September 27th, 2012
Due to the recent rain the past three days, the bonfire and associated activities at Harmon Field have been canceled for tonight. It was supposed to start at 7:40 p.m. at the football field and move to the softball diamond to the east of the Wapakoneta WaterPark. Organizers thought it best to cancel the event to the wet ground and mud in the area.
NEW HAMPSHIRE — While an investigation is incomplete, a fire that caused extensive damage to a residence at 13290 McBeth Road in New Hampshire Wednesday night appears to have been caused by an overloaded circuit at an electrical outlet.
Wayne Township Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a fire at the residence to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Wapakoneta City Schools expenditures and revenue are both anticipated to remain relatively flat for the next three years, the district’s superintendent reported during a monthly financial report this week.
Superintendent Keith Horner in presenting the information to the district’s Board of Education members showed actual operating expenditures for fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012 as compared to operating revenues during those same years. Then he compared them to estimated expenditures and revenues for 2013 through 2015.
The Pumpkin Prize Patrol will soon be driving through the streets of Wapakoneta looking for the most “spooky” scene.
This is the seventh year for the Orange Light District, and local residents are invited to decorate their homes in orange lights and Halloween decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
Anyone that lives in Wapakoneta is eligible to compete, by participating for a chance to win prizes.
Marguerite Hile Stewart, 96, of Lima, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville Skilled Nursing.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Charlotte Hefner officiating.
Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
John “Jack” 0. Yale, 92, of Lakeview, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
He was born March 20, 1920, in Waynesfield, the son of Marie (Badeau) and Elmer Benjamin Yale. On Dec. 12, 1944, he married Martha Edgington and she survives at Lakeview.
Also surviving are four daughters, Anita Williamson, of Mansfield, Deborah Georg, of Columbus, Martha Manchester, of Lakeview, and Beverly (Bill) Pfeiffer, of Columbus.
John â€śJackâ€ť 0. Yale, 92 of Lakeview, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Waynesfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield is handling the arrangements.
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 West Madison St., St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Opal (Bryan) and Arthur Francis.
Services are at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Gary Mosley officiating. Graveside burial rites will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Hickory Ridge Cemetery in Bentonville.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Marilyn Ruth Young, 81, of Cridersville, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of the late Retha Elizabeth (Gossard) and Claire Eugene Staup. On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Olin Burdette Young, who died June 18, 2008.
It’s homecoming for the Redskins, and Wapakoneta varsity head coach Doug Frye says his boys will have a tougher than usual test Friday night.
“In my time in the Western Buckeye League, 15 years now, this is the best team I’ve seen at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Frye said.
Ottawa-Glandorf has averaged 49.2 points per game on offense and its defense has allowed only 16.6 points per game through the first half of the season.