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April 4th, 2012

New library youth services coordinator takes over

April 4, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library has a new face.

Karie Maurer-Enneking joined the staff taking over as the new youth services coordinator. She assumes the position left by Beth Steiner, who is the new library director. Steiner took over as director after Jo Derryberry retired earlier this year.

Maurer-Enneking brings more than 14 years of experience working with children and management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in the library system.

April 3rd

Dennis ‘Denny’ Harp, 72

April 3, 2012

Dennis “Denny” Harp, 72, died at 7:43 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Kenton, the son of Marjorie and Richard Dennis Harp. On July 9, 1977, he married Sue Nichols Neeley,, who survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are three sons, Garon Neeley, of Indian Lake, Robert Neeley, of Waynesfield, and Dana Neeley, of Waynesfield; and three daughters, Tammy Hanf, of Charlotte, N.C., Terri Hall, of Cincinnati, and Traci West, of Kent.

M. Parker McGlothen, 74

April 3, 2012

M. Parker McGlothen, 74, 706 South Main St., St. Marys, died at 12:48 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug.2, 1937, in Martin, Ky., the son of Edythe (Hagans) and Morton McGlothen. On Oct. 6, 1956, he married Vivian Bevans, and she preceded him in death Aug. 11, 1981. On April 11, 2003, he married Ruth Snyder, and she survives at the residence.

Evelyn Ewing, 91

April 3, 2012

Evelyn C. Ewing, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Waynesfield, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born March 2, 1921, in Waynesfield, to Sylvia (Bacome) and Hosea H. Horn. Both parents are deceased. On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Albert W. Ewing, and he died May 7, 1982.

Elizabeth Place, 100

April 3, 2012

Elizabeth Place, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born Aug. 15, 1911, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Chloe (Pierstorff) and Frank Gibson. On April 3, 1937, she married Bryan Wilbur Place, who died May 16, 2005, after 68 years of marriage.

No jurisdiction: Wapak reviews alternative energy regulations

April 3, 2012

Wapakoneta city officials plan to continue to refine rules regarding wind turbines and solar panels within the city limits in the next few months, but they have no plans to take a new stance on a proposed wind farm north of the city.

Goodbye midnights: Dispatcher retires after 30 years of service

April 3, 2012

A dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department says she got into the law enforcement field of work because of the inspiration of her father and the ability to help others in her community.

Vicki Harrison, a dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department, is retiring this week after 30 years.

“I always had an interest in this,” Harrison said of why she decided to go into the law enforcement career. “My father (Roger Shoffstall) is my true inspiration. He was a volunteer firefighter and volunteer policeman for Buckland.”

Children’s book provides positive thoughts

April 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — To achieve the many goals people have for themselves, Bruce Boguski suggests acting a little childish.

“I’m suggesting we go back to being kids,” Boguski said Monday during his motivational speech for Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge participants. “When you were children, you knew everything that it was going to take to get anything you wanted in life. You knew what it was going to take to be successful.”

SOFTBALL: Redskins trump Cards

April 3, 2012

 

NEW BREMEN —  The Wapakoneta Redskins softball team had the bats swinging Monday evening at New Bremen.

The Redskins pounded out 15 hits and scored 21 runs to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 21-1 in a non-league game called after five innings.

“We wanted to get better today,” Redskins varsity coach Bill Sammons said. “We worked on some things and New Bremen is a good team. We saw some good pitching and hit the ball sometimes.”

BASEBALL: Minster hands Wapak first loss

April 3, 2012

 

MINSTER —  On Monday night, undefeated Wapakoneta traveled to take on the 2011 State Champions, the Minster Wildcats.

Phenomenal pitching by both pitchers resulted in an 4-1 Minster win, improving to 4-1 on the season as the Redskins fell to 7-1.

The home team cracked the scoreboard first when Devon Poeppelman reached on base from a walk. He then stole second and advanced to third on a balk by Wapakoneta pitcher, Dom Campos. Adam Niemeyer hit a pop fly to center field to bring home Poeppelman.  

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