Ronald J. Obermeyer

first_imgRonald J. Obermeyer, age 70 of Oldenburg, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born February 7, 1947 in Batesville, he is the son of Opal (Nee: Collins) and Bernard Obermeyer.  He married Darlene Pulskamp November 21, 1970 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church.  Ron served in the National Guard from 1970 until 1976.  He was an Engineer and Director at Hill-Rom Architectural Products for 36 years, retiring in 2008.  He was a member of Holy Family Church, the Knights of St. John Oldenburg Commandery #220, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271, Eagles Club Aerie #1130 and a former member of the Eagle Fire Company.Ron had several passions, but the most important of them was his family.  He was proud of his six children and dearly loved his grandchildren.  Music was also an important part of his life, starting with the band The Steppin’ Stones as a teenager and the group Now and Then for the last 30 plus years as a guitarist.  An outdoorsman, Ron loved hunting and fishing and always looked forward to annual fishing trips with his buddies. Patience, kindness, musical and artistic talents, and the importance of family are all attributes Ron passed on to his family.Ron’s family described him as “laid back” and a “quiet listener with great advice and a quick wit.”  He was a dedicated IU basketball and Cincinnati Bengals fan.  He and Darlene traveled quite a bit in recent years, with trips to Alaska and Orange Beach, Alabama among his favorites.  A car guy, Ron loved his GTO and was on an episode of the cable program “What’s My Car Worth?”He is survived by his wife Darlene; daughters Lisa (Ron) Fitzpatrick of Batesville, Lori (Scott) Bauer of Batesville, Sara (Josh Novellino) Obermeyer of Terre Haute, Indiana; sons Ryan (Debbie) Obermeyer, Mark (Jennifer) Obermeyer, Todd (Maria) Obermeyer, all of Batesville; sister Geraldine Slone of Greenfield, Indiana; brothers Charles Davidson of Highland Heights, Kentucky, Donald Obermeyer of Batesville; grandchildren Carly and Owen Fitzpatrick, Anna, Ellen and Kate Bauer, Evan (Rebecca) Bohlke, Jackson and Liam Obermeyer and great grandchild Theodore Bohlke.  He was preceded in death by his infant son Jeffrey and his parents.Visitation is Thursday, June 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, June 16th at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.  The family requests memorials be sent to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

Allen sidelined by hamstring injury

first_img Press Association “He certainly won’t be available for the weekend.” Meanwhile, Rodgers has reported he is optimistic Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge (hip) will make his comeback in early September. He said: “Daniel will hopefully be back towards the beginning of September – he’s working very hard.” And with regard to Reds defender Jon Flanagan (knee), Rodgers added: “The great news with Jon is that he’s working really well and is on target to come back just before Christmas, which would be great news for the squad.” Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks by a hamstring injury.center_img The problem forced the Wales international to limp off during the early stages of his club’s friendly against Swindon last weekend. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke: “He (Allen) will probably miss three to four weeks, which is disappointing. last_img read more

Badgers look to rebound against visiting Bison

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team will have little time to regroup from its disappointing weekend against Michigan State, as North Dakota State rolls into town Monday for a doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m..The Badgers will look to recover from their current tailspin, during which they have lost eight of their last nine, against a team that is in a free fall of its own, as North Dakota State has lost 11 of its past 14.The Bison are playing their first season in Division-I, after making the jump from Division-II, where they were one of the top teams in the country. North Dakota State is very much a mystery because of its new status, as it is currently one of only seven independent teams with no conference affiliation. While the Bison search for a conference to join (most likely the Big Sky, whom they are in negotiations with) they have played admirably, accumulating a record of 17-20, despite playing a grueling schedule.North Dakota State, while at the same time trying to adjust to the level of play in D-I, has scheduled some of the top teams in the country, including No. 15 Missouri, No. 23 Iowa and formerly ranked Nebraska. The true strength of the schedule lies in the locations, however. The Bison will play only three series at home all season, amounting to six games of their 55 game schedule.North Dakota State will continue its tour of the American Midwest with the trip to Madison, bringing with it one of the top fielding crews in the country. North Dakota has posted a fielding percentage of .971, while committing only 29 errors, both among the nation’s best.Conversely, Wisconsin has a fielding percentage of only .945 and has committed an alarming 59 errors, both second worst in the Big Ten.“We have to field the ball,” head coach Karen Gallagher said. “You obviously give up a little defense sometimes if a player carries a good bat, but you hope that people step up their games. You can anticipate, plan and have high expectations, but the players have to perform [defensively]. They need to be focused and on their game.”The Bison have also been effective on the mound, maintaining a 2.25 team ERA this season. Wisconsin will likely see Allison Bakke, who has started 21 games this season, completing an impressive 15. She has compiled an 8-13 record to go along with an ERA of 2.45, while limiting opponents to a batting average of only .234. Junior right-hander Amber Garrett has not seen as much time this season (with just under 58 innings pitched), but has posted the most impressive pitching stats on the team. Garrett has an ERA of only 1.21 and, opponents have hit just .194 against her.The Bison have struggled offensively, however, as they do not have an everyday player hitting .300, and are batting just .239 as a team. The most dangerous player in the lineup is Lynnae Foshag, who is hitting .281 with three home runs (the Bison have hit only four all season) and 15 RBI. North Dakota State does possess quality speed, having stolen 53 bases this season, while being caught only 13 times.Wisconsin is not particularly worried about the strengths and weaknesses of North Dakota State, and are much more concerned with its own weaknesses and trying to correct them.“We are just too Jeckyl and Hyde right now,” Gallagher said. “We just need some consistency. We are hoping we can turn things around a little bit. It is a new day on Monday, and we have been though this enough. We have to be tired of riding the roller coaster and just start going out there and kicking butt.”last_img read more

