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Waynesfield mulls natural gas issue

February 25, 2014

Waynesfield Village Council member Rich Libby expressed hesitation to commit his business, IPS West, to bringing natural gas to Waynesfield at a council meeting Monday evening.

Libby said he was concerned that the board and the village itself are moving in the wrong direction, and is unsure if he could commit to a multi-year natural gas project because he doesn’t know if he will be able to operate his business in Waynesfield for that long.

Toni L. Fischbach, 65

February 25, 2014

Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington, Ohio.

She was born March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur “Curly” Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank. She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.

God, Flag and Country winners

February 25, 2014

Five Wapakoneta City Schools students participated in the Fraternal Order of Eagles “God, Flag, and Country” speech contest this past Sunday at the Eagles Lodge in Wapakoneta.

In an informational packet sent to local schools, Herb Limbert, chairman of the God, Flag and Country committee, said “the purpose of this program is to instill in our young people a deeper understanding of the place of God, Flag and Country in our common lives, to make them more aware of their heritage and to make it more meaningful to them in the world today.”

Police break up bar fights

February 25, 2014

Police responded to a large fight outside of Lulu’s bar in Wapakoneta at 2:28 a.m. on Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers observed two intoxicated males fighting in the street in front of the bar.

 One of the subjects appeared to have been hit in the back of the head.

The suspect is a 33-year-old male, of Wapakoneta. According to a police report, the suspect's wife was also struck during the altercation. She requested a rescue squad, and she later refused transport.

The victim was Billy Nichols, 35, of Lima.

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91

February 25, 2014

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m., Friday at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Lima, to Pearl and Clara Marie Puschel Bowhser.  He married Jean M. Naumburg on June 11, 1945, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Bowsher had been a clerk at Teledyne and had also been a carpenter and farmer.  He was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ where he had held many offices.  

He was a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau and a former board member of the Buckland School District.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85

February 25, 2014

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, formerly of 2208 Kensington Drive, Saint Marys, and a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein Saint Marys. She was born April 4, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of L.E. and Bernice (Kohler) Brandt. She married Elvin “Gene” Schroer on May 9, 1948, at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.

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