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June 29th, 2012

Rita Anthony, 57

June 30, 2012

Rita S. Anthony, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Walter Vogel, 75

June 30, 2012

Walter C. Vogel, 75, 14455 County Road 66A, St. Marys, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Medina, to Lillian (Pritchard) and Edward Vogel. On June 20, 1959, in Kenton, he married Ann L. Oberlitner, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Peggy McMurry, of Galena.
He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Vogel.

Margene Graessle, 96

June 30, 2012

Margene E. Graessle, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born May 22, 1916, in Buckland, the daughter of Carrie M. (Snyder) and Edgar R. Mertz, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Frederick W. Graessle, and he died Dec. 16, 2003.

Saturday newspaper delay

June 29, 2012

The Saturday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News may be delayed due to the power outages in the area.

Financial woes: Auditor shares county fiscal concerns

June 29, 2012

Concerned with the financial picture portrayed of the county, the Auglaize County auditor met Thursday with the Auglaize County commissioners to discuss her budgeting worries.

“We always try to remain so positive about the county,” Auditor Janet Schuler said. “I like that, but things aren’t as rosy as they appear just because the sales tax is up.

“Sales tax numbers are good, but they have to be because the state is yanking money away from us,” she said.

Pit bull talks in C’ville

June 29, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council Safety Committee members discussed Thursday the possibility of adding legislation to continue to label pit bulls as potentially dangerous.

Cridersville Police Chief John Drake presented an ordinance from the city of St. Marys and recommended the village adopt a comparable ordinance to help protect the village.

Health education director retires

June 29, 2012

Twenty-seven years after she first began teaching the public about health-related topics, Auglaize County’s health education director says she is ready for something else.

Janet Bassitt didn’t intend to find herself in the health field after studying home economics education, but after three years doing such work with the Ohio State University Extension Agency and handling special litter and recycling projects in a 33-county area, funding for her position there expired and she applied at the Auglaize County Health Department.

June 28th

Gerlach blanks Cavs

June 28, 2012

The pitching just doesn’t seem to run out for the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team.

This time, it was starting pitcher Marshall Gerlach’s turn to baffle opposing hitters.

Gerlach limited a solid Coldwater Cavaliers ACME team to three hits and never allowed a runner to reach third base as the Redskins nailed down a 5-0 win Wednesday.

“He continually worked ahead in the count tonight,” Wapakoneta ACME head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “He is tough to score on when he is getting ahead in the count.”

Wapak wins pitching duel

June 28, 2012

LIMA — In a tight pitcher’s dual, the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team managed to bunch enough of its few hits together as they took a 3-1 win home from Lima Central Catholic High School on Tuesday.

The Lima Central Catholic ACME team quickly jumped out to take a 1-0 lead off of Wapakoneta starting pitcher Brandon Miller, but Miller settled down the rest of the way. He scattered four hits over four innings.

Council intends to designate land for dog park

June 28, 2012

In the next five weeks, a Wapakoneta city official intends to have determined a location for a new dog park.

But construction of the park could take longer, unless a local Boy Scout, volunteers and donors come forward to hasten its development since the city’s Parks and Recreation Fund is strapped.

Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier presented his findings after touring nearby dog parks as well as possible city land to locate a dog park to a group of 15 people attending Wednesday’s Parks and Recreation Committee meeting.

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