February 7th, 2012
Discussions regarding the scaling back of an income tax credit to people living in Wapakoneta but working outside the corporation limits are to continue — in committee and before the entire council.
After Wapakoneta City Council members heard a Finance Committee report where the topic was introduced, councilors started to voice their thoughts on the issue in light of general fund expenditures outpacing revenues — and the path the city should take.
Residents and commercial business owners can finally take advantage of a tax advantage pursued by the city for the past three years.
Mayor Rodney Metz announced state officials informed him in a letter received Monday the city’s request for a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) tax incentive area was approved. Residents and businesses can now take advantage of the tax credit which was approved by the state on Jan. 24.
Word like parasite, chickabiddy and militant had three young ladies thinking on their toes Monday afternoon.
Three students from New Bremen went head-to-head, as they all took the top three places at the Auglaize County Spelling Bee.
Returning champion, Erin Smith, a fifth-grader at New Bremen Schools took home the first place trophy for the second year in a row, by spelling “romaine” — a type of lettuce — correctly.
“I was nervous, but not that nervous,” Erin said.
Two regular games and five Baker games.
Thatâs all that stands between the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team and an undefeated season.
Well, that and the equally undefeated Versailles Tigers.
Wapak and Versailles head into the final match of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference season with identical 14-0 records. The Redskins are listed in first place based on total pins this season.
But that wonât matter when the two teams square off at 1 p.m. Saturday at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.
WAYNESFIELD â Jacob Frank scored 31 in a pair of varsity boys basketball contests over the weekend. But the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers split the games, both at home, to fall to 6-9 on the season.
W-G lost a tough one to Northwest Central Conference foe Ridgemont as the Golden Gophers came out on top 63-57 on Friday.
With the scored deadlocked at 29-29 at halftime, Ridgemont outscored the Tigers 17-11 in the third quarter to take a six-point lead.
That would be the final margin as W-G battled but came up short of knocking off the 10-5 Golden Gophers in the fourth quarter.
Fred Cook, 79, of St. Marys, died Monday evening, Feb. 6, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Larry Fledderjohann, 68, of rural New Knoxville, died Monday evening, Feb. 6, 2012 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Vornholt â Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.
Donna Rose Jacobs, 68, 111 S. Buckeye St., St. Marys, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born March 14, 1943, in Detroit, to Florence L. (Duffern) and Elmer C. Kusterer. On March 4, 1967, in St. Marys, she married Jack A. Jacobs, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, David Jacobs, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a son, Todd Jacobs.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller â Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Juanita E. Cockerell Robinson Turner, 91, of Lake Orion, Mich., formerly of Cridersville, died at 6:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Waltonwood University in Rochester Hills, Mich.
She was born April 5, 1920, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Fannie Shrider and Walter Cockerell. On May 11, 1957, she married Cyrus Arthur Turner who died March 26, 2003.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James C. Couser officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
Clarence William âBillâ Cox, 76, of McGuffey, died at 11:36 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Atlasburg, Pa., the son of Hilda Mae Park and Morgan Ulysis Cox. On July 21, 1956, he married Dorothy Wolanski, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Daniel William Cox, of McGuffey, and Timothy Morgan Cox, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two daughters, Valerie Lynn Cox, of Eldon, Mo., and Beverly Ann Roeder of Tucson, Ariz.
Private family services will be held at a later date. No public visiting hours are planned.