The Clerk of Courts Office budget is expected to remain the same in 2012, while the Municipal Court Clerk Office budget should decrease in the new year.
âWe were definitely hit this year with added expenses with Sue Ellen (Kohler) retiring,â Auglaize County Clerk of Courts Jean Meckstroth said of the former longtime clerk. âWe donât forsee those added expenses next year,â she said.
Dr. Thomas Freytag will show up to his family practice at 1252 Lincoln Drive in Wapakoneta today just like he has every weekday for the last 25 years.
Sadly, when the office closes at the end of the day, he will not return.
Freytag is giving up his long-time practice to fill a full-time position as occupational medical director at Lima Memorial Hospital. It was obvious Freytag discussed his wrestling with the decision before he made it. However, he said he felt the change was the best move for everyone involved.
With a shot of snowfall this week, motor vehicle experts stress the importance of making sure vehicles are in proper condition and winterized for this heavy weather season.
To avoid car issues during this winter season, residents should make sure each car in the household is ready to drive in the harsh weather, says a local expert.
âIt is important to keep up proper maintenance and to follow the ownerâs manual,â RRR Tire Services Manager Nick Riethman said.
Martin Menchhofer, 91, of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
LIMA â Scoreboard?
It didnât matter.
Whatever it had to say was secondary.
All that truly mattered was the condition of two young men.
For the record, the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds defeated the Wapakoneta Redskins 62-45 in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest Thursday night at LCCâs Herr Gymnasium.
But a scary sequence just 29 seconds into the second half made the final score an afterthought.
Brenda and Bryan Ridings recently lost âsomeoneâ close to them.
However, they were more than happy to see the âpersonâ go.
Under the tutelage of Rebecca Manger at the Athletic Club in downtown Wapakoneta, the couple combined to lose 182.2 pounds in the past 18 months.
âThatâs a whole person,â Bryan said with a chuckle. âEven better, we lost our trainer, and one of the kids.â
The proposed budget for Auglaize County Common Pleas Court is expected to decrease by more than $17,300 in 2012 with some unknowns in a few areas.
The decrease is reflected in salaries due to a retirement but the request actually accounts for a 3 percent pay raise for remaining employees in the office.
The proposed employee salaries line item at $144,225 is $14,800 less than 2011 with decreases also seen in workerâs compensation and PERS for a total proposed budget of $232,934 in 2012.
For its county portion of funding, the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District requested the same amount in 2012 that it received in 2011.
District Administrator Nancy Fisher explained they get a flat amount from the Auglaize County commissioners each year âÂ in 2012 they are again requesting $139,653 â with the state providing a matching percentage.
âLast year it was 78 percent, sometimes its more, sometimes its less, we never know what weâre going to get until July,â Fisher said.
Kay I. Guyer, 57, formerly of 00855 Noble Road, St. Marys, died at 7:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born July 5, 1954 in Huntingdon, Pa., to Irene (Rutherford) and J. Ralph Bowser.
Surviving is a son, Charles Guyer, of Huntingdon, Pa.
Private family services will be held. Burial will take place in Huntingdon, Pa.
Online condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Lola M. Brautigam 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Fort Recovery, to Zella and Floyd Eichenauer, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 27, 1963, she married Donald Brautigam and he survives in Wapakoneta.