March 19th, 2012
Bo Jackson knows sports, but Joses know spelling.
Joey Jose captured one title in 2005. His younger brother, George Jose, retained the Lima regional spelling bee crown three times inn 2007, 2009 and 2010. Now the crown has been defended by LeeAnn Jose, who won the title for her first time in 2011, won again Saturday at Rhodes State College.
For the sixth time in eight years, one of the Joses captured the Lima regional bee after winning in their hometown, Wapakoneta, prior to the competition.
The county’s top medical professional espouses a very simple idea, but one that can make all the difference — exercise with arthritis.
Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said while exercise is important to a wide variety of people for just as many reasons, it’s especially important to the 50 million suffering from arthritis, inflammation of joints, which causes pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement.
at Value City Arena,
Toledo Whitmer (23-2) vs. St. Edward (18-7), 5:15
Pickerington Central (24-2) vs. Fairfield (21-5), 8:30
Semifinal winners, 8:30
Lake Catholic (23-2) vs. Dayton Dunbar (26-0), 10:45 a.m.
St. Clairsville (23-2) vs. ELIDA (23-3), 2
Semifinal winners, 4:30
Chanel (23-3) vs. Cin. Summit Country Day (24-1), 5:15
OTTAWA-GLANDORF (19-6) vs. Portsmouth (23-2), 8:30
A local farmer will likely see a significant increase in his business expenses in the near future.
Personnel from several different county and state agencies investigated a significant fish kill in Pusheta and Owl creeks on Friday.
Workers from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) gathered at the scene at 9 a.m. after receiving a call about numerous dead fish in the two creeks.
Despite initial concerns about when Auglaize County may be reimbursed for grant-funded renovations at the courthouse, the Auglaize County commissioners no longer are anticipating any delays.
While the commissioners authorized an advance of the $1.16 million which they are still owed from a state grant covering HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting portions of the project, from the countyâ€™s general fund into the countyâ€™s permanent improvement Fund this week, Commissioner Doug Spencer said it was an accounting issue.
In 2009, Rebecca Luthman had numerous luminaria and 14 torches taken out in her name by members of the public and the team formed to support her.
For Melissa Deal, the torches were the most she had ever seen for one person. Deal, who has been involved with the luminaria and the torches for approximately five years, returned this year to organizing the luminaria for the 15th annual Relay for Life.
While the torches have been discontinued, Deal and the rest of the Relay for Life Committee have given a couple twists to the luminaria.
Alma Anna (Feil) Camper, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. She was born April 9, 1908, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Aufderhaar) and William Feil.
A 1925 graduate of Blume High School, she was the last surviving member of her class. After graduating high school, she went to business college and worked as a secretary in Lima.
On Dec. 26, 1926, she married Floyd (Sam) Camper, and he passed away Jan. 23, 1986.
David R. â€śNortonâ€ť Martin, 59, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 16, 1952, in Lima, to Mary Ann Frank and Clinton C. Martin, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 15, 1974, he married Carole Lyons, who survives in Lima.
John W. Gossard 71, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Dade City, Fla.
He was born Nov 30, 1940, the son of Opal (Webb) and Victor Gossard.
He married Delores Joseph, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dennis (Sandi) Gossard, and Bill Gossard; a daughter, Kim Nunes; a step-son, Shawn (Jane)Stevens; a sister, Ginger Jacobs; a brother, William Gossard; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Gossard and Glen Gossard.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber after many years of service.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Defending champion Anna ran its winning streak to 50 by defeating Findlay Liberty-Benton 58-41 in a Division III semifinal on Thursday.
The Rockets (27-0) now have the 10th longest streak in Ohio girls history. They’ll face Columbus Africentric, champions in 2007 and 2008, on Saturday at 2 p.m.