July 22nd, 2011
In continuing efforts to control expenses, the new Auglaize Acres administrator recently recommended several contractual changes.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved those changes, recommended during the past few weeks.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said making the changes and watching finances is as important as ever with the new state budget decreasing the Medicare rate the Acres receives by 9 percent beginning July 1.
â€śWeâ€™re looking at ways we can be most efficient and good stewards of money,â€ť Pierce said. â€śIts a tight economy and weâ€™re looking to control expenses.â€ť
Timothy L. Siemer, 45, 410 S. Ash St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at James Cancer Center in Columbus.
He was born July 29, 1965, in Lima, the son of Darlene (Burnett) and Ned Siemer. On March 18, 1993, he married Jammie Weiler, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, D.J. (Lindsey) Lindeman, of St. Marys, Timothy â€śT.J.â€ť Siemer, of Lima; and two daughters, Nikki (Bryan) Neargarder, of St. Marys, and Shana Foust of St. Marys.
Walter H. Stinebaugh, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Auglaize Co., the son of Oscar and Edith (Weadock) Stinebaugh, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 21, 1942, he married Jean (Cogan) Stinebaugh, and she died April 4, 2002.
Farmers that faced problems getting their corn crop planted because of frequent rainfall throughout the spring are now facing problems from the opposite end of the spectrum.
Extremely hot temperatures and high humidity for most of the past week are the latest problems facing Auglaize County farmers and their crops. The heat and humidity is expected to continue for the rest of the week. High temperatures are not expected to dip below 90 degrees until Sunday.
A young boy who was just playing outside one day helped to save his neighborâ€™s life.
Five-year-old Damien Emrick, son of Jessica and Jesse Emrick, was playing outside on July 2, when he noticed something was not right and notified his father.
â€śI was outside and smelled smoke and saw a fire,â€ť Damien Emrick said. â€śMy dad went to the door and got the lady out.â€ť
A bill, which is being introduced on the U.S. Senate floor by a legislator from Ohio, is aimed at helping the unemployed receive the training desired by high growth industries.
The Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act attempts to address the disparity between the nationâ€™s high unemployment rate and industry executives struggling to find qualified workers.
Tim Siemer, 45, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at James Cancer Center of the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Walter H. Stinebaugh, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Robert Hegemier, 88, 1909 Kishler Dr., St. Marys, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Ansonia, the son of Martha (Vogel) and Emil Hegemier. On May 27, 1944, in rural Auglaize County, he married Mary Lea Schamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Connie) Hegemier, of Earlysville, Va., Jim (Tracy) Hegemier, of Ellenton, Fla.; and four daughters, Sharon (Ed) Sullivan, of St. Marys, Shirley (Mark) Dine, of Hilliard, Joan Smith, of Celina, and Gloria (Judd) Morrison, of Charleston, N.C.
The Wapakoneta Waves 11-12 year-olds left their mark on the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships last weekend at Wapakoneta WaterPark.
They were the Wavesâ€™ only age division to take top honors in both the boys and girls standings.
The 11-12 girls dominated, scoring 393 points to just 278 for the second-place Sherwood Sharks. Nine different girls medaled with four of them garnering four or more medals.
In fact, the 11-12 girls accounted for 17 percent of the combined team score for the Waves. They score more points than any other age division for the Waves.