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October 19th, 2012

Fright night

October 19, 2012

Ghosts and ghouls of every kind haunted downtown Wapakoneta for two hours Thursday, all part of a Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade tradition that goes back more than 90 years.

Bad weather held off, as a heavy rain at approximately 4:30 p.m. came through the area and threatened to lessen attendance as it did in 2011, when cold, rainy and windy conditions thinned out  attendance.

C’ville post opening

October 19, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members met Thursday to help determine the future of a administrative position for the village.

During a special meeting Thursday, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers brought to councilors attention of posting the job position for the Cridersville village administrator — which is a spot that will soon be vacant.

Current Village Administrator John McDonald is set to retire on Dec. 31. He let the councilors know earlier this year of his plans, and now councilors are ready to post the job position for applicants.

County objects to cell tower

October 19, 2012

Having no ruling issued by  Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials regarding a proposed cell phone tower in protected air space northwest of the Neil Armstrong Airport is perplexing, the airport manager says.

Ruth Hindenlang, 94

October 19, 2012

Ruth A. Hindenlang, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born April 24, 1918, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, the daughter of Anna (Johns) and Otto Earl Wade, who preceded her in death. In 1937, she married William Howard Hindenlang, and he died July 29, 1966.

October 18th

Smashing pumpkins

October 18, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library has partnered with the Wapakoneta Fire Department in an event to get the whole family involved in some Halloween fun.

On Halloween evening, county residents will have the opportunity to toss a pumpkin from the bucket of a fire truck and watch it smash on the ground below.

This is all part of Cash2Smash — smash a pumpkin, support the local library.

Brown defends auto bailout stance

October 18, 2012

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took to the telephone lines Wed-nesday for a town hall teleconference to battle attacks made by his Republican opponent for a U.S. Senate seat and current state Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Brown, who talked with more than 6,000 Ohio residents Wednesday during his teleconference, discussed with Ohioans the reason for his auto manufacturing bailout and other pieces of legislation aimed at spurring the economy out of a recession.

Rings reported stolen from Auglaize Antique Mall

October 18, 2012

Nearly $600 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a booth at a downtown antique shop, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department report.

Maria B. Holloway, 54, reported at 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 a theft of four rings with a total value of approximately $605 stolen between 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 from a booth at the Auglaize Antique Mall. The rings belong to Joyce L. Howell, 65, 13882 Spring St., St. Johns.

Ruth Hindenlang, 94

October 18, 2012

Ruth A. Hindenlang, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Patsy Foster, 82

October 18, 2012

Patsy J. Foster, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Carl Snethkamp, 96

October 18, 2012

Carl W. Snethkamp, 96, formerly of 119 S. Main St., St. Marys, and a long-time resident of North Port, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born Sept. 13, 1916, in St. Marys, the son of Lola (Gallimore) and Henry Snethkamp, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 13, 1938, he married Virginia Dine, and she preceded him in death Dec. 27, 1981. On June 18, 1994, he married Dorothy Stroudt, and she survives in North Port, Fla.

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