Archive - 2013
Local health officials remain hopeful that changes will be made to limit the impact of the state’s biennial budget bill.
With the budget bill still in committee for hearings, Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said Health Commissioners Association board members have proposed amendments they hope can be included to help limit the impact of proposed changes before the new state fiscal year begins July 1.
“There are a number of problems with it that get bigger and bigger as you think about it,” Parsons said.
Betty Ann Hunsicker, 76, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Ada, died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born January 11, 1937, in Floyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Mary A. (Hackworth) and Grover C. Pruitt. On June 12, 1954, she married Max B. Hunsicker, who survives.
David W. Schaub, 71, of Botkins, died at 5:45 p.m. Thurday, March 14, 2013, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born May 30, 1941, in Botkins, the son of Alvina (Greve) and Franklin Schaub, who preceded him in death.
Mary Susan Mitchell, 92, of rural Lima, died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, in her family homestead farm home in which she was born in Amanda Township, with her family at her side.
She was born July 16, 1920, to Beatrice (Coon) and William McConnell, who are deceased. On March 20, 1940, she married Perry Edward Mitchell, who died April 30, 2008.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man shot by law enforcement officers Wednesday night on Derrick Street reportedly raised what later was determined to be a pellet rifle or BB gun at the officers as they responded to his residence.
Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are continuing an ongoing effort to contribute to safer roadways with an increased focus on impaired driver enforcement.
The effort is part of the OSHP’s mantra — Trooper Shield — and the focus seems to be paying off, said a state spokeswoman for the agency.
OSHP Lt. Anne Ralston said statewide in 2012, arrests of motorists operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI) increased by 3 percent and OVI-related crashes decreased by 14 percent.
A young Wapakoneta woman has had the opportunity to work at different types of jobs, and through this, she has learned she enjoys working with animals.
Her involvement in a county transition program helped her to discover this passion.
Sharon Temple is a student in the Auglaize County Transition MD (Multiple Disabilities) program and she started the program after she graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2011. This transition unit is through the Auglaize County Educational Services Center (ACESC).
Approximately 40 people Saturday watched a screening of “FrackNation,” a movie aimed at investigating documented problems with fracking, a way to extract natural gas from shale rock.
The Auglaize County Patriots hosted a screening of “FrackNation” at the Wapa Theatre to provide information on the fracking process, which is being used in northeast Ohio to extract natural gas.
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Show choirs coming from as far away as Indiana, West Virginia and Alabama are taking to the stage of the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center as part of an annual competition.
Eleven schools plan to attend the event with several bringing multiple groups. Performances are scheduled every half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. March 23. Wapakonetaâ€™s Singsation, which is hosting the event, is slated to close out the day with a performance at 11:30 p.m., following the six finalists at the end of the night in the Performing Arts Center.
Everyone is invited to attend.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” The Cridersville police chief recently addressed Cridersville Village Council members about possibly moving outside the village, but councilors have yet to issue a formal decision on the request.
Some say they may not be able to issue any restrictions since an Ohio Supreme Court interpreted the law and declared municipalities cannot restrict police officers and firefighters from living anywhere less than in the county where the municipality exists or in an adjacent county.