January 21st, 2013
George D. Truesdale, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:38 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Auglaize County, the son of the late Florence (Harps) and Roy Truesdale. On May 21, 1949, he married G. A. â€śSueâ€ť Fiebelkorn, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric A. (Sandy) Truesdale, of Wapakoneta, and Todd A. Truesdale, of Watauga, Texas; a granddaughter, Acacia Truesdale; a brother, Roy (LaVon) Truesdale, of Cridersville; and a sister-in-law, Lilas Truesdale, of Texas.
Lucile H. Waldman, 95, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Heritage of Huntington, Ind.
She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret M. (Sheipline) and Joseph R. Brown, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 1, 1936, she married John F. Waldman, and he died June 25, 1979. They lived their entire lives on Defiance Street in Wapakoneta.
The cities of Wapakoneta and St. Marys finished 2012 with the highest income tax collections either city has had in the last four years.
The city of Wapakoneta collected $2.21 million in 2012, the highest total since the city collected $2.27 in 2008. The highest total came the previous year when collections totaled $2.29 million in 2007.
Accepting the resignation of the Wapakoneta High School principal is expected to be among action taken by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education member when it meets Tuesday.
Aaron Rex, who has served at the helm of the district’s high school for six years, is taking a position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools.
According to the Archbold Local Schools’s website, Rex is to begin his job there Feb. 4.
The city of Wapakoneta received a System Improvement Award this year from American Municipal Power (AMP) for its work on substations in 2011 and 2012.
The city replaced the Harrison Street and Defiance Street substations “to improve the reliability and service to customers.” The Wapakoneta Electric Department was recognized with an AMP Safety Commendation for having less than 1 percent time loss due to reportable accidents in the distribution system.
The Wapakoneta Redskin high school wrestling team traveled to Alliance, Ohio this past Friday and Saturday for the Top Gun Tournament, and one Redskin wrestler brought home top honors.
John “JT” Martin earned first place in the 106-pound weight class to bring home an individual championship for Wapakoneta.
While Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock understands the political motivations behind President Barack Obama’s proposed executive orders to deal with guns, he says the issue really comes down to awareness and responsibility.
Motorists are reminded to watch their speed to prevent serious crashes on Ohio roadways.
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) officials this week warned that excessive speed reduces reaction time and increases the severity of traffic crashes.
OSHP Lt. Anne Ralston said they are urging all motorists to obey posted speed limits and drive within their abilities.
An area fire department received a generous donation this week — one that will help a four-legged member of the family during a time of emergency.
Baker Animal Hospital, in Cridersville, donated three pet oxygen masks to the Cridersville Fire Department to help assist them in calls involving a pet needing resuscitation.
“These masks will be a valuable tool, if needed, and will give our members the best chance in helping an animal in distress,” Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller said.
Four employees and a union representative met with Auglaize County commissioners John Bergman and Don Regula on Thursday afternoon about their concerns with contract negotiations, which began in early 2012. Two meetings were held in May with a fact finding meeting in July.