By NANCY KLINE
Joei Hoorman, Ottawa, has had arunning joke with her brother T.J.She said she was never present thethree times he bowled a perfect300. Joei said it was only fair that hewas not present when she bowleda 300. Joei became the first woman tobowl a 300 in a Putnam Countybowling alley on Feb. 21.“I don’t think it has sunk in yet,”admitted Joei. “It’s kind of over-whelming.” She was bowling atOttawa Highland Lanes.Bowling is second nature to herfamily. Her grandmother Mary JaneMullett, originally managed thebowling alley, the Main Way, for-merly located at the corner of SR 65and US 224.When that was flooded out in January 1959, her brothers openedHighland Lanes in Ottawa. This wasopened only 9 months later in Sep-tember. Mullett managed this bowl-ing alley until she died.“I think I’ve been bowling myentire life,” Joei said. She beganby using a 6 pound ball known asBlack Beauty. “Then I grew into a10 pound ball. It was called the StarBall and was my grandma’s.” Joei said she got her first pairof bowling shoes when she wasin high school. She has bowlingwith three leagues and also taking part in pro-bowling tournamentsin Toledo.“I’ve had eight active balls,” Joeisaid. “When I’m done, I usuallyretire them.”On the day she bowled her per-fect score, Joei admits she was notexpecting this to happen.“I’ve had one time when I wasbowling in Lima and came close,”she said. “That time everyonewatched as I bowled. It was verynerve-wracking.” Joei said this time no one reallystopped talking to make her thecenter of attention.“I’d been bowling a 265 for fourweeks,” she said. “My first thoughtwas I was going to bowl a 280 anddisappoint my mom, Dani.” Theformer high score for a woman atOttawa Highland Lanes was a 288bowled by Patti McInally. After she bowled the 300 Joeicalled her dad James.“He didn’t believe me at first,” shesaid. Her boyfriend, Derek Sey-ert, who was with her father, wasexcited and exclaimed “I told youshe would do it.” Joei said she most enjoys bowl-ing because of the social time. “Andit’s not just getting to see my teammembers,” said Joei. “I also enjoyseeing members of other teams,”She spoke of some older teammembers such as Vince’s TV teamladies.“Some of my friends I get to seeremind me of my grandmother,” Joei said. She has already startedteaching her three year old son howto bowl.“At first he learned by pushing theball down the alley,” Joei said. “Nowhe’s learning to use his fingers inthe holes.” Joei said she appreciates all thesupport she has been given by herfamily, team members, other bowl-ers and Randy Schroeder, whoowns Ottawa Highland Lanes.Trying to figure out how she wasable to bowl the perfect score, Joeisaid it had to do with the date. ‘Itwas on 2-21-2012 you know,” shesaid. “I think it’s some type of com-bination of birthdays of relatives.” Joei said she doesn’t know if anyPutnam County woman ever scoreda perfect 300 while bowling outsideof Putnam County, but admittedto being surprised to be the firstwoman to do it in the county.
A perfect day for Ottawa woman
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Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Morgan J. Bailey, Waynesfield, andTimothy J. Bailey, Jr., Ottawa, weregranted a dissolution of marriage.They were married Oct. 1, 2010 inOttawa, and have no minor children.
Dispositions/March 1Kevin R. Taggi,
45, 539 Ralph St.,Kalida, was sentenced to 30 monthsin prison for driving under the influ-ence, five convictions within 20 years.He was fined $1,350 and given creditfor eight days served. His driver’slicense was suspended for life.
27, 308 N. UnionSt., Fostoria, was sentenced to 15days in jail for violating the terms of supervision. The violations includefailing to pay court costs and fees inthe amount of $598.57 owed to thechild support enforcement.
Robert W. Pollock,
37, 214 S.Market St., Van Wert, pleaded guiltyto two counts trafficking in drugs(heroin). He faces up to 30 monthsin prison and $7,500 in fines and 12months to 10 years license suspen-sion. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted.
