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August 27th, 2014

Rider injured in ATV incident

August 27, 2014

An injured person was reported to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office after flipping an ATV in a yard at 8:03 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at a residence near the 20,000 block of Miller Road, Wapakoneta.

Scott Retterer, 36, of Wapakoneta, suffered a severe laceration in the accident.

Although Retterer refused medical treatment, the squad transported him to Lima Memorial Hospital due to the severity of the wound. He was driving a Can-am. No further information was available.

Dolores T. Wehrman, 84

August 27, 2014

Dolores T. Wehrman, 84, passed away at 8 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor. She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Celina, to Henry Roessner and Clara Obringer Roessner, who have preceded her in death. On May 23, 1950, she married Paul W. Wehrman, who survives in Wapakoneta.

August 26th

Waynesfield meeting canceled

August 26, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The regularly scheduled Waynesfield Village Council meeting was canceled Monday night after four board members were unable to attend due to reported  health issues.

Councilors Bill Motter, Sharon Ewing, Dick Hardin and Glen Valenti called Mayor Mike Ridenour within a half hour of the meeting informing him they would be absent.

“Some had health issues, some had wives with health issues, but that’s all we know at this point,” Ridenour said.

The meeting has not yet been rescheduled.

Car show to help jail ministry

August 26, 2014

Car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in a local mission the community has supported for 11 years in the upcoming car show at Harvest Baptist Church, 1301 Navajo Trail, Wapakoneta, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.

All cars, trucks and motorcycles are encouraged to enter the drive-by car show, with a requested donation to benefit Mercy Unlimited’s ministry at the Auglaize County Jail.

Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59

August 26, 2014

Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59, of Wapakoneta, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, to the late Glenn E. and Eulabelle Jenkins Buffenbarger.

Richard worked at the Auglaize Industries Workshop in New Bremen for 41 years.

YMCA schedules annual maintenance

August 26, 2014

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA will be having a modified shutdown schedule for maintenance this year.

Beginning yesterday and continuing throughout the rest of the week the Y will have maintenance activities underway causing some areas to have limited access.

The facility will also be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day weekend.

August 25th

Dealership celebrates 30th year with run

August 25, 2014

Mike Swaney Buick-GMC celebrated 30 years as a local business Saturday by hosting a 5k and family fun run — an event that not only commemorated Swaney’s years in Wapakoneta, but also benefited a local non-profit organization.

More than 40 runners who ranged in age from children under 12 years old to adults aged 50 and over competed in the race. Medals were awarded to the top three men and women, as well as the top three in each age group.

Customers enjoy food and fun at Community Markets

August 25, 2014

Community Markets in Wapakoneta invited locals to celebrate its 50th anniversary with special deals and activities at the Food & Fun Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the store.

Katie Hostler, Community Markets Fun Fest organizer, said the 50th anniversary marks a significant milestone for the company. She said Community Markets is hosting similar celebrations at each of its stores, which span across Ohio and into Indiana.

August 23rd

Vickie D. McCollum

August 23, 2014

Vickie D. McCollum, 53, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:47 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lima Memorial health System. She was born in Lima, the daughter of Carl and Barbara Jean (Newland) Martin. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman, survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. She was married to Gary McCollum, and he is deceased.

Donald L. Mack, 84

August 23, 2014

Donald L. Mack, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 29, 1930, on the family farm near Buckland, to the late Carl Lavonne and Tessie Lola Reed Mack. He married JoAnn Thompson Jan. 4, 1953, and she survives.

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