(12-20-21) Longtime local sportscaster Aaron Matthews passed away today at the age of 43. Matthews has been announcing in the Lima area for many years… including the last ten on WOSN. He has also been serving as the commissioner of the Northwest Central Conference.
His wife Jolene and his sons Austin and Brenden survive.
Go Fund Me Page – #teamaaron
We would like update, in case you haven’t heard, Aaron passed away peacefully this afternoon surrounded by his loving wife and family. We are all heartbroken right now but know Aaron entered heaven with the same smile we all knew and loved! We would like to keep the GoFundMe open to help Jody with all the medical and funeral expenses that are expected. We cannot thank everyone enough for the love, prayers, and support we have all been shown. Please keep Jody, Austin, Brenden, and all of Aaron’s family and friends in your prayers!
West Ohio Sports Network (WOSN-TV)
Since August of 2011
Play-By-Play broadcaster for nations only 24/7 locally produced content Sports Network. Broadcast Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, & Wrestling. Producer of segments for on-air and digital content.
Northwest Central Conference
Director Of Baseball Operations
University of Northwestern Ohio
Aug 2018 – Aug 20202 years 1 month
Lima, Ohio Area
Program Director (WWSR-FM/WCIT-AM)
Childers Media Group
Lima Warriors Amateur Football Club
Program Director (WLWD-FM/WIMA-AM)
Clear Channel Radio
Aaron “Matthews” Molaski , 43, passed away at 1:18 p.m. on December 20, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Aaron was born on November 3, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio, to Larry and Patty (Gardner) Molaski. On August 4, 2006 he married Jolene “Jody” Molaski, who survives in Lima.
Aaron began his radio career when he was 13 and spent the next three decades doing what he loved. Aaron was actively involved with UNOH, WIMA, BYAA, and Lima Warriors Semi-Pro Football. He was the commissioner of Northwest Central Conference High School Association. He was the voice of LCC for several years. He was a 25 year staple in Lima media. He formerly coached for Spencerville Girls basketball, and flag football at Elida. He also coached little league baseball at Elida and Elida Thunder football. Aaron was also on the board of the Men’s City Golf Tournament and took care of all their media. He most currently worked for WTLW/WOSN TV 44. Aaron was an avid fan of The Ohio State University, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Detroit Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings. Now he is cheering on the “Angels” and the “Saints”. Aaron was a faithful member of Shawnee Church of Christ.
Along with his parents and wife, he is survived by his sons, Brenden and Austin; his siblings Matt (Mindy) Molaski, Sarah (Tony) Spencer; a sister-in-law, Lynn Stoffel; many nieces and nephews that adored their uncle Aaron; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by all of his grandparents, and his in-laws, DeWayne and Nancy Hyman.
Aaron had a love of life, love of his family, and love of his God. He was larger than life with a personality to match. He was a star that will continue to always shine bright.
A Celebration of life will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aaron Matthews Memorial Fund for area youth sports.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.