May 6th, 2013
Charlene A. Waterman, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Shawnee Manor.
She was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Lima, the daughter of Georgiana and Guy Walker, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 24, 1953, she married Thomas H. â€śTomâ€ť Waterman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2008.
Surviving are four children, Jay Waterman, of Lima, Jill (Tom) Clarke, of Leonardtown, Md., Jeff Waterman, of Spencerville, and Jon (Jamie) Waterman, of Wapakoneta; and three grandchildren, Travis Clarke, Jackson Waterman, and Justine Waterman.
Paul B. Brown, 80, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Auglaize County, the son of Alodia (Oen) and Roy J. Brown, who preceded him in death. On June 14, 1961, he married Ruth E. Poeppelman, and she survives.
The Wapakoneta varsity softball team used a seven-run first inning to take care of business against the St. Marys Roughriders Friday afternoon.
Behind 13 strikeouts from Wapakoneta pitcher Renee Lovett, the Redskins cruised to victory 11-2.
While the impact seems to vary from store to store, business owners whose shops are located near the roadwork on East Auglaize Street reported their sales have been negatively affected.
The effect on business sales were described anywhere from mild to major, owners said, depending on the location of the shops in relation to the construction.
The Herb Ladies co-owner Treasa Vetrick said business has been cut as much as 50 percent since the road construction began.
WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield-Goshen student had an essay she wrote selected as the top in the state from among more than 200 students.
Linda-Carol Spencer, 15, a sophomore, had her essay named as the best among 15 students selected to attend the Ohio Statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest on April 25. The contest is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics.
“I was so humbled to even be there,” Spencer said. “When I was named first place, well, I didn’t expect that at all.”
In the aftermath of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is asking that emergency responders statewide submit information on events planned in their jurisdictions.
“Everyone is kind of on edge again,” said Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites, who serves as the chair of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee. “Everyone’s sense of awareness is highly elevated.”
The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office is having intermittent phone outages on regular and 911 lines. Administrators have no estimated time when the lines will be fixed.
Sheriff Al Solomon would like to apologize for any inconvenience and would like to request your patience during this problem.
A representative at TSC in Wapakoneta said problems with phone lines earlier today were due to a switch. The problem has since been corrected. Problem were experienced throughout the county at other businesses and residents as well as the sheriff's department.
The decision by Wapakoneta High School administrators to enforce the dress code now that warmer weather — and less clothing — has set in has been met with some students and parents saying they should have been better warned.
Summer Griner was sent home from school Wednesday by school administrators after telling the sophomore her athletic shorts were too short and did not have pockets. She changed and returned to class.
The community gathered Thursday at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta for one reason — to pray.
National Day of Prayer was celebrated nationwide Thursday afternoon, and the community of Wapakoneta joined in with their own prayer service that honored everyone in the community, from government officials to military and education personnel to families.
“I came because I believe in the cause,” said Darcy DeLeon, who is a minister at Wapakoneta Community Worship Center and the chaplain at Mercy Unlimited.
BOTKINS — A Botkins resident said the opening on village council was the perfect opportunity to do something he had always wanted to do.
“I wanted to be more active in the community,” Lance Symonds said. “This was something I was looking for.”
Botkins Village Council members unanimously elected Symonds to fill the opening on council at Tuesday’s meeting. The spot came open March 26 after Tammy Granger was hired as village treasurer.