Archive - Feb 22, 2011
UNION CITY — South Adams started its sectional push this past Saturday, with a 53-47 decision over Union City at the Indians' gym. It was the fifth win of the season for Ryan Biegel's Starfires.
The Stars will host a sectional and will play Bluffton in a five-team tourney at the Stardome. Adams Central will play in the semi-finals against Bishop Luers.
Bellmont heavyweight Daniel Meyer (left) attempts to pull free of Jeremiah Harvey of Culver Community during the heavyweight semi-final match Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Meyer got away this time, but not in the fourth OT period in a 3-2 loss. He finished third in the state and Harvey won the title, with another overtime win.
It was Meyer's only defeat of the season.
Ruth R. Riley, 92, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday in Van Crest Healthcare in Van Wert, Ohio.
She married Norris R. "Shorty" Riley on November 11, 1939, in Wren, Ohio; he passed away on June 2, 1988.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Whitaker of Van Wert; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Rosalie) Kirkland of Berne; one brother, Noel Thatcher (and wife Barbara) of Decatur; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A gathering of 300 to 400 people braved foul weather to attend Monday's funeral held in the gymnasium of the Adams County Service Complex for John Friedt of Decatur, who died last week at 56.
Among the attendees were numerous people from Bellmont High School who knew Friedt from his 36 years of work as a BHS wrestling coach and many others who knew him from his lengthy career with the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District.
First it was freezing rain. Then it was snow. All the while, winds were roaring.
What it all amounted to was yet another blast of winter weather for Decatur and Adams County residents on Monday.
City weather station officials measured four inches of snow, boosting the city's total for the season to 34 inches.
It was back to the plows for city and county crews on Monday after a warm week in which most of the accumulated snow disappeared.
Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that his crews hit the streets at 3 a.m. today and everything was going "pretty well."
Trash pickups were on schedule, Gilbert added.