July 14th, 2014
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.
Tethered hot air balloon rides and a kids entertainment section are two new features that will highlight the downtown portion of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival, which will also include more than 15 events, music, rides and games.
WAYNESFIELD — Jack Hayzlett is doing something he set out to do since high school: be a head coach for a high school basketball program.
That was his intention when he attended The Ohio State University to become a teacher as a career.
It never came to fruition at the time, but he now has the chance.
Hayzlett, a Wapakoneta resident, was hired in May to be the varsity boys basketball head coach for Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
An intruder was seen inside of Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, after an alarm alerted Wapakoneta Police at 4:50 a.m. today.
On officer’s arrival, a subject was observed inside the business, after which officers surrounded the building and made entry with the department’s K-9. No one was located inside.
According to a press release, police believe the suspect fled out the back door before the business was surrounded.