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August 21st, 2012

Linda Petty, 69

August 21, 2012

Linda A. Petty, 69, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Carthage, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Theresa Anderson, 58

August 21, 2012

Theresa M. “T-Bird” Anderson, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:58 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Wapakoneta. to Wanda I. (Stotts) and Theodore J. Kohler. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta.

Rita Oehlhof, 86

August 21, 2012

Rita Mary Oehlhof, 86, formerly of Spencerville, and the Defiance Commons in Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Auglaize Acres, where she had resided three years.
She was born March 25, 1926, in Toledo, the daughter of Clara D. (Lewandowski) and Walter J. Reed, who are deceased. On Sept. 14, 1946, she married John Frederick Oehlhof, who also resides at the Auglaize Acres.

August 20th

Longtime EMT retires

August 20, 2012

For years a Wapakoneta woman served her community through her medical knowledge, sometimes working and being on call for 24 hours straight.

Ruth Baeumel, who began working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Wapakoneta 33 years ago, went on her last call this weekend. She decided it was time to retire.

Ouch! July in US was hottest recorded

August 20, 2012

Local data backs what national scientists declared — July was one of the hottest months ever on record.

Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous United States, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. The average temperature for July was 77.6 degrees, breaking a mark set in July 1936 by 0.2 degrees, according to records kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Wapak High School senior spends summer at pool

August 20, 2012

One local student is enjoying his summer poolside — and is not ready for the season to end.

Wapakoneta High School senior Brad Severt, who has spent his summer lifeguarding at the Wapakoneta WaterPark, said he is going to miss it this fall when he goes back to school.

“It just looked like fun,” Severt said of why he decided to lifeguard. “I live just across the street and I have friends that do it.”

So Severt began his training earlier this year, and enjoys seeing the people everyday.

August 17th

Roadway safety: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

August 17, 2012

Law enforcement officers from throughout the county are joining together in an effort to encourage people to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and Wapakoneta Police Department plan to take part in the national campaign to reduce impaired driving and roadway fatalities beginning today and extending through the end of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3. The local agencies make a concentrated effort to work together to stop impaired drivers on county roads every year at this time.

City signs on with solar agency

August 17, 2012

At a combined Wapakoneta City Council Utility Committee and Committee-of-the-Whole meeting on Thursday, the committee informed Solar Planet that they would like to enter into contract with them.

Wapakoneta City Council Utility Committee Chair Steve Walter, along with members of the committee and city officials, agreed to ask for legislation to be prepared to authorize Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to negotiate and execute a contract with Solar Planet.

Dead dogs found in home

August 17, 2012

A woman’s concern over her neighbor led Wapakoneta Police to discover several dead dogs in a Logan Street home Wednesday afternoon.

The woman called police at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday after having not seen her 55-year-old female neighbor outside in a couple months.

Wapakoneta Police Clerk Denise Kohler said the woman reported seeing swarms of flies around the front door and a foul odor coming from the home at 907 Logan St.

August 16th

Hands-on learning: German interns experience common law

August 16, 2012

Between cheering on the Olympics with their host families, trying fried pickles at the Auglaize County Fair, and learning about the common law system, three German interns have a lot to share with friends and family when they return home.

Three students from the University of Muenster, in Germany, came to Wapakoneta to study common law and complete a three-week internship with Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Fred Pepple.

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