April 15th, 2014
Roger L. Sunderland, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:11 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by is family. He was born in Lima on Sept. 9, 1939, to Martin Jacob and Minnie E. Brown Sunderland â both parents preceded him in death. On June 10, 1961, he married Dolores A. Gierhart, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Sunderland was retired from Teledyne-Ohio Steel. He enjoyed music, spending time in his garage and with his family.
Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, discussed health care, education and working with Democrats during a roundtable discussion held for Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce members at the Eagles Ballroom on Monday.
During the discussion, Jordan spoke extensively about health care reform, saying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the biggest impediment to growing businesses.
“With each passing day we find out more and more how bad this thing is,” Jordan said. “It’s a complete mess and we need a whole different approach on health care policy.”
And now the truth is known.
Those alleged cameras atop the new traffic signals at the intersection of Bellefontaine, Wood and Pearl streets are really sensors.
Amid the controversy over red light cameras in Ohio and other states, it was originally thought that the new devices that appeared over the weekend we’re designed to catch and automatically ticket speeders and/or stoplight violators.
The devices, which could easily be mistaken for cameras, are far more high-tech than that it turns out.
They monitor traffic flow.
CRIDERSVILLE — New business at the Village of Cridersville’s monthly meeting was discussed regarding two resolutions Monday night.
Village Administrator Jarid Kohlrieser presented resolution 2234 pertaining to the Ohio Public Works Commission Issue 1 grant for the village.
Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, Ohio, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of Saint Rita's Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Saint Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.
He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.
Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.
He was born July 28, 1929, in Moulton, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.
He married Mary L. Rohr on Nov. 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014.
Shirley A. Bonnoront, 86, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Howard and Alethia (Elliott) Bonnoront, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include, cousins, Mary Dee (Donald) Malueg, of Wapakoneta, Steven (Lisa) Malueg, of Lima, Rebecca (Greg) Ott, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Sheri (Mike) Toth, of Pickerington.
Loren A. Cox, 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Kenton.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1930, in Huntsville, a son of the late Kenneth T. and Emma Belle (Barr) Cox. On Feb. 11, 1950, he married his first wife, Dorothy Lay, and they divorced. He then married his second wife, the former Eileen Lenore Epps on Nov. 25, 1978, and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2009. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ann Docie and brothers, Paul L. and Leonard Cox.
The city of Wapakoneta is trying to decide what it wants to do with a brick structure that was constructed in the parking lot of Image Master’s Print and Copy Center on 126 E. Auglaize St. during the East Auglaize Street Project, which was completed in 2013.
The structure covers up the base of an old sign post that was taken down years ago after a company went out of business.
Auglaize Acres hosted its annual volunteer banquet last week in honor of the individuals who dedicate their time and effort to improving each resident’s quality of life.
“Volunteers Put Spring in Our Step” was the theme for the luncheon planned in time for National Volunteer Week.
Approximately 70 people volunteer at Auglaize Acres, whether that means coming in once a year for a large activity or visiting on a weekly basis, Activity Director Kristina Martin said.