March 13th, 2013
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members decided to refinance several school bonds to save district taxpayers thousands of dollars and take advantage of current lending rates.
Board members decided during Monday’s meeting to begin the process to refinance several bonds from 2006 based upon the recommendation of the board’s Finance Committee, which met at 6 p.m. just prior to the board meeting. Preliminary figures are showing the district could save as much as $268,000 by taking advantage of current rates.
Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 2, 1952, the son of Doris A. (Walls) and Donald E. McClintock, who preceded him in death.
Helen Elsass, 91, formerly of Kettering, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Helen was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Auglaize County, to the late Sophia (Pulfer) and Philip Helmlinger.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Breece, of London; a son, Merle Elsass, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Breece and Greg Breece, Erin Elsass and Ashley Elsass, and Josh Elsass and Caitlin Elsass; three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Holden and Jackson; and a brother, Harold Helmlinger.
Virgil E. Beam, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Belmore, the son of Doris (Newell) and Fred W. & Beam, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 22, 1960, he married Joyce B. Fortman, and she survives.
Beth Adel Sproul, 66, of Cridersville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her residence, following a lengthy, courageous battle with melanoma.
She was born June 11, 1946, in Rochester, Pa., to Betty Harn and Claude Sheline. Her mother survives in Beaver Falls, Pa. On March 9, 1963, she married James Sproul, who survives in Cridersville. On March 9, 2013, Beth and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Irene I. Lunz, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born June 12, 1922, in New Bremen, the daughter of Lydia Elizabeth (Schneider) and Glendor Charles Jung, who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1946, she married Elmer A. Lunz, who died July 24, 1973.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane E. Lunz, of Wapakoneta; a son, Donald R. Lunz, of Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Louise Jung, of Wapakoneta, and Sue Jung, of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John L. Sudman, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:01 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Celina, to Martha (Young) and Howard Sudman, who preceded him in death. His father passed away when he was very young, and his mother later married Homer DeArmond, who has also passed. On July 7, 1979, he married Diana (Saintignon) Sudman, who survives in Wapakoneta.
David L. Britt, 66, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Feb. 6, 1947, in Sidney, to the late Clara (Brown) and Claude Britt. On Jan. 27, 1968, he married the former Sharon Jerviss, and she preceded him in death on May 20, 2001.
The West Ohio High School Bowling Conference held it awards banquet March 10 at Romer’s Catering St. Henry, Ohio.
The event featured four PBA players, Brian Kretzer, Chris Loschetter, Ronnie Russell and Kyle Bigelow.
The Wapakoneta Redskins brought home many awards.
CRIDERSVILLE — Elected officials in a northern Auglaize County village are talking about potentially raising the water rates on their residents.
Finance Committee and Utilities Committee members met last week and informed Cridersville Village Council members Monday on the status of a possible water rate hike.
“At our joint committee meeting we discussed the future rates for water and the possibility of increasing them,” councilor Paul Lynch, who chairs the Utilities Committee, said. “There was no decision at that time.”