March 22nd, 2013
The county medical director brought attention to a new virus originating in the Middle East.
Discovered last year, the â€śnovel coronavirusâ€ť â€” which is named after the virusâ€™s crown-like projections visible under a microscope â€” appears to be related to viruses in bats and goats, and presents itself as a severe case of the flu. In older people, it can develop into pneumonia.
â€śItâ€™s a new respiratory virus,â€ť Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. â€śWe still donâ€™t know how bad it is or how big of a problem it will be for public health.â€ť
A cut of a ribbon signified the grand opening of a retail store in Wapakoneta.
The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley opened its newest Goodwill store at 1240 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, and an official says the business plans to bring more than just a retail store to the community.
â€śWe are more than retail stores,â€ť Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Marketing and Communication Specialist Kim Bramlage said. â€śAll retail store proceeds support more than 40 programs and services.â€ť
These programs and services build on the
A new restaurant offering both Chinese-style foods and American favorites opens at 11 a.m. today.
Old Town Buffet, which also is to feature a Mongolian and barbecue grill, plans to open offering both its buffet or dinners available for dine-in or take out.
Old Town Buffet owner Neng Lin said Wapakoneta seemed the perfect place for him to open another restaurant. He currently also has restaurants in Bryan and Bowling Green.
â€śWe thought it was the perfect place with it being in the shopping center,â€ť Lin said.
Nichole Lyn Roether, 39, of Lima, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel in Wapakoneta.
Loris Lee Henry, 79, of Belle Center, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2013 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 6, 1933, in Auglaize County, to the late Mary (Helmlinger) and Robert Prieser. Loris married Edison R. Henry on April 4, 1953 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and he survives in Belle Center.
Opal Hunter, 79, 404 E. South St., Botkins, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born July 28, 1933, in War Branch, Ky., the daughter of Alice (Caldwell) and McKinley Napier, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Chester Hunter, who died July 17, 1996.
Evon E. Schlenker, 93, a lifelong Wapakoneta resident, died Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Freda (Hengstler) and Albert Knatz. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married John H. Schlenker, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2002.
With less than a month until the April 15 tax filing deadline, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to provide grants for volunteer assistance sites and to make the funding more permanent.
Concrete and aggregate prices for 2013 remain relatively the same as last year, while the income paying for them continues to drop.
Bids for concrete came in at $85, the same as last year, from low bidder Spring Creek Concrete, of Minster.
Other bids were $87.45 from Quality Ready Mix, of St. Marys; $98.25 from Ernst Concrete, of Lima; and $101.50 from Ohio Ready Mix, of Huntsville.
“Concrete came in at basically the same price as last year,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Kuck said.