Archive - 2014
Donald L. Ridenour, 83, of Lima , went to join his family members in their heavenly home at 2:09 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930, to James E. and Mary Agnes (Mooney) Ridenour and they preceded him in death.
Donald E. King, 84, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Saginaw VA Medical Center . He was born June 24, 1929, in Fryburg, Ohio, to William and Mary (Bonnoront) King.
Mabel C. Phillips, 75, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lima Manor. She was born May 5, 1938, in Tip Top, Ky., the daughter of Shem and Mary (Caudille) Cole, who preceded her in death. She was married to David Phillips, and he is deceased.
Survivors include a son, Dwayne Roark, Lima; two granddaughters, Andrea Nassilo and Elizabeth Bolka; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Zoey and Cameron; three brothers and one sister.
She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Roark, a grandson, Richard Roark, and six siblings.
In response to an especially harsh winter, the Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 416 last week, which provides four additional calamity days for Ohio schools to use during the 2013-14 school year.
The legislation, initially sponsored by Representatives Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), will expand the number of allowable calamity days — days that do not need to be made up — provided the school first makes up four days from its previously approved contingency plan.
The Wapakoneta City Council met Monday night and bowling was on the agenda.
From staff reports
Several local high school student-athletes were honored by the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association for the 2013-14 swimming and diving season.
The associated named its area teams combining all tournament divisions unlike most other postseason awards lists.
For the Wapakoneta Redskins girls team, senior Taylor Law, junior Josie Miller and freshman Jordyn Law were named the top All-Lima Area swimmers for this season.
Hilda C. Ritter, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born March 27, 1924, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William P. and Cora A. (Presar) Ritter, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister, Regina Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a sister-in-law, Jean Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a nephew and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marion and Frederick â€śFritzâ€ť Ritter.
Thomas H. â€śTimâ€ť Bault, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima. He was born Nov. 21, 1935, in Lima, the son of John Daniel â€śDanâ€ť and Elinor Crawford Bault, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1957, he married Sharlene R. Wallace, and she survivies.
The Village of Buckland is in the beginning of installing sewer lines.
The Village Council met Thursday to discuss a letter being sent to residents concerning the new line.
The village received approximately $1.5 million in grants, plus another $1 million grant to help low-income property owners cut into the new system.
A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Buckland Community Center to discuss how low-income families can use the grant. Residents must apply to be considered for the grant.
RHINE — Dresses made from pillowcases were created this past weekend by local seamstresses with one common goal — clothing the needy overseas.
The Sew-A-Thon was sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes, including Botkins Immaculate Conception, Wapakoneta St. Joseph and Rhine St. Lawrence.
“We’re trying to promote equality among our county and other counties,” Member Beth Boerger said.