April 14th, 2014
Shirley A. Bonnoront, 86, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Howard and Alethia (Elliott) Bonnoront, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include, cousins, Mary Dee (Donald) Malueg, of Wapakoneta, Steven (Lisa) Malueg, of Lima, Rebecca (Greg) Ott, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Sheri (Mike) Toth, of Pickerington.
Loren A. Cox, 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Kenton.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1930, in Huntsville, a son of the late Kenneth T. and Emma Belle (Barr) Cox. On Feb. 11, 1950, he married his first wife, Dorothy Lay, and they divorced. He then married his second wife, the former Eileen Lenore Epps on Nov. 25, 1978, and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2009. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ann Docie and brothers, Paul L. and Leonard Cox.
The city of Wapakoneta is trying to decide what it wants to do with a brick structure that was constructed in the parking lot of Image Master’s Print and Copy Center on 126 E. Auglaize St. during the East Auglaize Street Project, which was completed in 2013.
The structure covers up the base of an old sign post that was taken down years ago after a company went out of business.
Auglaize Acres hosted its annual volunteer banquet last week in honor of the individuals who dedicate their time and effort to improving each resident’s quality of life.
“Volunteers Put Spring in Our Step” was the theme for the luncheon planned in time for National Volunteer Week.
Approximately 70 people volunteer at Auglaize Acres, whether that means coming in once a year for a large activity or visiting on a weekly basis, Activity Director Kristina Martin said.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of eight-run innings as part of two wins by run-rule Saturday against the Lima Senior Spartans in a non-league varsity baseball doubleheader at Wapakoneta High School.
The Redskins posted eight runs in the fourth inning in Game 1 in a 15-5 victory in five innings.
Wapakoneta junior Adam Henderson smashed a two-run homer in the fourth inning of the first game.
The only walk of the game was basically intentional. It loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, put the Wapakoneta Redskins’ best hitter Renee Lovett on base and brought a struggling Redskins sophomore Sierra Sammons to the plate.
Sammons, who was 0 for 4 until that point, sliced a grounder to shortstop which was bobbled, allowing Bridgitte Weaks to score from third, giving Wapakoneta a 2-1 win Friday in nine innings over the Shawnee Indians in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball contest.
Despite being the visiting team on their home field, a patient Wapakoneta Redskins team rallied for a 7-2 victory Friday over the Shawnee Indians in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball contest held at Wapakoneta High School.
The game was supposed to be held at Shawnee High School but was moved due to wet field conditions.
Wapakoneta starting pitcher Kodi Morgan dueled with Shawnee starting pitcher Zach Peake but, in the end, Morgan picked up the win en route to a complete game.
Under the tagline “Roads, Rail, Ready,” the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council has spent the last several years preparing a 476-acre parcel of land to become an Ohio Certified Job Ready Site that will allow companies to build factories on the property known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC).
To do this, the council needed to perform all the necessary analytics and create an infrastructure that was conducive to industrial capacity.
When it comes to attracting businesses to Western Ohio, local economic development leaders understand it is up to the combined force of a like-minded region, not only individual cities and counties.
Along I-75 and County Road 25A sits a 476-acre parcel of land which can be subdivided into shovel ready sites ranging from 40 to 400 acre plots.
This large piece of land is a Ohio Certified Job Ready Site (JRS), which means the land is ready to be built on by any interested industrial companies. The area is known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC).