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Archive - 2014

March 20th

James R. "Jim" Donart, 71

March 20, 2014

James R. "Jim" Donart, 71, of Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 16, 2014. Jim was born in Lima, Ohio to Wilfred and Doris Donart.

He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jim entered the U.S. Air Force, where he honorably served for 21 years. After retirement, he taught science for more than 20 years in the Rio Rancho Public Schools. Jim was a long-time member of Sagebrush Community Church where he served in multiple ministries. His greatest joys in life were God and family.

James R. Steining, 55

March 20, 2014

James R. Steining, 55, of Mountain Top, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1958, in Lima, the son of Henry B. and Jane F. (Kohler) Steining. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.

Auction to aid baby, family

March 20, 2014

A quarter auction benefiting a Wapakoneta family and baby with medical needs will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at The Palazzo, 309 South Main St. in Botkins.

Baby Elizabeth Klopfenstein, who has a condition that will require surgery later this year, has endured countless complications and doctor visits. The auction is to help support her and her family’s needs.

W-G mulls armed personnel on site

March 20, 2014

At a parent advisory meeting Tuesday night, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister announced that the administration will be releasing a survey asking parents if they support having a well-trained employee carrying a firearm in the building during school hours.

The district has not yet written the survey, but Pfister said the questions would be structured to  provide parents and other community members with sufficient information to make a decision.

Mammography bus visits Miller’s

March 20, 2014

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insititute debuted their mobile mammography unit in May of 2009, which is also known as the James. The James Mobile Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

The mobile unit is the first in central Ohio to offer 100 percent digital X-ray capabilities, and travels to area businesses who want to offer mammography screenings to their employees over the age of 40.

Hardin Northern to join Northwest Central Conference

March 20, 2014

Hardin Northern High School in Dola will become a member of the Northwest Central Conference, NWCC Commissioner David May announced Wednesday night in an email.

“The NWCC is excited to have Hardin Northern join the league and is looking forward to a long term relationship,” May said in the email.

Hardin Northern’s athletic teams, the Polar Bears, will begin competing in the NWCC in all sports minus football starting with the 2014-15 school year.

March 19th

Warner, Turner to play in all-star game

March 19, 2014

From staff reports

Two local high school basketball players will appear on the hardwood for another time next week in separate exhibition games.

Wapakoneta senior Sara Warner and Waynesfield-Goshen senior Lidia Turner will play in one of four all-star games hosted by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 8 at Elida High School.

The all-star games are comprised of only seniors.

Judy G. Workman, 63

March 19, 2014

Judy G. Workman, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:19 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Dayton, the daughter of Walter J.F. and Wanda (Mays) Meyer, who preceded her in death.

DWP plans façade event

March 19, 2014

This Saturday, the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Facade Improvement Program.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Eagles building located at 25 E. Auglaize St. and breakfast will be available for purchase for those interested.

Chairman of the Façade Improvement Program, Sue Siesel said the primary focus of the program is to maintain some of the qualities downtown Wapakoneta has to offer.

Regional exercise will test county preparedness

March 19, 2014

In the face of a pandemic, how prepared is Auglaize County? That is the topic of conversation between county health, law and safety agencies as they anticipate an upcoming Northwestern Ohio widespread disease, mass fatality exercise.

“We put together a planning committee to design the exercise,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said about the health departments and hospitals in the 18-county region.

The planning began in November 2013.

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