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September 16th, 2014

Bailey named airport manager

September 16, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners have selected interim airport manager Matthew Bailey as the new manager for the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Bailey’s appointment was effective Sept. 12.

Bailey replaces Sean Stroh, who managed the airport from 2007 until his resignation Aug. 22, to take a position in the Cincinnati area.

Upon Stroh’s resignation, Bailey took over as interim airport manager.

A St. Marys native, Bailey is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School.

Courtyard gets a makeover

September 16, 2014

Located in the center of Wapakoneta Middle School sits a courtyard.

Equipped with cement sectionals for planting purposes and plenty of space, two teachers took it upon themselves to create a beautiful and educational environment for students to utilize.

Vickie Sawmiller, a fifth-grade math teacher at WMS, and Kim Mullen, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at WMS, decided making the courtyard look a little bit nicer would benefit everyone at the school.

Ruth C. Carter, 83

September 16, 2014

Ruth C. Carter, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born June 21, 1931, in Celina, the daughter of Steve and Christine (Hemmelgarn) Bensman.  

Sharon K. Feikert, 73

September 16, 2014

Sharon K. Feikert, 73, of Waynesfield, died at 2:14 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, following an auto accident. She was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Lima, to the late Warren C. and Louisa Elizabeth Warner Shook. She married Bruce Feikert on March 1, 1964, and he survives in Waynesfield.

LaVern A. Menker, 81

September 16, 2014

LaVern A. Menker, 81, of 813 Briarcliff Dr., Saint Marys, and formerly of Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen. He was born June 7, 1933, in Maria Stein, the son of Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker. He married Jane Tumbush on Sept. 17, 1955, in Saint Marys, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2001.

Norma S. Borjas, 71

September 16, 2014

Norma S. Borjas, 71, formerly of Cridersville, died peacefully in her residence in Maineville, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born June 10, 1943, in Kenton, to Morris and Freda (nee Gibson) Switzer. Both preceded her in death. On April 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Frank Borjas, who survives in Maineville.

September 15th

Myron H. Opperman, 89

September 15, 2014

Myron H. Opperman, 89, of 505 West South St., New Knoxville, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of Herman and Anna (Nolte) Opperman. He married Henrietta Egbert on Aug. 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He married Wavalene Bradford on May 23, 1980, and she survives at the residence.

Harvestfest honors seniors

September 15, 2014

The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.

Therapy dog a busy pooch

September 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.

From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.

Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.

Board preps as election gets closer

September 15, 2014

A little less than two months away from the Nov. 4 election the Auglaize County Board of Elections is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s to ensure preparedness and effectiveness.

The board met Wednesday, Sept. 10, and discussed the approval of the ballot issues’ order.

Michelle Wilcox, director of the board of elections explained the office received a directive from the secretary of state’s office stating what order the issues should be placed on the ballot.

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