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March 18th, 2013

Living by the rules

March 18, 2013

Staff Writer
CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville police chief recently addressed Cridersville Village Council members about possibly moving outside the village, but councilors have yet to issue a formal decision on the request.
Some say they may not be able to issue any restrictions since an Ohio Supreme Court interpreted the law and declared municipalities cannot restrict police officers and firefighters from living anywhere less than in the county where the municipality exists or in an adjacent county.

Road work to start

March 18, 2013

Managing Editor
Preliminary construction work is slated to start Monday on East Auglaize Street, a city administrator says, with work crews scheduled to start on the full-depth street reconstruction of the city roadway on March 25.
Wapakoneta Engineering Department Superintendent Mary Ruck released a detour map for motorists to follow as the $2.33 million project is divided into two phases.

School delay

March 18, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools is operating on a 2-hour delay today (March 18) due to icy road conditions.

Botkins Local Schools, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools and St. Marys City Schools also are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning.

March 15th

FFA ‘exceptional year’

March 15, 2013

On Thursday, Wapakoneta FFA members and parents, numbering more than 400, honored Wapakoneta High School students  involved in the agricultural program at the high school during the organization’s annual banquet.

Wapakoneta FFA advisers Ron Brown and Chris Turner handed out awards in a number of different categories.

“This was an exceptional year,” Brown said. “I can remember when I first started, we had 32 people in FFA. This year, we are graduating 34 seniors alone. It shows the program is growing.”

Buckland back-up

March 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — A back-up generator for the proposed wastewater treatment plant is likely to come to the village of Buckland free of charge, courtesy of the U.S. military.

Buckland Police Chief Randy Trayer informed Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert that he is permitted to use the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a government agency used for the procurement of extra military equipment including guns and equipment.  Military operations primarily use the agency, but state and local governments also are permitted to use the DLA for safety services.

Fourth-grader ‘erupts’ to top of W-G spelling bee

March 15, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Winning the school spelling bee once during an academic career would be quite an accomplishment.

Graham Knerr, 9, of Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools, says he would like to go for a clean sweep.

Knerr, a fourth-grader, knocked out 19 other students to win the Waynesfield-Goshen School spelling bee and to qualify for the regional competition to be held in Lima March 23.

He won the competition by first spelling “humility,” and then following it up by spelling “eruption” to take home the title.

David Schaub, 71

March 15, 2013

David W. Schaub, 71, of Botkins, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Mary Mitchell, 92

March 15, 2013

Mary Susan Mitchell, 92, of rural Lima, died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at her daughter’s home west of Lima.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Albert Freytag, 87

March 15, 2013

Albert F. Freytag, 87, 2233 State Route 362, Minster, died at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Amelia (Boerger) and Albert Freytag. On June 12, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, he married Marjorie M. “Marj” DeLaet, and she survives in Minster.
Also surviving are four children, Marge Jones, of Loveland, Dr. Thomas R. Freytag, of Wapakoneta, William J. Freytag, of Botkins and Joseph R. Freytag, of Minster.
He was preceded in death by son, Albert F. Freytag.

Doyle Lhamon, 88

March 15, 2013

Doyle M. Lhamon, 88, 875 Meadow Lane, St. Marys, died Thursday March 14, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born May 14, 1924,, in Marion, to Magdalena (Loegel) and Clarence Lhamon. He was first married to Doris M. Howell, who died July 19, 1975. He later married Mary Elizabeth Fiebelkorn, who survives.

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