Archive - Jan 2013
Ruth Ann Epperson, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Reuben Walton 89, of Waynesfield, died at 12:39 a.m. today, Jan. 31, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Michelle R. Geib 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 27, 1963, in Cleveland, the daughter of JoAnn (Becker) and Charles Rowe. Her father survives in Wapakoneta and her mother survives in Cleveland. On July 3, 1997, she married Robert Geib, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Throughout her career, Julie Miars Golden says she always knew she would know when it was time to move on.
Her decision to retire from the position of director of instruction for Wapakoneta City Schools after 12 years is one of those times.
“I always knew when I was ready to make the move,” said Miars Golden, who until her last position had changed jobs approximately ever nine years.
She said it was her intent to wrap up her 30-year education career when her children graduated from college.
After reviewing a water rate study for the city, Wapakoneta’s utilities consultant advises altering the water bill structure to include a base cost fee — a move a Wapakoneta City Council councilor and committee chair favors.
“Do it one person at a time,” were the inspirational words spoken by a campaign chair during a local facility’s annual fundraiser.
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA kicked off their annual campaign on Wednesday, and chair Van Wright spoke to a room full of supporters to help with this cause.
“Our goal is to make sure the YMCA doors are open to everyone,” Wright said.
The annual support campaign helps to raise funds, as more than 10 percent of the members of the YMCA are receiving some form of financial assistance.
By 2014, the Auglaize County commissioners plan to have a new salary and wage schedule in place to help guide pay for county employees — including a suggestion to move toward pay increases based on merit and away from across the board raises.
Commissioners met recently with representatives of Clemans & Nelson, a Lima management consulting service, to discuss possibilities for conducting a salary survey of county employees’ jobs in comparison to those in other similar counties. The last time such a survey was done was 2000.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members returned to discussing an issue confronting the village for nearly the past year — farm animals within the village limits.
They addressed the issue at great length Monday, but again took no action. However, Mayor Mike Ridenour urged the council to continue to focus on the issue and make a decision that will be acceptable to all residents involved.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire chief keeps busy by doing what he loves.
Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller, who took over the new post after former Fire Chief Ron Mertz retired at the end of 2012, says he grew up a firefighter.
“I grew up at the fire department,” Miller said. “My dad was a fireman and was a lieutenant before he left.”
So whenever his father went to the fire department, Miller would tag along.
“It was like my second home,” Miller said.
DOLA — In front of a loyal fan base and in front of a basketball oriented family, Waynesfield-Goshen’s point guard, Kaylee Patton, made history Tuesday night.
Patton broke the all-time career scoring record at Waynesfield-Goshen High School. She now has 1,819 career points, breaking the previous record set in 1991.
Kyle Herndon held the previous record for 22 years with 1,803.