August 24th, 2011
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University-Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.
The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported receiving numerous telephone calls regarding an earthquake.Â
Approximately 70 child pedestrians, who were between the ages of 5 to 15 years of age were severely injured in Ohio during the 2010-11 school year.
As the summer winds down, and students are back in school, an area police chief encourages motorist and pedestrians to stay alert in residential areas, near schools and in school zones.
âThe first week of school is where we see the most problems,â Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said.
Louis William Doenges, age 91, 8861 Guadalupe Road., New Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born May 7, 1920, in St. Marys,the son of Marie (Oldiges) and William J. Doenges. On Aug. 19, 1944, in McCartyville, he married Lucille K. Huecker and she died March 2, 2005.
A group of residents living in a local apartment complex joined together to provide a Back to School Bash for children in the community.
âItâs the first year for us to try something like this,â Valley View Volunteer Program President Jennifer Young said.
Just a couple months into its inception, residents have used the program to get those living in the complex to become part of a larger community, starting with flower plantings and cookouts and then into the back to school bash, which they hope serves as a building block for more plans in the future.
WAYNESFIELD â An issue over selecting new employee health benefits seemed to be finally settled only after a flurry of questions resulted in an Auglaize County villageâs elected officials postponing the decision temporarily once again.
Applications are currently being accepted for a class that is designed to help community members have a better understanding of Auglaize County.
âThe main purpose of the program is to provide people with a greater understanding of county operations and services in the county,â Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said.
The Defiance Bulldogs defeated the Wapakoneta Redskins 200-219 in a key Western Buckeye League girls golf match Monday at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Both teams struggled. But Defiance struggled less as it pulled out the win.
âEverybody seemed kind of sluggish,â Wapak coach Dawn West said. âWe were just one step behind all day.â
Shelby Kohler carded a 46 to lead the Redskins and earn medalist honors.
âShelby played really well,â West said. âShe had the opportunity to shoot even lower.â
Courtney Knippen shot a 56, followed by Bryly Beaman with a 57 and Hannah smith with a 60.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team was unable to take advantage of its home course advantage as it suffered a two-stroke loss to the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League dual match Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Elida defeated the Redskins 175-177.
âWhen you play at home, you have to win at home to have a chance at the WBL title,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. âI tell the kids every stroke counts in a golf match. We can never assume we are out of a match. We have to always grind it out and play smart golf.
Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Catherine S. (Brodbeck) and Merle Shimp. On June 21, 1951, she married Harold W. McCune who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Neal A. McCune, of Mendon; and two daughters, Nancy L. Hartung, of Madison, Ind., and Cathy S. Williams, of Rockford.
Betty E. LaWarre, 90, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Cridersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Tranquility Haven Care Center in Titusville.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Lima, the daughter of Minerva M. (Eulrich) and William A. Biddinger.
On May 23, 1942, she married Robert W. LaWarre Sr., who died April 24, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. LaWarre II, of Memphis, Tenn., and Ned LaWarre, of Titusville, Fla.
Preceding her in death was a son, Timothy D. LaWarre; and a daughter, Pennie L. Tone.