January 27th, 2012
ST. JOHNS — There is an absolute truth in the adage, “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.
Everett Gross has always tinkered with fixing up old cars, an interest he developed from working with his father, Doyle Gross.
In the summer of 2000, Gross discovered his pièce de résistance. While attending a car swap meet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Gross found a 1938 DeSoto that was on its last leg.
With the Wapakoneta Sewer Fund struggling to keep its balance above clean water, city elected officials may have to consider in the future an additional increase to the annual 3 percent hike which typically matches the rise to operate the system.
Before any discussion is to transpire on a possible additional hike, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members say they want to wait for a full report on rates charged consumers for all utilities.
For three generations, one Wapakoneta family has been clocking in at the same company.
It started with 73-year-old Wayne Quellhorst, who was working at a local gasoline station when he struck up a conversation with the man unloading a tanker.
“I asked him how he got a good job like that,” said Quellhorst, who a week later was on the road driving with a supervisor learning the ropes himself.
He worked for Marathon Oil, out of Lima, for 30 years as a transport driver before retiring in 1999.
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.
Wapakoneta police officer Pat Green called in and learned the motorcyclist in front of his cruiser was a suspect in a felony crime. He started his pursuit.
In a short time, the chase reached high speeds — some eclipsing triple digits. Green managed to stay with the motorcyclist for a period of time before he started weaving through traffic. Green decided to stop his pursuit to ensure the safety of other motorists and himself.
In two more blocks, the motorcyclist crashed.
Staff at a local museum are working on new exhibits — which will help update what has happened in space and aviation history since the last renovation of the building.
The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is undergoing changes for the upcoming year, and will be incorporating a new type of exhibit, a museum executive says.
“We are working on two new exhibits that highlight things since the museum was last renovated,” Armstrong Air & Space Museum Director Chris Burton said.
Members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education were recognized Tuesday for their service during a regular their monthly meeting.
The recognition of the five board members — Willie Sammetinger, Ron Mertz, Brent Schwartz, Pat Gibson and Eric McKinniss — is done annually during school board recognition month, which falls in January.
Wilbur Warner, 90, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Nick High Jr., 85, of Lakeview, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born June 7, 1926, in Ada, the son of Lavaun (Hauenstein) and Nick High. On June 14, 1951, he married Shirley Thompson and she survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Nick Steven â€śSteve High, of Belle Center, Michael â€śMikeâ€ť High, of Lakeview, Patrick â€śPatâ€ť High, of Lakeview, and Christopher â€śChrisâ€ť High, of Columbus Grove.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles â€śCharlieâ€ť High.
William H. Dâ€™Addurno, 61, 615 N. Vine St., St. Marys, died at 9:06 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born April 2, 1950, in Trenton, N.J., to Elsie (Blom) and William Dâ€™Addurno. On Sept. 18, 1998, in Fort Wayne, Ind., he married Norma Jean Hall, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Jessica Dâ€™Addurno. of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Moss-Feaster Serenity Gardens in Largo, Fla.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.