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November 28th, 2011

Third-grade student wants to be famous

November 28, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Dressed in pink lace, sequins and glittery shoes, a third-grader who writes her own songs admits that some day she wants to be famous.
Even as Jaci Glass struggled with the heels, she said she needed to practice walking in them because they were making her trip and this was an outfit she wanted to wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The 9-year-old loves fashion, singing and dancing and says someday she hopes to be like her idols, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus, not only up on stage or on TV, but in magazines girls her age read.

Report: Urban Meyer hired as Ohio State coach

November 28, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — Urban Meyer is coming back to coaching and joining beleaguered Ohio State, ESPN reported Monday.

The sports network did not cite a source for its report, but Meyer worked for ESPN the past year.

Meyer won two national championships in six years as the coach at Florida. He left the Gators a year ago, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family. Now, the 47-year-old Ohioan will be returning to his roots by becoming coach of a Buckeyes team facing NCAA problems.

November 25th

BASKETBALL: Redskins edge Tigers in opener

November 26, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Pretty? No.
Gritty? Yes.
The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away to a 57-52 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the varsity girls basketball season opener for both teams.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half, including the go-ahead free throws with 3:24 to play.
“We got the ball inside down the stretch a couple times and forced them to foul us,” Wapak varsity coach Rusty Allen said. “We just kept doing the things we needed to do to get a ‘W’ tonight.”

Beulah M. Rupert, 76

November 25, 2011

Beulah M. Rupert, 76, of Lima, formerly of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in her home.
Funeral arrangements are being completed by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville.

Black(eye) Friday — No incidents locally, but fights in other cities

November 25, 2011

A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the United States as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
For the first time, chains such as Target, Best Buy and Kohl’s opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. Toys R Us opened for the second straight year on Thanksgiving itself. And some shoppers arrived with sharp elbows.

Holiday show coming to Performing Arts Center

November 25, 2011

Local residents can join Charles Dickens in his study as history, humor and holiday come to life as he tells the story of “A Christmas Carol.”
Scrooge and all the characters of Charles Dickens’ holiday story will take the stage for the final show of the season at Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in “The Night Before Christmas Carol,” a special take on the classic Christmas story written by Dickens in 1843.

Schools raising money with cards

November 25, 2011

For those wanting to support Wapakoneta City Schools, they need only to purchase groceries at Kroger with a special card.
To start, those interested purchase a gift card from the school district for $1. Money can be continuously reloaded onto the card.

Viola Thuman, 98

November 25, 2011

Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wed-nesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born May 11, 1913, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Leininger) and Jacob H. Zorn, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 26, 1933, she married Lloyd R. Thuman, and he died April 9, 1988.

Viola Thuman, 98

November 25, 2011

Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died 3:09 p.m., Wed. Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born May 11, 1913, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Leininger) and Jacob H. Zorn, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 26, 1933, she married Lloyd R. Thuman, and he died April 9, 1988.

Final tallies official: Two votes separate Uniopolis mayor’s race

November 25, 2011

Two votes ended up being the difference in the race for Uniopolis mayor.
By two votes, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term, according to official results of the Nov. 8 general election released Wednesday by the Auglaize County Elections Board.
No final outcomes of other countywide races changed based on official election results after provisional ballots were added into totals.

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