March 14th, 2012
Janice Olive Metz, 82, of Botkins, died Sunday, March 11, 2012.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Buckland, the daughter of Lucina (Agner) and Glen Sprague, On June 12, 1949, she married the love of her life, Victor Leroy Metz, a World War II veteran, they shared 62 years together, and he survives.
Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of Mary (Reier) and John Roth, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick âFritzâ Arnett, who died Jan. 17, 1992.
In light of a recent pit bull attack on its owner in Celina, an Auglaize County official says state legislators may have acted irresponsibly by eliminating the “vicious dog” label on pit bulls in a new state letter.
A Wapakoneta native will be putting his knowledge to the test, as he will be a contestant on an episode of Jeopardy that airs Monday.
Alex Wright, who had went through the show’s multi-step tryout process, was selected to fly to Los Angeles to film the show.
Being on Jeopardy had been one of the 2002 Wapakoneta High School graduate’s dreams.
A projected budget for 2013, annual confidentiality statements for employees, and a less expensive copier lease proposal were all approved Tuesday by the Auglaize County Health Board members.
The local Health Board is required to submit a proposed budget for 2013 to the state by the first Monday in April.
“It’s a guessing game,” said Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons, who based the projected budget on this year’s numbers.
Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers junior Kaylee Patton (20) earned Honorable Mention on the Division IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams announced Tuesday. Patton led the Tigers in several categories this season, averaging 24.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Associated Press Girls Division IV All-Ohio team
COLUMBUS (AP) â The 2011-12 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio girls basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel:
Chris Pfister can remove interim from his title.
During their meeting Monday, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members officially hired Pfister officially as its superintendent.
“When I came to Waynesfield, I did not know what to expect,” Pfister said. “I knew there were community issues and obviously financial issues with the recent buy-out and reduction-in-force. I also knew that the board was very concerned with academic achievement and fiscal stability, their top two goals for 2011-12.
Demand for camping sites at the Auglaize County Fair continues to grow, and to ease the backlog fairgrounds crews are creating a private electric generator area.
Auglaize County Agricultural Society Secretary Fred Piehl informed Fair Board members the waiting list for fairgrounds’ 350 camping sites during the Auglaize County Fair has grown to 60, with demand growing each year.
Friends of a Buckland woman who lost all her belongings and suffered injuries in a fire days before Christmas are hoping the community comes out to offer its support at a fundraiser this weekend.
From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buckland Fire Department a bingo benefit is being planned for Becky Krites. Her friends, Missy Johnson and Niki Oren, are planning the event with the help of a large number of supporters. Tickets for the event must be purchased by Friday to attend.
The PERI meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Easy Campground. They hold their meeting the first Tuesday of every month.