January 9th, 2012
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Wapakoneta City Council Clerk Carlene Koch will not read Wilbur Wells name during roll call at the beginning of tonight’s council meeting.
He no longer is a public servant after deciding early last year that 2011 would be the last of his 14 years serving as a councilor-at-large, the last decade as chair of council’s Finance Committee.
With one shared educator position already in the works for the Auglaize County OSU Extension Office, the possibility of others in the future are being discussed.
“Looking down the road, there is the possibility of sharing an ag agent,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said.
In November 2010, 16-year-old Zach Orchard was trying to come up with an idea for an Eagle Scout project.
He finally decided on an Eagle Scout project — one that would honor firefighters and his father.
“I was bouncing around options and I thought about my dad being a firefighter,” Orchard said. “I think what they do is amazing.”
From that point the choice was easy.
Ruth Mariam Wilges Dersham Haberman, 83, of Delphos, formerly of Elida, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Van Crest of Delphos.
She was born May 10, 1928, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Millie (Place) and Clifford Wilges, who preceded her in death. On June 1, 1946, she married Ivan Dersham, and he died Nov. 8, 1960. Then in 1979, she married Chuck Haberman, and he died in 1989.
The Wapakoneta Redskins have become quite proficient this season at the fourth-quarter comeback.
So when they walked onto the court down nine points with eight minutes to play Friday night against Bath, there was little cause for concern.
But there would be no comeback this time.
It was too little, too late.
The Bath Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of a lackluster showing by the Redskins to pull away to a 61-47 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity boys basketball team returned to action Friday night and rallied for a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Fort Loramie Redskins.
The Redskins led for the first three quarters but couldnâ€™t quite hold on as Botkins stole the lead in the final minutes and came out with a 58-51 victory in a Shelby County League battle at Botkins High School.
The Redskins were only up 25-23 at the half but outrebounded the Trojans the entire first half.
Fort Loramieâ€™s intensity allowed it to pull away 37-31 starting into the third quarter.
Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56, a resident of the Gardens of Celina and formerly of 320 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born Nov.16, 1955, in Lima, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Henkener) Aufderhaar.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Aufderhaar, who resides at the Gardens of Celina, and by two brothers, James Aufderhaar, of Groveport, and Ronald Aufderhaar, of Botkins.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Elizabeth E. Chesbrough, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at her grandsonâ€™s home in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was born March 1, 1934, in Benton, Penn., the daughter of Lois (Hess) Yost and Frank Yost.
She moved to Wapakoneta when she was 18. She married Millard Boyer and they had two children, Tom Boyer and Arlene Boyer.
Millard Boyer and Tom Boyer preceded her in death.
The sudden resignation by the director of a county agency came the same day he faced criminal charges in Allen County.
Auglaize County American Red Cross Director Adam Suchland submitted a letter of resignation on Oct. 25, the same day he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Lima.
Allen County Red Cross Director David Collins confirmed Suchland submitted a letter of resignation from the position on Oct. 25 after he was questioned on the incident. Collins said the resignation was accepted immediately by the American Red Cross. The Allen County office oversees the Auglaize branch.
Salary line items across all Auglaize County offices and departments are increasing by 2 percent, according to the 2012 budget finalized by Auglaize County commissioners late this week, and the commissioners voiced their pleasure with the final budget numbers.
â€śWeâ€™re happy with the budget,â€ť Commissioner John Bergman said, noting that â€śnot everyone got all their requests.â€ť
Bergman said the commissioners spent a lot of time developing the countyâ€™s budget for 2012.