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June 8th, 2012

Kimpel case ends

June 8, 2012

A charge of sexual battery against former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel was formally dismissed Friday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court for crimes committed in Auglaize County along with three of four felony charges he was facing in Shelby County.
Acting Judge Sumner Walters, who is retired from Van Wert County, affirmed the case be dismissed. The case alleged Kimpel engaged in sex with a former Shelby County deputy, Jodi Van Fossen, at her rural Wapakoneta home when he knew she was drinking and had recently taken a dose of medication.

Relay for love

June 8, 2012

Looking up at a blue sunshine-filled sky, a mother contemplated the white puffy clouds.
“I look for any sign from the boys that they are OK,” said Judy Strauser, who a year ago lost her son after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
Frequently, she will discover a random rubber band here or there that her son used to flip at will across rooms of their house. She leaves them where they are or flips them somewhere else to find them again later.
“They always make me think of him,” Judy said.

Eva Malueg, 48

June 8, 2012

Eva Louise Malueg, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Lima and Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Community Hospice of Texas in Forth Worth with her daughters by her side after a three-month battle with lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Lima, the daughter of Jeanie Childers and Jerry Malueg. Her mother preceded her in death.

Eva Malueg, 48

June 8, 2012

Eva Louise Malueg, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Lima, and Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Community Hospice of Texas in Forth Worth with her daughters by her side after a three-month battle with lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Lima, the daughter of Jeanie Childers and Jerry Malueg. Her mother preceded her in death.

Thomas Rain, 60

June 8, 2012

Thomas A. Rain, 60, 27 Summerplace Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Dec. 27, 1951, in Celina, to R. Maxine (Uncapher) and Harold Rain.
Surviving are two sons, Bryan Rain, of Powell, and JD Burkheimer of Goshen, Ind.; and three daughters, Jennifer Egbert, of New Knoxville, Tracey Wilkins of Potterville, Mich., and Mandee Slavik, of Rockford.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Joy Miller officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ervin Rohm, 88

June 8, 2012

Ervin E. “Ed” Rohm 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Vanderbilt, Pa., the son of Ada (Blair) and Curly E. Rohm, who preceded him in death. In 1948, he married Ardath Moyer who passed away May 12, 2012.

Leo Ott, 81

June 8, 2012

Leo C. “Sonny” Ott, 81, of Botkins, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born July 14, 1930, in Auglaize County, the son of Louise (Schneider) and Andrew J. Ott, who preceded him in death. On March 10, 1951, he married Mary E. Norris, and she survives.

BASEBALL: Wapak ACME rips St. Marys

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Aside from an early season wooden bat experiment, Wapakoneta has continued its success into the summer.

“They tried them in batting practice in the spring and they thought they might want to try them in the game,” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger said, with a chuckle. “Well, they broke $200 worth of bats last night in Elida. They just fractured them. So we’re slowly but surely starting to go back to metal.”

The Redskins are showing theirs early in the ACME season.

Kids learn about safety

June 8, 2012

An annual cooperative effort between local authorities, businesses and the fire department brings valuable safety lessons to area children.

The 12th annual Safety Day, which was held this week at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, calls on the expertise of safety-service professionals from the Wapakoneta Fire Department, the Auglaize County DARE program, Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office to help lead different programs for the school-aged children.    

Challenge sheds pounds, awards ‘losers’

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Participants of the Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge are all “losers,” having shed more than two tons over the past six months.

Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez announced Thursday night between the 51 teams in the Grand Health Challenge and the seven teams in the Grand Health Family Challenge that finished, 4,536.73 pounds were lost.

“If you do the math, 4,536.73 pounds were lost by the participants,” Zwez said. “That’s pretty darn awesome. Good job everybody.”

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