January 6th, 2012
Salary line items across all Auglaize County offices and departments are increasing by 2 percent, according to the 2012 budget finalized by Auglaize County commissioners late this week, and the commissioners voiced their pleasure with the final budget numbers.
â€śWeâ€™re happy with the budget,â€ť Commissioner John Bergman said, noting that â€śnot everyone got all their requests.â€ť
Bergman said the commissioners spent a lot of time developing the countyâ€™s budget for 2012.
Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office are investigating a harassing letter placed in the home mailbox of the Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent.
â€śIt appears that the correspondence may be related to current contract negotiations in the district,â€ť Sheriff Al Solomon told the Wapak-oneta Daily News on Friday about the letter found last weekend in the mailbox of Keith Hornerâ€™s Cridersville area residence.
Linda C. Lenhart, 70, of 314 Market Street, St. Marys, died at 11:17 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Jan. 12, 1941, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Dorothy (Glass) and Ernest Kattman. On June 8,1953, she married LeRoy Lenhart, and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are her mother, Dorothy Kattman, of New Knoxville; and five daughters, Laura Hoehamer, of Rockford, Jodi Hagan, of St. Marys, Patti Schaublin, of Columbia, S. C.; Susan Paul, of New Bremen, and Caren Mahlie, of St. Marys.
Eva Bigelowâ€“Carver, 82, formerly of 524 Locust Str., St. Marys, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born July 15, 1929 in Langley, Ark., to Lenora (Cowart) and Lon and Brown.
Surviving are a son, Larry (Julie) Bigelow of Sarasota, Fla.; and a daughter, Cynthia (Greg) Snyder, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Bigelow; and a second husband, Thomas Carver.
Marian Albers Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Helen (Raterman) and Anthony Albers, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Norbert C. Holthaus, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, James (Violetta) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta, and Gary (Helen) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta; two step-grandchildren, Becky (Gary) Baldosser and Brenda (Rodney) Snavely; four step-great grandchildren, Scott, Darin, Nathan, and Kayla; a sister-in-law, Judy Albers, of Sidney.
ELIDA â€” Wins are nice, but Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling coach Jason Rostorfer was looking for more than just wins on Thursday night.
He got both as the Redskins swept Elida and Defiance in a Western Buckeye League tri-match at Elida High School.
Wapak edged Elida 38-30 in the opener then rolled past Defiance 48-25 in the second match.
BATH TOWNSHIP â€” Controlling the boards can be just as important as putting the rock through the net in basketball and Wapakoneta found out that lesson the hard way in its 55-36 loss to Bath in a key Western Buckeye League matchup Thursday night.
By outrebounding the Redskins, 36-18, the Wildkittens overcame a subpar offensive night to stave off a determined yet frustrated Redskin squad which continually watched Bath get two and some time three shots at scoring by snaring carom after carom.
Beyond debt payment and water distribution on the new Wapakoneta Water Treatment Plant, the city expects its next largest expenditure for 2012 to be the second phase of installing new water meters.
Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members reviewed the Water Fund Thursday as part of the annual budget process during a committee meeting at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building.
A Wapakoneta couple celebrated the New Year in a new way.
Dawn and Tony Stinebaugh celebrated the New Year by having the first baby of the year in the Wapakoneta Daily News readership area.â€¨Addison Jo Ann Stinebaugh was born at 5:42 p.m. Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
The Wapakoneta Daily News has a familiar face returning to the newspaper — and this time it is to lead the group.
Deb Zwez, the publisher of The Evening Leader in St. Marys, has taken over Dianna Epperly’s position as publisher of the Wapakoneta Daily News — and brings experience to her new spot as well as a passion for the city of Wapakoneta.
“I love Wapak,” Zwez said. “It’s a great city and has a lot of things going for it and has potential for great things.”