John J. Mares,
22, 734 E. SecondSt., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to burglaryand gross sexual imposition. Hefaces up to 54 months in prison and$15,000 in fines. Bond was contin-ued while a pre-sentence investiga-tion is conducted.
Daniel J. Garcia,
37, 133 WabashAve., Defiance, pleaded guilty to traf-ficking in drugs and permitting drugabuse. He faces up to 48 monthsin prison, $12,500 in fines and sixmonths to five year license suspen-sion. Bond was continued while apre-sentence investigation is con-ducted.
Rachel E. Jay,
Columbus Grove,and John J. Jay, Columbus Grove,were granted a dissolution of mar-riage. They were married in Colum-bus Grove, and have two children.
Dispositions/March 2Shawn Rex,
37, 3450 S. Wapako-neta Road, Lima, was sentenced to20 days jail for felony non supportwith credit for one day served. Hemust obtain and maintain employ-ment, pay child support, and payrestitution of $12,393.17.
Danny D. Woods, III,
25, 424 E.Sycamore St., Columbus Grove, wassentenced to 10 days jail for theftof checks and given credit for fivedays served. He must pay restitu-tion in the amount of $2,149.04 toSteele’s Wrecking Yard and perform100 hours’ community service. Hewas originally charged with forgeryand theft.
Tamara K. Quintero, Leipsic, andValente Quintero, Ottawa; dissolutionwith children.Chance K. Maag, Fort Jennings,and Mark A. Maag, Fort Jennings;dissolution with children.Huntington National Bank, Colum-bus, v. Gabriel S. Tijerina, Leipsic;foreclosure.Katherine Clung, Cloverdale, v.Anita Toussi, Findlay; medical negli-gence.Tabbetha A. Scott, Continental,v. Knueve and Sons, Inc., Kalida;medical.Andrew J. Heitmeyer, Ottawa, andKim M. Heitmeyer, Ottawa; dissolu-tion with children.
Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/Feb. 23James R. Sulfridge,
32, 303 S Sec-ond St., Continental, charged withtrafficking in drugs, a felony, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of attempt trafficking, a misdemeanor.Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine,with 150 days jail suspended, andrestitution of $690 to the MAN unit.
Richard S. Schneider,
25, 26196Road R, Fort Jennings, pleaded guiltyto theft. Sentence: 180 days jail,$180 fine, with 180 days jail sus-pended and restitution of $790 toVerhoff Machine and Welding. Healso pleaded guilty to receiving sto-len property. Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with 150 days jailsuspended, and complete assess-ment at Pathways Counseling Cen-ter or equivalent, with restitution of $206.60 to Progressive Stamping,Inc. A charge of theft was dismissed.
Nicholas R. Hill,
31, 711 N. Bel-more St., Trailer 15, Leipsic, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sen-tence: 30 days jail, $100 fine, with29 days jail suspended, and com-plete assessment at Pathways Coun-seling Center, or equivalent. A chargeof disorderly conduct was dismissed.
Toby J. Kaye,
37, 201 South St.,Continental, pleaded guilty to DUI.Sentence: $180 days jail, $375 fine,one-year license suspension, with177 days jail suspended, and creditfor three days jail upon completion of DIP program.
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance,default judgments v. Joshua L. Col-lins, Cloverdale, $873, plus interestand costs.
Dispositions/Feb. 27Mark E. Morning,
29, 644 E.Main St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty toan amended charge of driving undersuspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with 170 days jailsuspended.
Christopher R. Revuelta,
32, 536S. Oak St., Ottawa, pleaded guiltyto non support of dependents. Sen-tence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with180 days jail suspended.
Dispositions/Feb. 28Richard W. Miler,
53, 502 E. Har-mon St., Oakwood, charged withtrafficking in drugs, a felony, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of attempt trafficking, a misdemeanor.Sentence: 180 days jail, $100fine, with 180 days jail suspended.Charges of trafficking in drugs andpermitting drug abuse were dis-missed.
Joseph A. Klett,
35, 26 E. LibertySt., Leipsic, charged with traffickingin drugs, a felony, pleaded guilty toan amended charge of attemptedtrafficking, a misdemeanor. Sen-tence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with150 days jail suspended.