Trojans come up just short against Loyola Marymount

first_imgThe kings of comeback struck again at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday night,  but it wasn’t enough to give this time.After a weekend series with California that featured two walkoff victories, USC treated the fans in attendance at the team’s battle with cross town rival Loyola Marymount to another thriller. Trailing 4-2 in the ninth, the Trojans scored two runs off Lions reliever Aaron Griffin to tie the game, before ultimately falling by a final score of 8-5 in 12 innings.Tough outting · Freshman pitcher Nigel Nootbaar pitched only 3.2 innings in Tuesday’s game against Loyola Marymount. He gave up two earned runs and struck out three batters in the contest. – Adrian Hoffman | Daily TrojanThe Lions forged ahead in the 12th inning, taking advantage of a throwing error by freshman second baseman Dante Flores. With freshman David Edwards on second base following the error and a sacrifice, Mitchell Esser singled to right center to put LMU ahead for good.The visiting Lions added three insurance runs after Flores’ second throwing error of the inning to close out the Lion’s scoring. J.R. Aguirre closed out the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom half of the 12th.USC struck first in the second inning. Sophomore catcher Jake Hernandez reached on an error to lead off, and advanced to second on a single by sophomore third baseman Kevin Swick. A groundout put runners at second and third for sophomore second baseman James Roberts, whose infield single plated Hernandez for a 1-0 Trojan lead.But they got another in the third. Senior right fielder Garret Houts was hit to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a groudout. After stealing third, Houts scored on another infield single, this one by senior first baseman Matt Foat, to put USC up 2-0.Freshman pitcher Nigel Nootbaar started the game on the mound for the Trojans, the first start of his career and tossed three impressive scoreless innings.  Nootbaar came out to start the fourth inning and struck out the first two hitters but was lifted after giving up a single and a double to put runners on second and third. Sophomore James Guillen was brought in and promptly gave up a two-RBI single to tie the game.With senior Brandon Garcia on the mound in the top of the seventh, the Lions put two on with one out courtesy of a single and a walk. Loyola Marymount right fielder Tanner Donnels singles to vault the Lions to a 3-2 lead, their first of the game.Then, on a double steal attempt, Hernandez got up ready to throw to third, and then changed his mind to second at the last instant. But his hand smacked against the bat, causing the ball to sail into right field and allowing another run to score on an error to put the Trojans in a 4-2 hole.USC embarks on a road trip beginning with a three-game series against Arizona State.last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon: ‘I’m on cloud 9 right now’

