July 13th, 2011
Auglaize County Health Department officials plan to use the last of its H1N1 funding from the state to further develop emergency preparedness efforts both of its staff and the local community.
Auglaize County Health Board members approved two contracts during their meeting Tuesday to move forward with a survey of the community on its emergency preparedness within the home and with a professional in the public sector of the emergency
preparedness field for training of the health departmentâ€™s staff and emergency responders.
BUCKLAND â€” In the only major action taken Tuesday, Buckland Village Council members voted to accept a loan in anticipation of building a new sewer system for the village at its council meeting.
The village has been in talks with Rural Community Assistance Program consultant Julie Ward after learning that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was mandating them to begin plans to update the sewer system. Currently, each resident has independently-operated septic tanks.
The village will build a centrally-tied sewer system once final plans are made.
Ron Stienecker, 59, 506 Oil St., St. Marys, was found dead Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Alan F. Kah 84, of Wapakoneta died at 3:53 P.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Mary Rose Krites, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 10:15 a.m., Tuesday July 12, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Priscilla (Bertke) and Joseph Huelskamp, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married Kenneth K. Krites, and he died March 9, 1971.
Murle E. Green, 86, of Celina, died at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Mercer County, the son of Gertrude (Moore) and Cassius Ford Green. On Sept. 25, 1946, he married Berniece Braun and she died March 10, 2009.
Velma C. Mayer Geyer, 91, of Lima, died 12:40 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Shawnee Township, Allen County, to Merlie (Thompson) and Franklin Hinkle. On Feb. 18, 1941, she married Wilbur Virgil â€śTootâ€ť Mayer who died Sept. 18, 1982. On April 8, 1994, she married Kelcey Phillip Geyer and he also preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1995.
ST. HENRY â€” Wapakoneta and Van Wert will try again tonight.
After three lightning delays and the threat of ever-intensifying lightning, the decision was made just before 10 to suspend the loserâ€™s bracket final of the ACME baseball district tournament Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
The game will resume tonight at 6 with the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning. Wapak has runners on second and third with two outs.
ALLENTOWN â€” NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is among the drivers scheduled to drive in the 23rd annual Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaws Sprint Series race on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park.
Kahne is a car owner in the Outlaws series.
Steve Kinser, a 20-time WoO champion and two-time Doty Classic winner, is also expected to compete. Kinser is off to a strong start in 2011 and is one of the favorites in this yearâ€™s race.
A Wapakoneta woman with concerns regarding the Humane Society of Auglaize County pleaded with Wapakoneta City Council members to visit the facility before approving any funding for the organization.
Lynn Schweitzer, of Wapakoneta, did work at the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often known as ACHS, and told councilors during Mondayâ€™s meeting of her concerns for the safety of the animals, workers and volunteers at the facility.