September 21st, 2012
Most of you don’t know me.
I’m the new sports guy at the paper. I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University. I’m an avid sports fan who loves organized sports and Hawaiian Pizza. Most of you still don’t know me.
I hope that changes.
Life is full of journeys, and this story is about two journeys: my journey to the great city of Wapakoneta and my journey to running a triathlon.
Let’s start with my journey to Wapakoneta.
In an effort to curb profanity and vulgar language at the skating park from being heard by visitors to Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding residents, Wapakoneta city officials proposed possibly moving the equipment to a paved section of Harmon Park.
An area businessman and radio personality recently visited a local school this week to talk about a book the students were reading.
But the man didn’t just talk about the book, he related it to his own life in an effort to let the students know they always need to stay positive and have the strength to get through tough times in life.
This year, there will be some changes to how the Auglaize County Health Department personnel administers the flu vaccine — and those changes will affect people throughout the county.
No longer will they be taking it out into the individual communities in the county, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said.
“We have done that in the past,” Jones said. “With so many other places now offering the vaccine, the need for us to be in the community isn’t there.”
C. Marie Sosby, 92, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 24, 1920. in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Delilah (Young) and Hugh and Graham. On May 26, 1941, she married Leonard A. Sosby, and he preceded her in death Sept. 27, 2000.
She is survived by two sons, Hugh (Mary) Sosby, of Jackson Center, and Chet (Judy) Sosby, of Jackson Center; six grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom T. Cartmell, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the son of Druzella (Taylor) and Don S. Cartmell, who preceded him in death. On June 1, 1948, he married Mae Sheipline, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Lois R. âSargeâ Parlette, 79, of Cridersville, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1933, in Spencerville, the daughter of Mary (Brown) and John Bowers, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 4, 1954, she married James J. âJimâ Parlette, and he preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2009.
A Wapakoneta family is again walking this year to raise money for the American Heart Association, specifically congenital heart defects.
Jessica and Dan Makuh’s two daughters, Abby and Lauren, are joining them in the Dayton Heart Walk on Saturday. It’s their second walk as a family and means even more as Lauren nine weeks ago underwent her third and final heart surgery in a series for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition with which the 3-year-old was born.
Barring any further delays, the reconstructed section of East Benton Street should be open to traffic by the end of October, a city official says.
On Wednesday, Wapakoneta Engineering Department Superintendent Mary Ruck updated Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members regarding on-going street and sidewalk projects this year. She discussed the final phases of the East Benton Street reconstruction project, the status of the Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk program and work on a bicycle route.
UNIOPOLIS — The Union Township trustees held a question-and-answer session at its regular meeting Wednesday as 18 people attended the meeting.