July 10th, 2014
Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49, of Bismarck, N.D. and formerly of Celina, died July 6, 2014, at Standford Hospital in Bismarck. She was born Dec. 8, 1964, in Celina, to Marvin Stolz and Rita Piper, who survive in Celina. Also surviving in Celina is her step-mother, Diana Bruggeman, and step-father, Steve Phillips. She was formerly married to Joe Schlarman, who survives in Powell, Ohio.
Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care. She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death.
Although he faced immeasurable odds since before birth due to a heart defect, a local baby is described as “happy, lovable” and mostly healthy.
Before he turned 1 year old, Carter Comer, of Wapakoneta, had two surgeries on his heart due to a rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in which the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped.
Legos took center stage Monday afternoon at the library.
Sprawled across the carpet of the children’s section, kids were invited to participate in the libraries robot Lego building challenge.
Youth Services Coordinator of the library, Kristine Spyker, said Lego building is a recurring event at the library.
“We have Lego building club every first Monday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.,” Spyker said. “It’s drop in and play and do whatever you want to do.”
Representatives from the United Way of Auglaize County are asking local residents to embrace the spirit of giving felt during the holiday season at its sixth-annual Christmas in July food drive this Saturday.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible link between four residential burglaries reported near Waynesfield in the past week.
Sheriff Al Solomon said there was forced entry into each of the four homes, along with similar items taken, including jewelry and other valuables.
He said each burglary is believed to have occurred during daylight hours on Thursday, July 3.
Entertaining a light agenda, Wapakoneta City Council heard a proclamation and discussed five ordinances.
A college student, Albert Sakowitz, of Westbury, N.Y., read a proclamation honoring Neil Armstrong and designating July 7, 2014, as Neil Armstrong Day.
A student of history, especially aviation history, Sakowitz is proposing that several sites within Wapakoneta be considered from national historic site status.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in Southern Auglaize County and Northern Shelby County. The radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Lake Loramie State Park moving east at 45 mph. The warning expires at 11:30 a.m.
Everette E. Fannon, 92, of 219 East Second Street, Rockford, Ohio, died at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Saint Marys, the son of Lee and Ruth (Fee) Fannon. He married Gloria Holtzapple on July 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2005.
A household dryer caught fire and spread to the attic of a Wapakoneta residence 5: 51 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.
No injuries were reported from the fire at 806 Primrose Drive, Wapakoneta.
On fire fighters arrival, the dryer fire was out, but smoke was coming from the structure. After entering, an active fire was found around the dryer vent pipe, which vented through the roof of the structure.