July 7th, 2014
Karen S. Wireman, 56, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her residence. She was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence and Patricia (Reier) Watters, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1979, she married John Wireman, and he died Dec. 28, 2009.
Survivors include, a son, Joe (Andrea) Wireman, of Wapakoneta; two granddaughters, Savannah and Delani Wireman; a brother, Eric (Deb) Watters, of Celina; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Arthea G. ‘Kitty’ Ziegler, 77, of Summerville, Ga. and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Redmond Regional Hospital. She was born April 26, 1937, in Lima, to the late Arthur Monroe and Grace Davidson Bowersock. She is preceded in death by three husbands, Gordon Rick, Bob Wells and Jan Ziegler.
One young mother traveled to Wapakoneta on Thursday to share her memories of the St. Joe Festival with her children.
Megan Mottet, of Marysville, who grew up as a parish member of St. Joseph Church, brought her two boys, Brice, 3, and Xavier "Zeke" Mottet, 1, to the festival for the first time.
"This is a special something for me to bring my kids back to, to say 'this is a part of me,'" Motett said. "In Marysville, there's not really a part of my roots. But this is a part of my roots that I can bring them back to and share with them."
The Auglaize County Board of Commissioners on Thursday hired Wapakoneta native Erica Preston as County Administrator.
Preston, 32, previously was a licensed practicing attorney in Columbus, according to Commissioner John Bergman. She now resides back in Wapakoneta.
Bergman said her starting salary will be $65,000 per year. Her first day will be no later than July 28, depending on how soon she can get free of obligations to her present position, Bergman said.
At the bi-monthly meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Wednesday morning, the topic of recent lightning storms was discussed.
Director of Auglaize County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Troy Anderson, said some of the recent events were quite entertaining, providing decent light shows, and damages seem to be minimal.
A driver was was found injured and partially under her vehicle in a creek following an accident at the intersection of National Road and Mudsock Road at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, in Cridersville.
Driver Donna Lotz, 84, of Wapakoneta, was traveling northbound on Mudsock Road in a red 2004 Honda Accord when she failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a 1995 Mack dump truck traveling west on National Road.
The Honda overturned and came to rest in a creek. Lotz was ejected from her vehicle, which came to rest partially on top of her.
The newly opened urgent care center in Wapakoneta says patients can expect “quick, quality care” for common illnesses, preventative services and physicals, seven days a week.
Walk In Urgent Care & Job Care Services, located at 1321 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, Suite 100, opened its doors to the community in April. Walk In Urgent Care has 10 locations in Ohio. The facility is privately owned by Mazhar Hussain, M.D.
Jerry L. Craft, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 10, 1939, in Lima, the son of Emil and Eleanor (Phalen) Craft, who preceded him in death.
Helen Maxine Price, 91, of 16542 Mendon Road in Ohio City, Ohio, died at 6:14 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
She was born Oct. 24, 1922, near Mendon, Ohio, to Harry and Cecile (Terwilliger) Valentine.
On Dec. 5, 1945, in Ohio City, she married David Eugene Price, who survives.
A driver was injured following an accident at the intersection of National Road and Mudsock Road in Cridersville at approximately 8:45 a.m. today.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol officials, a passenger vehicle traveling northbound on Mudsock Road struck a dump truck traveling west on National Road.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was found partially under her car. Both drivers were transported to St. Rita's Medical Center.