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March 18th, 2014

Donald E. King, 84

March 18, 2014

Donald E. King, 84, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Saginaw VA Medical Center . He was born June 24, 1929, in Fryburg, Ohio, to William and Mary (Bonnoront) King.

Mabel C. Phillips, 75

March 18, 2014

Mabel C. Phillips, 75, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lima Manor. She was born May 5, 1938, in Tip Top, Ky., the daughter of Shem and Mary (Caudille) Cole, who preceded her in death. She was married to David Phillips, and he is deceased.

Survivors include a son, Dwayne Roark, Lima; two granddaughters, Andrea Nassilo and Elizabeth Bolka; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Zoey and Cameron; three brothers and one sister.

She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Roark, a grandson, Richard Roark, and six siblings.

District reacts to changes in calamity days

March 18, 2014

In response to an especially harsh winter, the Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 416 last week, which provides four additional calamity days for Ohio schools to use during the 2013-14 school year.

The legislation, initially sponsored by Representatives Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), will expand the number of allowable calamity days — days that do not need to be made up — provided the school first makes up four days from its previously approved contingency plan.

Council honors bowling champs

March 18, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Council met Monday night and bowling was on the agenda.

Local swimmers earn Lima area honors

March 18, 2014

From staff reports

Several local high school student-athletes were honored by the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association for the 2013-14 swimming and diving season.

The associated named its area teams combining all tournament divisions unlike most other postseason awards lists.

For the Wapakoneta Redskins girls team, senior Taylor Law, junior Josie Miller and freshman Jordyn Law were named the top All-Lima Area swimmers for this season.

March 17th

Hilda C. Ritter, 89

March 17, 2014

Hilda C. Ritter, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born March 27, 1924, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William P. and Cora A. (Presar) Ritter, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Regina Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a sister-in-law, Jean Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a nephew and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marion and Frederick “Fritz” Ritter.

Thomas H. “Tim” Bault, 78

March 17, 2014

Thomas H. “Tim” Bault, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. He was born Nov. 21, 1935, in Lima, the son of John Daniel “Dan” and Elinor Crawford Bault, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1957, he married Sharlene R. Wallace, and she survivies.

Buckland sewer project continues

March 17, 2014

The Village of Buckland is in the beginning of installing sewer lines.

The Village Council met Thursday to discuss a letter being sent to residents concerning the new line.

The village received approximately $1.5 million in grants, plus another $1 million grant to help low-income property owners cut into the new system.

A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Buckland Community Center to discuss how low-income families can use the grant. Residents must apply to be considered for the grant.

From pillowcases to clothing

March 17, 2014

RHINE — Dresses made from pillowcases were created this past weekend by local seamstresses with one common goal — clothing the needy overseas.

The Sew-A-Thon was sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes, including Botkins Immaculate Conception, Wapakoneta St. Joseph and Rhine St. Lawrence.

“We’re trying to promote equality among our county and other counties,” Member Beth Boerger said.

Cridersville student works toward Eagle Scout award

March 17, 2014

With his 18th birthday a little over a month away, Wapakoneta High School junior, Lucas Lightle plans to have his Eagle Scout volunteer project completed by the end of March.

Lightle explained that you have to get your Eagle Scout before you turn 18, but there is a bit of leeway with paperwork.

“I turn 18 on April 24,” Lightle said. “I’l be finishing my project by the end of the month, and you send your paperwork in and that could take three months, but they give you three months after you turn 18 to send in your paperwork.”

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