June 19th, 2014
A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.
Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.
The Wapakoneta WaterPark set a new one-day attendance record for the month of June Tuesday.
A total of 1,546 people attended the water park that day, breaking the previous record of 1,329 for a single day in June.
“For the month of June, that’s a pretty good number,” Wapakoneta WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett said. “We normally don’t have those kind of days in June.”
Wilbur Lee Hager, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, at the scene of an auto-golf cart accident at the corner of Monroe and Conant Roads in Auglaize County. He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Earl and Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 18, 1955, he married Merlene J. Louth, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Claude Edward Heintz, 73, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin, Ohio.Claude was born on Feb. 8, 1941, near Jackson Center, to the late Claude O. and Ruth A. Thompson Heintz. On Dec. 3, 1966, he married the former Sylvia “Peach” Carter and she preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 2006. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Shaffer, three brothers, Paul, Roger and Loren, and a brother-in-law, Jack Shaffer.
Ronald R. Wiford, 84, of 820 Dingman Street, Sidney, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at 4:15 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on Dec. 19, 1929, in Sidney, the son of the late Roy and Nellie (Fogt) Wiford.
The Auglaize County Board of Health voted in favor of renewing a number of contracts at its June meeting Tuesday morning.
Included among the renewals were Dr. Torres’ one-year contract with the Auglaize County Health Department as the Medical Director.
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons put forth a recommendation to increase his monthly pay to $750 putting him at an annual total of $9,000.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Nearly one year ago, Wapakoneta resident David Mollé was starting to become unhappy at his job at Walmart. A lifelong fan of comic books, he decided it was time to quit the job he had worked at for almost eight years to fulfill his dream of owning his own comic book store.
“After awhile I got tired of working for other people, and I said to myself, ‘you don’t know until you try it,’ so I went ahead and did it,” he said. “Everything seemed to fall into place and it wound up working out.”
INDIAN LAKE — The annual parade and auction hosted by the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew, an organization which has raised more than $400,000 since its inception for area hospice facilities, is kicking off Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at Indian Lake.
The event generates funds for four hospice facilities, including Community Health Professionals Tri-County Hospice in Wapakoneta.
The South Interceptor Sewer Project took center stage at Monday’s meeting of city council, this time over a resolution to appropriate easements.
“This ordinance moves the project forward,” City Law Director Dennis Faller said.
According to Faller, there are eight properties that have not signed agreements with the city concerning the project.
“This tells the mayor, ‘You have to do it (notify residents),’” Faller said, adding that, “This is the first statutory step along the way.”
William Bert Pack, 68, of Anna, died at 2:29 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Omar, W.Va., the son of Wiley and Sarah (Prater) Pack, who preceded him in death.