June 12th, 2012
Former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry R. Longsworth, 62, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at The Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born Feb. 18, 1950, in Mercer County, the son of Bernice (Nuss) and Robert Longsworth. His father survives in Wapakoneta, and his mother preceded him in death. He is also survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Janice (Haehn) Longsworth.
One Auglaize County official described the loss of a former sheriff quite simply and succinctly — “We’ve lost a really great man.”
Former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry R. Longsworth, 62, died early Monday morning at a Columbus hospital from esophageal cancer after battling the disease during the past few months of his life.
CRIDERSVILLE — Two new officers have joined the rolls of the Crid-ersville Police Department this week.
The hiring of Brian Parker, of St. Marys, and Cory Miller, of Wapakoneta, gained approval by Cridersville Village Council members as they join the village police force to serve as part-time officers.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and councilors recently held a Safety Committee meeting where they interviewed five people. They selected Parker and Miller to fill the open positions.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members heard an hour-long presentation Monday on a new system that may be used to assess teacher’s ability to teach.
Ohio will soon become a member of the national assessment consortium, which is making broad changes to how teachers are assessed across the state. Student improvement in core subjects will be a large part of teacher assessments with the new system.
Myrtle DeLong, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her sonâ€™s residence near Wapakoneta.
She was born Sept. 20, 1908, to Millie and Jessie Shaw, who preceded her in death. On May 2, 1931, she married Harley DeLong , who died Oct. 9, 1983.
Two longtime Wapakoneta friends have donned caps and gowns together for three different graduations.
Twenty-two-year-olds Laura Koch and Sheri Garman first graduated together from Small World Preschool in 1995. They attended the Wapakoneta preschool together for two years and remember playing together in the gym at the church where it was held.
For those interested in a career in law enforcement, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for troopers to fill its ranks.
The statewide law enforcement agency is responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal laws on public roadways and state-owned property. Troopers provide service to the public 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a week, 365-days-a-year.
In the past a man dressed in an astronaut’s suit would meet runners as they finished the “Run to the Moon” 5K race, this year a real NASA astronaut will greet the participants.
“Definitely the biggest change this year is something that has been in the works for about a year-and-a-half now is getting an astronaut to not only come to the race but come to museum itself,” race organizer Amy Kentner said. “Gregory Johnson is coming July 20 and July 21 to really support the museum, but we are very excited to have him be part of the run.
Just like their senior counterparts, the Wapakoneta Junior ACME team has started the season with a perfect 3-0 record.
The team has been dominant, winning all three games by 10-run run-rules including a pair of 12-1 wins.
Wapakoneta High School sophomore pitcher Quinn Lotridge combined with classmate Kodi Morgan on a three-hitter on Monday as the Redskins beat the Celina Bulldogs 12-1. The tandem struck out 10 batters as they limited the Bulldogs to one run in six innings.
BOTKINS — Botkins cross country and track standout, Brittany Bailey, has signed a letter of intent to attend Wright State University in the fall.
Bailey will compete on both the cross country and track teams at Wright State.
She is coming off a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Division II state track and field meet.