September 10th, 2014
Approving the new policy and protocols for the Zostavax shingles vaccine was a main point of discussion Tuesday morning during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting.
Director of Nursing Cindy Jones explained the recent changes for the policy on administration of the shingles vaccine.
Richard Lee Pollard, 75, of rural New Knoxville, fell asleep peacefully in his home in New Knoxville on Sept. 7, 2014, and is awaiting the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born to James W. Pollard and Malvina (Stuehmeier) Pollard on Aug. 2, 1939. Richard grew up in rural Centralia, Ill., surrounded by family.
In his first board of health meeting as the new health commissioner, Oliver Fisher approached the board with some new ideas regarding the functionality of the department’s website and the idea of adding social media as a tool.
Fisher began by comparing the current Auglaize County Health Department website with other health department websites in the area.
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Robert P. Koch, 92, of 1210 West High St., Saint Marys, Ohio, died at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in Saint Marys. He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the son of Gus and Ann (Kachelreis) Koch. He married Jeanne Quellhorst on April 26, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1958. He then married Lois Bowers, and she preceded him in death.
Agnes V. Schmerge, 60, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at Heritage Manor in Minster on Sept. 8, 2014, at 6:35 a.m. She was born on March 5, 1954, in St. Marys, to Alvin and Dolores (Otting) Schulze, who preceded her in death. She married Jim Schmerge on May 14, 1977, and he survives at the residence.
Clarence Willard Nance, 83, of Waynesfield, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Mr. Nance was born in Lima on Sept. 14, 1930, to Henry and Maggie Mae (McElroy) Nance.
Electric consumers in Wapakoneta will see an increase in their electric bills.
City council passed an ordinance Monday night authorizing the city to pass along the state-mandated kilowatt-hour tax on to consumers.
First-Ward Councilman James Neumeier voiced the only no vote. Neumeier had stated at previous council meetings that passing the tax on to consumers took away any advantage consumers within the city limits had over those outside the city.
Each with their own bucket of ice water, members of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta lined up in front of the Rotary Gazebo in Harmon Park to perform the “ALS Challenge” in Wapakoneta.
“It’s been something that’s been going on around the world,” Rotary Club Comunity Service Chair Larry Jones said. “You can see it on the Internet — all over the place. It’s a pretty ingenious way of making money, if you think about it.”
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education voted against authorizing employees to carry firearms on school grounds Monday night and will continue to “explore other options” regarding school safety, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.