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Archive - 2014

May 1st

Lee Boedicker, 74

May 1, 2014

Lee Boedicker, 74, passed away at 11:47 p.m., April 29, 2014, at the Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. Lee was born July 29, 1939, in Lima, to Doll and Daisy McVicker Boedicker, who preceded him in death.

Cridersville mulls flood remedies

May 1, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE —  Village of Cridersville’s utilities committee held a meeting last night at 5:30 p.m. to give residents a chance to bring forth some of the problems that have arisen in their yards, basements and lives due to standing water on their property.

The same three residents who presented their problems at the April village council meeting were present last night to share their frustrations with council.

Derby hats for derby day

May 1, 2014

Several Wapakoneta women gathered at Casa Chic on Wednesday night to participate in a workshop that helped them design one of the Kentucky Derby’s greatest traditions: derby hats.

The workshop was led by Suzanne Hoelscher, a St. Marys resident who has been designing unique hats for nearly 15 years.

Hoelscher said that for women, fashion is just as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the actual race itself.

Park work waits on state permit

May 1, 2014

BOTKINS — The construction of Botkins Veterans Park has been halted after receiving a notice from state inspectors that the village is in need of a permit.

“We were approached last year on the same issue,” Village Administrator Jesse Kent said. “We received a response at that time that no permit was needed.”

Kent said all prints for the park have been sent to the state and after those are approved they will need to call for an inspection.

April 30th

Hanley E. Evans, 73

April 30, 2014

Hanley E. Evans, 73, of 1025 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1941, in Fonde, Ky., to Richard and Doshie (Snodgrass) Evans, Sr. On May 8, 1971, in Sidney, he married Elaine L. Lynch, who survives.

District treasurer juggles school work with work at school

April 30, 2014

As a mother of two who is 15 years removed from college, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer and CFO Angie Sparks admitted she was a bit apprehensive about going back to school.

“I was very nervous because I knew I would have to learn how to balance a full-time job, school, two kids and still being involved in the community,” Sparks said.

In the fall, Sparks will once again set foot on the campus of her alma mater, Bluffton University, to begin a master’s program in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

Event to educate youth on bicycle safety

April 30, 2014

The upcoming Bicycle Safety Day will mean an event filled with goodies, bicycles and fun for locals, but for one woman, it is a day filled with education she knows could save a life.

For six years, Marlene Froning has been organizing Bicycle Safety Day, which ensures that participating children receive proper bicycle equipment and education.

This year the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the TSC garage building on Willipie Street, Wapakoneta.

Drop and Swap keeps refuse out of landfill

April 30, 2014

Wapakoneta’s annual Drop and Swap is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department at 110 E. Harrison St.

This event is held in an attempt to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill by offering residents a place to drop off unwanted items and possibly exchange their items for someone else’s household goods.

However, you do not need to drop in order to swap, and you can drop without swapping as well.

April 29th

Louise E. Neuman, 80

April 29, 2014

Louise E. Neuman, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:40 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Auglaize Acres. She was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Allen County, the daughter of Cloyd and Iona (Hager) Sakemiller, who preceded her in death. On April 18, 1952, she married G. Delbert Neuman, and he died on Sept. 11, 1999.

Waynesfield board talk continues

April 29, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — For the second straight meeting, a lengthy discussion ensued regarding the benefits of keeping Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe versus bringing back a three-person board of public affairs.

At a regular village council meeting Monday night, Waynesfield resident Barb Earle asked each council member if ridding the village of an administrator was something that was under serious consideration.

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