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Archive - Jan 2014

January 14th

Virginia Mae Treiber, 97

January 14, 2014

Virginia Mae Treiber, 97, of St. Leonard Community in Centerville, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. 

Shirley Ann Richardson, 79

January 14, 2014

Shirley Ann Richardson, 79, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 8, 2014, after an extended illness at the Fountainview Center in Atlanta, Ga. Shirley was born on Jan. 6, 1935 to Carl C. and Pauline G. (Lanning) Brading of Wapakoneta, who preceded her in death.

A loving sister, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sally (Roger) Moellenkamp. She is survived by Nancy (Robert) Van Skiver, Becky (Richard) Kohlreiser and Judy (Wayne) Kentner, all from Wapakoneta.

Bench key in Wapakoneta win over Indian Lake

January 14, 2014

The difference on the scoreboard at the end of Monday’s game matched the amount of points scored by the Wapakoneta Redskins’ bench.

With 16 points from their bench, the Redskins, now 7-5, defeated the Indian Lake Lakers, 63-47, in a varsity girls basketball game Monday at Wapakoneta High School.

Senior guard Erin Schnell led the way with 12 points and six rebounds, while freshman guard Megan Fisher and senior post Hilary Bourne each added a bucket. Junior guard Morgan Miller also contributed with two rebounds.

January 13th

Robert L. Miller, 84

January 13, 2014

Robert L. Miller, 84, of Lima, died at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Van Wert County Inpatient Hospice. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929, in Lima, to John Lawrence and Pearl Arizona Roberts Miller. He married Betty Jean Myers on Feb. 1, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2011.

Mr. Miller had been a parts expeditor for Superior Coach Corporation. He attended Abundant Life Temple and loved gardening.

Library to host college planning event

January 13, 2014

Tomorrow night, the Auglaize County Public Library is hosting a paying for college seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator at the library said the Wapakoneta branch of Minster Bank will be presenting the information to parents and students.

“They (Minster Bank) were actually the ones who approached us about coming and doing some seminars at the library, and we’re hoping that this is just going to be the beginning,” Burton said.

Trooper promoted at Wapak post

January 13, 2014

A recently-promoted sergeant will be transferring to the Wapakoneta Ohio State Highway Patrol Post to serve as assistant post commander.

Sergeant Jeremy D. Allen, who most recently served as a trooper in Marysville, said his main focus is on benefitting the community.

“What can I do to contribute to a safer Ohio?” Allen said. “That’s what we all strive to do. We’re very mission-oriented.”

Insurance scholarship offered

January 13, 2014

Wapakoneta High School students looking to attend college can take advantage of a scholarship being offered to high school seniors.

The Grand Lake Area Insurance Professionals and Celina Insurance Group are offering $1,500 for a 2014 graduating high school senior who resides in either Auglaize or Mercer County, and is pursuing a degree in an insurance industry major. Eligible majors include: accounting, actuarial science, business, computer science, finance, risk management and insurance, among others.

Wapakoneta sophomore Sutton breaks school record

January 13, 2014

Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton set a school record in the 200-yard freestyle race Saturday. With a time of 1 minute, 52.91 seconds, Sutton broke the previous record of 1:53.77 set by Royce Kantner.

The new mark came during the Redskins’ third-place finish Saturday at the Celina Wapak Invitational in varsity boys swimming competition.

Wapak totaled 547.5 points, behind meet champion Ottawa-Glandorf (618) and runner-up Celina (582).

Representatives of the Western Buckeye League claimed the top five spots and eight of the top 10.

Thelma Fannon, 97

January 13, 2014

Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St. in St. Marys, died at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2014 at Celina Manor in Celina. She was born on Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.

On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1973.

Drug rehabilitation center sees rise in heroin patients

January 13, 2014

Heroin addiction is on the rise in Western Ohio.

Just ask Chuck Honigford, Director of Clinical Services at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center, or WORTH.

Honigford said he has seen an increase in the number of residents who are sent to their facility who are addicted to heroin and need help overcoming their addiction.


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