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April 1st, 2013

Jesus’ life cut too short

April 1, 2013

Before the Rev. Becky Sunday spoke on the topic, “He was cut off…” she read a few words from the Passion.
This chapter in the book of John talks about the events leading up to Christ’s death and resurrection.
“Jesus said ‘I am thirsty,’” Sunday read during the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Good Friday Lenten worship at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. “So sour wine was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it up to Jesus’ lips.”

Local girls’ artwork selected for state honor

April 1, 2013

A love for art and creativity in completing projects, led two Cridersville Elementary girls to have their artwork selected for a state exhibit.
Kindergartener Nevaeh White and fourth-grader Sierra Sutton both had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the 2013 Ohio Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Exhibition. The exhibit represents Ohio art students in kindergarten through eighth grades and was on display at the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) building, at 275 E. Broad St., Columbus, throughout March.

Planet walker

April 1, 2013

A group of college students spent time in Wapakoneta this past week — hoping to visit a few local landmarks as they walked from Russell’s Point to the Indiana state line.

Their plans were interrupted Monday by a spring snowstorm which blanketed the area with more than half-foot of snow. With the day off, they walked from their cabins at the KOA to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum and a local restaurant before returning to their cabins.

March 29th

Ruth Cook, 87

March 29, 2013

Ruth E. Cook, 87, of Spencerville, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 9, 1925, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Blanche and Harry Patrick, who preceded her in death. She married Robert E. “Jack” Cook, who died March 7, 2006.
She is survived by her extended family, Katie Cotterman, of Spencerville, Greg (Terri) Spence, of Spencerville, Deniese (Alan) Margraves, of Wapakoneta, and Becky (Dave) Brown, of Wapakoneta; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Dorcas Bryan, 83

March 29, 2013

Dorcas Jane(Chapman) Bryan, 83, formerly of Cadillac, Mich., and Cherokee Village, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dorcas was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Bellaire, to Dorothy and John Chapman and graduated from Blume High School, in Wapakoneta, in 1947. She married Richard Bryan in 1948, in Wapakoneta, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny, in 2008.

Marcedis Miller, 82

March 29, 2013

Marcedis Miller, 82, of Wapakoneta, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Agnes Hines, 90

March 29, 2013

Agnes Louise (Nester) Hines, 90, of Troy, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Wapakoneta, to the late Amelia (Eisert) and Frederick Nester. Her husband of 56 years, William E. Hines, preceded her in death on June 1, 2003.

Talks continue

March 29, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Discussions continue among an area village’s elected officials as they talk about possibly raising water and sewer rates — but one thing is for sure, something needs to be done.

Cridersville Village Council members and Mayor Lorali Myers met during a special Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Thursday to discuss the inevitability of increasing water and sewer rates on village residents and businesses.

“Unfortunately, we are in a position that we will have to do something,” Councilor Stacey Cook said.

Wapak schools plan waiver day for safety training

March 29, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools administrators elected to use a special waiver day granted by the state to train staff on school safety.

Students are not to attend school on Friday, May 17, so staff throughout the district may receive updated training with the Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the waiver day was approved by the Ohio Department of Education, it counts as a day students are in session. They were originally scheduled to attend class that day.

Jobless rate for February has decreased in county

March 29, 2013

After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.

In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, a decrease from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.

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