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June 29th, 2012

Blown away: Wapak recovers from 90 mph winds

June 30, 2012

Sustained winds in excess of 80 mph and gusts topping the 90 mph mark Friday afternoon toppled trees, downed power lines and damaged buildings throughout Wapakoneta and the region.

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said he knew of two people who suffered injuries as a result of damage from the high winds. A person in the showroom of Mike Swaney’s automotive dealer suffered cuts when a plate glass window shattered from the wind.

Marie Behr, 89

June 30, 2012

Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Clay Perry, 91

June 30, 2012

Clay A. Perry, 91, 1814 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Bessie (Gilroy) and Alfred Perry. On Feb. 27, 1937, he married Dorothy M. Hanger, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2003.
He is survived by a daughter, Gloria Triplett of St. Marys.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire.

Speech therapist, six teachers hired

June 30, 2012

A speech therapist and six new teachers were hired by the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the new hires fill in as-needed based on retirements and reassignments.

Whitney Fries is to serve as a speech therapist for the district. Details of her contract were not available. She takes the place of Deb Madden, who recently retired as a speech pathologist at Wapakoneta Elementary School after 38 years.

Rita Anthony, 57

June 30, 2012

Rita S. Anthony, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Lima, the daughter of Cicely (Cloude) and John R. Franz, who preceded her in death. On July 30, 1976, she married Bruce D. Anthony, and he survives.

St. Joe Festival’s focus is family and patriotism

June 30, 2012

It is that time of year where family and friends come together, celebrate the holiday and enjoy an annual festival.

The St. Joe Fourth of July Festival kicks off Tuesday and Wednesday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, and festival chairs are putting the final touches on the event.

“Our mission of the festival is family and patriotism,” St. Joe Festival Chair Mike Wurst said. “It’s a family-oriented event.”

The admission, parking and attendance drawings are free, and the event is open to the public.

Rita Anthony, 57

June 30, 2012

Rita S. Anthony, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Walter Vogel, 75

June 30, 2012

Walter C. Vogel, 75, 14455 County Road 66A, St. Marys, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Medina, to Lillian (Pritchard) and Edward Vogel. On June 20, 1959, in Kenton, he married Ann L. Oberlitner, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Peggy McMurry, of Galena.
He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Vogel.

Margene Graessle, 96

June 30, 2012

Margene E. Graessle, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born May 22, 1916, in Buckland, the daughter of Carrie M. (Snyder) and Edgar R. Mertz, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Frederick W. Graessle, and he died Dec. 16, 2003.

Saturday newspaper delay

June 29, 2012

The Saturday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News may be delayed due to the power outages in the area.

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders followed through on their game plan, scoring an early...
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and...
FORT LORAMIE — It’s hard to field a team with just 25 players on a roster, it’s...

 

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