September 17th, 2012
After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.
Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with approximately 450 to 500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.
State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive as his speech, focused on a history teacher and legislator’s perspective.
On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout from Wapakoneta, took man’s first steps on the moon.
On Sept. 13, 2012, three Eagle Scouts from Wapakoneta — Eric Limbert, Zach Orchard and Alec Temple — watched in awe as they stood in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as special guests at Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. Armstrong died Aug. 25 from complications after heart surgery earlier in the month.
Seat belts save lives.
That’s the message troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are again stressing to motorists.
“There is simply no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life,” OSHP Lt. Anne R. Ralston said.
She said that is why they are encouraging all motorists to buckle-up.
OSHP Sgt. Brian Jordan said when safety belts aren’t worn, the chance for serious injury is much higher in a crash.
CELINA — The situation was familiar. One chance, needing a score and coming up just short.
The Wapakoneta Redskins now have two losses on the season, both coming in dramatic and entertaining fashion.
The Redskins traveled to Celina Friday night, but the Bulldogs went home the victor, 24-21.
Marlene C. Lambert, 76, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2012, at her residence.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta,
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Nelson B. â€śNellieâ€ť Greve, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System following a sudden illness.
He was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Shelby County, the son of Hulda (Steinke) and Edward Greve, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Anna E. Eversman, and she survives.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly (Tom) Lee, of Wapakoneta; two sons, Douglas Greve, of Botkins, and David (Brenda) Greve, of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Luetta Ruppert, Victoria Rohrbaugh, Iva Lou Bergman.
Dean R. Myers, 58, of Lakeview, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Lost Creek Care Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Lima, to Ilo G. (Mann) and Carnott Myers and they preceded him in death.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Logan County.
Calvin L. Slattery, 83, of New Bremen, died at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Lillia (Weifenbach) and Eugene Slattery. On July 10, 1953, he married Esther M. Fogt, who preceded him in death on March 22, 2001.
Barbara S. Jacobs, 87, of Apple Creek, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012, at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Westminster, , the daughter of Florence (Hill) and Ermine Heffner. On Jan. 30, 1949, in Waynesfield, she married Carl D. Jacobs and he preceded her in death Sept. 7, 2010.
Like a child’s Christmas list as the holiday draws nearer, the list of activities and events at the Children’s Hometown Holiday event continues to grow and grow.
The sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, with some activities available on the eve of the event.