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June 14th, 2012

Art camp inspires children

June 14, 2012

Young artists have the opportunity this week to express themselves at a local art camp.

The Riverside Art Center, in Wapakoneta, is hosting an art camp at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ this week where the students can work with clay, paints and oils.

“The whole focus is to give them inspiration and to let them use their own imagination,” Riverside Art Center Gallery Director and art camp co-instructor Anna Fisher said. “We want them to make it their own piece.”

June 13th

BASEBALL: Wapak ACME rallies past Minster

June 13, 2012

For four innings, Wapakoneta’s big bats were quiet.

Too quiet.

In the fifth and sixth innings, they started to make some noise.

A lot of noise.

Brandon Miller and Chandler Kaeck, Wapak’s fourth and fifth hitters, combined to drive in six runs in two innings as Wapak rallied from behind for an 8-4 win over Minster in a key ACME baseball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

Miller and Kaeck were a combined 0-for-4 through four innings as Minster jumped out to a 4-1 lead.

Bedding on loans: Sale of beds at Acres could pay back loan

June 13, 2012

A plan to sell the rights to 40 beds could give Auglaize Acres the money needed to pay back the county for money borrowed several years ago.

That’s the hope, said Acres Administrator Connie Pierce, who would at least like to pay a portion of the money owed if proceeds from the sale are not enough to pay it all.

Health Board renews contracts

June 13, 2012

As contracts for a family planning pharmacist and school nursing services were renewed, plans were made to replace an administrative position with the Auglaize County Health Department.

During a regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Auglaize County Health Board accepted the retirement of Kelli Roettger, accounts clerk III, effective Sept. 1.

Roettger, who has been employed with the Health Department for 33 1/2 years, said the decision to retire was a tough one.

OT hours under review

June 13, 2012

BOTKINS — After discussing employees’ pay and hours for more than 60 minutes Thursday, Botkins Village Council members tabled closing a loophole in the way employees can claim work hours.

Councilors spent a large amount of time trying to come up with a solution to the way employee vacation and sick time can be used in conjunction with overtime hours that are received every three weeks. Currently, three village workers work a regular 40-hour week plus must work a mandatory two hours of overtime every third weekend.

Dorothy Tate, 66

June 13, 2012

Dorothy J. Tate, 66 died early Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at her residence.
Miss Tate was born April 10, 1946, in Lima, the daughter of Bernadine (Harrington) and Dean C. Tate, and they both preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
Contributions may be given to the Delphos St. John’s High School Spanish Club or the Delphos Jefferson High School Spanish Club.

Richard Jurosic, 76

June 13, 2012

Richard J. “Dick” Jurosic, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born March 31, 1936, in Wapakoneta, the son of Louise A. (Schmith) and Ivan J. Jurosic, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 26, 1959, he married Marilyn A. Elsass, and she died May 6, 2009.

June 12th

Lois Posey, 96

June 12, 2012

Lois V. Posey, 96, of Harrison, Mich., formerly of Saginaw, Mich., passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Carolyn (Zerkle) and Lewis Bowersock. On Dec. 24, 1935, in Wapakoneta, she was united in marriage to Roy G. Posey in Wapakoneta.

Richard Eversman, 80

June 12, 2012

Richard “Dick” Eversman, 80, of Oregon, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
He was born March 29, 1932, in Wapakoneta, the son of Geraldine J. (Doering) and Leonard H. Eversman. On Nov. 22, 1952, he married Carol J. Jackson, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jeff Eversman, of Oregon, Michael Eversman, of Lathrop, Mo., and Jerry Eversman, of Oregon; and a daughter, Lisa Schnell, of Oregon.
Services with full military rites were held June 8 at Heritage Christian Church in Oregon.
Friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. June 8 at the church.

Larry Longsworth, 62

June 12, 2012

Former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry R. Longsworth, 62, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at The Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born Feb. 18, 1950, in Mercer County, the son of Bernice (Nuss) and Robert Longsworth. His father survives in Wapakoneta, and his mother preceded him in death. He is also survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Janice (Haehn) Longsworth.

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