September 29th, 2011
Beverly J. Podoll, 86, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of the Otterbein of St. Marys, died at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in West Salem, Wis., the daughter of Theodora (Storandt) and Lawrence F. Young. On Dec. 23, 1945 she married Russell H. Podoll, who died on Oct. 22, 2007.
Survivors include her children; Roger Podoll of Wautoma, Wis., Mary Pitroff of Hansville, Wash., Randy Podoll of Quincy, Mich., Kay Sanderlin, of Wasilla, Alaska, Ned Podoll, of St. Marys, and Sue Lord, of Bellbrook.
Melba M. Myers, 82, of Wapakoneta died 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1928 in Clay Township to Gertrude A. (Keis) and Charles W. Myers who preceded her in death.
She is survived by sister, Mabel (Carl) Shaffer, of Jackson Center; a brother, Gail (Carolyn) Myers, of Uniopolis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Clay, and Roger Myers; and a sister, Ruth Miars.
Orva C. Smallwood 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Cridersville Otterbein.
She was born March 26, 1917, in Wapakoneta to Grace (Huffer) and Orval Cannon who preceded her in death. In August of 1935 she married John L. Smallwood, who died in September of 1985.
Orva C. Smallwood 94, of Wapakoneta died at 3 p.m. Monday,Â Sept. 26, 2011, at Otterbein Cridersville.Â
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services where arrangements are incomplete.
Melba M. Myers 82, of Wapakoneta died at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.Â
Friend may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services where arrangements are incomplete.
Cythia A. Nester, 54, of Elida, died at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 17, 1956, to Joy (Cunningham) and Marvin Van Blagran in Lima.
Her father lives in Pennsylvania, and her mother is deceased. On July 6, 1996, she was united in marriage to Donald Nester of Elida.
Dorothy E. (Hemmert) Frantz, 95, 305 Westview Drive, Piqua, died at 3:10 pm Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was born in Fryburg on April 26, 1916, to the late Elizabeth (Gerstner) and John N. Gutmann. Dorothy lived in St. Maryâ€™s and moved to Piqua following her marriage in 1937 to Clifford A. Hemmert, who preceded her in death in 1951. She then moved to Sidney in 1962 when she married Louis Frantz, who preceded her in death in 2004.
After several parents approached Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week about safety concerns at bus stops, school administrators plan to again review those in question.
Evelyn Jones addressed board members about the bus stop for her great-granddaughter, who attends Wapakoneta Elementary School and who lives in the 600 block of Willipie Street.
Jones said her great-granddaughter is three blocks from the nearest bus stop and either must cross Maple Street or the railroad tracks to get to a bus stop.
ST. MARYS â€”Â A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.
Directors of the Ohio departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and the EPA released a report Wednesday afternoon detailing the effectiveness of the alum treatment on 4,000 acres of Grand Lake St. Marys. The report, compiled by Dr. Harry Gibbons of Tetra Tech, noted the treatment successfully reduced levels of phosphorus in the test region as well as the lake as a whole.
A local organization will be hosting an event, which is open to the community, to raise funds to help beautify downtown Wapakoneta.
A quarter auction, sponsored by the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Marleyâ€™s Downtown.
Food and preview will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a pasta buffet and salad available until 7 p.m. in the ballroom on the second floor of the building. The auction is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and a cash bar and snacks are available all evening.