April 11th, 2011
John E. Gribler, 80, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 7:47 p.m. Friday in Community Health Professionals In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio. He had been there for two days.
He was born on July 22, 1930, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to Ernest E. and Hazel V. Agler Gribler.
He married Mary Lou Gaunt on October 5, 1957; she survives.
Mirena E. Kopacz, 92, formerly of Decatur, died today aint The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Mary Ann Schwartz, 83, of rural Geneva, died Saturday at home.
PORTLAND—A co-ed triangular track meet between Adams Central, Bellmont and Jay County found the Jets capturing a tight boys meet while Jay County earned a decisive win in the girls encounter.
Adams Central boys dominated the field events winning three of the four events staged there and notched 58 points to nose out second place Jay County with 55. Bellmont was a close third with 43 markers.
With the loss of state runner-up high jumper Travis Jauregui and distance runners Justin Kukelhan and Michael Hammond to graduation, plus the loss of a pair of current seniors who decided not to run track, first-year head coach Andy Heim has had to fill a lot of holes in the Bellmont boys track team this year.
Edith M. Green, 93, a longtime resident of Monroe who moved to El Paso, Texas, a year ago, died in her residence at 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 3.
She was born on January 30, 1918, in Decatur to Harry O. and Ruth B. Baltzell Williams.
She married Frank L. Green on February 9, 1946, in Fort Wayne. He passed away on May 8, 1998.
She was a homemaker who did volunteer work at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne for 33 years.
What is "Super Two"?
(A) The final teams in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments?
(B) A new comic book hero duo?
(C) An improved style of highway?
(D) The numeral between Super One and Super Three?
The answer, as reported by Adams County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Macklin to the commissioners on Monday, is C.
(Editor's Note: In this article and others to follow, North Adams Community Schools officials will explain why they are seeking approval of a $1.25 million funding increase from taxpayers. The newspaper welcomes all comments on this issue. Please address them to: Referendum Peoples Voice.)
The Bellmont Squaws opened their 2011 campaign with a 9-0 win over the Bluffton Tigers Wednesday afternoon at the Bellmont diamond.
Nicole Schevenius tossed the complete game shutout for the Squaws pitching out of several situations where Bluffton had runners in scoring position to earn the victory.
"Overall, not a bad game, but we are capable of much more."
So said Bellmont's first-year varsity baseball coach Ben Fawbush after the Braves opened their 2011 season at home on Wednesday with a 6-3 win over the Bluffton Tigers.
The key hit was Will Busse's bases-loaded double in the sixth inning that drove in three runs and made the score 6-1.
The visiting Wells Countians are 0-1.