November 9th, 2011
Waynesfield Village Council meetings may be the forum for some heated discussions once the new administration begins in January.
With six people running for two available seats, two candidates who were on opposite sides of a deeply contested issue were voted seats on Waynefield Village Council in Tuesdayâs election.
William Motter, 106 Cook St., and Richard Libby, 101 Anthony Wayne Trail, were elected to the council.
Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers will continue as the villageâs top elected official as she was re-elected to serve another four-year term.
Myers received 335 votes, or 55.93 percent, while councilor Tony Zuppardo received 264 votes, or 49.43 percent, after unofficial election results were released Tuesday night.
âI am excited and privileged to serve the village for four more years,â Myers said. âI want to thank the residents for their support.â
Myers said she was pleased with the voter turnout, noting approximately 600 village residents took the time to go to the polls.
UPDATED: 11:01 a.m.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) â Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.
"This is a tragedy," Paterno said. "It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."
Wapakoneta vs. Trotwood-Madison
Friday, 7:30, at Piqua
Columbus St. Francis DeSales vs. Elida
Friday, 7:30, at Clyde
Genoa Area vs. Kenton
Saturday, 7, at BGSU
Versailles vs. Coldwater
Friday, 7:30, at Dayton
Del. St. Johnâs vs. Tiffin Calvert
Saturday, 3, at BGSU
Ada vs. Marion Local
Saturday, 7, at Lima Stadium
Fort Loramie vs. Minster
Saturday, 7, at Harmon Field
One vote can make a difference.
In the closest vote Tuesday in Auglaize County, one vote separates incumbent Mayor William Rolston from his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, for Uniopolis mayor. Rolston garnered 44 votes, while Fleck collected 43.
In other contested races in eastern Auglaize County races, incumbent Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers defeated challenger Tony Zuppardo, 335 to 264.
The two renewal levies in Cridersville also received voter support.
A Wapakoneta man has been arrested in connection with thefts from the Beer & Wine Depot.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock released information today that Jacob Day, 22, has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of theft, and one count possession of criminal tools.
The arrest came as the result of investigations into two breaking and entering reports made at the Beer & Wine Depot, 804 Lima St., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 4.
After finding slim pickings on seating last Friday, fans will have an easier go of it this week.
The Wapakoneta Redskinsâ Division II football regional semifinal game at 7:30 Friday night against the Trotwood-Madison Rams will be played at Alexander Field in Piqua, one of the more fan-friendly stadiums in the region.
The stadium, located on the campus of Piqua High School just east of Interstate 75, is a modern facility that seats 8,500 â 4,500 on the home side and 4,000 on the visitor side â according to the schoolâs Web site.
A Wapakoneta City Council member hopes city administrators heed the signs along most road construction sites â slow down â especially when it comes to grant applications.
Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells expressed his concerns Monday with the city leaders regarding applying for multiple street and improvement grants in the future prior to learning the cityâs financial status to be able to match those grants obligations.
The projects include reconstruction or repaving of East and West Auglaize streets, West Mechanic Street and Short Road, improving Heritage Park and installing sidewalks.
CRIDERSVILLE â During a special meeting of Cridersville Village Council, councilors welcomed a new member to their ranks.
Mayor Lorali Myers gave the oath of office to Paul Lynch, 403 Reichelderfer Road, who will serve as the newest village councilor.
When former Councilor Beverly Wood resigned last month, councilors had approximately 30 days to find a replacement and Lynch was selected after a vetting process.
âWe thought he would be a great person for this position,â Myers said. âHe will bring in a new perspective and will offer guidance to help run the village.â
Irwin R. âSparkyâ Baumer, 88, formerly of East Fourth Street in Minster, and a resident of Otterbein-St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born May 26, 1923, in Minster, to Bernadine (Sextro) and Bernard Baumer. On May 19, 1947, he married Eileen T. Eisert and she died Jan. 9, 2009.
Surviving are a son, Daniel Baumer, of Orlando, Fla.; and two daughters, Linda Baumer, of Minster, and Beth Hinker, of Minster.