June 17th, 2011
Nancy L. Greiwe, 62, of Wapakoneta, died suddenly at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Feb. 18, 1949, in Ada, the daughter of Pearl (Lamb) and Homer Maxson.
The lowest bid for box beams needed for a new bridge on National Road came in below the engineerâ€™s estimate.
Auglaize County Bridge Engineer Dan Bennett said United Precast, of Mount Vernon, at $45,825, submitted the lowest of two bids for the bridge box beams.
Also submitting a bid for the project was Prestress Services Industries, of Decatur, Ind., at $55,200.
The engineerâ€™s estimate was $52,000.
The new bridge, which is to span the Grassley-Link Ditch, is approximately 0.2 miles east of Eisley Road.
Funding cuts to the arts in schools and communities throughout the area prompted two local organizations to join forces in bringing to Wapa-koneta a program aimed at keeping youth active in drama and theater.
â€śTo be or not to be,â€ť a drama camp geared toward youth ages 8 to 18, is scheduled to begin July 18 and continue through July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 S. Perry St.
A local partnership between an educational center and a Wapakoneta business has lead to the ultimate accomplishment for a program designed for children with autism.
The Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) provides a program, Project Independence, which is a transitional program designed for children with autism to give them the skills they need to live on their own after high school.
Thatâ€™s more like it.
After scoring just 11 run in its previous three games combined, Wapakonetaâ€™s ACME baseball team snapped out of its offensive slump with an 11-run first inning and cruised to a 13-1 five-inning run rule win over Kenton on Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The win lifted Wapak to 8-0 on the season.
Brandon Miller picked up the win on the mound.
Six different players collected hits for Wapak, with three players tallying multiple hits.
Chandler Kaeck led the way, going 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Waynesfield-Goshen is taking applications for the positions of head baseball coach and head softball coach.
Anyone interested should send an application to Brett Purcell, Athletic Director, at 500 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield, OH 45896.
Terry Lee Lewis, 67, of Lima, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 12, 1944, in Wyandot, Mich., to Mabel Marie (Fantz) and James Oliver Lewis. His mother survives. On Aug. 1, 1970, he married Margaret Ann Wenzel who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are two sons, Grant L. (Jennifer) Lewis, of Pataskala, and Dwight A. Lewis, of Hume; and a daughter, Amanda (Jacob) Dablemont, of Columbia, Mo.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lima, with the Rev. Ed Rinehart officiating.
Homer Ray Robinette, 70, 1126 Nagel Street, Saint Marys, Ohio, died at 11:56 A.M. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Doctorâ€™s West Hospital in Columbus following a sudden illness.
He was born June 2, 1941, in Williamson, West Virginia, the son of Effie (Blacke) and Lee Robinette.
William Howard â€śBillâ€ť Nagel, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the son of Rose (Strominger) and Wilbur Nagel, who preceded him in death. On April 13, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, he married Theresa Niese, who survives after 61 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Dave Nagel and Mark (Chris) Nagel; two daughters, Bernie (Jay) Lindquist and Mick (Scott) Carlson; many grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Nagel.
In the final year a local teen planned to compete in a statewide Outstanding Teen pageant, she was crowned the winner.
Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Barrett, who in the fall will be a senior at Wapakoneta High School, was named Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen on Tuesday night at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. The crowning was part of a busy week of activities and competitions culminating in the crowning of Miss Ohio on Saturday.