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July 17th, 2012

Health Board renews lease

July 17, 2012

Auglaize County Health Department officials plan to keep the county agency in its leased location at 214 S. Wagner St. for at least a few more years.

Auglaize County Health Board members recently approved extending the building lease for another three years at $6,000 per month rent.

The building is rented from TADD Investments.

Cyclists propose path for future

July 17, 2012

Suggestions to make Wapakoneta a more cycling friendly community grabbed the attention Monday of Wapakoneta City Council members including the Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee chair.

Scott Risner, who rides with the local group Revolution Cycling, addressed councilors at Monday’s meeting to propose ways to make the Wapakoneta community already rich with cycling history more appealing to a growing population who are riding their bicycles more and more for leisure and transportation.

Daniel Davies, 70

July 17, 2012

Daniel M. “Dan” Davies, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:29 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room.
He was born Nov. 15, 1941, in Superior, Wis., the son of Berta (Marks) and Philip Davies, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1978, he married Beverly J. Hawkins, and she survives.

July 16th

Hometown gathering: Attendance up at jamboree

July 16, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Two young entrepreneurs say they not only enjoyed watching the Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree parade, but they helped parade attendees stay hydrated.

Abigail and Leah Ranchel sat along Cridersville’s Main Street at their lemonade stand, as they served fresh, cold lemonade for 25 cents per cup.

“We did this to get some money. We get to sell lemonade, and it’s a great day to do that. I love to sell lemonade,” seven-year-old Leah said. “We did this last year for the parade, too.”

Moving toward more complete hazard analysis

July 16, 2012

Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members agreed that they need to have a more detailed hazard analysis for the county.

“We want to get a better picture,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said. “We want to bring information together from all the different entities — the health department, hospital, sheriff, industry.

“We want to get back to the basic roots of the LEPC and enhance what we are doing,” he said.

Youth plans to help people through art

July 16, 2012

A local adult is taking her passion for art to a whole new level.

Twenty-one year old Allison Venturella, of Wapakoneta, is currently studying art education at Bowling Green State University.

But instead of wanting to teach in a traditional school, she wants to use her knowledge to give kids a second chance.

Daniel Davies, 70

July 16, 2012

Daniel M. “Dan” Davies, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:29 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Rex Shaffer, 79

July 16, 2012

Rex E. Shaffer, 79, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at The Ohio State University Hospital East in Columbus, where he had been a patient for two months with an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Van Wert County, the son of Flossie Mae (Etchison) and Homer Earl Shaffer. On April 7, 1956, he married Dorothy K. Robey, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons; William Clark Shaffer, of Spencerville, Brent Allen Shaffer, of Wapakoneta, and Richard Neal (Patty) Shaffer, of Delphos.

Chrisie Penrose, 27

July 16, 2012

Chrisie Ann Penrose, 27, of Lakeview, passed away Saturday morning, July 14, 2012, at her home.
She was born March 21, 1985, in Bellefontaine, to Cathy Newkirk, of Bellefontaine, and Donald (Donna) Penrose, of Lakeview.
Also surviving are a sister, Jerrie Baum; two brothers, Nicholas (Jessie) Newkirk, of Bellefontaine, and Dusty Penrose, of Bellefontaine; her stepmother, Kay Penrose, of Wapakoneta; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Mary O’Rock, maternal grandparents, Charles “Fred” and Barbara Newkirk; and an uncle, Kirby Newkirk.

Kerry Hasting, 58

July 16, 2012

Kerry Bill Hasting, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Lima, the son of Evalyn Jean (Shaner) and Wilbur “Bill” Hasting. His father is deceased, and his mother, Evalyn Jean Hasting Ellis survives in Wapakoneta. On July 6, 1974, he married Cynthia Elaine “Cindy” Leonard Hasting, and she survives.

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