February 18th, 2013
Father Louis S. Heitz, 81, of Cridersville, died at 9:32 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by loving family.
Born Nov. 5, 1931, in Fort Jennings, he was the son of Rose (Stauterman) and Otto Heitz, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sisters, Mary (Virgil) German, Joan (George) Ross, and Betty Grace; a sister in-law, Dorothy Heitz; 21 nieces and nephews; 47 great-nieces and nephews; and 28 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Florence Catherena Copeland, 94, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born April 23, 1918, in Clay Township, the daughter of the late Malinda (Kanrr) and William S. Helmlinger.
On June 29, 1940, at St. Marks Church in Clay Township, she married Clifford Emerson Copeland, and he preceded her in death May 10, 1967.
Sylvia M. Lengerich, 76, of Fryburg, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born June 24, 1936, in Leicestershire, England, the daughter of Marie (Rose) and James Reed, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 31, 1959, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Leicester, England, she married John G. Lengerich, and he died June 26, 2001.
BOWLING GREEN — Nine Redskin swimmers have made their mark in the Wapakoneta history books and are heading to the State Meet in Canton, Ohio.
The Girls 200 Free Relay, the Girls 400 Free Relay, the Boys 200 Free Relay and an individual from the Girls 100 and 50 Free, have all qualified for spots at the State Meet.
Satins, sequins and lace hang from racks, waiting for the possibility that new life could be breathed into them.
The 38 dresses were being sold at the Octagon Club’s prom dress exchange — “Cinderella’s Encore: Once More Around the Dance Floor” — Saturday afternoon in the Wapakoneta High School choir room.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart plans to close a portion of County Road 25A on Wednesday and Thursday in order for a piece of equipment to be delivered to a Wapakoneta business.
Reinhart told the Wapakoneta Daily News he would advise motorists to use Hardin Pike and Interstate 75 to avoid the road closure, which will occur south of Wapakoneta.
A Wapakoneta city administrator will be given the power to purchase items when needed or to answer an emergency if a piece of legislation is adopted tonight at the Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
Council members are scheduled to hear the third and final reading of an ordinance to authorize Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to advertise for bids and to enter into contracts for specific materials, service contracts and equipment rental for the operation of city departments.
The Shawnee Indians haven't won a game in the Western Buckeye League this season as the Wapakoneta Redskins visited their home floor.
Wapakoneta is looking to secure a fourth place finish in the WBL, while Shawnee is still looking for a WBL win.
For the first time in 30 years, the Auglaize County engineer is taking out a loan for bridge replacement projects.
â€śIâ€™m not comfortable with taking a loan out for the first time, but in this case I have to,â€ť Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. â€śI donâ€™t want to create debt for the county or the next engineer, but it adds up to me needing to move forward with this.â€ť
The loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) is for $176,000, to be combined with a county match of $44,000. Interest on the 20-year loan is zero percent and it would be repaid at less than $9,000 annually.
Three young girls and two cats were the inspiration for a painted mural placed in the upper level of a local downtown shop.
Thrifty Treasures, 117 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, has a special touch in the windows above their shop thanks to students in the Wapakoneta High School Art Club.
This project was arranged through the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP), as they worked with Thrifty Treasures owners Donna Parsons and her sister, Lisa Schott.