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Terry Carmean, 64

October 31, 2012

Terry Carmean, 64, of St. Marys, died Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, at his residence.

 Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Shirley Mae Engel, 82

October 31, 2012

Shirley Mae Engel, 82, formerly of 503 E. Auglaize St. in Wapakoneta, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.

She was born April 2, 1930, in Cincinnati, to Frieda (Kattelman) and Louis Meier. On June 27, 1953, in Barnesburg, she married A. Eugene Engel, who died June 24, 2009.

Survivors include:   brother, Leroy (Hilda) Meier, of Mount Healthy; a  sister, Lois (Donald) Wingberger, of Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Engel, of St. Marys; one nephew and four nieces; and caregivers David (Charlene) Curry  of Wapakoneta.

Letter at issue

October 31, 2012

A letter circulated in Uniopolis Tuesday may or may not contain correct information, but Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston is refusing to divulge the source of the information given.

On Tuesday, a few village residents received a letter that read, “Attention. This was never brought to the town people…. The Township could change (charge) $650 per house if it went to township because it would come under new housing for township. Pluse (sic) the 3 mill.”

The living dead — fact or fiction?

October 31, 2012

The dead walk the Earth, devouring the living.

The living cower, fight back, turn on one another or get eaten.

A scene from a popular television show or a glimpse into the future?

It never occurs to two local 6-year-olds that there could be any reality in the existence of the walking dead. Aidan Johnson and Abby Makuh know zombies aren’t real.

Staggered terms, longer terms on the ballot

October 31, 2012

While voters have been inundated with information regarding state and national elections, Wapakoneta city residents have two local proposals to consider at the polls this November.

On Nov. 6, voters can cast ballots on one issue to extend the term of Wapakoneta City Council members and the council president to four years from two years and on a second related issue to stagger the council president’s term of office with the mayor as well as the stagger the terms of councilors-at-large with those of ward councilors.

October 30th

Separate entity: Miracle Meal Inc. has received non-profit status

October 30, 2012

After 16 years of working alongside with Mercy Unlimited, a local organization decided to form a separate entity to preserve the future of an annual event.

Miracle Meal Inc. has now received their own non-profit tax status from the IRS as a public charity. Miracle Meal Inc. now has its own board of directors who are the primary organizers and operators of the event.

“This is our 17th year, and we thought to make sure it goes on in the future, we need to be our own entity and create a board,” Miracle Meal Inc. President Rollie Kent said.

St. Marys class trip to DC canceled

October 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — As Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast on Monday, the massive storm also forced the cancellation of St. Marys Middle School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.

St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown said initially plans were to delay the trip 24 hours and then reassess the situation. However, as Sandy continued to pound the eastern seaboard, Brown said it became more clear the trip was in jeopardy.

Shirley Engel, 82

October 30, 2012

Shirley Engel, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Voters to decide unincorporating at the polls

October 30, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis village residents face the possibility of unincorporating, or dissolving, the village at the polls on Nov. 6.

The village would become part of the township and the county would assume control of the wastewater treatment facility.

Unio-polis Village Council members Greg Ritchie and Marilyn Fleck both support the measure, as do the remaining three councilors, which passed the move to put it to a vote with residents by a unanimous vote.

Helen Lawrence

October 30, 2012

Helen Maxine Lawrence, 84, of Cridersville, died at 10:09 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Care System.
She was born June 11, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of the late Ivan Baumgartner and Lydia Nungester Baumgartner Hanifin. On Oct. 1, 1947, she married Carl Eugene Lawrence, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (Kerry) Lawrence, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Steven (Sandra) Lawrence, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Diane (Robert) Stombaugh, of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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