November 29th, 2011
Changes to the notification process for variances and non-conforming use requests likely will fall onto the shoulders of Wapakoneta City Council members.
Wapakoneta Zoning Board of Appeals members decided Monday a letter will be written in the next few weeks to councilors expressing their desire on proceeding with the fees and the notification process in an effort to cut costs for the city.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield Village Council members wanted guidance regarding bringing natural gas to the northeast Auglaize County village and the input proved to be overwhelming.
Village residents decided it is time to attempt to bring natural gas to the community, at least according to a questionnaire sent out to residents earlier this month.
Residents voted 208-to-38 in favor of spending the money for a feasibility study to bring the utility into the village after they were asked the question on their utility bill mailed out in early November.
Children and families will soon have the opportunity to enjoy holiday cheer â€” in their own back yard.
The fifth annual Childrenâ€™s Hometown Holiday inches closer to its start this Saturday in downtown Wapakoneta.
Organizer Elaine Poppe came up with the idea five years ago for the annual event.
â€śThe festival is centered around recreating the old- fashioned spirit of Christmas,â€ť Poppe said.
Poppe spearheaded this event because she believes children should have a special place where they can go every year and create Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.
Connor Pickens spent his senior season knocking people over and picking up yards in record-breaking bunches.
Monday, he picked up a major award.
Pickens was named to the Division II All-Ohio First Team offense, which was released by The Associated Press.
Pickens was one of four Wapakoneta Redskins football players honored. He was joined by fellow seniors Chris Schwartz (Second Team offense), Kevin Kraft (Second Team defense) and Brendan Wilson (Third Team defense).
Frank A. Axe, 86, 11722 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in St. Marys, the son of Beatrice (Kenefake) and Frank W. Axe. On Nov. 25, 1948, at St. Henry Catholic Church, he married Pauline J. Muhlenkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Axe, of Troy, Robert Axe, of Milford Center; and a daughter Jean Ann Lohmuller of Granger, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two infant children Mary Axe and Joseph Axe.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, 06105 County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel Hay. On Jan. 19, 1941, she married Richard Longemeyer and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1998.
Surviving is a daughter, Sue Zdrodowski of Crossville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Annie Katterhenry.
Janice Marie Burden, 85, of rural Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Delphos, the daughter of Esther Mame Rohr and Harry Fredrick Werner, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1945, she married Billy Douglas â€śBillâ€ť Burden, who survives,
WAYNESFIELD â€” The first win of the season for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers also was the 100th victory for Ted Patton as the varsity coach of the girls basketball team.
The Tigers grabbed an early lead and continued to build on the score as they defeated the Vanlue Wildcats, 66-38.
The night proved to be made more special as Patton reached the milestone with the Tigers in front of a home crowd as Patton celebrated his victory with his team and friends after the game. Patton has more career wins since he also coached the varsity girls basketball team at Perry High School.
Sue Carol Rider, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011, in her home surrounded by her loving family with the support of Community Health Professionals Home Hospice following a prolonged fight against heart and kidney disease.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Lima, to Kathryn (Cox) and Marion Sherrick, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 7, 1956, she married Kenneth H. Rider, of Spencerville, who passed away in February 2009 after 52 years of marriage.