June 16th, 2011
CRIDERSVILLE â€” A special Safe Routes to School meeting, which was held earlier this week, to discussed the new sidewalk plans for the village of Cridersville.
Tony Schroeder, project manager of Choice One Engineering, presented the plans that will be sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for approval.
â€śThe plans and material will be completely covered by ODOT,â€ť Schroeder said Monday at the special meeting.
On the plans he presented, sidewalks will be constructed on Reichelderfer Road and Carlisle Street in Cridersville.
A former Wapakoneta fire chief will be handing emergency response coordination full-time for the Auglaize County Health Department.
Don Jump, who also has recently served as the president of the Wapakoneta City Council, a member of the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) and as a member of the Wapakoneta
Area Economic Development Council, was officially named to the position of emergency response coordinator during a meeting of the Health Board this week.
Unofficially he started in his new position last week.
BUCKLAND â€” An environmental issue is pushing its way to the forefront in Buckland.
Buckland Village Council members agreed to schedule a public meeting to inform residents and answer questions concerning building a new centrally-tied sewer system in the village.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have mandated that the small village begin plans to update the sewer system. Currently, each resident has independently-operated septic tanks.
The meeting has been set for 7:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Buckland community building where council meetings are now held.
The village of Cridersville will soon have a sign in front of the Cridersville Village Hall to display announcements and to keep village residents informed on events.
A local church, Westview United Methodist Church, in Cridersville, purchased a new outdoor sign for their church, and they gave the opportunity to the village of Cridersville to purchase their old sign for a low price of $50.
The cost for the village to purchase a new sign would be approximately $17,000, Mayor Lorali Myers said during Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
Lack of funding is preventing Wapakoneta City Schools from offering its traditional summer school to students who may need the extra assistance.
While looking for a less costly alternative, a free online program was found that would provide opportunities for students of all levels to practice skills on which they can improve throughout the summer.
â€śOdyssey allows all our students to work at their own pace on material that is appropriate for them,â€ť said Carrie Knoch, the districtâ€™s gifted intervention, gifted coordination and literacy coach, who is overseeing the program.
KENTON â€” Wapakoneta posted a 4-3 win over Kenton in an ACME baseball game Tuesday night at Kenton despite a still-sluggish offense.
Brandon Schreiber was the only Wapak player with multiple hits. He went 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Brandon Miller was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chase Culver went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Dylan Knoch drew three walks, stole four bases and scored two runs.
Mark T. Lee, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at home after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Lima, to Alvaretta Lee and Ralph Avery Sr., who are both deceased. He was raised by Alvareettaâ€™s brother and sister-in-law, Marion â€śBudâ€ť and Betty Lee, who are both deceased. He married Vija (Hahn) Lee, who survives.
Wapakoneta Waves 743,
Kenton Stingrays 255
8 & Under Girls
25m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 29.89, 3. Sophia Braun - 29.90, 4. Rachyl Craft - 31.00, 5. Marci Zwiebel - 31.16, Heidi Schlenker - 29.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 35.89X, Caitlyn Rostorfer - 39.18X, Maria Pastore - 42.94X, Alaina Williams - 45.28X, Kaitlyn Rose - 55.08X, Ivy Patten - 55.33X, Sara Craft - 57.13X, Heather Felver - 1:13.30X
50m Freestyle - 1. Paige Schneider - 1:08.93, 2. Marci Zwiebel - 1:09.44, 3. Rachyl Craft - 1:11.91, 4. Heidi Schlenker - 1:11.94
William Rex Ufer, 72, of Stryker, died at his home Thursday, June 9, 2011.
He was born March 8, 1939, in Wooster, the son of Elizabeth (Snook) and William S. Ufer. On March 17, 2009, he married Lorena P. Arana, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William Rian (Donna) Ufer, of Mechanicsville, Va., Richard Brent (Denise) Ufer, of Sorrento, Fla.; and a daughter, Melanie Rae (Michael) Bernava, of Galloway.
Private services were held at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan, the Rev. Dr. James Ernst officiated.
Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m. June 12 at Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
ST. HENRY â€” Wapakonetaâ€™s Josh Apple threw just one pitch during the entire varsity baseball season.
That pitch resulted in a long fly ball during a 19-3 loss to the Minster Wildcats in mid-April.
Monday, Apple threw 79 pitches in an ACME game at St. Henry.
Those pitches resulted in a complete-game, two-hit, shutout win over St. Henry.
Apple allowed a pair of doubles, one in the second and one in the seventh, and didnâ€™t allow a runner past second base. He struck out four and walked just two.