Archive - Nov 2013
As the way people gather information changes with technology, so does the way information is offered to the public.
â€śWe have seen the need for people to access the same kind of data through their smart device,â€ť Auglaize County Geographic Information System (GIS) Director Joe Collin said.
In response, he developed a new online mapping application â€śappâ€ť to be used on those smart devices, from phones to tablets.
â€śWe felt a need to create an application that would work on more than the basic computer with the emergence of mobile devices,â€ť Collin said.
Thefts were reported from three vehicles parked at homes on Lambert Road, St. Marys, during the weekend.
Bradley Keller, 40, 15238 Lambert Road, reported having a $50 pair of binoculars, $30 in cash, $5 in change, and four boxes of ammunition valued at $28 taken from his vehicle.
According to a report from a deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the items were taken from a 2005 Chevrolet parked in a detached garage. No force was used to gain entry to the vehicle.
The theft occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.
The title of a new book focuses on the life of a turn-of-the-century baseball player, but its author says it is so much more than a biography about an athlete.
Long-time newspaper reporter, columnist and editor Mike Lackey, who spent 36 years writing sports for The Lima News, penned a 368-page book about the life of Auglaize County resident Bob Ewing in the book, â€śSpitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing.â€ť
No violations were reported during a recent week of emphasis on school bus safety, an Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) official says.
OSHP Wapakoneta Post Assistant Commander Sgt. Kristina Bennett said troopers followed 110 school buses on portions of their routes and worked school zones during restricted hours as part of National School Bus Safety Week at the end of October.
â€śThere were no violations for passing a stopped school bus witnessed by our troopers and no citations were issued for speeding violations in a school zone,â€ť Bennett said.
Wapakoneta Middle School students got a glimpse of their â€śreal worldâ€ť future, where taxes, child care and credit debt lie in store for them.
â€śReal Money. Real World.,â€ť an Ohio State University Extension program, was created to give youth an opportunity to make budgeting decisions in a â€śreal worldâ€ť simulation.
â€śThis helps teach kids how to man a household, keep a checkbook, learn about taxes and deductions, understand the importance of an education and how that can influence income,â€ť OSU Extension Educator Beth Miller said.
Doris Mae Metzger Schneider, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, in Maryland. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. Stephenâ€™s Lutheran Church with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md.
Frances C. Gehrlich, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. She was born April 23, 1916, in Ottawa, Ohio, the daughter of Rudolph and Anna (Eberle) Kolhoff, who preceded her in death. On May 30, 1940, she married Edward W. Gehrlich Sr., and he died April 26, 2004.
Roger â€śBudâ€ť W. Christler, 86, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 8:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born in Shelby County on Feb. 21, 1927, to the late Henry C. and Margaret â€śMaggieâ€ť (Rickert) Christler. On Dec. 26, 1954, he married the former Rosemary Hawkins, and she survives.
Alvin C. Seigel, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima. He was born Aug. 18, 1950 in Auglaize County, the son of the late Robert and Bessie Become Seigel. On April 16, 1982, he married Karen S. Naseman, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Seigel was a farmer and producer. He graduated from Wapakoneta High School and enjoyed taking care of animals, playing cards and visiting with friends.
Three generations of soldiers sat around a table together sharing their memories Saturday night.
They didnâ€™t serve in the same branch of the U.S. military and two of them didnâ€™t know each other before the night began, but their service to their country made them brothers.
Volunteers from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8445, the postâ€™s menâ€™s and womenâ€™s auxiliaries and community donors helped bring 175 veterans and their guests together for a special dinner and evening in their honor at the VFW.