Archive - Mar 2012
An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.
Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.
An investigation has determined that manure runoff from an area farm caused the massive fish kill Friday in Owl and Pusheta creeks.
While the official news release had not been released yet, an official at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed a total of 28,770 dead fish or animals were found in the two creeks. The runoff was caused by manure from a farm owned by Lowell Headapohl, 12170 Burr Oak Road.
Wapakoneta native Alex Wright is advancing to the next round, as he will be the returning champion on Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy.
Wright ended the game with a final cash amount of $25,600, winning by $1,600, against a contestant who also got the Final Jeopardy question correct and started the final round with more money.
“It feels great,” Wright said of the results. “The first game was so well played by all of the contestants.”
Alma Anna (Feil) Camper, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. She was born April 9, 1908, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Aufderhaar) and William Feil.
A 1925 graduate of Blume High School, she was the last surviving member of her class. After graduating high school, she went to business college and worked as a secretary in Lima.
On Dec. 26, 1926, she married Floyd (Sam) Camper, and he passed away Jan. 23, 1986.
Kathleen Y. Gossard, 64, 1025 Edwards Street, St. Marys, died suddenly at 8:35 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Celina, the daughter of Betty Lou (Schroer) and Norbert Steineman. On June 8, 1968, she married David Gossard, and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Brian Gossard, of St. Marys, and Paul Gossard, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Carolyn (Douglas) Bader of St. Marys, and Angela Gossard, of Saint Marys.
Virgil C. Behr, 63, 333 Concord Avenue, St. Marys, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1948, in Sidney, to Rita (Greve)and Wilbur Behr.
On April 15, 1978, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie, he married Patricia A. Dorsten, who survives.
Carol J. Selhorst, 84, 522 Western Ave., St. Henry, died at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born July 19, 1927, in North Star to Zita (Grilliot) and Leo Stammen. On Sept. 10, 1949, in North Star, she married Bernard Selhorst, and he preceded her in death Nov. 07, 2002.
Marjorie Maxine (Fogt) Smallwood, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 7, 1929, in St. Marys, the daughter of Eva (Phillips) and Clarence Fogt, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 10, 1948, she married Ray M. Smallwood, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Ann (Michael A.) Selby, of Moulton, and Betty June Smallwood, of Ludlow Falls; four grandsons, Shane Selby and fiancÃ©e, Todd Selby, Chad (Amy) Selby, and Michael J. (Heather) Selby, and six great-grandchildren.
WAYNESFIELD — Browsing booths at the Muchinippi WinterFest on Saturday, a Lakeview man said he was there to support the community.
Kathy and Joe Leugers came to support the small village and school from where their child graduated.
Joe Leugers said as he shopped with local vendors set up for a craft show as part of the weekend long community fundraising event.
Bo Jackson knows sports, but Joses know spelling.
Joey Jose captured one title in 2005. His younger brother, George Jose, retained the Lima regional spelling bee crown three times inn 2007, 2009 and 2010. Now the crown has been defended by LeeAnn Jose, who won the title for her first time in 2011, won again Saturday at Rhodes State College.
For the sixth time in eight years, one of the Joses captured the Lima regional bee after winning in their hometown, Wapakoneta, prior to the competition.