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Thomas H. Weimert, 80

July 27, 2012

Thomas H. Weimert, 80, 1140 South Knoxville Ave., St. Marys, died at 3:04 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012.
He was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Wapakoneta, to Rosella (Meyer) and Carl Weimert.
He married Doris (Williams) Weimert on Aug. 25, 1984, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2000.
Survivors include four sons, Bruce Weimert, of Lima; Vance Stemen, of Tennessee; Steven Sprague, of Wapakoneta; and Gregory Sprague, of Wapakoneta, and four daughters, Carla Weimert, of Lima; Vicky Spencer, of Lima; Christina Sprague, of Botkins; and Kimberly Holliday, of Lima.

Razing homes: County receives money to demolish homes

July 27, 2012

More than $215,000 in state money has been awarded to Auglaize County for the demolition of vacant and blighted homes.
“This money is being allocated to allow for reinvestment, to spur growth and property values,” Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer said. “It just gives another resource for villages, cities and townships to deal with blighted or dilapidated property. It’s a way to take these homes and increase the land value, renew the property and better the neighborhood.”

Eaton earns his Eagle

July 27, 2012

One day leaving a Buckland church with his grandmother, a Wapakoneta High School student noticed the parking lot needed relined and a plot of land needed to be spruced up.
Nearly a year later, this past Sunday, 16-year-old Jon Eaton stood in the front of the congregation at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ as he was honored for earning his Eagle Scout, the highest award, for making improvements at his grandmother’s church.
Eaton had improved the parking lot and surrounding area for the Buckland United Church of Christ, where his grandmother, Laura Norman, attends church services.

Waynesfield close to natural gas use

July 27, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — After many attempts and failures to bring a natural gas utility to the village of Waynesfield, village officials are now closer than ever to bringing natural gas service to the community.
Councilors approved an ordinance this week appointing Peck Shaffer of Covington, Ky., as bond counsel, if a study proves the utility feasible to the village.
In the past, village officials tried several times to bring natural gas to Waynesfield to make utilities more affordable for residents.

Courthouse ceremony: Plans made for courthouse rededication

July 27, 2012

Former elected officials and representatives from throughout Auglaize County are to lead a courthouse rededication ceremony this fall.
Scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, the ceremony is open to everyone and is to be followed by an open house throughout that Sunday afternoon. A rain date of Sunday, Sept. 23, also has been set.
While personnel won’t officially be moved back into county offices in the courthouse by the date of the open house, the Auglaize County commissioners said they debated what to do, but ultimately wanted to share the building with residents as soon as possible.

Leaning toward Lanning: Dog park location determined by city committee

July 27, 2012

Regardless of their analytical approach, the same result rose to top — the new dog park is best suited for the former Lanning Farm on the western city limits of Wapakoneta.
During a brief 15-minute meeting Thursday, Wapakoneta City Council Parks and Recreation Committee members recommended city administrators — Mayor Rodney Metz and Safety-Service Director Bill Rains — work with local Boy Scout Travis Rohrbach and a group of citizens to develop between 1 and 1 1/2 acres of ground for a dog park.

Director warns of accuracy of studies

July 27, 2012

Not everything one reads or hears about medicine and health is true, a county official says.
Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres wanted area residents to be skeptical of initial reports of health study findings and to gather more information about the results.
“Before you get excited about something you hear, look at it with a grain of salt,” Torres said. “There is probably more to the story.
“Talk to a doctor before changing anything, he treats people not tests,” he said.
Torres said studies can create controversy and there’s some question about using them to reduce risk.

George Cecere, 85

July 27, 2012

George A. Cecere, 85, of Wapakoneta, died 1at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Pittsburgh, the son of Maddelina (DeNicola) and Nicola Cecere, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 3, 1951, he married Anna Kay Palombo, and she survives.

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