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March 29th

Ruth Cook, 87

March 29, 2013

Ruth E. Cook, 87, of Spencerville, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 9, 1925, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Blanche and Harry Patrick, who preceded her in death. She married Robert E. “Jack” Cook, who died March 7, 2006.
She is survived by her extended family, Katie Cotterman, of Spencerville, Greg (Terri) Spence, of Spencerville, Deniese (Alan) Margraves, of Wapakoneta, and Becky (Dave) Brown, of Wapakoneta; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Dorcas Bryan, 83

March 29, 2013

Dorcas Jane(Chapman) Bryan, 83, formerly of Cadillac, Mich., and Cherokee Village, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dorcas was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Bellaire, to Dorothy and John Chapman and graduated from Blume High School, in Wapakoneta, in 1947. She married Richard Bryan in 1948, in Wapakoneta, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny, in 2008.

Marcedis Miller, 82

March 29, 2013

Marcedis Miller, 82, of Wapakoneta, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Agnes Hines, 90

March 29, 2013

Agnes Louise (Nester) Hines, 90, of Troy, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Wapakoneta, to the late Amelia (Eisert) and Frederick Nester. Her husband of 56 years, William E. Hines, preceded her in death on June 1, 2003.

Talks continue

March 29, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Discussions continue among an area village’s elected officials as they talk about possibly raising water and sewer rates — but one thing is for sure, something needs to be done.

Cridersville Village Council members and Mayor Lorali Myers met during a special Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Thursday to discuss the inevitability of increasing water and sewer rates on village residents and businesses.

“Unfortunately, we are in a position that we will have to do something,” Councilor Stacey Cook said.

Wapak schools plan waiver day for safety training

March 29, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools administrators elected to use a special waiver day granted by the state to train staff on school safety.

Students are not to attend school on Friday, May 17, so staff throughout the district may receive updated training with the Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the waiver day was approved by the Ohio Department of Education, it counts as a day students are in session. They were originally scheduled to attend class that day.

Jobless rate for February has decreased in county

March 29, 2013

After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.

In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, a decrease from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.

Quinton McLean, 85

March 29, 2013

Quinton Charles McLean, 85, of Walled Lake, Mich., passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.
He was born April 5, 1927, in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Ruth (Minnich) McLean; three children, Sharon Llewellyn of Rochester Hills, Mich., Stan (Beth) McLean, of Caledonia, Mich., and Darlene (Steven) Mengyan, of Brighton, Mich; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. McLean worked for over 50 years as a Design Engineer in the automotive and aeronautics industry. He was a proud World War II veteran.

March 28th

Wapak coaches prepare for offseason camps

March 28, 2013

 

Wapakoneta football coaches are preparing for Frye’s Football Fundamentals Camp this summer, with hopes of growing the Wapakoneta football program from the ground up. 

Bo Frye, the son of varsity football coach Doug Frye and an assistant on the Wapakoneta squad, will be the camp director this year, and is excited about the camp this year, to build tradition at Wapakoneta.

One principal to retire, one renewed

March 28, 2013

One elementary principal publicly announced his retirement, while another’s contract was extended three years during a meeting this week of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.

Cridersville Elementary School Principal Dave Tester’s retirement, scheduled for June 30, was approved Tuesday by board members.

Tester said after 32 years teaching and serving as principal, he felt it was time to move on to something else.

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