first_imgTyler Lydon was playing wiffle ball at home Thursday afternoon. By the time the clock struck 11 p.m., his name had flashed across the screens of televisions all over the country. He’ll fly across the country to Denver in the coming days and, with a powder blue jersey on, answer questions at a press conference. Soon, he said, his nerves will calm down enough that he’ll be able to eat.It has been a crazy few hours for Lydon. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, but his rights are likely to be traded to the Denver Nuggets. He wasn’t in Brooklyn for the draft itself, instead choosing to host his closest family and friends for a draft watch party at his home in Elizaville, New York, about 50 miles south of Albany. With them surrounding him, a lifelong dream was fulfilled.“I’m on cloud nine right now,” he said.Lydon said he really started to lock into the television broadcast once the range of picks he was predicted to be selected in arrived. He admitted that he didn’t expect to go to the Nuggets. Lydon worked out for 11 NBA teams, and Denver wasn’t one of them. He said he and his agent thought about trying to fit them into his schedule, but it didn’t make the most sense considering the Denver’s position in the draft. But the stars aligned after the trade with Utah.“They just said ‘Tyler,’ and then I heard ‘Ly,’ and then everybody just exploded,” Lydon said. “This is obviously an incredible moment, something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I couldn’t be more thankful to share it with the friends and family that came here.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom a location perspective, Lydon, who has a wolf tattooed on his chest and is an outdoorsman at his core, isn’t complaining about going to Denver. His family is already envisioning the fly fishing and elk hunting that lies in the future. But he will be there to play basketball, and he thinks his ability to stretch the floor, along with his lifestyle, will fit in right away.“I’m so happy and I’m ready to go in there and work my butt off,” Lydon said. “Those guys, they put their reputation and everything on the line for me.”The former Syracuse forward played in Denver as a part of Team USA’s U-18 squad. The thin air might take a few days of adjustment, he said, but it’s not something he’s worried about.In fact, he said he’s not worried about much at all. Not about when he needs to get to Denver, or about the summer league, or what’ll be the first thing he buys when he signs his name on the dotted line of a rookie contract. He’s living in the moment.“It’s just an unbelievable thing to have your dreams come true,” Lydon said. Comments Published on June 23, 2017 at 12:05 am Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FA Cup quarter finals begin today

first_imgIn the opening game of the day, Bradford are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the Cup as they prepare to host Reading at Valley Parade.The League One club have beaten Chelsea and Sunderland on their run-up to today’s 12:45 start.Later this evening, Aston Villa and West Brom will meet for the second time this week. After Villa got the better of their midlands rivals during Tuesday’s league meeting, West Brom return to Villa Park this evening looking for revenge.Villa boss Tim Sherwood has warned his players that they’re going to have to work hard if they want to advance to a semi-final date at Wembley.Kick-off is at half-past five.Because of the FA Cup fixtures, there’s just one game this weekend in the Barclays Premier League.QPR will play host to London rivals Tottenham at three o’clock.last_img read more

Tipp Hurling and Football teams named for this weekend

first_imgAs the Tipperary senior hurlers head to Croke Park on Sunday next, March 25th to play Dublin in their re-arranged Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Final at 1pm, manager Michael Ryan has announced his side. There are two changes from the starting XV named for last week’s postponed fixture with Paudie Feehan (Killenaule) and John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) both lining out this Sunday.Therefore the Tipperary team is as follows;  1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha2. Alan Flynn – Kiladangan3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields7. Paudie Feehan – Killenaule8. Séamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s Clonmel9. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields10. Seán Curran – Mullinahone11. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields12. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney13. Michael Breen – Ballina14. Jason Forde – Silvermines15. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghsSubs:16. Paul Maher – Moyne-Templetuohy17. Ger Browne – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams18. Willie Connors – Kiladangan19. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill20. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy21. Donagh Maher – Burgess22. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash23. Eoin McIntyre – Lorrha-Dorrha24. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule25. Dillon Quirke – Clonoulty-Rossmore26. Paul Shanahan – Upperchurch-DrombaneElsewhere, the Tipperary footballers travel to Kingspan Breffni where they will take on home side Cavan in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 which has a 3pm throw-in. Manager Liam Kearns has named the same side as that announced for last weekend’s postponed round 6 fixture.The football team lines out as follows;  1. Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule 4. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Steven O’Brien – Ballina9. Liam Casey – Cahir10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen 14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineySubs.16. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash17. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials18. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers19. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers20. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch21. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials22. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe23. Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials24. Liam Treacy – Loughmore-Castleiney25. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan26. Stephen Murray – Burgesslast_img read more

