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January 22nd, 2013

C’ville council talks 2013

January 22, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — As an area village begins a new year, they enacted some changes along with addressing a few housekeeping items for the 2013 year.

Cridersville Village Council members met on Monday for their rescheduled regular meeting, and Council President Eric West lead the meeting, as Mayor Lorali Myers was absent, due to her being out while recovering from an illness.

Councilors voted to reappoint Choice One Engineering as their village engineer. Choice One has been working with the village for several years.

Botkins girls crushed by Russia

January 22, 2013

 

RUSSIA —  The Botkins girls basketball team was coming off a  strong performance Saturday night at Ridgemont, with a lot of confidence heading into a key Shelby County League game, but the confidence didn’t carry over Monday night against the Russia Raiders.  

The Trojans fell hard 46-20 to the Raiders.  

Varsity coach Don Mack was stunned by the performance.

School delay

January 22, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are on a two-hour delay due to the frigid cold temperatures. Remember to bundle up children and youth for the bus stop as temperatures are in singled digits and windchills are below zero.

What is the best clothing for cold weather?
Adults and children should wear:
• a hat
• a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
• sleeves that are snug at the wrist
• mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
• water-resistant coat and shoes
• several layers of loose-fitting clothing

January 21st

Mary Howe, 92

January 21, 2013

Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

John Lachey, 79

January 21, 2013

John D. Lachey, 79, 321 S. Wagner Ave., Sidney, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 6, 1933, in Fort Loramie, the son of the late Katherine (Borchers) and Marcellus Lachey. On June 2, 1956, he married Marjorie Ballweg, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Bev (Don)Goettemoeller, of Sidney; and a son, Joe (Shannon) Lachey, of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by a son, John M. Lachey.

George Truesdale, 86

January 21, 2013

George D. Truesdale, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:38 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Auglaize County, the son of the late Florence (Harps) and Roy Truesdale. On May 21, 1949, he married G. A. “Sue” Fiebelkorn, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric A. (Sandy) Truesdale, of Wapakoneta, and Todd A. Truesdale, of Watauga, Texas; a granddaughter, Acacia Truesdale; a brother, Roy (LaVon) Truesdale, of Cridersville; and a sister-in-law, Lilas Truesdale, of Texas.

Lucile Waldman, 95

January 21, 2013

Lucile H. Waldman, 95, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Heritage of Huntington, Ind.
She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret M. (Sheipline) and Joseph R. Brown, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 1, 1936, she married John F. Waldman, and he died June 25, 1979. They lived their entire lives on Defiance Street in Wapakoneta.

Tax collections up: Wapak, St. Marys to watch cash carryover usage

January 21, 2013

The cities of Wapakoneta and St. Marys finished 2012 with the highest income tax collections either city has had in the last four years.

The city of Wapakoneta collected $2.21 million in 2012, the highest total since the city collected $2.27 in 2008. The highest total came the previous year when collections totaled $2.29 million in 2007.

Rex to leave high school

January 21, 2013

Accepting the resignation of the Wapakoneta High School principal is expected to be among action taken by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education member when it meets Tuesday.

Aaron Rex, who has served at the helm of the district’s high school for six years, is taking a position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools.

According to the Archbold Local Schools’s website, Rex is to begin his job there Feb. 4.

City earns AMP honor

January 21, 2013

The city of Wapakoneta received a System Improvement Award this year from American Municipal Power (AMP) for its work on substations in 2011 and 2012.

The city replaced the Harrison Street and Defiance Street substations “to improve the reliability and service to customers.” The Wapakoneta Electric Department was recognized with an AMP Safety Commendation for having less than 1 percent time loss due to reportable accidents in the distribution system.

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