February 7th, 2013
While the broader effects of an announcement by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have yet to made public, USPS officials issued a news release Wednesday stating that Saturday would be eliminated from the mail delivery schedule beginning the week of Aug. 5 to help control costs.
The move should save the USPS approximately $2 billion annually.
Five additional test wells are to be added this year for improved monitoring at the St. Marys Landfill.
The investigative wells were recommended by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for improved monitoring at the site. The cost for adding the wells is approximately $45,000.
“It was suggested by the EPA and we want to make sure residents are not affected by anything negatively there,” Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley said.
He said they expect the process of monitoring the former landfill site to be long term.
The Wapakoneta Optimist Club helped kick off the YMCA's annual support campaign last week with a $1,200 donation! Presenting the check is Optimist Terry Blosser; accepting the check are Y campaign representative Van Wright and YMCA CEO Josh Little.
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team came out of the gate sluggish against the Coldwater Cavaliers Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers had a handle on offense and defense, and found ways to score inside seemingly at will, as the Redskins fell to the Cavaliers, 57-47
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Chester âChetâ Neil Young, 86, of Lakeview, died at 5:45a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Shawnee Manor in Lima.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Amanda, the son of Ethel and Oscar Young. On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Dorothy Maxine Zimmerman, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Eddie Young, of Lima, and Tommy Lynn Young, of Napoleon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Owen Young.
Loren Olen âBudâ Gierhart, 93, of Lima, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born June 2, 1919, in Union Township, Auglaize County, the son of the late Nancy Ella (Bacome) and Clarence Webster Gierhart. On Sept. 15, 1993, he married D. Jeanette Stotts Bartlett Gierhart, who died Jan. 1, 2013.
Norma Jean Boerder, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born May 1, 1949, in Dallas, the daughter of Vondale (Bosh) and Frank J. Boerder.
Surviving are two sisters, Dolores (Steven) White, of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Loretta Bartlett, of Cridersville; two half-brothers, William (Julie) Boerder, of North Platte, Neb., and Eugene (Alice) Boerder, of Dallas; and five nieces and nephews, Dawn White, Denise White, Brett Bartlett, Bradd Bartlett and Natalee Bartlett.
Walter L. Drexler, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the eldest son of Marie and Anthony Drexler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, he married Ellen V. Drexler, and she preceded him in death in September of 2012.
The Auglaize County commissioners hope to save at least $150,000 with the latest proposed plans for a county dog shelter.
Commissioner John Bergman said these new savings could help ensure that the building is completed and in use by the end of November.
He described a meeting Tuesday with architects from the Minster firm of Garmann-Miller & Associates as going better than anticipated as two cost-saving buildings were proposed.
“Some concepts were put together so we could get an idea of what we could save,” Bergman said.