Archive - 2014
The Gardens at Wapakoneta played host to Bob and Sally McEvoy Monday afternoon.
The McEvoy’s are both originally from Auglaize County and currently reside in Wilmington, Delaware.
Given the gift of music, the duo was invited to perform for residents of the Gardens and local community members.
Brenda Meckstroth, the activity director at The Gardens, said the McEvoy’s happened to be on vacation and made time to come out and perform during their trip.
WAYNESFIELD — At a regular village council meeting Monday night, Access Engineering Project Manager Craig Mescher announced the village no longer qualifies for funding through the Ohio EPA for the wastewater treatment plant project, and urged councilors to sign a resolution to apply for funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission.
The announcement came on the heels of recently released state census data that outlined new median incomes for all communities in Ohio.
A Dayton man died Monday morning in Lima Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash — the third fatality from a four vehicle crash that occurred Friday, Sept. 5, on Interstate 75 south of Cridersville.
According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol official, John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, died Monday. He was traveling in a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle on I-75, along with 20 other motorcycles.
One hundred years of service in Auglaize County was celebrated yesterday in addition to 28 years of service from John Smith, Ohio State University Extension Office, agricultural agent and educator.
The extension has been aiding people throughout the county since 1914 by following its mission of connection people with the university.
Beth Miller, the 4-H educator and county director of the OSU extension office, said the office has affected a lot of lives over the past century.
For many veterans, getting acclimated back into society after serving overseas can be a long and often extremely difficult process, especially for those returning with mental and physical disabilities.
A local organization called Hunting with Heroes, founded by Wapakoneta resident Joe Sawmiller, is dedicated to helping those veterans.
Founded in 2009, the organization brings disabled veterans together to engage in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Alma Lee Rhodes, 78, of 14047 Glynwood–New Knoxville Road in rural St. Marys, died at 10:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Little Clear Creek, near Pineville, Ky., to Robert Eual and Verda (Partin) Webb.
On Dec. 18, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn., she married Matt S. Rhodes, who survives.
The weather was just about right Saturday for outdoor chores such as painting and roof repairs.
About 40 sites in Wapakoneta saw more than 100 volunteers step up to help spruce up properties for residents in need Saturday during the annual Servants Day.
The event, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association, provides an opportunity to help members of the community who are otherwise unable to do the work.
According to event officials, applications were up this year.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were sound in all phases of Friday’s game, as they rolled to a 38-6 win over the Bath Wildcats in their home opener, a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The Redskins’ starting defense held Bath’s starters scoreless, the offense had zero turnovers and finished scoring drives, and a couple special teams plays stood out, as state-ranked Wapakoneta cruised to its fourth straight win to begin the season.
McGUFFEY — Friday’s game against Upper Scioto Valley was not the way the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team wanted to open play in the Northwest Central Conference.
Not only were the Tigers (1-3, 0-1 NWCC) beat handedly by the Rams (2-2, 1-0) 28-0 in McGuffey, but they were outgained 358 yards to 152 in total offense, 273 to 85 through the air, racked up a season-high 11 penalties for 110 yards and converted just 2 of 17 on third down.
After 30 years with the Auglaize County OSU Extension Office, Agricultural Agent and Educator John Smith is retiring.
His last day will be Sept. 30.
Smith, 85, said his age was a factor when deciding whether or not to retire. He also pointed to the fact that he doesn’t understand the “electronic garbage” that has become prevalent in most jobs, including his.