Margarita L. Cereceres,
45, 201S. Third St., Apt. 303, Continental,charged with trafficking in drugs, afelony, pleaded guilty to an amendedcharge of attempt trafficking, a mis-demeanor. Sentence: 180 days jail,$100 fine, with 135 days jail sus-pended. Another charge of traffickingwas dismissed.
Christopher W. Bell,
24, 1783Elmore Road, Pemberville, pleadedno contest to falsification and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 90 days jail,$250 fine, with 90 days jail, and 16hours community service.
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance,default judgment v. Aaron M. Lamb,Columbus Grove, $1,034, plus inter-est and costs.
Bruce Laubenthal, Ottawa, smallclaims v. Tom Rieman, Ottawa,$580.29, plus interest and costs.Mike Lammers, Ottawa, smallclaims v. Mike Williams, Gilboa,$285.63, plus interest and costs.Matthew A. Cunningham, Ottawa,small claims v. Daniel Inkrott, FortJennings, $1,483.83, plus interestand costs.
To the Editor,
Thank you to all who partic-ipated in the life saving mis-sion of donating blood at theOttawa VFW Hall on February28. It would be impossible tocollect the much needed unitsto support area hospitalswithout your help.We would like to thank theOttawa VFW for hosting theblood drive and the Diapersto Diamonds Mothers Clubfor supplying cookies. Wewould also like to thank thosewho helped to advertise thedrive and the donor callers aswell as those who helped atthe drive that day.We would like to recognizeRuth Foppe for reaching the12 gallon mark, Cindy Utrupfor 8 gallons, Ken Duling for5 gallons, Dean Schroeder for2 gallons, and Julie Ellerbrockfor being a first time donor.Patients need blood forcancer care, surgeries and thetreatment of serious diseaseand trauma. As the need forblood increases so does ourneed for donors. Blood driveswill also be held at the Conti-nental, Miller City, Leipsic andFort Jennings High Schools inMarch.Thank you,
Marilyn Burkhartand Judy Ruen
Ottawa Community BloodDrive Co-chairs
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March 7 - 13, 2012
LEIPSIC — Kathryn (Kate) Ragerwas honored last Friday at The Mead-ows of Leipsic with 100 cupcakes as part of an early 100th birthday partycelebration.Born on March 4, 1912, Ragerenjoyed sharing the cupcakes pre-sented to her by the staff at TheMeadows of Leipsic. They had baked100 cupcakes in her honor.Rager was the second of nine chil-dren. She grew up on a farm. Sheremembers raising cows, horses,sheep, turkeys and chickens. Katesaid they helped feed all the animals,milk, the cows and collect eggs fromthe chickens.She went to a country school housefor three years then transferred to anew school. Kate remembers riding abus to school.She graduated from Arcadia HighSchool.She worked odd jobs after highschool. Kate said she cleanedhouses and “did whatever I had todo to live.”Kate married Melvin (Ted) Rager.She worked at other odd jobs duringWWII. She went to work at Westing-house after WWII where she workedfor 28 years. Although they neverhad children of their own, Kate andTed enjoyed caring for and watchingtheir nieces and nephews grow up.Ted passed away in 1973.Kate traveled and joined severalsenior citizen groups. Kate traveledall over the United States with thesegroups.She moved to The Meadows of Leipsic in June 2006. She lived ina patio home until January 2008.Due to medical problems she movedinto assisted living at the Meadow of Leipsic. This past summer she madeanother move to the Health Centerdue to further medical problems.Kate has many stories to tell. Sheenjoys talking to others. When askedabout living on the campus she said“It’s a place to live. They feed metoo much and they take good careof me.”
Rager honored with 100 cupcakes on her 100th birthday
Kathy Rager,a resident atThe Meadowsof Leipsic,looks at the100 cupcakesbaked in honorof her 100thbirthday.Rager turned100 on Sun-day, March 4.
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Joei Hoorman shows the perfect score she received Feb. 21 while bowling at Ottawa Highland Lanes.
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