April 24th, 2013
A parent’s worst nightmare.
Flashing emergency vehicles lights greeted the onrushing mother, who soon saw the carnage. Two vehicles badly damaged. Twisted metal. Blood and broken bones. Now broken lives.
Parent concerns about bed bugs, heat exhaustion and not enough meals during band camp last year were brought up Tuesday during the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting.
Band Director Klayton Hilleary addressed the concerns as he discussed this year’s band camp, planned for the end of July. A parent had written a letter to board members about her concerns and Hilleary said he had the same concerns and began addressing them late last year.
A representative from the Dayton Children’s says 75 to 90 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly — and a check of a local parking lot backed her claim.
As Jessica Saunders, community relations manager and Safe Kids Greater Dayton Coalition Coordinator for Dayton Children’s, helped check more than a dozen car seats at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA on Tuesday, she found something wrong with nearly every car seat they checked.
Monday’s make-up game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Elida Bulldogs was a victory on the scoreboard for the Redskins as well as a victory in varsity coach Bill Sammons’ book.
“I really think that we actually won this game,” Sammons said after the 11-1, six-inning game. “We took a step today, even though the first inning was a little frustrating. We really took a step in the right direction in this game.”
No bomb was found and a suspect located as Cridersville Elementary School students returned to the building shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.
“We have a student who did it, we know who did it and are now going through the disciplinary process,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
A fourth-grade student at the school wrote the bomb threat on a note that staff members were alerted to by a student at 7:45 a.m., Horner said. The building was immediately evacuated and students arriving were rerouted.
WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield resident who barely lost in her quest for a fourth term to village council has been reinstated to her post.
Ronda Knox, 68, 305 N. Westminster St., was the lone applicant after councilor Cheryl Jerew officially resigned her seat on April 5 after she moved out of the village.
“I am just happy to be of service to my community again,” Knox said.
A bill proposed this week, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister, although they still couldn’t vote until they turned 18.
Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland, who co-sponsored the bill said she believes it is never too early to start engaging young people about their right and their responsibility to vote.
Marjorie Jones, 87, 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.
She was born March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Nora (Hines) and Grant Tester. On Sept. 1, 1946, she married Joseph Jones, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.
She is survived by four children, Ron J. (Carol) Jones, of New Bremen, Gregory (Pam) Jones, of St. Marys, Debra (Rees) McKee, of St. Marys, and Corrine (Dennis) Craft, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Vogel, of St. Marys.
Mary K. Wolfe, 70, 1905 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 7, 1943, in St. Marys, to Mary (McClain) and Evert Adams, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 22, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in St. Marys, she married Thomas I. Wolfe, who died Aug. 7, 2012.
Orin J. Roettger, 89, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Luetta (Dammeyer) and Clarence Roettger, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, they were married for 69 years, she survives at the residence.