October 30th, 2014
Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 11:08 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 29, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor. He was born June 13, 1931, in Logan Twp., Auglaize Co., the son of Jesse & Bertha (Burchin) Thomas, who preceded him in death. On July 15, 1983, he married Alvina M. Hollenbacher, and she survives.
CRIDERSVILLE — Board members honored Cridersville Elementary students for academic excellence during Tuesday night’s Wapakoneta Board of Education meeting and the district’s finances are looking good halfway through the five-year forecast plan.
Second graders Brantsyn Clausing and Abigail Makuh were recognized along with third graders Madison Baily, Ruby Miller and fourth grader Austin West.
CRIDERSVILLE — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services hosted a Reverse Job Fair on Tuesday at Otterbein in Cridersville.
A Reverse Job Fair puts the potential employee in the driver seat with their own booth where they can sell their skills to employers. The employers then move from booth to booth speaking with each job seeker.
Costume-clad children made their way around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Tuesday night, excitedly participating in the 4th annual Boo on the Moon.
The event was set up as a series of different Halloween-themed activities, each one placed at a different point throughout the museum.
Violet Rosetta (Beatty) Garber, 75, of Brookville, Ohio, born May 5, 1939, was called to her maker on Oct. 25, 2014, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl W. Beatty and Eleanor B. (Gebhart) Beatty, and her brother, Ira C. Beatty.
WAYNESFIELD — Finances were the topic of debate in a lengthy and packed Waynesfield Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting lasted two hours as council members try to find ways to save money and still have enough to pay bills, but it’s becoming trickier every day.
During the finance portion of the meeting, three of five council members, with one council member absent, voted no in transferring money to cover solicitor fees.
It was all fun and games in the basement of the Auglaize County Public District Library on Perry Street on Monday evening.
The library’s Youth Services Coordinator, Kristine Spyker — dressed as Amelia Bedelia — led the fun as 11 costumed children participated in a variety of games, sang a song and made a pumpkin craft. Assisting Spyker was, appropriately, Youth Services Assistant Ronda Dear.
Monday’s unseasonably warm temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the Wapakoneta YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler.
There was certainly no shortage of Halloween spirit, nor a lack of costume variety. People came dressed as zombies, witches, basketball players, a banana — the list goes on and on.
The History of Halloween and craft event took place at the Auglaize County Public Library Saturday as a handful of parents and children attended to put together Halloween-themed crafts and watch a documentary on the history of Halloween.