July 28th, 2014
Edith M. Stroh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:43 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville, from complications of a recent stroke. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler, who preceded her in death. On July 9, 1942, she married Harold V. Stroh, and he survives.
A man was injured at the show barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds during a steer show around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.
Wapakoneta Fire Department and Buckland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fairgrounds on the report of an adult male injury.
No further details regarding the injury were available.
The steer show went on as as scheduled following a rain delay.
The rain also canceled the motorcycle stunt show and delayed the Truck vs. Truck Pull.
A local organization advocating for disabled veterans is celebrating its 75th year, a milestone representing community members’ efforts to continue honoring the individuals who have sacrificed for their country.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 73 received an award for their 75th year of service at the state convention held in June in Columbus.
In a recent meeting with the Streets and Alleys Committee, Wapakoneta resident Kristin Doll proposed that a fountain be constructed at the intersection of W. Auglaize Street, W. Mechanic Street and Hamilton Road as a way to enhance the green space that will be created during the W. Auglaize Street Reconstruction Project.
As part of the street project, W. Mechanic Street will be squared off so that it will face Hamilton Road directly, creating more of a 90 degree intersection as opposed to the curved intersection that exists currently.
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Theft and vandalism at the Western Inn & Suites, Wapakoneta, resulted in more than $13,300 in missing or damaged property, according to the Wapakoneta Police Department.
Inn manager Gautam Amin, of Reynoldsburg, contacted police at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, July 21.
According to the report, Amine told officers that the crime could have occurred between the end of June to the beginning of July from the business located at 413 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta.
Restoring funds to local governments and providing assistance to small businesses highlight Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s plan to improve Ohio’s economy, the candidate said Friday.
FitzGerald, who is running against Gov. John Kasich in the November election, said the governor cut the state’s Local Government Fund significantly, resulting in less money for local communities.
With trust in her faith and determination in her mission, a local woman is planning a mission trip to the Philippines to help the people she says have become her family.
Katie Westcott, of Wapakoneta, will be traveling to General Santos City on Mindanao Island in the Philippines in May 2015. How she started on her journey to the Philippines was unexpected, she said, and she has made the decision based on her faith — and a little help from YouTube.
Wanda E. (Thuman) Capps, 67, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Heartland of Indian Lake, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Sidney, the daughter of Franklin L. and Blanche (Comer) Thuman, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her only daughter, Cindy Link, her sister, Connie Binkley, and two grandsons she thought the world of, Tim Link and Travis Link. She was married to Danny Capps of Lima.