Archive - May 2013
Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima.
His mother and step-father, Letha and Donald Method, survive in New Knoxville. On March 14, 1981, he married Lorie A. Ott, and she survives.
As a part of the Engineering Projects and Community Service (EPICS) program, Ohio Northern University students delivered Thursday an interactive, 1/4-scale replica of the Mars rover Curiosity to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
The replica was designed by engineering students at the university and was offered as an actual 1-credit hour class for students.
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said the display will be a valuable educational tool that should draw a lot of interest at the museum.
WAYNESFIELD — Several Waynesfield-Goshen Schools students got a big “bang” out of their education during class on Thursday.
Members of the school’s Civil War Brigade, as well as several other classes of students, were able to watch a cannon firing demonstration. Members of each class participated as team members that fired the 12-pound, mountain Howitzer, the most common gun of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
The demonstration was presented by Taylor Batteries from Woodville, a Civil War historical preservation group.
Wapakoneta City Schools is celebrating its past successes, while preparing for future changes in how students and teachers are to be measured.
Superintendent Keith Horner highlighted Wapakoneta City Schools first excellent rating based on 2012 state report cards during his annual State of the Schools address Thursday before the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a reflection of all the hard work the teachers are doing in the classroom every day,” Horner said.
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.
Ralph J. Strunk, 82, of Sidney, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Blair Mountain, W. Va., the son of the late Margaret (Garland) and Lewis Strunk. On Oct. 22, 1952, he married Bertha June Hilliard, who died April 6, 2005.
Surviving are a son, Allen R. (Tina) Strunk, of Wapakoneta.