October 23rd, 2012
Norma Jean Smith, 79, of 14 Defiance Commons, Wapakoneta, died at 4:07 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Auglaize County, near New Knoxville, the daughter of Viola (Klute) and Raymond Wierwille.
Patricia Ann â€śPattyâ€ť Wallace, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born April 30, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Jollie A. (Binkley) and Frederick J. Maxwell, who preceded her in death. She was previously married to Harold Hendrickson and he survives in Hall, Ga. She later married Bert W. Wallace, and he preceded her in death.
Of the 57 case files of disallowed volunteers in Ohio, one focuses on an incident in Wapakoneta by a man who later moved to Cambridge, Ohio.
By order of the Oregon Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts of America released Thursday 14,500 pages of “perversion files” complled between 1959 and 1985. The files were shown to a jury in a 2010 Oregon civil suit that the Scouts lost, and the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the files should be made public. After months of objections and redactions, the Scouts and Clark released them.
Attendance for the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist October Craft Show matched last year’s total with most of the crowd coming before 1 p.m., the organizer said.
The one-day show also matched the number of vendors who came in 2011.
Noon Optimist member Bonnie Wurst said the 9th annual craft show held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta High School attracted hundreds of shoppers and 75 vendors.
The big difference Wurst noticed was in the variety of vendors this year.
On her 12th birthday, one local girl did not get to celebrate her special day until she shared her special gifts.
Alison Niemeyer, the daughter of Tracy and Darren Niemeyer, manned her booth Saturday at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists Craft Show. Alison has her own line of scarves, pins, bows and knitted caps along with other items — all a part of Ali’s Adorable Accessories.
WAYNESFIELD — Both Patrick Henry and Waynesfield-Goshen came into Friday's game coming off of reeling losses and looking for a way to bounce back. Both teams were still in the thick of the postseason. It was the Patriots who were more prepared as they improved their playoff stock with a resounding 35-0 victory over the Tigers.
Who says you can’t be a high-powered offense while keeping the ball on the ground? Try telling that to the Wapakoneta Redskins or the Shawnee Indians.
See what happens.
Ghosts and ghouls of every kind haunted downtown Wapakoneta for two hours Thursday, all part of a Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade tradition that goes back more than 90 years.
Bad weather held off, as a heavy rain at approximately 4:30 p.m. came through the area and threatened to lessen attendance as it did in 2011, when cold, rainy and windy conditions thinned out attendance.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members met Thursday to help determine the future of a administrative position for the village.
During a special meeting Thursday, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers brought to councilors attention of posting the job position for the Cridersville village administrator — which is a spot that will soon be vacant.
Current Village Administrator John McDonald is set to retire on Dec. 31. He let the councilors know earlier this year of his plans, and now councilors are ready to post the job position for applicants.
Having no ruling issued by Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials regarding a proposed cell phone tower in protected air space northwest of the Neil Armstrong Airport is perplexing, the airport manager says.