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Courthouse recognized by state

October 8, 2013

Renovation work to the Auglaize County Courthouse was recently recognized with a state award for historic preservation.

The Auglaize County commissioners and Garmann-Miller & Associates architectural firm, of Minster, received a preservation merit award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office for their efforts in preserving and rehabilitating the county’s courthouse built in 1894. 

Is wider street better? ODOT permits 37-foot width, Wapak City Council to make final decision

October 8, 2013

With Wapakoneta city administrators officially receiving word Thursday from Ohio Department of Transportation officials, Wapakoneta City Council now has the power to decide if a section of West Auglaize Street to be reconstructed in 2014 will be 37 feet or 39 feet wide.

During his report to councilors, Mayor Rodney Metz announced he received a letter Thursday permitting the shorter width. City officials designed the street to be 39 feet wide, meeting requirements councilors cited as being imposed by ODOT engineers.

Traffic issue raises local concern

October 8, 2013

A local businesswoman requested Monday that a three-way stop be installed or a traffic signal be replaced at the intersection of East Auglaize and Wood streets.

Auglaize Embroidery owner Judy Dubois testified to Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s council meeting that the removal of even a two-way stop sign installed during construction has created a hazardous situation at the intersection of East Auglaize Street and Wood Street, which also serves as Ohio 67.

Dianna J. Bell, 75

October 8, 2013

Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness. 

She was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased. Her step-mother Clara Davisson and her step-father Benton Carper are also deceased. On Sept. 4, 1955, she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville. 

Wapakoneta's Snider wins sectional singles title

October 8, 2013

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins junior Kaitlin Snider won two matches Saturday to claim the Findlay sectional singles title for the 2013 season.

Snider was one of four Wapak girls competing Saturday as district qualifiers for final placing at a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.

Snider won three matches Thursday to reach the sectional semifinals, clinching a berth in the district tournament.

Wapak senior Rachel Roberts also qualified for districts Thursday after winning three matches.

Wapakoneta's Zofkie twins capture individual titles

October 8, 2013

From staff reports

Twin siblings Will Zofkie and Allie Zofkie, both freshmen representing the Wapakoneta Redskins, finished first in their respective freshmen-sophomore races Saturday as part of the Les Eisenhart Cross Country Invitational hosted by Thomas Worthington High School.

Will Zofkie beat a field of 328 runners with a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds.

Allie Zofkie’s winning time of 20:26 was one minute and 51 seconds better than the runner-up in the field of 189 competitors.

Dianna J. Bell, 75

October 8, 2013

Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1937 in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased. Her step-mother Clara Davisson and her step-father Benton Carper are also deceased. On Sept. 4, 1955 she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.

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