Archive - 2013
The director of the Auglaize County Elections Board announced Wednesday plans to retire at the end of July.
Effective Aug. 1, Carolyn Campbell said she will be leaving the position she has held overseeing county elections for the last seven years.
FORT AMANDA — Dave Johnson has spent much of the last 40 years studying the history of Fort Amanda, many times debunking myths once believed about its history with information he discovered.
He said he now believes a current project going on at the field next to Fort Amanda State Park may soon debunk another one.
Archaeologists are currently analyzing the site, which he thinks will likely show the fort as being located differently than where it is currently believed. He believes Fort Amanda was located slightly more to the north.
NEW BREMEN — Earning the title of Auglaize County Dairy Princess was once a dream for one New Bremen High School student.
When Kimberly Brown was in first grade, she knew she wanted to hold this title. She has since achieved this goal being crowned the 2013 Auglaize County Dairy Princess at the Auglaize County Dairy Banquet held earlier this spring.
“Ever since I was little, I said, ‘I want to be that person,’ ” the high school junior said of becoming a Dairy Princess for her county.
Three reports regarding trees along the proposed $2.1 million West Auglaize Street reconstruction project should provide the details needed to decide which trees stay and which trees need to be removed, Mayor Rodney Metz told Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting.
Metz is awaiting reports from city Engineering Superintendent Mary Ruck, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Urban Forester Stephanie Miller and Choice One Engineering consultants. Choice One Engineering is the firm working with the city on the street project.
Area residents are being reminded to be on alert for common scams associated with the warm weather season.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon issued a warning to residents this week.
“Typically, in this season, we receive complaints where citizens are victims of fraudulent repairs to the home,” Solomon said.
He said the repair scams often involve spouting, tree trimming, house or barn painting, asphalt driveway resurfacing, or lightening rod replacement.
Bells will be ringing during an upcoming concert by an internationally acclaimed bell choir in Wapakoneta.
The Raleigh Ringers, hosted by St. Paul United Church of Christ (UCC), are returning to the area after a quickly sold out concert also hosted by the church in 2009. This time, the bell choir will take to the stage of the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center on May 26, which is the last Sunday of the month.
George Neil McElroy Sr., 88, of Lima, died at 7:44 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Spencerville, to Cecil Danner and Nathan McElroy Sr. On June 21, 1946, he married Neta Jayne Wikel, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1987. On June 7, 1993, he married Emma Jean Spayd, and she survives in Lima.
Helen L. âDollyâ Niese, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Lenora (Ruck) and David Orphal, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 24, 1946, she married Gilbert Niese, and he died March 18, 1993.
An array of feelings went through the mind of local competitive distance runner Amy Kentner when she learned Monday that bombs blew up within seconds of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — fear and panic were among the strongest she felt.
Kentner, the organizer for the annual Run to the Moon 5-kilometer run held annually in Wapakoneta, had two friends, 24-year-old Sara Anderson and 34-year-old Amy Morrisey, who were participating in the race.
An expert on the issue of human trafficking quickly destroyed a myth that “it wouldn’t happen here,” as she addressed a crowd of approximately 30 people Sunday at the Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene.
Laurel Neufeld-Weaver, Sunday night’s speaker, told the story of a girl living in Lima who has since been relocated recently to protect her from her traffickers. The girl is 14.