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February 15th, 2013

Recommendations for Tdap vaccine change

February 15, 2013

The recommended administration of a vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, has changed for 2013.

Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said the new recommendations for when Tdap should be administered is a “big change.”

The changes include a recommendation that the vaccine be administered to pregnant women during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks gestation, regardless of the number of years it has been since the expectant mother last received the vaccine.

Income tax moves closer

February 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members heard the second reading Thursday of an ordinance to institute a 1 percent income tax on village residents.

Councilors began looking into the possibility of instituting the 1 percent income tax in November after voters defeated a 2.6-mill property tax levy on the November general election ballot. The levy was expected to generate approximately $20,000 annually.

The income tax ordinance will provide zero tax credit for people working in Buckland and living out of town.

Organizers plan 2013 Relay for Life

February 15, 2013

With the end of February nearing, local organizers have already started thinking summer, as they have an annual event on their minds.

The 16th annual Auglaize County Relay for Life is slated for June 21 and 22, and a theme, committees and teams are forming.

“It takes a while to plan,” Auglaize County Relay for Life Staff Partner Sarah Burke said. “We usually take a month off after Relay and then start talking next year’s Relay.”

February 14th

Jack Cramer, 77

February 14, 2013

Jack L. Cramer 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 2, 1935, in St. Marys, to Helen (Taylor) and Oscar Cramer Sr., who preceded him in death.

Joseph Pickering, 86

February 14, 2013

Joseph William “Joe” Pickering, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 27, 1926, in West Alexandria, the son of Eva G. (Roach) and Karl V. Pickering, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Joan O. Hodges, and she died Feb. 7, 2000.

Jack Cramer, 77

February 14, 2013

Jack L. Cramer 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Wapakoneta.

Joseph Pickering, 86

February 14, 2013

Joseph W. “Joe” Pickering, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Faris Earl, 85

February 14, 2013

Faris L. “Fuzzy” Earl, 85, of Waynesfield, died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at his residence.
Faris was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Waynesfield, to Clarice Vane (Focht) and Victor Vernon Earl, and they preceded him in death. On July 17, 1948, in Nuremberg, Germany, he married Zita Vogl. and she survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are three daughters, Barbara Earl, of Waynesfield, Elaine (Ted) Bear, of Elida, and Nancy (Ron) Wildermuth, of Ada; a brother, M. Kenneth Earl, of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sweethearts for 70 years

February 14, 2013

For the past seven decades, Betty has been Vernon’s Valentine.

And for those same 70 years, Vernon has been Betty’s Valentine.

This year, Betty and Vernon Schwarck will be celebrating with chimichangas at El Azteca.

“I guess when we were first married he would get me a heart-shaped box of candy or flowers, but that hasn’t been for years,” Betty said.

The 89-year-olds lived a simple life through the years, she said.

That simple life may just be what kept their love so strong, Betty remarked.

Curfew law closer to passage

February 14, 2013

The Wapakoneta police chief provided a couple of definitions Wednesday to be incorporated into the city’s curfew ordinance as city elected officials work to improve the legislation.

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