Carolyn M. Blackburn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012, in front of her residence from injuries sustained from a single automobile accident.
She was born April 27, 1922, in Ada, the daughter of Freda (Freymuth) and Melvin Stinebaugh, who preceded her in death. On June 21, 1942, she married Guy W. Blackburn, and he died Jan. 2, 2005.
Violet L. Hardin 92, of Wapakoneta died 4:43 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Otterbein-Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Barbara A. Miller, 80, died at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Lima, to Gwendolyn (Lesh) and Arthur Smith. On Sept. 17, 1954, she married Earl E. Miller and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2012.
Shirley Ann Simmons Brown, 77, of 6 Valley Drive in Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.
Born Jan. 17, 1935, in Marston, Mo. she was the daughter of Martha Christine â€śMama Tineâ€ť Scobey Simmons, of Princeton, and the late Marvin J. Simmons.
Wapakoneta City Schools are closed today, Dec. 21.
Botkins Local Schools also has cancelled classes for today. Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools already had no classes scheduled today for Christmas break.
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After a successful two years, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators are discussing ways they can continue to grow the district’s virtual academy.
During a presentation this week, Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said they are considering adding classes for adults and elementary students looking into the future.
“We have talked about the opportunity of opening it up to them as well,” Rex said. “We see it as a possibility for growth.”
A promise was made, but no guarantee could be given.
In the shadow of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults at the school, Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner promised school administrators and board members would continue to work to improve the safety measures and plans at the school, but he said he could not make a guarantee it could not happen here.
A 90-year-old Wapakoneta woman died Thursday morning crossing Glynwood Road to collect her morning newspaper.
Carolyn Blackburn, 803 Glynwood Road, apparently walked directly into the path a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Zachary Myers, of Wapakoneta, as he was driving east on Glynwood Road at approximately 7 a.m., according to a news release from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). Blackburn received life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag.
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