March 12th, 2012
Dressed as the late magician Harry Houdini, Kaleb Benny would rather slip the handcuffs of school work to be on a lined soccer field.
Benny, a sixth-grader at Wapakoneta Middle School, said he was no longer nervous about giving his presentation after having given his speech to two judges Friday during the annual Biography Fair.
While he likes schools, the 11-year-old son of Wendy and Steve Benny is quick to point out he would rather have given his presentation on a soccer player or be playing on the soccer field.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State won’t have far to travel to play in the NCAA tournament.
At the same time, though, the Buckeyes face a logistical nightmare.
The Buckeyes (27-7) will play 15th-seeded Loyola of Maryland in the second round in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Since the game is just a half-day drive from campus for Ohio State’s mass of scarlet-clad fans, that’s good news.
Pearl Walker, 84, formerly of 319 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center â€“ Valley in St. Marys.
She was born April 26, 1927, in Pruden, Tenn., to Elvin and Mary (Adkins) Orick.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of Mary (Reier) and John Roth, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick â€śFritzâ€ť Arnett, who died Jan. 17, 1992.
FATHER-SON SKILLS CLINIC: The Wapakoneta High School boys basketball coaching staff will be conducting its 1st annual Father-Son Skills Clinic (Saturday, March 23 at Wapakoneta Elementary School) to give dads the opportunity to take the court with their sons and receive valuable instruction at the same time.
E. Lucille (Bushong) Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born July 27, 1925, in Williamstown, the daughter of M. Marie (Steinman) and Marion U. Bushong, who preceded her in death. In 1964, she married C. Gaylord Eichhorn who died in 1967.
Surviving are a brother, Everett Bushong, of Dunkirk; a step-daughter, Gladys Whitmer, of Kettering; and several nieces, nephews, and step-relatives.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Randall C. “Randy” Hensley, 61 of Lima died 7 a. m., Friday, March 9 at Criders-ville Health Care.
He was born Oct. 5, 1950, in Borger, Texas, to Betty (Jacobs) and Thomas Richard Hensley. They survive in Floyd, Va.
He married Gwen Wooley on June 18, 1994, and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Hensley served in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include a son, Cody Hensley of Lima; and a daughter Rachel Hensley of Lima.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Thomas Jefferson, Martha Stewart and William Shakespeare all lurked through the halls Friday at the Wapakoneta Middle School.
The sixth-graders, who held their annual Biography Fair on Thursday for parents and Friday for fellow students and judges, had the opportunity to select a famous person, research that person and then dress-up like them. All their work was judged by members of the local community.
“They worked so hard,” sixth-grade teacher Michelle Boyer said. “They know the person they are studying and are very excited.”
In 15 weeks, the Auglaize County Fairgrounds midway will host walkers for an 18-hour walk for the 15th annual Relay for Life as teams and individuals celebrate victims and survivors of cancer.
Trying to mirror the stages through which a cancer survivor endures, Relay for Life organizers have chosen the theme, “A Cure for All Seasons.”
The American Red Cross is asking everyone to help others in need by supporting the lifesaving services the national organization provides.
The director of the Auglaize County Branch of the American Red Cross is making a special plea for the community’s support in March, which is Red Cross Month.