July 19th, 2011
Crews from multiple area fire departments responded to a house fire at 12:07 p.m. Monday at 16470 Blackhoof Creek Road.
Uniopolis Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wenning said four family members were at home at the time of the fire but all escaped without injury. The residence belongs to Esther and Thomas Huelskamp.
The fire to the structure destroyed the garage, and the home received significant smoke and fire damage. Wenning said that a value has not been determined on the loss, but that it will not be deemed a total loss.
Humane Society of Auglaize County officials terminated a deal with the city of Wapakoneta effective July 31.
In a letter presented by local Humane Society Secretary-Treasurer Tom Harrison and in a presentation by President Sandra Harrison, the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often referred to as ACHS, will cease accepting dogs picked up in the city by Wapakoneta police officers and by the county dog warden.
Robert W. â€śBobâ€ť Croft, 86, of Indian River, Mich., formerly of Spencerville, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, in the Hospice House of Cheboygan, Mich.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Kemp, the son of Ethel Marie (Davenport) and Forrest Croft. On Nov. 18, 1943, he married Donna L. Ross, who died Jan. 12, 1976.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis L. (Patty) Croft, of Wolverine, Mich., and James E. â€śEddieâ€ť (Darlene) Croft, of Alanson, Mich.
Donny Schatz and Tyler Walker came away with the big hardware after the World of Outlaws Sprint Series trip into Northwest Ohio.
Schatz pulled out the win in the Brad Doty Classic on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Allentown, and Walker took advantage of Sammy Swindell’s last-turn misfortune to claim the $50,000 winner’s purse in the Kings Royal on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.
The Wapakoneta Waves finished second to powerhouse Westside at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships on Saturday at Wapakoneta Waterpark.
Westside entered the second day of the competition with a narrow lead over Wapak and stretched that lead to take the title by a 2,503-2,296.5 margin.
The Sherwood Sharks were third with 2,102.5 points.
Josh Fleagle had a big day for the Waves in the 15-over division.
He snapped his own meet record in the 100-meter freestyle, posting a time of 50.69. He then established another meet record with a 30.14 in the 50 breaststroke.
Area youth brought some â€śmagicâ€ť to the stage Saturday as they entertained a crowd for more than 90 minutes.
Of the nearly 20 performers, two young women performed at the Summer Moon Festival scholarship pageant, another tried out earlier in the day for the Disney Channel and a third recently returned home from trying out for American Idol.
In total, 17 area youth took to the stage Saturday and displayed their talent and courage in front of more than 150 people gathered in the Summer Moon Festival Entertainment Tent.
Speeding cars weave down Perry Street avoiding collisions.
A monster-style truck takes to a 3-foot ramp and flies through the air landing on its wheels as some in the crowd give out a collective â€śahh.â€ť
Kiernan McMahan, of New Knoxville, raced his car up and down the first block of Perry Street during the RC Fun Run as part of the Summer Moon Festival on Saturday. He pulled his car to where he was standing to make some minor adjustments before running the car again.
Policies for the medical management of vaccine reactions in adult patients is now necessary.
Annual updates to the information were released in April.
â€śLast month we approved the new child and teen ones, now its time to approve the one for adults,â€ť Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said as she recommended the approval to the Auglaize County Health Board members.
The three-part recommendations are approved every year.
William R. Glover, 71, 112 Marbello Ct., St. Marys, died at 9:12 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born May 25, 1940, in Cleveland, the son of Viola (Schmelter) William C. Glover. On Oct. 10, 1970, in Celina, he married Shirley Adams, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Lyndi) Glover, of Los Angeles; and two daughters, Jimmi (Robert) Stead, of Troy, and Della Driver, of Troy.
Services are at noon Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Emergency personnel and businesses again are being reminded of the importance of notifying the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) of spills.
â€śThereâ€™s been a delay in getting notified,â€ť Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said.
He said while each situation is different, any time a vehicle ends up laying on its side in a ditch, there is a good chance that fluid will go into the ditch.
â€śA ditch is a type of waterway and we need to be notified about that,â€ť Anderson said.