TNT Minister says tourism more valuable than oil

first_imgAccording to a report in the Trinidad and Tobago newspaper, Newsday, Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, has declared one tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil.Speaking at the Stakeholders’ Appreciation Cocktails for the 2017 Stay to Get Away campaign held at the Chaquacabana Resort and Beach Club, Chaguanas recently, she said her ministry is in the process of setting mandatory standards for the sector.Regulator for tourism sectorCudjoe said consultations are being held on a regulator for the tourism sector –­Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Regulatory and Licensing Authority. She said, however, the Tourism Industry Certification program had not lapsed and would continue until the authority comes on board. Cudjoe said the difference is moving from voluntary standards to mandatory standards.“We cannot for one moment believe in 2017 that we could stand up next to a Barbados or a Bahamas or a Jamaica without having very basic mandatory standards to guide the industry. If we are serious about tourism and growing and having proper quality of our product you would get on board.”She said there have been stakeholders who have been “very loud and clear” about not wanting a regulatory authority but she said Government is serious about implementing mandatory standards.“Because there is absolutely no way we are going to continue to call for more marketing, (say) market Trinidad and Tobago and then when the tourists get here what about the quality of our product? That could redound all our marketing efforts to naught. We go out there and say ‘come, it’s nice, it’s perfect’ and when you get here you have problems at certain hotels where I won’t call by name (but) they wouldn’t clean a room for a couple of days.”Much to be doneShe referred to travel site Tripadvisor and the types of comments about this country and said, “We cannot be serious about improving our numbers and our profile and going out and market and there is much to be done.”Cudjoe said some people were waiting for oil prices to go back up and will do so until they are grey but “we have to play with what in front of us.”She said tourism can positively impact different sectors and bring in foreign exchange. “One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil.”Tourists more predictable than oilShe explained a tourist has to eat and spend money and is therefore more predictable than a barrel of oil.Cudjoe said the ministry plans to extend to a bigger market in the Caribbean and will continue regional advertisements and a more aggressive marketing strategy.She also cautioned new tourism stakeholders they must ensure safety and security, preserve the environment and maintain an international standard.Read more on Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/caribbean-breaking-news-featured/tt-tourism-minister-racks-59000-phone-bill-four-days/last_img read more

Playtech launches cross-border network with RAY and win2day

first_img Share StumbleUpon Finnish company RAY and Austria-based win2day have agreed an ‘industry-first’ deal to share cross-border poker liquidity on the Playtech network.The two companies will launch a joint network which pools their Finnish and Austrian player bases, with customers of each brand able to access Playtech’s omni-channel poker products.Playtech said the deal, which was made possible by the recent approval of the Finnish Ministry of Interior, represents the first time that two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity. RAY was previously limited to offering online poker services to players in Finland only.Jan Hagelberg, Vice-President of Digital Channels for RAY, said: “Working with win2day has been an extremely smooth process and this announcement significantly improves the game selection in both Finland and Austria.”Martin Jekl, Managing Director of win2day, added: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the opportunity to expand our offering as the leading online poker provider in Austria with the joint network and thereby improve the customer experience for our users.”Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer of Playtech, commented: “We have been pioneers in the gaming industry for many years and are extremely proud to be the first company to provide two great brands with a poker network and series of leading products that will combine to form the first ever cross-border poker network. Playtech has long been the largest and most successful poker network in the industry so we’re delighted to be part of this new venture.” Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more

#Donkomi: Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu joins RB Leipzig on loan

first_imgChelsea defender, Ethan Ampadu has joined the Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig on a season-long loan.The Welsh international did not have many opportunities to play for the first team under Sarri last season although he signed a five-year contract extension in September of 2018.The 18-year-old has been admired by new Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard, but will have to let go of the young lad for a season.“I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year, so I’m a big fan,” he said.“But with the minutes he played last year, in the interest of Ethan and of Chelsea, the idea he can play a lot of games somewhere could be good for him.“I really wanted to work with Ethan this year. That’s a slight disappointment, but it’s to benefit of him. In midfield and defence, we have a lot of quality, so each player is a case by case.”Ethan joining RB Leipzig will see the 18-year-old get more game time and develop.Yet despite Chelsea’s transfer ban, Lampard believes that Chelsea’s midfield strength means the Wales international will be better served this season by plying his trade elsewhere.The teenager had attracted interest from a number of clubs including Aston Villa and some other Championship sides but the Welsh have signed with RB Leipzig where he will wear the No. 26 shirt.“I am very happy to be at RB Leipzig and start the season with the team,” said Ampadu. “I want to get to know the team as quickly as possible and integrate myself.“I’ve been following and seeing how fantastic young players have developed here over the last few years and what potential there is in this club.“So, it’s the perfect step for me.”It also means that he will garner Champions League experience, with RBL having finished third in the Bundesliga last season.last_img read more