August 16th, 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.
Throughout the summer, crews from the Ohio State Highway Patrol have been working on inspecting every school bus in the state to ensure they are safe to transport children when classes resume this month.
Across Ohio, the Highway Patrol has 23 teams of motor vehicle inspectors who check every bus in the state at least twice each year — once before the beginning of the school year and once during the year — equaling 138,231 inspections between 2009 and 2011.
Just 30 years ago, Craig Brown was a resident of Lincoln Hall at Ohio University taking charge of raising money for a new Bobcat mascot by collecting donations at a football game. Now he is taking his passion for the university to a whole new level.
Craig Brown, a resident of Wapakoneta and a 1982 alumnus of Ohio University, was recently selected to join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors, making him one of 22 representing the university.
Myron âSamâ Katterheinrich, 86, of 216 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in New Knoxville, the son of Ida (Schultz) and Samuel Katterheinrich, who preceded him in death.
He married Joanne Koenig on August 23, 1947, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his four children, Connie Schwabero, of Reading, Michigan, Nancy Selby, of New Knoxville, Martin Katterheinrich, of Defiance, and John Katterheinrich, of New Knoxville.
John I. Gander, 89, formerly of Perry Township, Allen County, died at 9:43 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina, where he had resided for a year and a half.
He was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Columbus Grove, a son of Viola Pauline (Wilkerson) and Jesse Gander, who preceded him in death.
On June 25, 1949, he married Eunice M. Koenig, who died Feb. 22, 2005.
He is survived by three children, Gene A. Gander, of Durant, Okla., Margaret L. Wohlgamuth, of Cridersville, and Bruce W. Gander, of Celina.
Rodric J. âRodâ Luedeke, 57, of Fryburg, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 9, 1954, in St. Marys, the son Mary (Kailus) and Ferdinand Luedeke.
His mother survives in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and his father is deceased.
Other survivors include, siblings, Timothy (Anne) Luedeke, of Delphos, Kenneth (Vickie) Luedeke, Joseph Luedeke, and Andrew (Tonya) Luedeke, all of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Debra (Steven) McClintic, of Wheelersburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Luedeke, and a sister, Amy Palk.
Although no cases of a flu virus being spread after exposure to sick hogs have been reported in Auglaize County, health officials continue surveillance.
“We became aware of cases from the Butler County Fair right at the end of July, beginning of August, when our fair was just starting,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Tuesday.
She said random samples of swine were taken here by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a fair veterinarian and all came up negative.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education and the Waynesfield-Goshen Education Association (WGEA) have reached a contract agreement after four months of negotiating.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved the new one-year agreement to extend through June 30, 2013, with the WGEA during a regular monthly meeting this week.
Out with the old and in with the new.
The front of Cridersville Village Hall has a new, temporary addition to the parking lot, as the fire department is looking to sell one of its units.
The 1978 GMC grass fire truck is on display at the front of the parking lot of the Cridersville Village Council chambers on Main Street, as Cridersville Fire Chief Ron Mertz and his crew are ready to sell the vehicle.
Rodric J. âRodâ Luedeke, 57, of Fryburg, died on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, in Wapakoneta.