January 3rd, 2013
With courthouse renovations complete, two Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) are back in operation in Auglaize County.
Having two such facilities makes Auglaize County a rarity in the state, but local emergency officials say they feel it is necessary.
Rather than designating a primary and a secondary EOC, as previously discussed, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said they will be referred to by the designations east and west.
ST. MARYS — The New Year’s baby for Auglaize County is Atticus Logan Kinsey, born to Chelsie, 23, and Brandon, 30, Kinsey, of St. Marys at 7:33 a.m. Jan. 1. The newborn weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Atticus Logan was born at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Chelsie Kinsey said she was playing “Duck-Duck-Goose” with her two children, Cashis, 3, and Mikayla, 7, about five minutes after watching the ball drop in New York City when she went into labor.
BRECKSVILLE — The Wapakoneta high school wrestling team traveled more than 3 hours this past weekend to participate in the 52nd Brecksville Holiday Tournament.
The Brecksville tournament is the longest running holiday tournament in the country in which 45 teams compete over a two-day period.
The Redskins had five wrestlers make it to Day Two of wrestling.
Jennifer Anne (Westbay) Helberg, 40, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala.
She was born May 21, 1972, the daughter of Rev. Nancy L. and Michael V. and Westbay, who survive in Wapakoneta. On Aug. 29, 2000, she married Joseph Helberg, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Rylie Gwen, at home; a grandfather, Vernon Westbay, of Bellefontaine; a brother, Christopher M. Westbay and family (Melissa, Christopher and Chloe), of Hilliard; and a step-daughter, Christine Helberg, of McClure.
Sharon M. Kline, 67, of Wapakoneta, went to be with her Savior at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor, after several years of extended illnesses.
She was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Helen (Myers) and Lawrence Winegardner Klopfenstein. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. On Dec. 10, 1982, she married Robert C. Kline, and he survives.
A local man was recently named to a state committee which will help make recommendations in awarding funds to local and state history projects.
Greg Myers has been named a member to the History Fund Review Committee, as well as part of a panel to help recommend recipients of grant funds for history projects in Ohio.
“I was very honored,” Myers said of the position. “It’s a pleasure to be asked for the first round.”
Reflecting on the rewards a law enforcement officer retiring from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office took from the job, the deputy says he always wanted to help somebody.
Rusty Krugh started on the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office auxiliary in 1985 and plans to return to serving on the auxiliary upon his retirement.
Kim Lee, co-owner of LouAnn’s Tea sPot & Gifts, received her inspiration to open the business from a much younger family member.
Lee promised her young niece, Jana Metz, a tea party for her birthday. Lee took her niece and her mother to Eleanor’s Tea Cottage in Troy. The idea for a similar-type business immediately began to form with Lee after the trip.
Lee asked her husband’s aunt, LouAnn Egbert, if she wanted to form a partnership. As a result, the pair opened LuAnn’s on Dec. 4.
December 31st, 2012
After 35 years heading a local entertainment venue, a Wapakoneta businessman is stepping down and turning over the business to a younger man.
Astro Bowling Lanes owner Denny Borgert is selling his shares of the bowling alley and restaurant to Dave Jeanneret for an undisclosed amount of money. Jeanneret will assume control of the establishment on Jan. 7.
UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston made his resignation official Saturday by signing and giving a letter of resignation to Council President Greg Ritchie.
Rolston confirmed his resignation in a telephone call Sunday, saying he delivered the letter to Ritchie’s home on Saturday. Rolston said Ritchie was not home, but he left the letter with Ritchie’s brother.
Ritchie confirmed receiving the letter in a telephone call on Sunday.