January 29th, 2013
Several recent complaints from county residents about exploding targets prompted the Auglaize County sheriff to issue a statement today warning of the problems they pose.
The targets are designed to explode when shot with a certain caliber rifle. Also known by the name brand Tannerite, the targets are legally purchased at shooting supply stores.
“What we have discovered recently is target shooters are purchasing the mixture and mixing large amounts to make a huge explosion,” Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said.
A local facility received a special grant to implement a children’s reading program.
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA received a $2,500 grant from Dominion Gas, which will be used to implement a reading program through their before and after school program, a Wapakoneta Family YMCA official says.
“On behalf of the YMCA, we are grateful of Dominion Gas for recognizing our child care program,” Wapakoneta Family YMCA CEO Joshua Little said.
Opal C. Sproul, 90, of Waynesfield, died at 10:09 pm Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Goldie (Johns) and Paul Snook. On June 8, 1941, in Bellefontaine, she married Russell E. Sproul, and he preceded her in death Sept 12, 2004.
Surviving are four daughters, Victoria Agnew, of Waynesfield, Marsha Mangen, of St. Marys, Darlene Chiles, of Waynesfield, and Denise Green, of Celina.
John K. Burke, 95, of Glynnwood, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Glynnwood, the son of Julia (Cogan) and David L. Burke, and they preceded him in death. On May 3, 1952, at St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Glynnwood, he married La Vera Schumann, who survives.
Carolyn A. â€śTimmyâ€ť Timmerman, 81, of Lima, passed away Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 23, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of the late Vera C. (McCune) and Marcus V. Alspaugh. On July 19, 1953, in Lima, she married Marvin E. Timmerman, and he preceded her in death in 1982.
Surviving are a son, Steve (LeeAnn) Timmerman, of Ada; a daughter, Lisa (Bill) McKinnon, of Lakeview; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Youngpeter.
The boys and girls Wapakoneta swim team competed at the WBL Tournament in Defiance, Ohio. Click below for full results from the meet!
MINSTER — Double overtime. A 13-point comeback. A buzzer beater.
When Wapakoneta’s boys basketball team travelled to Minster Saturday night, spectators from both teams were in for a treat, but like in every thriller, one team has to go home disappointed.
Several pieces of history are to be sold as part of online auctions by the county.
To date, a wide array of surplus items have been sold that way by the county, but historical pieces also have joined that list with recent renovations of the Auglaize County Courthouse.
The latest items, which are to be posted for sale today, include large wooden doors, wood trim and door jams, decorative pedestals, window transoms, wooden and metal desks, chairs, light fixtures, filing cabinets, fainting couches, and wooden bars and an entertainment center used in courtrooms.
The newest addition to the Wapakoneta Fire Department did not have to look far for his inspiration — he comes from a family devoted to public service.
Standing in front of bright red fire truck Saturday morning in a bay of the Wapakoneta Fire Station, Adam Schulze repeated the firefighter’s oath as administered by Mayor Rodney Metz and started his career in public service.
“My mom got me interested in the medical side and my dad in public service,” Schulze said. “My parents and my siblings have had a big influence on my life.”
As long as there are video games, “hot” Doritos and rap music, all is well in the life of a Wapakoneta 6-year-old.
Gavin Vaughn, who considers himself 7, even though his birthday isn’t until Sunday, said he plays games “all the time.”
He plays games on his Leapster Explorer, on the Wii and on an iPad he got for Christmas.
“There’s nothing else to do at my house,” Gavin said of games he plays, which range from Angry Birds to Number Bash and Skylanders.