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September 22nd, 2011

Reinhart: Project must go forward

September 22, 2011

Former Division of Wildlife Director Dave Sheets is among a group of county residents who believe the proposed logjam project along the Auglaize River should be reconsidered, while Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart is claiming the project still needs to move forward.
The project is being proposed to help reduce flooding caused by the river, supporting Reinhart’s claim that the project is needed.
Sheets said that the project is not fiscally sound for county residents at this time.

Airport receives grant for utility, drainage work

September 22, 2011

Nearly $100,000 in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is allowing Neil Armstrong Airport officials to move forward with the beginning stages of a terminal replacement project.
The grant, along with nearly $5,000 in matching local funds from the Auglaize County commissioners, is to help design and plan utilities as well as design drainage rehabilitation for the Neil Armstrong Airport, outside of New Knoxville. The project is expected to take care of runway drainage at the same time.

Michael Coleman, 65

September 22, 2011

Michael E. ‘Mike’ Coleman Sr., 65, of Lima, died at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 9, 1946 in Columbus, the son of Mary Emogene (Lansing) and Harold Eugene Coleman. On Sept. 30, 1985, he married Linda J. Sudlow, and she survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, Mike Coleman, Jr., Pat E. Bolling Jr. and Shelby Coleman; and four daughters: Regina Coleman, Monica Dulebohn, Janelle Coleman and Lorette Bolling.

Karl Kohler, 89

September 22, 2011

Karl P. Kohler, Jr., 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Columbus, the son of Mary Nelle (Chiesa) and Karl P. Kohler, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 1, 1950, he married Sue Carole Spees, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Kevin S. “Coach” (Carla) Kohler, of Wapakoneta, Kim E. (Lisa) Kohler, Chelsea, Ala.; five grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Alice Kohler, of Rogers, Ark.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnet Kohler.

September 21st

Marilyn Timmons, 54

September 21, 2011

Marilyn (Wieser) Timmons, 54, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:37 p.m. Sept. 19, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 2, 1957, in Lima, the daughter of Betty (Mumma) and Robert Wieser. Her mother survives in Lima.
Also surviving are a sister, Sharon (Mark) Carroll, of Bluffton; a niece, Brittany Carrol, of Troy; a nephew, Tyler Carroll, of Troy; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father.

Karl Kohler, 89

September 21, 2011

Karl P. Kohler, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Lee, 76

September 21, 2011

Charles A. “Chuck” Lee, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Cridersville, the son of Thelma (South) and Dean Lee, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 11, 1961, he married Shirley A. White, and she survives.

James R. Streight, 89

September 21, 2011

James R. Streight, 89, of Bellefontiane, formerly of Wapakoneta, died Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Bellefontaine.
He was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Wapakoneta, the son of Edna (Koch) and Marcy Streight, who preceded him in death.

Auglaize County sheriff arrests Shelby County sheriff

September 21, 2011

Auglaize County Sheriff Allen Solomon released this morning that the sheriff of Shelby County was arrested today on a grand jury indictment for sexual battery.
On Sept. 20, a special Auglaize County grand jury handed down an indictment warrant for Shelby County Sheriff Dean A. Kimpel, 57. He is charged with sexual battery and victim control impaired.
Kimpel was brought to the Auglaize County Correctional Center and is awaiting a court appearance.

Mayor would argue to maintain income tax collection

September 21, 2011

Administrators of two area cities say they would oppose any proposed move by Gov. John Kasich and his administration to shift municipal income tax collections from local municipalities to Columbus.
In recent weeks, members of Kasich’s administration suggested in the future that the state would assume collection of municipal income taxes, which would total more than $4 billion. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor told a panel earlier this month the move would cut red tape for businesses operating in multiple locations.

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