March 19th, 2014
In the face of a pandemic, how prepared is Auglaize County? That is the topic of conversation between county health, law and safety agencies as they anticipate an upcoming Northwestern Ohio widespread disease, mass fatality exercise.
“We put together a planning committee to design the exercise,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said about the health departments and hospitals in the 18-county region.
The planning began in November 2013.
State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) and State Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) spoke about the benefits of Senate Bill 150 yesterday at the monthly Auglaize County Ag Breakfast.
The bill, which is jointly sponsored by Hite and Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), was designed to address agricultural nutrient runoff into Ohio waterways and algae problems in Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Erie.
Brittney R. Miller, 28, of Delphos, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at a residence in Cridersville.
She was born Jan. 26, 1986, in St. Marys, to Jay T. and Sheila R. (Prater) Miller.
She is survived by:Â life-long companion Phillip E. Richardson, of Delphos. Â Â Â Â Â
Donald L. Ridenour, 83, of Lima , went to join his family members in their heavenly home at 2:09 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930, to James E. and Mary Agnes (Mooney) Ridenour and they preceded him in death.
Donald E. King, 84, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Saginaw VA Medical Center . He was born June 24, 1929, in Fryburg, Ohio, to William and Mary (Bonnoront) King.
Mabel C. Phillips, 75, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lima Manor. She was born May 5, 1938, in Tip Top, Ky., the daughter of Shem and Mary (Caudille) Cole, who preceded her in death. She was married to David Phillips, and he is deceased.
Survivors include a son, Dwayne Roark, Lima; two granddaughters, Andrea Nassilo and Elizabeth Bolka; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Zoey and Cameron; three brothers and one sister.
She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Roark, a grandson, Richard Roark, and six siblings.
In response to an especially harsh winter, the Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 416 last week, which provides four additional calamity days for Ohio schools to use during the 2013-14 school year.
The legislation, initially sponsored by Representatives Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), will expand the number of allowable calamity days — days that do not need to be made up — provided the school first makes up four days from its previously approved contingency plan.
The Wapakoneta City Council met Monday night and bowling was on the agenda.
From staff reports
Several local high school student-athletes were honored by the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association for the 2013-14 swimming and diving season.
The associated named its area teams combining all tournament divisions unlike most other postseason awards lists.
For the Wapakoneta Redskins girls team, senior Taylor Law, junior Josie Miller and freshman Jordyn Law were named the top All-Lima Area swimmers for this season.
Hilda C. Ritter, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born March 27, 1924, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William P. and Cora A. (Presar) Ritter, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister, Regina Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a sister-in-law, Jean Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a nephew and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marion and Frederick â€śFritzâ€ť Ritter.