July 15th, 2014
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council approved amendments to a prior resolution that made permanent appropriations for village expenditures during fiscal year 2014 at a regular council meeting Monday night.
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland Indians’ game against the Chicago White Sox at Progresive Field in Cleveland.
The Indians hosted A Christmas Story House & Museum Night on Friday, featuring trivia and giveaways throughout the game relating to the popular 1983 film, parts of which were filmed in Cleveland.
She was asked to throw out the first pitch Friday — with a huge caveat attached.
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim team brought home the Western Ohio Aquatic League title, and smashed some records along the way.
WOAL is an eight-team league that also includes teams from Ada, Bluffton, Van Wert, Kenton, the Sherwood and Westside swim clubs and the Shawnee Country Club. This year’s final meet was held at Kenton.
Ryan Schneider, 14, set a new meet record in the boys 13-14 50-meter butterfly with a finals time of 28.52. The previous record was 28.83, set in 1993.
Opal L. Miller, 98, of Cridersville, died at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cridersville Health Care. She was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Isaac and Louise Schlenker Mowery. On April 8, 1937, she married Elbert Merle Miller, who died July 8, 2000.
Constance “Connie” Eberle, 77, of 1910 Heritage Court, Saint Marys, Ohio, died suddenly on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 26, 1937, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Hod and Verna (Lamb) Naugle.
She married Cloyd Eberle on July 7, 1967, and he survives at the residence.
A recreational vehicle (RV) caught fire on northbound I-75 near milepost 113 at 2:38 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 in Wapakoneta. No injuries were reported.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department officials responded to the scene where they discovered the RV engulfed in flames. A class A foam was applied to the fire. Uniopolis Fire Department was requested for mutual aid, which established water supply. The fire was reported under control at 3:14 p.m.
CRIDERSVILLE — It was chicken dinners, entertainment and family fun this weekend at the Annual Firemen’s Jamboree.
The event kicked off with a classic car show Friday evening.
“It’s grown every year that we’ve had it,” Fire Chief Rick Miller said. “It gives people a chance to bring their cars out, show them off and get some notoriety for having a nice vehicle.”
Games and rides ran Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
BOTKINS — In the search for a new village administrator, Botkins council has narrowed the list down to three candidates.
Current village administrator Jesse Kent announced his resignation in May because of a desire to move to Sacramento, Calif., and be closer to family. Kent continues to work alongside the council and mayor to vet and interview candidates.
Ten young women will vie for the Miss Summer Moon 2014 Scholarship Pageant Queen to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center, 1 Redskin Trail, Wapakoneta.
With a theme of “Where the Boys Are,” the pageant will kick off the beginning of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival with a talented performance by Brad Severt, Austin Drake and Micah Nicol.
To help celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon the Armstrong Air and Space Museum is gearing up for events during the 2014 Summer Moon Festival.
The festival runs from July 16 to 20, and the events at the museum run July 19 and 20.
Director of the museum Chris Burton said the next few years will be leading up to a bigger celebration of the 50th anniversary.