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Archive - Mar 2013

March 22nd

Goodwill receives a warm welcome

March 22, 2013

A cut of a ribbon signified the grand opening of a retail store in Wapakoneta.
The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley opened its newest Goodwill store at 1240 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, and an official says the business plans to bring more than just a retail store to the community.
“We are more than retail stores,” Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Marketing and Communication Specialist Kim Bramlage said. “All retail store proceeds support more than 40 programs and services.”
These programs and services build on the

Old Town Buffet opens today

March 22, 2013

A new restaurant offering both Chinese-style foods and American favorites opens at 11 a.m. today.
Old Town Buffet, which also is to feature a Mongolian and barbecue grill, plans to open offering both its buffet or dinners available for dine-in or take out.
Old Town Buffet owner Neng Lin said Wapakoneta seemed the perfect place for him to open another restaurant. He currently also has restaurants in Bryan and Bowling Green.
“We thought it was the perfect place with it being in the shopping center,” Lin said.

Nichole Roether, 39

March 22, 2013

Nichole Lyn Roether, 39, of Lima, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Mary Jo Duckro, 84

March 22, 2013

Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel in Wapakoneta.

Loris Henry, 79

March 22, 2013

Loris Lee Henry, 79, of Belle Center, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 6, 1933, in Auglaize County, to the late Mary (Helmlinger) and Robert Prieser. Loris married Edison R. Henry on April 4, 1953 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and he survives in Belle Center.

Opal Hunter, 79

March 22, 2013

Opal Hunter, 79, 404 E. South St., Botkins, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born July 28, 1933, in War Branch, Ky., the daughter of Alice (Caldwell) and McKinley Napier, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Chester Hunter, who died July 17, 1996.

Evon Schlenker, 93

March 22, 2013

Evon E. Schlenker, 93, a lifelong Wapakoneta resident, died Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Freda (Hengstler) and Albert Knatz. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married John H. Schlenker, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.

March 21st

Brown pushes tax bill

March 21, 2013

With less than a month until the April 15 tax filing deadline, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to provide grants for volunteer assistance sites and to make the funding more permanent.

Stone and concrete prices stay stable

March 21, 2013

Concrete and aggregate prices for 2013 remain relatively the same as last year, while the income paying for them continues to drop.

Bids for concrete came in at $85, the same as last year, from low bidder Spring Creek Concrete, of Minster.

Other bids were $87.45 from Quality Ready Mix, of St. Marys; $98.25 from Ernst Concrete, of Lima; and $101.50 from Ohio Ready Mix, of Huntsville.

“Concrete came in at basically the same price as last year,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Kuck said.

W’field reviews natural gas plan

March 21, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A total of 35 people showed up at a public meeting at Waynesfield-Goshen High School Wednesday to discuss bringing natural gas to the village of Waynesfield and the possible neighborhood revitalizations throughout the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Craig Mescher, a representative from Fanning-Howey & Associates, facilitated the meeting, which elicited far fewer questions than a similar meeting held Feb. 20.

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