Archive - 2014
As the first woman to ever sit on the Wapakoneta City Council, Ruth Carter paved the way for women in local government.
“She considered herself a pioneer who broke new barriers because it was all men for 50 years until she was elected,” her husband Joe Carter said.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, Ruth Carter died at Auglaize Acres of natural causes and complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 83 years old.
The Board of County Commissioners have selected interim airport manager Matthew Bailey as the new manager for the Neil Armstrong Airport.
Bailey’s appointment was effective Sept. 12.
Bailey replaces Sean Stroh, who managed the airport from 2007 until his resignation Aug. 22, to take a position in the Cincinnati area.
Upon Stroh’s resignation, Bailey took over as interim airport manager.
A St. Marys native, Bailey is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School.
Located in the center of Wapakoneta Middle School sits a courtyard.
Equipped with cement sectionals for planting purposes and plenty of space, two teachers took it upon themselves to create a beautiful and educational environment for students to utilize.
Vickie Sawmiller, a fifth-grade math teacher at WMS, and Kim Mullen, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at WMS, decided making the courtyard look a little bit nicer would benefit everyone at the school.
Ruth C. Carter, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born June 21, 1931, in Celina, the daughter of Steve and Christine (Hemmelgarn) Bensman.
Sharon K. Feikert, 73, of Waynesfield, died at 2:14 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, following an auto accident. She was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Lima, to the late Warren C. and Louisa Elizabeth Warner Shook. She married Bruce Feikert on March 1, 1964, and he survives in Waynesfield.
LaVern A. Menker, 81, of 813 Briarcliff Dr., Saint Marys, and formerly of Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen. He was born June 7, 1933, in Maria Stein, the son of Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker. He married Jane Tumbush on Sept. 17, 1955, in Saint Marys, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2001.
Norma S. Borjas, 71, formerly of Cridersville, died peacefully in her residence in Maineville, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born June 10, 1943, in Kenton, to Morris and Freda (nee Gibson) Switzer. Both preceded her in death. On April 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Frank Borjas, who survives in Maineville.
Myron H. Opperman, 89, of 505 West South St., New Knoxville, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of Herman and Anna (Nolte) Opperman. He married Henrietta Egbert on Aug. 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He married Wavalene Bradford on May 23, 1980, and she survives at the residence.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.
From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.
Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.