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September 11th, 2014

Rescue squad addresses Botkins council

September 11, 2014

BOTKINS — During a regular Village of Botkins council meeting,  Anna Rescue Squad Chief Ben Luthman addressed council members to discuss the squad’s recent takeover of ambulance services in Jackson Center and Jackson Township.

Luthman said the new monthly contract would not change the current services provided to the Botkins area.

Luthman said Botkins should not see a decrease in services. The department houses two ambulances in Anna and one ambulance in Botkins.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

John Henry Jackson, 83

September 11, 2014

John Henry Jackson, 83, of Wapakoneta, went to be with the Lord at 8:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1931, in Pineville, Ky., to Gillis and Roseiena (Simpson) Jackson, who preceded him in death. He married Myrtle Brock, who survives in Wapakoneta, with whom they have four children. He then married Anna B. Martin, who passed away in 1997.

Marjorie A. Settlemire, 92

September 11, 2014

Marjorie A. Settlemire, 92, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 4:27 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Randolph County, Ind., the daughter of Ora and Goldie (Davis) Alexander, who preceded her in death. When she was a young Hoosier lady, Marjorie met her future husband during World War II. On Feb. 24, 1943, she married William F. Settlemire in Covington, Ky., before he left for the military. He passed away Nov. 10, 2007.

September 10th

County solid waste coordinator retires

September 10, 2014

Auglaize County Solid Waste District Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer announced he will retire at the end of the year, saying it is “just the right time.”

“I talked to people who had retired and asked them how they decided when to retire, and they said ‘you’ll just know when the time comes,’ so I think that time is here for me,” Reichelderfer said. “It’s time to try something different and let someone else take over.”

Health board mulls vaccine requirements

September 10, 2014

Approving the new policy and protocols for the Zostavax shingles vaccine was a main point of discussion Tuesday morning during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones explained the recent changes for the policy on administration of the shingles vaccine.

Richard Lee Pollard, 75

September 10, 2014

Richard Lee Pollard, 75, of rural New Knoxville, fell asleep peacefully in his home in New Knoxville on Sept. 7, 2014, and is awaiting the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born to James W. Pollard and Malvina (Stuehmeier) Pollard on Aug. 2, 1939. Richard grew up in rural Centralia, Ill., surrounded by family. 

Fisher eyes boosting online presence

September 10, 2014

In his first board of health meeting as the new health commissioner, Oliver Fisher approached the board with some new ideas regarding the functionality of the department’s website and the idea of adding social media as a tool.

Fisher began by comparing the current Auglaize County Health Department website with other health department websites in the area.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Robert P. Koch, 92

September 9, 2014

Robert P. Koch, 92, of 1210 West High St., Saint Marys, Ohio, died at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in Saint Marys. He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the son of Gus and Ann (Kachelreis) Koch. He married Jeanne Quellhorst on April 26, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1958. He then married Lois Bowers, and she preceded him in death.

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