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January 10th, 2012

Man dies at Minster Machine

January 10, 2012

MINSTER — Members of the Minster fire and rescue squad responded to Minster Machine this morning for an accident which resulted in the death of an employee.

Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues said crews received a telephone call shortly after 5 a.m. today reporting a male at Minster Machine was trapped under a plate of steel. By the time emergency responders arrived, Dues said employees at the foundry freed the male. The male was brought to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys via a Minster squad.

Finkelmeier plan: Councilor proposes longer terms, staggered races

January 10, 2012

To avoid a potential political pitfall, a Wapakoneta City Council member suggested lengthening the terms of office for councilors and council president and staggering the terms of all city elected officials.

Councilor-at-large Tom Finkelmeier Jr. proposed a plan to extend the terms of councilors and council president to four-year terms from two-year terms. He also proposed having the council president elected the same year as councilors representing the wards and the mayor, auditor, treasurer, law director elected the same year as councilors-at-large.

Criderville council swears in two new leaders

January 10, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — A local legislative body is seeing new faces this year to help lead the village.

A former Criders-ville Fire Department assistant chief and the current Lion’s Club president took their new seats on Monday evening as they attended their first village council meeting as councilors.

Rick Walls and Stacey Myers Cook were sworn in at the meeting.

W-G to expand policy on open enrollment

January 10, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen School District will soon expand its policy on accepting open-enrollment students.

Superintendent Chris Pfister recommended Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Educationmembers accept open-enrollment students statewide. Board members seemed to be unanimous with the recommendation.

Pfister, who formerly had been superintendent at Apollo in Lima, told the board members while there the school managed to attract finances to the district without experiencing any increased costs.

Myriam Rhodes, 72

January 10, 2012

Myriam S. “Mimi” Rhodes, 72, of Lima, died at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at her residence in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Dennis Chesbrough, 68

January 10, 2012

Dennis “Denny” Chesbrough, 68, of Celina, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Celina Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Jean Ackley, 78

January 10, 2012

Jean Ackley, 78, of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, and a resident of the Gardens of Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born Aug.21, 1933, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz. She married Cloyd Ackley, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1967.
She is survived three sons, Spike (Brenda) Ackley, of St. Marys; David Ackley, of St. Marys, and Shawn (Kerri) Ackley, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Laura (Dan) Leonard, of Celina, and Becky Ernst, of Coldwater.

January 9th

BASKETBALL: 'Skins strike early

January 9, 2012

Like a boxer, the Wapakoneta Redskins hit with a flurry early to draw first blood and then landed stunning blows in the second half to dispatch of the Kalida Wildcats.

Wapakoneta hit with three quick jabs in the opening stanza en route to a 16-1 first quarter lead as they exchanged landing shots the rest of the way in a 50-39 victory in varsity girls action.

BASKETBALL: Horstman powers New Knoxville past Tigers

January 9, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Behind the 26 points from Haley Horstman the New Knoxville Rangers girl’s basketball team was able to pull away from the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers for a 61-53 victory Saturday afternoon at New Knoxville.

“New Knoxville has a very good team,” Tigers varsity coach Ted Patton said. “Our kids played hard and didn’t quit and I am very happy with that.”

BASKETBALL: Trojans thump Fairlawn

January 9, 2012

BOTKINS — The Botkins girls came to within one game of evening out their record with a convincing 47-20 win over Fairlawn on Saturday.

The Trojans survived a slow start and held only a 4 point lead after the first eight minutes of play. They dominated from that point and outrebounded the Jets 47-12 to ease their way to the win.

“We were a little slow getting started and you could tell we hadn’t played in a while,” varsity coach Don Mack said. “We had some time off. An ugly win is still a win.”

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