November 25th, 2011
Two votes ended up being the difference in the race for Uniopolis mayor.
By two votes, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term, according to official results of the Nov. 8 general election released Wednesday by the Auglaize County Elections Board.
No final outcomes of other countywide races changed based on official election results after provisional ballots were added into totals.
Through an agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Auglaize County Solid Waste District recently made changes and updates to its rules and regulations.
Auglaize County Solid Waste Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer said the update is part of a normal process but was something that was long overdue.
â€śWhen we submitted a plan to the EPA we said we would review some of the rules we have and update them,â€ť Reichelderfer said. â€śWe have finally done that. Itâ€™s something we should have done quite a while ago.â€ť
Area high school basketball starts up tonight when the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls team travels to Waynesfield to take on the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Wapak is coming off a disappointing 2010-2011 season marred by numerous injuries. Seniors Tasha Helmstetter, Mallory McDevitt and Morgan Quellhorst all missed time due to injuries last year but are back for the 2011-2012 campaign.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, senior Ashley Knippen is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the powder-puff football game a few weeks ago.
In another move meant to help watch spending, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members appointed two administrators as purchasing agents and change order authorizers for the district.
Superintendent Keith Horner and Operations Director Mike Watt were approved this week to give the authorization for change orders up to 10 percent of the original contract award amount, not to exceed $25,000, with a follow-up report made to board members at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Charles M. â€śBudâ€ť Hay, 92, 205 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in St. Marys, the son of Matty Marie (Schlechty) and Charles I. Hay. On Oct. 19, 1946, he married Louise Moeller who died on March 30, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, James Hay, of Celina, John Hay, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and two daughters, Kathy Tontrup, of New Bremen, and Kris Imwalle, of New Bremen.
Jane Goodwin, 66, 127 S. Wayne Street, St. Marys, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1945, in St. Marys, the daughter of Helen (Schelby) and Orville Miars. Her mother survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two sons, Damon Goodwin, of Columbus, and Deron Goodwin, of Minster; and a daughter, Kerri Ackley, of St. Marys.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
John Francis Wehrle, 82 of Findlay, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Bluffton surrounded by his loving children.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Freyburg, the son of Marina (Hemmert) and Albert Wehrle. On May 24, 1950, he married Eileen Schweitzer and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2003.
Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.
Preparations to sell a building which houses transportation, food services and maintenance personnel for Wapakoneta City Schools are to move forward.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously to proceed in preparing the building at 3 North Pine St. for sale during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said part of those preparations include marketing the property, getting people to see it and making adjustments to locations where the offices are to move.