Archive - 2013
Iona J. Berning, 80, 415 W. Oliver St., St. Marys, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 15, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian and Edgar Henning.
She married Mathias Berning on June 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Carla Kohnen, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Debra McKivison, of Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Norma Jean Hall, 85, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Wapakoneta and Van Wert, died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born March 16, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Cleta (Waltz) and Guy LaPole, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 19, 1948, she married Donald Gene â€śGeneoâ€ť Hall, and he died June 1, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Noreen Hall, of Louisville, Ky.; a grandson, Gregg Hall; and special friend, Trina Cassidy.
She was preceded in death by two children, Cathy Hall and Terry Hall.
Norma Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing.
DEFIANCE Ââ€” While the Wapakoneta ACME team finished in fourth place with a 1-2 weekend, their head coach says â€śthey picked up some valuable experience against some very good teams.â€ť
In the tournament opener Wapak went up against Toledo Central Catholic (TCC) ACME Fighting Irish in a game played Saturday at Defiance College and came away with a hard fought 3-2 victory.Â
Wapak starting pitcher Jake Bruns and TCC starter Paul Shomar were both in command on the mound and scoring opportunities were scarce all day.
Helping people has always been the mission of God’s Storehouse and for 30 years, the volunteers running the local food pantry have been able to do just that.
God’s Storehouse recently celebrated its 30th year of serving the community with the need continuing to grow. In 2012, God’s Storehouse distributed $57,000 in food, a steady increase from $26,821 in 2008, $44,145 in 2009, and $47,621 in 2010.
Plans were recently approved to replace two Auglaize County bridges this year.
The bridges span Six Mile Creek on Salem-Noble Road and the Miami and Erie Canal on Deep Cut Road.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said they plan to do as much work as they can with county crews to save on construction costs.
He said having bridge engineers in house to develop design plans and draft drawings saves the county money on these projects, as thousands could be spent just on consulting fees without them.
Wapakoneta residents are being advised to keep their vehicles locked.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said summer months are a prime time for thieves to strike and warned city residents to not make their vehicles easy targets.
“In the summer months, more people are out roaming around and more thefts from vehicles occur,” Hunlock said. “People who steal are looking for easy targets and unlocked vehicles.”
Auglaize County Emergency Management Director (EMA) Director Troy Anderson confirmed Thursday afternoon that an EF-0 tornado touched down east of New Knoxville late Wednesday night during the storm that ripped through the area.
The new director of the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)says she gained years of valuable experience working with emergency planning in Auglaize County.
For the complete story, see the Friday, June 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
As Ohioâ€™s state investor, state Treasurer Josh Mandel discussed his plans for making Ohio a stronger manufacturing state and a place where manufacturer job creation flourishes with Honda of America Manufacturing employees at the Anna plant.
For the complete story, see the Friday, July 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Through tears a Wapakoneta woman talked about the damage a heavy windstorm late Wednesday night and early this morning caused to her home of 40 years.
Carolyn and Ron Zenz were in bed when the heavy winds came through just before midnight Wednesday, ripping their front porch off the house and tossing it into the neighborâ€™s yard. Half of their roof was peeled back on the home and the winds flung their front porch swing into a neighborâ€™s truck.