April 25th, 2012
Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lester Willis â€śPinkyâ€ť Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.
The purchasing of two multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) gained Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approval during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
The vehicles, each nine-passenger vans, are to be purchased from Cardinal Bus Sales & Service for a net cost of $76,600 after a trade-in value of $2,200 for two older vans in the district’s fleet.
The vehicles look more like mini-buses than vans, Superintendent Keith Horner said.
One of the founders of the Riverside Art Center will have his artwork displayed at the center — a form of art that he has been practicing his whole life.
Richard Chenoweth will have his “Pen and Ink Exhibit” on display at the West Auglaize Street center, with an opening reception being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. His exhibit will be on display until June 17. The public is invited to attend.
Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert and Julie Ward of Rural Communities Assistance Program (RCAP) met briefly with the Auglaize County commissioners Tuesday to discuss the village’s expansive, upcoming sewer improvement project.
Buckland Village Council members learned in February the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent grant for design and construction of a new $2.3 million sanitary system in the village.
The money may be available to aid the village in the construction of the new sewer system.
A member of the Wapakoneta Fire Department recently placed a plaque from the American Red Cross in his office — honored by the recognition but also believing he escaped the publicity which accompanies such a tribute.
Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites says he just set out his Clara Barton Award plaque after earning the honor this month.
“I was actually shocked and it was also very humbling,” Krites said after being presented with the award at a luncheon.
He received the honor for his work in Auglaize County.
A Republican candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat is making a stop in the Wapak-oneta area next week to answer questions and educate local citizens on his stance.
The Allen and Auglaize County Patriots groups are hosting state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in the November election.
Mandel is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at The Grand Plaza, in Wapakoneta, and he will give a 15-20 minute introduction, and then he will answer questions from the audience.
A sobriety checkpoint is being planned in the area this week to deter and intercept impaired motorists.
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said they try to do at least two such OVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol) checkpoints each year, aiming for one in each of the two counties the post handles.
Ronnie Joe Craft Sr., 55, 10526 Mercer â€“ Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 13, 1956 in Dayton, the son of Imogene (Elam) and Talmadge Craft.
Surviving is a son, Ronnie Joe Craft Jr., of Miamisburg.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, 705 Oil Street, St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of to Vivian C. (Fischer) and Willard H. Stienecker.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Mary Louise Stienecker Nursing Scholarship.