April 17th, 2014
Kennith Sheridan Mullins, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room. He was born April 25, 1950, in Lima, the son of James and Pearl (Roe) Mullins, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include, three children, Victoria L. Mullins and Eric M. Mullins, both of Wapakoneta, and Steven A. Mullins, of Marion; siblings, James (Peggy) Mullins, of Denton, Texas, Betti Hendrickson, of Maynardville, Tenn.; former wife and mother of the children, Caroline (Ewing) Hickman; several nieces and nephews.
Betty L. Sheipline, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., April 15, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville. She was born May 25, 1923, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Walter and Francis (Kupper) Vossler, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 3, 1948, she married Harry E. Sheipline, and he died July 10, 1988.
CELINA — It’s rare for an adult to donate to Locks of Love.
It’s even rarer to find two men in their 50s and 60s to donate.
But for two Waynesfield residents, 56-year-old Bill Smith and 63-year-old Dan Macias, these facts mattered little, as long as they were helping people.
“It ain’t about me — what it’s really about is if this hair helps a cancer patient who can’t afford a wig, I think that’s great,” said Smith, owner of Smitty’s General Contracting in Waynesfield.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to complete the public testing of the equipment that will be used for the upcoming May 6 election.
Board members Fran Engle, Diana Dulebohn, Brent Henschen and Bill Roth went through a simulation of voters inserting their ballots into the polling machines along with Deputy Director Peg Matheny.
The three precincts that were included in the test were Waynesfield, Wapakoneta 2B and Logan Township.
Director Michelle Wilcox explained why these three were chosen.
The final Wednesday Lenten service organized by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association was held in honor of Holy Week at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Linda McCune, parish member of St. Joseph, said she enjoyed the Wednesday service, particularly Rev. David Williams’ homily.
“I thought it was excellent,” McCune said. “He gave the eulogy, he could play the organ, he could sing, he was very good.”
One of Waynesfield’s own is taking over the Tigers football program, and the hope is the young man can build a successful program for a long time.
The Waynesfield-Goshen school board approved hiring 25-year-old Tyler Turner as the new head varsity football coach for Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Turner, who played football for the Tigers, is a 2006 graduate from W-G.
Turner also played baseball and did powerlifting while in high school. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for college.
Iris Nancy âKittenâ Walters, 84, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord at 4:11 p.m., April 14, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems from a short illness.
She was born March 31, 1930, in Lima, to John Robert and Edithmae Moore Schultheis who preceded her in death.
She married her high school sweetheart Lee âSamâ Walters July 3, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2011.
Survivors include children, Debbie (Earl) Caudill, Greg (Cathy) Walters, Mike (Angie) Walters, Connie (Derrick) Martin, Seth (Haley) Walters and a foster son, Tom (Diane) Frank.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education posthumously nominated U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni award at a regular board meeting Monday night.
Zimmerman was killed in action on July 16, 2013, in Afghanistan, from wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was 25 years old.
Whether a car accident, a burglary or an act of violence, the first to respond in any emergency situation is someone hidden from the public’s eye.
Auglaize County dispatchers were recognized by the county commissioners as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. A resolution stating that their work is “vital to the interest of the community” was signed at the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
The second installment in the Wink at the Moon sculpture series by Ohio artist Jay Risner will make its debut on Saturday, May 3, at the Casa Chic Derby Day Wine Tasting at Marley’s Downtown Ballroom.
According to Judie Presar, president of the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, Casa Chic’s relationship with Risner began because some of his other sculptures were already being sold at the store.