March 12th, 2014
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons brought four topics to the forefront of the Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning, all of which needed board action.
Primarily, the community health improvement plan needed to be accepted. After a number of meetings and discussions Parsons said she received the final plan on Monday.
Kayleen "Kay" J. Wehner, 69, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born in Kenton, Ohio, Kay worked as a secretary with the YMCA. She was a member of County Line Church of God and had a passion for working with seniors.
Surviving are her husband, John Wehner, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; son, Steve (Colleen) Fry of Uniontown; daughter, Stacie (Jorge) Acevedo, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Norma Fields, of Delphos, and Marjorie (Gerald) Shaw, of Lima; grandsons, Jon and Andy. Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Fields.
On Saturday night the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 12th Annual Bowling Bash at Astro Lanes.
Teams were encouraged to come dressed in costumes or to follow a theme for their apparel. The Chamber was giving out prizes for different challenges, costumes and teams throughout the night. The best dressed team won $50 and a pizza. Along with a fun night, the Bowling Bash also acts as a fundraiser for the Chamber.
The Bowling Bash is a night of fun where teams of eight sign up to compete in Scotch Doubles Bowling.
WAYNESFIELD — At its regular board meeting Monday night, the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education accepted the supplemental contracts of two assistant coaches, as well as the employment of four tutors.
The contracts of assistant softball coach Damien Dyer and assistant baseball coach Stuart Spencer were approved at the appropriate level of the adopted supplemental salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
The Village of Cridersville addressed many ordinances and resolutions at the monthly meeting for March 2014.
One of those ordinances was, number 1657 which was presented to council last month as an amendment to the previous ordinance number 1652.
Mayor Lorali Myers said this ordinance pertained to amending the ordinance that was previously passed regarding the pay package for non-elected employees of the village.
An exhibition basketball game featuring former Cincinnati Bengals players and a team of Wapakoneta All-Stars will be the highlight of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters’ fundraiser Friday in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.
The preliminary Bengals roster made available for this story includes Eric Ball, Dequin Evans, Jojuan Armour, Rodney Heath, Keith Rucker and Jimmy Turner.
The Bengals team will be coached by Denny Gallagher of Buckeye Flooring.
Anna Elizabeth Coleman, 77, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on March 7, 2014, at the Shawnee Manor. She was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Sachenbach-Lohr, Germany, to August and Maria Hart Merz, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 26, 1959, she married Tomas Coleman, who survives in Lima.
A community performance concluded Waynesfield’s WinterFest, and to many area locals, it was the highlight of the weekend.
“This is our community festival,” WinterFest chair and theatre producer Pat Noykos said, noting how this year’s Winterfest crowd has been the largest to date. “We try to diversify to try to get something for everybody.”
This year’s theatre play, “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective,” presented by WG Muchinippi Community Theatre, captured the attention of children and adults, alike.
While wandering the halls of Cridersville Elementary School Friday morning it could have easily been mistaken for Halloween.
Instead, CES was having their annual Be a Book Day, a celebration in which students and teachers are invited to dress as their favorite book characters. During the morning students rotate through different classrooms and hear a variety of stories read to them by teachers and volunteers throughout the school.
WAYNESFIELD— The Muchinippi WinterFest took place on Saturday, March 8, and for the first time, all events were held on the same day, with the exception of an encore performance of the community play “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” on Sunday.
WinterFest, which has been a two-day event in the past, is a community activity that raises funds to support W-G organizations such as the Muchinippi Community Theater, academic boosters, music boosters, the cross country team, the W-G sophomore class and the Deb Boday Memorial Scholarship Fund.