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June 23rd, 2011

Waynesfield church office burglarized

June 23, 2011

The office of the Waynesfield Baptist Church was reportedly broken into overnight Monday.
The burglary is believed to have occurred between 9:15 p.m. Monday and 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church, located at 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield, according to a deputy’s report from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Beth Hudson, 208 S. Westminster St., reported it.
No additional information was available on the incomplete report.

Wapakoneta
Police Department
• A Wapakoneta woman reported problems with telecommunication harassment between 8:35 and 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Roger Mathews, 87

June 23, 2011

Roger E. Mathews, 87, of Lima, died at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born April 12, 1924, in Lima, the son of Esther Foulke and Ross U. Mathews. On Nov. 19, 1942, he married Betty Bernadine Stoner, who died Jan. 14, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Mike (Barbara) Mathews, of Harrod, Mark (Mary) Mathews, of Waynesfield; and a daughter, Sandra Dunlap, of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a son, Clark Mathews.

ACME: Celina tops Wapak

June 23, 2011

Celina sent 11 batters to the plate in a third inning pummeling to secure a 7-2 victory over Wapakoneta in ACME action Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.

June 22nd

Relay set for this weekend

June 22, 2011

The Auglaize County Relay for Life, which raises money for the fight against cancer, is quickly approaching.
The theme for this year’s event will be “Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Life, Come Celebrate Your Birthday With Us.” The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with an opening ceremony, followed by a Survivor’s Lap and Survivor’s Dinner. The event is slated to end at noon on Saturday, concluding with closing ceremonies.
“We all have our own reason why we relay,” spokeswoman Tiffany Fullenkamp said. “For me, it’s for my brother.”

Ohio State drops review of car purchases

June 22, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University on Tuesday dropped its review of car purchases by football players and family members after two separate investigations found dealerships made money on almost all of the sales.
The university made its decision in light of a report by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a separate review by the Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
"We have seen no evidence that would lead us to believe that Ohio State student athletes violated any policies when purchasing used cars," said university spokesman Jim Lynch.

Lucille Lehman, 97

June 22, 2011

Lucille E. Lehman, 97, 216 N. Buckeye St., St. Marys, died at 9:41 a.m. on June 17, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Mansfield, to Gertrude (Cunningham) and Gail Van Tilbrough. On Aug. 31, 1934, she married Daniel Dale Lehman, who died July 27, 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Mallory, of St. Marys, and Judy (Wayne) Wilson, of Largo, Fla.
Services are at noon Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Grand lake Hospice.

Wapak moves to ban 'drug'

June 22, 2011

With a growing concern regarding the use of “bath salts,” legislation is being crafted to ban the synthetic drug from store shelves and to make the use of the cocaine-LSD substitute a criminal offense.
Wapakoneta City Council Health and Safety Committee members recommended city Law Director Dennis Faller to write legislation for the city using an ordinance developed by the city of Mansfield along with verbiage from the state’s amendment to budget bill banning the substance with additional information from other municipalities.

June 21st

Power outage hits, electric restored

June 21, 2011

Wapakoneta and several villages in Auglaize County were part of a widespread power outage Tuesday when electricity on a main power line near Shawnee was interrupted.
The outage occurred as a storm with heavy lightning moved through the area after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Power to the city was interrupted at approximately 6:15 p.m., with electricity off for approximately two hours as city crews started to restore power to residents at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Geraldine Ramga, 89

June 21, 2011

Geraldine Carolynn Ramga, 889, 06755 Lock 14 Road, Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. June 18, 2011, at her home after an extended illness.
She was born April 30, 1922, the daughter of Grace Bailey and Glen Bonifield. In 1938 she married Paul Ramga, who died June 8, 1959.
Surviving are a son, Glenn (Kay) Ramga, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Carolynn (Ray) Sidey, of Wapakoneta, and Pauletta (Jim) Welshimer, of Findlay; four grandchildren, Paul Sidey, Janine (Michael) Loyer, Annette Ramga (Rick) Alatorre, and Rachel Ramga, and two great-grandchildren, Jeannette Loyer and Benjamin Loyer.

Rollover on County Road 33A

June 21, 2011

A two-car collision resulted in one person being transported by Wapakoneta EMS to an area hospital at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Law enforcement personnel at the scene said not much information was available until completion of an investigation at the scene of the accident.
From information gathered at the scene it appears a white van was heading east on County Road 33A, and another vehicle lost control while heading west and struck the van. The tan vehicle rolled onto its top and came to a rest on the highway.

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