Archive - 2013
WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield resident who barely lost in her quest for a fourth term to village council has been reinstated to her post.
Ronda Knox, 68, 305 N. Westminster St., was the lone applicant after councilor Cheryl Jerew officially resigned her seat on April 5 after she moved out of the village.
“I am just happy to be of service to my community again,” Knox said.
A bill proposed this week, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister, although they still couldn’t vote until they turned 18.
Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland, who co-sponsored the bill said she believes it is never too early to start engaging young people about their right and their responsibility to vote.
Marjorie Jones, 87, 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.
She was born March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Nora (Hines) and Grant Tester. On Sept. 1, 1946, she married Joseph Jones, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.
She is survived by four children, Ron J. (Carol) Jones, of New Bremen, Gregory (Pam) Jones, of St. Marys, Debra (Rees) McKee, of St. Marys, and Corrine (Dennis) Craft, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Vogel, of St. Marys.
Mary K. Wolfe, 70, 1905 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 7, 1943, in St. Marys, to Mary (McClain) and Evert Adams, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 22, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in St. Marys, she married Thomas I. Wolfe, who died Aug. 7, 2012.
Orin J. Roettger, 89, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Luetta (Dammeyer) and Clarence Roettger, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, they were married for 69 years, she survives at the residence.
Students and staff were rerouted and evacuated from Cridersville Elementary School this morning after a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the threat was discovered at this school this morning shortly before 7:45 a.m., requiring that they make other plans for 37 staff members and 341 kindergarten through fourth-grade students, as well as preschoolers who attend class in the building each day.
“It happened at the time of day that as soon as we found out we started evacuations and rerouting kids,” Horner said.
One Wapakoneta High School junior this spring stepped down as a member of royalty.
Aprille Steinke, who served the last year as the Auglaize County Dairy Princess, says Kimberly Brown needs to cherish the position of helping promote the work of dairy farmers and dairy products in the county and the region.
Football, football and more football.
That is what is on the mind of one Cridersville Elementary School fourth-grader.
He plays it in the fall and practices his skills on video games and watches old game replays on ESPN the rest of the year.
Ten-year-old Connor McDonald is a running back for the Cridersville Rams and says his favorite thing about playing football is hitting people.
This spring he also is playing soccer. It’s his second year of using the sport to help with his running and other skills used in playing football.
Jeffrey Lynn Valenti, 54, of Cridersville, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 4, 1958, in Lima, the son of Helena (Ritt) and Louis â€śBernieâ€ť Valenti. His mother survives outside of Cridersville. He married Kelly Gilbert, who is preceded in death.
He is also survived by his siblings, Louis â€śBernieâ€ť (Kris) Valenti, of Muncie, Ind., Dennis (Kathy) Valenti, of Cridersville, Thomas (Kellie) Valenti, of Cridersville, Kathy Valenti, of Cridersville, and Michael (Angie) Valenti of Farmersville; and many nieces and nephews.
Itâ€™s hard to find an organization or office in Wapakoneta that performs a service for others that doesnâ€™t have a framed writing by a local man hanging on its wall.
James L. Matson Sr.â€™s writings can be found in the Auglaize County Courthouse, and throughout the county in police and fire stations, military posts and clubs, service clubs, recreational centers, post offices, nursing homes, libraries, schools, businesses and even homes.