January 27th, 2012
Fred Aukerman Jr., 81, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Findlay, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Wabash, Ind., the son of Fred H. B. and Ruby (Keefer) Aukerman. On June 5, 1955, at Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City, Ind., he married Arline E. Hawn, and she survives at the residence in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two sons, Hugh Aukerman, of Celina, and Roger Aukerman, of Normal, Ill.; and a daughter, Betty Kennedy, of Wooster.
Albert W. Allenbach, age 82, of Lima, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Wyngate Senior Living Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Holmes County, the son of Marie Mishler and Christian Allenbach. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Dorothy J. Urwin, who survives in Lima.
Surviving are three sons, Chris Allenbach, of Lima, Keith Allenbach, of Gahanna, and Brian Allenbach, of Lima; and two daughters, Linda Wilkerson, of Sagamore Hills, and Debora Gray of Navarre.
Byron Lloyd Parlette, 75, of Longview, Wash., passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Uniopolis, the son of the late Opal (Spees) and Lee Parlette. In 1960, he married Glenna Adkins, who passed away in 1975.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Bell, of Corinth, Maine, and Barbara (Carl) Diebler, of Bucyrus; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.; two sisters, Judy (James) Stingel, and Joan (Dean) Bussart; and two brothers, Gordon L. (Virginia) Parlette, and Jack (Mary) Parlette.
Ruberta C. Hemmert, 88, of rural Botkins, died at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Rhine, the daughter of Alvina (Greve) and Peter Steinke, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1943, she married Elmo Edward Hemmert, and he survives.
ST. JOHNS — There is an absolute truth in the adage, “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.
Everett Gross has always tinkered with fixing up old cars, an interest he developed from working with his father, Doyle Gross.
In the summer of 2000, Gross discovered his pièce de résistance. While attending a car swap meet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Gross found a 1938 DeSoto that was on its last leg.
With the Wapakoneta Sewer Fund struggling to keep its balance above clean water, city elected officials may have to consider in the future an additional increase to the annual 3 percent hike which typically matches the rise to operate the system.
Before any discussion is to transpire on a possible additional hike, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members say they want to wait for a full report on rates charged consumers for all utilities.
For three generations, one Wapakoneta family has been clocking in at the same company.
It started with 73-year-old Wayne Quellhorst, who was working at a local gasoline station when he struck up a conversation with the man unloading a tanker.
“I asked him how he got a good job like that,” said Quellhorst, who a week later was on the road driving with a supervisor learning the ropes himself.
He worked for Marathon Oil, out of Lima, for 30 years as a transport driver before retiring in 1999.
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.
Wapakoneta police officer Pat Green called in and learned the motorcyclist in front of his cruiser was a suspect in a felony crime. He started his pursuit.
In a short time, the chase reached high speeds — some eclipsing triple digits. Green managed to stay with the motorcyclist for a period of time before he started weaving through traffic. Green decided to stop his pursuit to ensure the safety of other motorists and himself.
In two more blocks, the motorcyclist crashed.
Staff at a local museum are working on new exhibits — which will help update what has happened in space and aviation history since the last renovation of the building.
The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is undergoing changes for the upcoming year, and will be incorporating a new type of exhibit, a museum executive says.
“We are working on two new exhibits that highlight things since the museum was last renovated,” Armstrong Air & Space Museum Director Chris Burton said.