July 24th, 2012
WAYNESFIELD – A pair of Waynesfield Village Council members Monday took aim at eliminating health insurance benefits for the mayor or any other elected village official, but they fell a vote short of a tie.
During Monday’s meeting, councilor Bill Motter made a motion to eliminate insurance for the mayor, which was seconded by Cheryl Jerew. Mayor Mike Ridenour is the only village elected official who receives any benefits paid by the village. Motter stipulated that if the motion passed that it be as an emergency, or that it would take effect immediately.
The 2012 Auglaize County Fact Book, a project of The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News, is included in today’s edition of the newspaper.
“This is a great resource for newcomers and long-time residents alike,” Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez said. “It includes pertinent information that will come in handy throughout the year.”
The book features statistics from the cities, villages and townships, photos from throughout the county and information about the school districts located in Auglaize County.
A group of local mothers said a holistic program — which their children recently attended — is greatly benefiting their children.
Darla Gossard, along with her husband, Stephen, founded the Northwest Ohio Conductive Education Program, in 1999, which is a holistic approach designed for children and adults with a neuromotor disorder.
Their son, Cory, now 25, has cerebral palsy.
BRYAN — Wapakoneta emerged from the first weekend at the state ACME baseball tournament with a loss, but the Redskins are still alive after a bounceback win on Sunday.
The Redskins’ latest encounter in what has developed into a Western Buckeye League rivalry with Defiance was a 3-0 loss that put them in a must-win situation the rest of the tournament. Wapakoneta responded with a 12-3 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the tourney.
For one area family, the Run to the Moon races Saturday morning proved to be a family affair.
The four-member family raced together in the 5K race. Others could race in a 10K race and youngsters and their parent could race in a special 1-mile race. All the races started and ended at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
Amy and Jim Morrisey, of Lima, who ran the race with their two daughters, Jocelyn and Emily, praised race organizer, Amy Kentner, for a well-planned event.
“Probably the most successful ever.”
Those were the final words 2012 Summer Moon Festival chairman Josh Steinke used to describe this year’s event, held Wednesday through Sunday.
“We likely had record attendance,” Steinke said. “The weather was cooperative. All of the ride vendors and food vendors said sales were up from last year.”
This year feature lager beer, Old Vienna Lager, was sold out by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Steinke said. A total of eight kegs had been made for the festival.
The third annual talent show proved to be a huge success for the third consecutive year, organizers said, drawing a crowd of more than 200 people who watched 29 acts during the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta Saturday.
Winners are not named in the contest, as it is just a chance for talented children between the ages of 8 to 18 to showcase their abilities.
“They were all very good,” Connie Krites, co-chair of the event, said.
The event is sponsored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists.
Helen Brown-Deerhake, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:17 p.m.. Friday, June 20, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Karen R. Pack, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 3, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of Betty (Kimmel) and John U. Martin Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mildred M. Luthman, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 25, 1919, in St. Henry, the daughter of Minnie (Fullenkamp) and Louis Stahl, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Urban J. Luthman, and he died March 28, 1992.