October 1st, 2012
This Wednesday Wapakoneta City School students will do something they do every day — walk. Only this time, they will be doing it with students from around the world.
More than 600 Wapakoneta Middle School students are expected to celebrate International Walk to School Day, with special activities centered around walking and walking safety at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field.
The Niki Schaub Scholarship Fund is auctioning off an antique tractor to raise funds for scholarships for Wapakoneta FFA students.
The scholarship, which was established in 1991 in memory of Niki Schaub, a 16-year-old Wapakoneta FFA student who was killed in a traffic accident, is awarded each year, but the fund has since grown enough where three scholarships were given last year, one $1,500 scholarship and two $500 scholarships.
Viola M. West, 59, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 8, 1953, in Lima, the daughter of Mary Rose (Lease) and Brock William Conner, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Shawn Allen (Erica) Shaner, of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Jenna Ballinger and Colin Oâ€™Neill; two brothers, Robert James (Jackie) West, of Lima, and Roy (Elisha) Conner, of Wapakoneta; and a sister, Rose Conner, of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a son, Glen Arthur Shaner; and a sister, Brenda Conner.
Expectations are always high for a homecoming game, but the Wapakoneta Redskins were not able to keep up with the size and talent of the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans Friday night.
WAYNESFIELD — All week, Waynesfield-Goshen head coach Gary Spencer said that Friday's contest with Sidney Lehman would likely come down to how the Tigers strength, matched up against the Cavaliers strength, their defense.
"Something had to give," Spencer said.
Barbara L. Norton, 58, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Douglas J. Baker, 50, of Lima, died at 5:50 p.m. Sept. 26, 2012, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born June 26, 1962, in Lima, the son of Evelyn Irene (Weburg) and Bobby Baker, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 9, 1985, he married Diane L. Knowlton, who survives.
Marguerite Hile Stewart, 96, of Lima, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville Skilled Nursing.
She was born July 27, 1916, in Cridersville, to Jenny (Burden) and Charles Baker (deceased). On Aug. 6, 1938, she married Rollin H. Hile, who after 61 years of marriage, died Jan. 9, 1999 at age 88. On April 3, 2004, she married George C. Stewart, who survives in Lima.
The highest paid mayor in Auglaize County is not the highest compensated in the county, an investigation into mayoral salaries and benefits show.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan is the highest paid with an annual salary of $15,000, followed by Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz with an annual salary of $10,000.
An Auglaize County dispatcher reported to work for the last time Friday — ending nearly a 24-year career with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Carolyn Zenz, who started more than two decades ago, celebrated her career Friday with former and current dispatchers and deputies at the Sheriff’s Office.
“Carolyn Zenz has been a great asset to this office,” fellow dispatcher Mary Vorhees said.
Her ability to multi-task did not escape the eye of Sheriff Al Solomon.