June 20th, 2011
WAYNESFIELD â An Ohio Sprint Speedweek show is always a big draw.
For Waynesfield Raceway Park, tonightâs race is going to be a little bit bigger.
NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kasey Kahne will take on the best of the All-Star Circuit of Champions during the Speedweek race â stop No. 3 in the eight-race week â tonight at Waynesfield.
Kahne is no stranger to Sprint car racing, having cut his teeth on the dirt tracks of his home state of Washington before competing in the national USAC and World of Outlaws series.
A new fun event for the family is being incorporated into a local Fourth of July festival this year.
The St. Joe Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on July 2. Registration the day of the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the race is slated to start at 9 a.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event is sponsored by St. Joseph Church and is in conjunction with the St. Joe Fourth of July Festival. For a registration form, go to www.speedy-feet.com, and select the âracesâ tab.
Three city streets should receive a new layer of asphalt through a state grant if an ordinance receives Wapakoneta City Council approval.
The ordinance authorizes Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to set specifications, advertise for bids and execute a paving program for Wheeler Lane and Franklin and Highland avenues through state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The work would be completed this summer.
BUCKLAND â Now that the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department is separate from the village, raising money to support its services is more important than ever.
Itâs largest fundraiser of the year â the 39th annual Buckland Firemanâs Festival â was deemed a success by the volunteer firefighters and their family members who organize it each year.
âWe had a good weekend,â festival Chair Capt. Mike Vorhees told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Sunday after the two-day festival in downtown Buckland concluded.
The Auglaize County medical director this week reminded residents to be careful to keep bacteria at bay when cooking out or picnicing this summer.
Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said rates of foodborne disease have gone down slightly since a study in 1999, but it is still something to be careful about.
In 1999, one in four Americans had a food-related illness compared to one in six, about 48 million, in 2010, Torres said citing the study.
He said in 1999 there were 5,000 deaths related to foodborne illness, compared to 3,000 in 2010.
ST. MARYS â It was a painful night Friday for the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team.
The insult? A 10-0 five-inning run rule loss to rival St. Marys at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.
The injuries? Those belong to second baseman Alex Koch and shortstop Josh Apple.
A fired-up St. Marys squad placed the first blemish on Wapakâs formerly perfect 9-0 record with a dominating performance, pounding out 10 hits and taking advantage of every Wapak miscue for the win.
Derrick Michael Coldiron, 14, 224 West Anthony St., Celina, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Childrenâs Medical Center, in Dayton.
He was born March 19, 1997, in Coldwater, the son of Casandra Coldiron, who survives in Celina.
He also is survived by his siblings: Courtney Coldiron, of Celina; Lucas Coldiron, of Celina; Mia Jacquay, of Celina; and Parkin Jacquay, of Celina.
Derrick was home schooled and had attended Only Believe Ministries in Botkins.
Lois B. Landfair, 95, of Lima, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Cridersville Health Care Center.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Shawnee Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charlotte Hefner officiating. Burial is to follow in Shawnee Cemetery.
The family plans to receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville, and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.
Arrangements are incomplete with Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Homer Ray Robinette, 70, 1126 Nagel Street, Saint Marys, died at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Doctorâs West Hospital, in Columbus, following a sudden illness.
He was born June 2, 1941, in Williamson, W. Va., the son of Effie (Blacke) and Lee Robinette.
Janice Louise Regula, 82, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Wap-akoneta Manor, Wapako-neta.
She was born in Auglaize County, on July 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Goldie C. (Ruck) and Albert Lunz.