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March 22nd, 2012

Rice Krispy contest at library underway

March 22, 2012

With the success of last year’s contest, the local library staff will be hosting another Rice Krispy Art contest for area residents.

The director Auglaize County Public District Library says she is excited for the second ever Rice Krispy Art Contest and believes the event should be fun for all ages again.

“It’s a fun activity for everyone to do,” Director Beth Steiner said. “It’s a creative thing to do as a family.”

March 21st

Emma Mae Hackworth Zerbe, 85

March 21, 2012

Emma Mae Hackworth Zerbe, 85, of Lima, formerly of Lafayette, Tucson, Ariz. and Summerville, S.C., died at 7:15 p.m., Saturday March 17, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Ivyton, Ky., to Pearl (Adams) and Cash Hackworth. Both parents are deceased. In 1949, she married Raymond S. Zerbe and he preceded her in death.
Surviving is a son, John Daniel ‘Danny’ Zerbe, of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Ann Zerbe.

Jazlynn Gray, stillborn

March 21, 2012

Jazlynn Ella Gray, stillborn, died March 16, 2012,, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born to Amber Green and Michael Gray, who survive in Lima.
Services are at 1 p.m. Today at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, with the Rev. Shane Crites officiating.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.

Myra Miller, 80

March 21, 2012

Myra Ann Miller, 80, of Lakeview, passed away early Monday morning, March 19, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Roundhead, to the late Rachel Wilmina Ford and Herman Lewis Tracy.

Richard Joseph, 87

March 21, 2012

Richard Joseph, 87, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14,1924, in Hardin County, the only child of Lillian (Hicks) and Warney Joseph. His parents died before he was two years old, so his maternal grandparents raised him. He had been married to Betty L. (Tackett) Joseph for more than 60 years and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2010.

The Wright stuff

March 21, 2012

A Wapakoneta High School 2002 graduate put up a fight as the returning champion for Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy, but he was unable to keep the title as another contestant took the lead after the Final Jeopardy question.

Mandel runs on job growth

March 21, 2012

A Republican candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat says he is focusing his campaign on creating jobs in the Buckeye State and basing his campaign on the fact he is a candidate of the people and not beholden to either party.

Ohio’s state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who was elected in 2010, is seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to his current position in 2007.

Music and More set

March 21, 2012

In its 11th year, Music and More features 11 show choirs from three states during the competition to be held Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.

Groups begin performing at 9 a.m. with finals set to begin at 7 p.m. Wapakoneta High School’s own Singsation is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

March 20th

Street work dispute: City takes tree report under advisement

March 20, 2012

An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.

Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.

Kill’s source point found

March 20, 2012

An investigation has determined that manure runoff from an area farm caused the massive fish kill Friday in Owl and Pusheta creeks.

While the official news release had not been released yet, an official at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed a total of 28,770 dead fish or animals were found in the two creeks. The runoff was caused by manure from a farm owned by Lowell Headapohl, 12170 Burr Oak Road.

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