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March 25th, 2013

Wildlife pendulum swings

March 25, 2013

Despite the loss of acreage and the decline in wild fowl numbers in the region, Auglaize County Pheasants Forever members came out in full force Saturday to continue their mission.

The non-profit organization is dedicated to conserving and expanding the number of pheasants, quail and other wildlife by preserving and expanding habitat through public awareness and education and land management policies and programs.

Three-year-old donates hair to help others

March 25, 2013

Most parents document their child’s first haircut.

In the case of a 3-year-old Wapakoneta girl, her parents are using it to help others.

“I’m getting my hair cut for kids without hair,” Merecedes Wren says matter-of-factly.

The blonde-haired blue-eyed girl clinged to her uncle as she sat in the lobby, tucking her face into his neck as she shies away from strangers entering Great Clips in Wapakoneta.

School closings, roads hazardous

March 25, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools, St. Marys City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are closed today, March 25, due to snow and hazardous road conditions.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon warned motorists that roadways are snow-covered and hazardous. He requests motorists to use extreme caution while driving.

March 22nd

Mary Moeller, 82

March 22, 2013

Mary C. Moeller, 82, of Celina, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Celina Manor, due to natural causes.
She was born March 30, 1930, in Sharpsburg, the daughter of Louisa (Muhlenkamp) and Edward Feltz, who preceded her in death. On June 2, 1948, she married Louis Moeller, and he died Jan. 29, 1996.

Nichole Lyn Roether, 39

March 22, 2013

Nichole Lyn Roether, 39, of Lima, died at 12:39 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima, surrounded by her family.
She was born March 14, 1974, in Lima. Her parents Timothy and Sherrill Satterfield Williams survive in Lima.
Nichole was a graduate of Marimor School and attended the prevocational class at Marimor Industries. Her smile was like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. If you were lucky she might give you one of her special hugs.

Mary Suever, 90

March 22, 2013

Mary C. Suever, 90, of Delphos, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Green Hills Center, in West Liberty.
She was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Louise (Ziegenfilder) and Albert F. Schneider, who preceded her in death. She married Roland E. Esser, who preceded her in death in 1970. She then married Merlin “Lindy” Suever, and he preceded her in death in 1977.

Mary Jo Duckro, 84

March 22, 2013

Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Oct. 24, 1928, the daughter of Lucille C. (Koch) and Henry C. Nipgen, who preceded her in death. On May 7, 1949, she married Harold G. Duckro, and he died Oct. 26, 2000.

New virus discovered

March 22, 2013

The county medical director brought attention to a new virus originating in the Middle East.
Discovered last year, the “novel coronavirus” — which is named after the virus’s crown-like projections visible under a microscope — appears to be related to viruses in bats and goats, and presents itself as a severe case of the flu. In older people, it can develop into pneumonia.
“It’s a new respiratory virus,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. “We still don’t know how bad it is or how big of a problem it will be for public health.”

Goodwill receives a warm welcome

March 22, 2013

A cut of a ribbon signified the grand opening of a retail store in Wapakoneta.
The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley opened its newest Goodwill store at 1240 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, and an official says the business plans to bring more than just a retail store to the community.
“We are more than retail stores,” Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Marketing and Communication Specialist Kim Bramlage said. “All retail store proceeds support more than 40 programs and services.”
These programs and services build on the

Old Town Buffet opens today

March 22, 2013

A new restaurant offering both Chinese-style foods and American favorites opens at 11 a.m. today.
Old Town Buffet, which also is to feature a Mongolian and barbecue grill, plans to open offering both its buffet or dinners available for dine-in or take out.
Old Town Buffet owner Neng Lin said Wapakoneta seemed the perfect place for him to open another restaurant. He currently also has restaurants in Bryan and Bowling Green.
“We thought it was the perfect place with it being in the shopping center,” Lin said.

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