August 15th, 2011
With children soon returning to the classroom, an Auglaize County health official is reminding drivers to be extra cautious and focused on the road.
Citing a report on distracted driving recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said too many at the wheel of vehicles are voluntarily diverting their attention by either looking at something else, listening to something else, actively doing something else with their hands, or even thinking about something else while they are driving.
After missing much of the week of practice due to an injury, Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn sat out the Indianapolis Colts preseason-opening 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Horn was sidelined by a nagging back injury.
The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent on July 26 after the NFL lockout ended.
Late Sunday night, Horn posted on his Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/SundaysWith16): âBack on the field tomorrow #ColtsCamp canât waitâ
The Wapak Football Parents will be holding a chicken dinner on Friday, Aug. 19 prior to the scrimmage with Minster and Triad.
The dinners are prepared by the American Legion and include a half chicken, applesauce, chips, and roll and butter. The presale ticket price is $7.
Pick up time is 4:30-6:30 at the west entrance to Harmon Field, with drive-up service on Hamilton St.
Come out and enjoy a chicken dinner and cheer on the Redskins! To order tickets call Dorinda Schmerge at 419-236-1531.
Saturday, Aug. 13 is the last day to order tickets.
The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Patrol investigated a one-car crash on U.S. 33 Friday. A passenger in the vehicle was transported from the scene. An officer said a female driver, a male passenger, and a child passenger were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. No other information was available.
Further information revealed that in fact a male driver had been driving the vehicle after investigation was done by the OSP.
Crews from Shelley work on milling Hamilton Street, near the intersection of Auglaize Street, in preparation for paving on Friday. The paving company will continue today with paving beginning in the morning on Nottingham Drive in Sherwood Forest and later in the morning paving will begin on Hamilton Street between West Auglaize Street to Glynwood Road. On Monday, the contractor will be working to complete another job outside the Wapakoneta area, and on Tuesday, the contractor will finish paving Hamilton Street. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
By CARLA MEYER
A former Wapakoneta city administrator and Auglaize County native is the 2011 United Way campaign chair, a United Way of Auglaize County official announced this week.
New Knoxville Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich agreed to serve as the United Way of Auglaize County campaign chair for 2011.
âIâm pleased to be able to work with Randy Fisher and the United Way Board to have a better opportunity to help those in need,â Katterheinrich said.
Virginia L. Vincent, 89, of Lima, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Elm Croft Assisted Living in Lima.
She was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Detroit, the daughter of Elizabeth (Boczek) and Jacob Zalesku. On Oct. 11, 1941, she married John âJack Vincent who died Nov. 18, 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherrly E. Vincent Wheeler, of Lima.
Private services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Mount Clemens, Mich., the Rev. Jerry Slowinski officiating.
Condolences may be sent to bayliffandson.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & So Funeral Home in Cridersville.
John C. Slone, 56, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Plymouth, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at his residence.
He was born May 30, 1955, in South Bend, Ind., the son of Emma Jean (Hatton) and Charlie Joe Slone. On June 28, 1998, he married Jean Ella Binkley, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Brandon Edward Slone, of Willard.
Services will be held at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Contributions can be given to the family for Brandonâs education.
Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville is handling arrangements.
Theresa Jane âTessâ Neal, 59,of Waynesfield, died at 3:12 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Lima, to Melvina âJewelâ (Hagan) and Melvin F. Hawkins. On Aug. 9, 1980, she married Donald Neal and he survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are a son, John F. (Amber) Neal, of Buckland; and a daughter, Sarah J. Neal, of Harrod.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Waynesfield Baptist Church, the Revs. Don Smith and James Blevens officiating.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Carl R. âDickâ Heil, 92, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:20 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Auglaize County, the son of Emma (Cook) and Herbert Heil, who preceded him in death. On July 10, 1945, he married Lanetta Mills, and she died Jan. 4, 1977. On Dec. 22, 1984, he married Mary E. Shaw, and she survives.