Archive - May 9, 2013
A Wapakoneta High School senior had a hard time narrowing down an essay nominating her mother for “Mother of the Year” — as she has done so much for her throughout her 18 years.
When Jocelyn Campbell nominated her mother, Tami Campbell, for “Mother of the Year,” a contest sponsored by the Wapakoneta Daily News, she never expected her essay to be chosen as the winner.
“I was really shocked,” Jocelyn said. “I just started thinking about things, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to the limit.”
Kathy L. Luma 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, where arrangements are incomplete.
In an attempt to improve local government transparency, an effort is underway to investigate the feasibility to record Wapakoneta City Council meetings and to air them on local television outlets and computer websites.
Council’s Communications and Rules Committee members agreed improving transparency of government actions and decisions prompted the hour-long meeting to investigate possible options to video record meetings.
Dorothy Lynn Dorsett, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday May 7, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 23, 1958, in Lima, the daughter of Betty L. (Vondenhuevel) and Robert E. Hague, who survive in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a sister, Carol (Rich) Dorsett, of Wapakoneta; a former husband, Harold Dorsett II; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Hague; and a brother, Donald Hague.
With more Ohioans in recent years dying from accidental prescription drug overdoses than automobile mishaps, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to re-introduce a bill Wednesday to combat prescription drug abuse and to target “doctor shopping and pharmacy hopping.”
The bill — Stop Trafficking of Pills (STOP) Act — would crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.