April 2nd, 2012
After two decades, an Auglaize County organization eclipsed the $500,000 mark for their cause — funds used to protect and develop land for pheasants and other wildlife.
The Auglaize County Pheasants Forever organization celebrated reaching the milestone Saturday during their 21st annual banquet and fundraiser in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Like area homeowners, city crews have taken advantage of the warm weather, but one city administrator does not want to predict they can do any additional projects this summer until the later this spring.
“It has been a extremely busy this spring and we have even been busy this entire winter since it has been extremely light weather,” Mayor Rodney Metz said. “The Electric Department has been able to be out all winter changing transformers to keep up with that project. In the past, we haven’t been able to do that.
With $55,000 in scholarships available to Wapakoneta students, the director of an area community foundation wants to make sure everyone who can take advantage of the opportunity to apply for aid.
Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WCAF) Executive Director Larry Tester has been working closely with school administrators to get the message out about how much is available in a variety of scholarships for local students seeking college degrees.
“We are offering 40 scholarships this year,” Tester said.
Rain forced the postponement of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis opener Friday against the Van Wert Cougars.
It was also the first match for the boys team at the new Rotary Club courts at the high school.
Play was suspended in the middle of the first sets and will be resumed Monday.
The Redskins were coming off a 4-1 loss in their season opener Thursday at Sidney Lehman.
WAYNESFIELD — Costly errors came back to haunt the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers as they suffered an 8-2 loss to the Fort Recovery Indians in a six-inning non-league varsity baseball game Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Of the Indians’ eight runs, five of them were batters who reached base either on an error or a walk.
The Tigers actually outhit Fort Recovery 9-7. But W-G couldn’t convert and left 11 runners on base.
The loss dropped W-G to 0-4 on the season.
Mary Ann Wincelowicz, 93, passed away on March 28, 2012.
She was born Aug. 26, 1918, to Elizabeth and Frank Kohler. She married John Wincelowicz Sr., who is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, John Wincelowicz Jr., Joseph Wincelowicz, and James Wincelowicz; four daughters, Joan Hughart, Jane Wagner, Julie Pack, and Jean Rojas; two sisters, Jane Steining, of Ohio, and Elizabeth Wincelowicz, of Florida; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Donald G. McName Sr., 82, of Lima, formerly of Buckland, died at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, in Troy.
He was born April 6, 1929, in Buckland, the son of Ruth (Flarida) and Walter E. McName, who preceded him in death. He was married to Dorothy Sneary and Inez Lotters.
Terry G. Wehner, 72, of Lima, died at 8:42 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Nov. 27, 1939 in Sanford, N.C. to Mabel Mitchell and Herb Williams. On Dec. 31, 1966, she married Norman Eugene Wehner Sr, and he preceded her in death July 1, 1998.
Surviving are a son, Brad Epling, of Boca Raton, Fla.; and four daughters, Kim C. Hardesty, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Cynthia L. Thomas, of Elida, Nancy L. Hedrick, of West Chester, and Rebecca G. Epling, of Elida.
Don Gay, 83, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Franklin, the son of Thelma (Renner) and John Gay. On June 18, 1950, he married Maudie J. Prater, and she survives in Waynesfield.
Surviving is a son, Jerry Gay, of Columbus; and a daughter, Bonnie Yale, of Waynesfield.
Services are at 11 a.m. today at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Revs. Don Smith and David C. Hawthorne officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery in Waynesfield.
The Auglaize County engineer scheduled 21 structures for replacement or rehabilitation as part of Auglaize County’s bridge replacement program in 2012.
The total price tag for the projects is $549,200, with $200,000 representing material costs.
“It’s all very labor intensive,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “By the fact that income from license plate fees and gasoline taxes for 2012 are projected below the income seen in 2006, much of the program will be comprised of bridge rehabilitation.