, Jennie (Jason) Hefner, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Joshua, Jonathan Michael and Natalie; a brother, David âDocâ Richardson; and her dog, Matilda.
Elrea C. Terflinger, 85, of Wapakoneta, died 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at her daughterâs residence.
She was born July 21, 1926, in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of Christena (Russell) and Blake Centers, who preceded her in death. She married William C. Terflinger, and he died July 21, 1995.
Twila M. Evans Graham Dineen, 86, of Otterbein-Cridersville, formerly of Spencerville, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima.
She was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Allen County, the daughter of Hazel (Strayer) and Lowell Evans, who preceded her in death.
On March 6, 1943, she married Robert E. âGeneâ Graham, and he died Oct. 4, 1983.. Then on Feb. 14, 1985, she married Lawrence W. âLarryâ Dineen, and he died Dec. 24, 2010.
Survivors include, a son, Douglas Graham, of Wapakoneta.
Clifford Fairfield âCliffâ Rison, 87, of Lima, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at his residence in Lima, and joined the love of his life.
He was born June 1, 1924, to Chloe Evick Rison Rohrbacher and Clifford Gaylord Rison, in Lima.
He married Laura M. Reineke on Aug. 19, 1947, in Lima, and she died Aug. 3, 2011, after more than 65 years of everlasting love.
He attended South High School until his family moved and then attended Cridersville High School, graduating in 1942. He attended Ohio University, in Athens.
After missing half of his senior season with a knee injury, Wapakoneta Redskinsâ Colin Mankin was eager to get back on the pitch for Seniors Night.
It only took him 27 second to reacclimate himself.
Mankinâs heel-kick goal in the opening minute proved to be the only offense the Redskins would need as they rolled to a 5-0 shutout win over the Kenton Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Thursday at Ryan Field.
FINDLAY â Wapakoneta Redskins junior Caleb Acheson saw his golf season come to an end at the Division I district tournament Thursday at Red Hawk in Findlay.
Acheson shot an 80 for the round and tied for 14th place out of 60 golfers.
âItâs not bad considering the itâs only the second time playing the course and first time in tournament conditions,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Acheson started with a par, bogey, par, then pulled his drive into the heather on No. 4. It took him two hits to get out and he ended up with a double bogey.
KENTON â The Wapakoneta Redskins defeated the Kenton Wildcats in three games in a Western Buckeye League varsity volleyball match Thursday at Kenton.
Senior hitter Morgan Quellhorst had 16 kills to lead the Redskins. Junior setter Nicole Brown had 38 assists.
Junior libero Amber Dickerson had 16 digs.
Wapak finished the season 13-8 overall and 6-3 in the WBL.
The Redskins open tournament play against the Bath Wildcats at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Lima Senior.
Charles Burrell, 79, a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima, loves to sing. Other residents at Elmcroft can vouch for that.
He loves to sing so much, in fact, that he has always had dreams of having his name flashing in lights as he prepared for a captive performance.
However, he figured it would always be a dream. But thanks to a special program for seniors, Burrellâs dream came true at precisely 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Keeping children safe as they ride their bicycles is the goal of an upcoming safety event hosted by an area police department.
The Cridersville Police Department is starting a new tradition and hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe and they ride their bike to school.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and his officers will be hosting the first annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Cridersville Elementary School.
âWe want to teach kids how to ride bikes safely,â Drake said, regarding the purpose of the event.
A U.S. senator praised the passage of trade agreements with three nations earlier this week and noted it could lead to a growth in jobs.
âItâs been a busy week,â Sen. Rob Portman said during a teleconference with regional media Thursday afternoon. âYesterday (Wednesday) all three of the pending export agreements (with) South Korea, Colombia and Panama were passed. This is a milestone.â