March 21st, 2012
Emma Mae Hackworth Zerbe, 85, of Lima, formerly of Lafayette, Tucson, Ariz. and Summerville, S.C., died at 7:15 p.m., Saturday March 17, 2012 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Ivyton, Ky., to Pearl (Adams) and Cash Hackworth. Both parents are deceased. In 1949, she married Raymond S. Zerbe and he preceded her in death.
Surviving is a son, John Daniel â€˜Dannyâ€™ Zerbe, of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Ann Zerbe.
Jazlynn Ella Gray, stillborn, died March 16, 2012,, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born to Amber Green and Michael Gray, who survive in Lima.
Services are at 1 p.m. Today at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, with the Rev. Shane Crites officiating.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
Myra Ann Miller, 80, of Lakeview, passed away early Monday morning, March 19, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Roundhead, to the late Rachel Wilmina Ford and Herman Lewis Tracy.
Richard Joseph, 87, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14,1924, in Hardin County, the only child of Lillian (Hicks) and Warney Joseph. His parents died before he was two years old, so his maternal grandparents raised him. He had been married to Betty L. (Tackett) Joseph for more than 60 years and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2010.
A Wapakoneta High School 2002 graduate put up a fight as the returning champion for Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy, but he was unable to keep the title as another contestant took the lead after the Final Jeopardy question.
A Republican candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat says he is focusing his campaign on creating jobs in the Buckeye State and basing his campaign on the fact he is a candidate of the people and not beholden to either party.
Ohio’s state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who was elected in 2010, is seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to his current position in 2007.
In its 11th year, Music and More features 11 show choirs from three states during the competition to be held Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.
Groups begin performing at 9 a.m. with finals set to begin at 7 p.m. Wapakoneta High School’s own Singsation is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30 p.m.
An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.
Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.
An investigation has determined that manure runoff from an area farm caused the massive fish kill Friday in Owl and Pusheta creeks.
While the official news release had not been released yet, an official at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed a total of 28,770 dead fish or animals were found in the two creeks. The runoff was caused by manure from a farm owned by Lowell Headapohl, 12170 Burr Oak Road.
Wapakoneta native Alex Wright is advancing to the next round, as he will be the returning champion on Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy.
Wright ended the game with a final cash amount of $25,600, winning by $1,600, against a contestant who also got the Final Jeopardy question correct and started the final round with more money.
“It feels great,” Wright said of the results. “The first game was so well played by all of the contestants.”