August 8th, 2014
BOTKINS — While he gets to know the faces and names of Botkins, the new village administrator says he has been greeted with a friendly community, and he is looking forward to familiarizing himself with the village.
In true astronaut form more than 50 kids started their morning this week with physical training at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the annual week-long space camp.
Museum Educator Emily Richard said it is important to show and teach the second through seventh graders how astronauts begin each of their days whether in space or training on Earth.
A Lima man who has been taken into custody in Allen County is suspected of being involved in recent burglaries in Auglaize, Allen, Shelby and Logan counties.
According to a press release from the Sheriff Al Solomon, Mark Ball, 51, of Lima, was arrested by Allen County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives this week. All agencies had been working together to try and locate a suspect on a rash of house burglaries in the four counties.
On the course just a couple hours after sunrise Wednesday morning, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers began the 2014 high school boys golf season about as early as a team could, as the official start of the season was Wednesday.
The Tigers began their season with a tournament at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lima.
W-G arrived in Allen County early Wednesday morning, escaping fog that blanketed their departure from Waynesfield in Auglaize County.
An officer recently welcomed to the Wapakoneta Police Department says he is learning the ropes and is looking forward to serving the community.
Patrolman Ryan Nolan, 28, of St. Marys, accepted the position after serving the Washington Township Police Department.
“A personal goal is just to serve the community as they expect me to serve them,” Nolan said, “learn everything that I can from every officer and individual that I work with, and just applying that to my everyday tasks.”
Sitting in a wheelchair in her room at The Gardens, 92-year-old Jane Rickert leafs through page after page of pictures, memorabilia and newspaper clippings she had collected over the years. She then wheels herself over to the closet where she has kept the military uniform she wore more than 70 years ago. She pulls it out, explaining what the various patches on the uniform stand for.
Two city council committees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss issues that came up at Monday’s regular council meeting.
The Parks and Recreation Committee discussed the hours for the new dog park and the Health and Safety Committee discussed the rules for temporary pools deeper than 30 inches.
Myra J. Millirans, 89, arrived peacefully at her heavenly home on Aug. 2, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. She was a resident at Morton Terrace Care Center in Morton, Ill. She had previously been a resident at the Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka, Ill.
Myra was born March 31, 1925, in Lima, to Orville and Sarah (Skinner) Leigh who preceded her in death. On Jan. 25, 1946, she married Robert James Millirans who preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1977.
National Night Out was celebrated last night throughout the country and right here in Harmon Park.
Hundreds of community members within Auglaize County showed up to interact with the local law enforcement, tour emergency vehicles, meet the K-9 unit and enjoy a cookout.
According to Auglaize County Sheriff Deputy Mike Peterson National Night Out gives members of the community, especially kids an opportunity to see police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement personnel as friendly and non-threatening.
The Waynesfield Sons of the American Legion Post 395 will host its 14th annual turkey cook-off Sept. 20 to help raise money for needy families at Christmastime.
The event will take place at the American Legion Post 395 on 104 W. Wapakoneta St. in Waynesfield. The turkey cook-off will begin at 10 a.m., followed by judging at noon and dinner at 1 p.m.