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January 8th, 2013

Edith Jeanneret, 90

January 8, 2013

Edith V. ‘Edie’ Jeanneret, 90, ofWapakoneta, died at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Elida, to Mathilda Miller and Cecil Keeling. On March 11, 1943, she married Rene’ Jeanneret Sr., and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1977.

Jerry Wenning, 74

January 8, 2013

Jerry Wenning, 74, of Van Wert, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.
He was born in Wapakoneta, the son of the late June (Pfenning) and William “Bill” Wenning, who preceded him in death. In Wapakoneta, he married Alice (Oen) Wenning, who survives him in Van Wert.

TSC buys MPH

January 8, 2013

Telephone Service Co. (TSC) and Middle Point Home Telephone Co. (MPH) officials announced a merger Monday as TSC purchased the stock of the Van Wert-based telephone company.

TSC acquired the company and will pay MPH shareholders cash for their shares. The deal is subject to customary terms and conditions and is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2013.    

Chairs shift at council

January 8, 2013

Matching skills and experience of Wapakoneta City Council members to the issues facing the city, the council president made minor adjustments to his committee assignments for 2013.

Wapakoneta Council President Steve Henderson, who typically does not change assignments in the middle of his term, announced he will have Councilor-at-large Tom Finkelmeier Jr. chair the Utilities Committee and appointed new Councilor-at-large Randy Fisher as chair of the Health and Safety Committee.

Ritchie assumes mayor post

January 8, 2013

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council President Greg Ritchie will officially serve as acting mayor, and village councilors collectively selected Dave Kohlreiser to serve as the new council president during Monday’s council meeting.

However, the council seat left vacant by Ritchie’s move to the new position will be left open to save money.

January 7th

Nyoka Goble, 64

January 7, 2013

Nyoka Polly Goble, 64, of Wapakoneta died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Ritas’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 14, 1948, in Shrewsbury, W.V., to Ada Esta (Craigo) and Howard Sims, who preceded her in death. On June 15, 1986, she married Wyman L. Goble, and he survives in Wapakoneta.

Edith Jeanneret, 90

January 7, 2013

Edith V. ‘Edie’ Jeanneret, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Elida, to Mathilda Miller and Cecil Keeling. On March 11, 1943, she married Rene’ Jeanneret Sr., and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1977.

M. Philena Braun, 81

January 7, 2013

M. Philena Braun, 81, of rural Wapakoneta, died at noon, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Lylah (Hover) and Carl Minnich, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1951, she married Irvin V. “Red” Braun, and he died March 6, 2003.

United Way official takes over for Walter

January 7, 2013

From the time this Wapakoneta area native sought an elected position to represent his sixth grade class, he knew he wanted to serve others in political office.

Starting later today, Randy Fisher will get his chance on a larger scale as he becomes the newest member of Wapakoneta City Council.

Students earn big in stock contest

January 7, 2013

Local seventh-graders recently took the top spots in a challenge that helped them build skills for the future.

Joan Wade’s seventh-grade math class at Wapakoneta Middle School split into five teams, and three of the teams took the top three spots in the Ohio Stock Market Challenge, a regional program offered through Wright State University.

“This is a good learning tool,” Wade said of the program. “The kids really got into it.”

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