Archive - 2013
Jeannette E. Sallz Hughes, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born March 8, 1920, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Weaver Kelso and Maria (Lusk) Sallaz, who preceded her in death. On July 14, 1946, she married Kenneth M. Hughes, and he died Aug. 14, 1989.
Richard A. Gossett, 82, Chief Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force, retired, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lauretta Gossett.
Surviving is his loving wife and best friend of 30 years, Reecie Gossett.
Eva Annalee Cowger, 86,Â died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Keysor, W. Va. to Ray and Jessie (Osburn) Stump.
On Nov. 24, 1946, in Hacker Valley, W. Va., she married Evin Hubert Cowger, who died June 2, 2004.
They moved to Ohio a few years later and built their home onÂ CR 33AÂ Wapakoneta. In 2003 she moved to St. Marys where she lived on Royal Oak Drive.Â Several years later, due to failing health, she relocated to Quaker Heights Care Community Waynesville, Ohio.
Margaret V. Aufderhaar, 92, formerly of 320 Market Street, St. Marys, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Sept. 28, 1921, near New Knoxville, the daughter of Cornelius and Alma (Vordermark) Henkener.
She married Walter Aufderhaar on Feb. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2003.
John J. Truax, 89, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, in Spen-cerville, following a brief illness.
John E. Quellhorst, 64, of Blaine, Minn., passed away suddenly on Oct. 28, 2013.
John was born on July 21, 1949, in Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Emily Quellhorst, and a nephew, Mark.
John will be deeply missed by Sharon Quellhorst; his daughter, Stacey Quellhorst; grandchildren, Alayna, Kolten, Kayla and unborn grandson, Liam; great-grandson, Xzavior; brother, Michael (Tanna); niece, Michelle; cousins; and extended family and friends.
A Wapakoneta woman and three Cridersville residents were among nine drug-related arrests made Friday morning after several months of investigation by the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Joining members of the Task Force in making the arrests were officers from the Wapakoneta, St. Marys, and Cridersville police departments, and members of the Allen County Drug Task Force, who served the indictments from the Auglaize County Grand Jury.
A bipartisan, bicameral effort is underway to reauthorize legislation to reduce crime by helping people released from prison re-enter society and the work force.
When Amy Kentner, probably Wapakonetaâ€™s best-known runner of note, made the decision to organize a run in Cleveland in honor of the movie â€śA Christmas Story,â€ť even she had no idea how the idea would take off.
Kentner can regale the listener with the myriad of details associated with planning a run that seemingly has taken on a life of its own, but one of the details adds a little spring to her step these days.
Thanks to the Wapakoneta Rotary Club and member Nicole Bowen, the Christmas Story Run will also be offered in Wapakoneta on Saturday, Dec. 7.
A deer crash led to a diesel fuel spill along Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning.
Calvin Hurst, 62, of Detroit, was driving a 2009 Volvo VNL semitrailer south on I-75 when his semitrailer struck and killed a deer crossing the road from the east at 5:38 a.m. in Duchouquet Township, near mile marker 118, just south of the Allen County line, according to a report from a trooper with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.