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October 27th, 2011

Janice Seibert, 74

October 27, 2011

Janice “Janet” Elaine Seibert, 74, 106 N. Main Street, Mendon, died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 9, 1937 in St.Marys, the daughter of Golda (Goodwin) and William Rupert.
She was married to Larry Seibert, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam Lawson of Mendon.
She was preceded in death three daughters: Christine Gilliland, Darlene Seitz and Cheryl Caudill.
Services are sat 4 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Steve Coburn officiating.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

October 26th

Budget forecast bleak: Wapak Schools projected to operate with a deficit in ’13

October 26, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Faced with decreasing revenues from the state and increased costs at the local level, a report prepared for Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members indicates the district will likely face a budget deficit during the 2012-13 school year.

County commit to lake project

October 26, 2011

The Auglaize County commissioners have agreed to again contribute to the Grand Lake-Wabash Watershed Alliance should a grant be received to continue funding the more than 12-year project.
Commissioner John Bergman said they agreed to again commit $3,000 each of the next three years beginning in 2012, if the grant is received by the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District, which serves as the fiscal agent for the project. Contributions also would be made in 2013 and 2014.

Victim testifies at rape trial

October 26, 2011

WAPAKONETA — The rape trial of a St. Marys optometrist started on Tuesday with the victim recounting the events of an October night in 2009.
The victim, who was 69 years old at the time of the alleged crime, recounted how Douglas Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, St. Marys, allegedly engaged in unconsented sexual conduct with  her on the evening of Oct. 12, 2009. Wine owns Douglas Wine Family Optometry.

October 25th

Village tradition: Attendance high at C’ville parade, festival

October 25, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — A local village was filled with witches, superheroes and bumble bees, as they kicked off a community holiday tradition.
The village of Cridersville held their annual Halloween Parade and Festival on Monday evening down Main Street and in the fire station.
“It’s a community tradition,” Cridersville resident and costume contest emcee Stacey Myers Cook said.
Myers Cook said she was pleased with the overall turnout for the parade and festival.

State settlement reached: Harrison’s widow awarded $190,000 in police chief case

October 25, 2011

The state of Ohio and the widow of a former Wapakoneta police chief reached a settlement last month regarding the wrongful imprisonment of her husband, and a state judge approved the deal earlier this month.

Input sought on gas line

October 25, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield village residents will be offered a chance to chime in on whether or not they want Waynesfield Village Council members to continue in their attempt to work with providers to make natural gas available to villagers.
Village Administrator Fred Rowe told councilors Monday that months of gathering information is finished and the time is now to move ahead with the project.
Councilors must decide if they want to spend approximately $25,000 to do a feasibility study in order to determine if it is beneficial to move forward on a deal.

FOOTBALL: 'Skins in playoffs, 7th in state poll

October 25, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team clinched a playoff berth with its 41-14 win over the Shawnee Indians on Friday.
According to the Web site joeeitel.com, which tracks the Harbin computer points, the Redskins are unofficially fifth in Division II, region 8.
The top eight teams in each region qualify. The top four teams get to play their opening round games at home.
Wapak can clinch a home game with a win Friday night against Kenton. A win would guarantee the Redskins either a third- or fourth-place finish in the points, depending on what other teams in the region do.

Virgil Hudson, 96

October 25, 2011

Virgil D. Hudson, 96, of St. Marys Township, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
He was born January 23, 1915, in rural Auglaize County, to Louise (Hoewischer) and Albert Hudson. On May 9, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Esther G. Prueter, who died Nov. 15, 1975.
He is survived by a daughter, Connie Sue Backlund, of Flat Rock, N.C.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Corinne Youngs, 85

October 25, 2011

Corinne ‘Corky’ Arlene Youngs, 85,, of Celina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson, Ind.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in St. Marys, to the late Ruby (Minckley) and Cecil Mallory. On May 1, 1945, she married William T. Youngs, who died Sept. 21, 2002.

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