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April 25th, 2012

Evelyn Feiger, 82

April 25, 2012

Evelyn L. Feiger, 82, of Toledo, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Lutheran Village of Wolf Creek.
She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Pomeroy, the daughter of the late Ruth (Hampp ) and John Phillip “Fiege” Feiger.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buckland Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Simpson officiating.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, at Holland Free Methodist Church in Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Free Methodist Church Quiz Team in Holland.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Rosalie Frey

April 25, 2012

Rosalie V. “Rosie” Frey, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 17, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of Ona (Piepmeyer) and Edward F. Hines, who preceded her in death. On June 14, 1958, she married Keith Garold Frey, and he died Sept. 2, 1984.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Delight Hines, of Tillamook, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Hines, Charles Hines, and Junior Franklin Hines; a sister, LaVaun Ewing; and two infant sisters.

Evelyn Smithey, 91

April 25, 2012

Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 25, 2012

Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.

Board OKs MPVs: Van-type vehicles to help with athletics

April 25, 2012

The purchasing of two multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) gained Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approval during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

The vehicles, each nine-passenger vans, are to be purchased from Cardinal Bus Sales & Service for a net cost of $76,600 after a trade-in value of $2,200 for two older vans in the district’s fleet.

The vehicles look more like mini-buses than vans, Superintendent Keith Horner said.

RAC founder exhibits at center

April 25, 2012

One of the founders of the Riverside Art Center will have his artwork displayed at the center — a form of art that he has been practicing his whole life.

Richard Chenoweth will have his “Pen and Ink Exhibit” on display at the West Auglaize Street center, with an opening reception being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. His exhibit will be on display until June 17. The public is invited to attend.

B’land mayor updates on sewer

April 25, 2012

Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert and Julie Ward of Rural Communities Assistance Program (RCAP) met briefly with the Auglaize County commissioners Tuesday to discuss the village’s expansive, upcoming sewer improvement project.

Buckland Village Council members learned in February the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent grant for design and construction of a new $2.3 million sanitary system in the village.

The money may be available to aid the village in the construction of the new sewer system.

April 24th

Chief wins award: Red Cross honors Krites with Clara Barton honor

April 24, 2012

A member of the Wapakoneta Fire Department recently placed a plaque from the American Red Cross in his office — honored by the recognition but also believing he escaped the publicity which accompanies such a tribute.

Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites says he just set out his Clara Barton Award plaque after earning the honor this month.

“I was actually shocked and it was also very humbling,” Krites said after being presented with the award at a luncheon.

He received the honor for his work in Auglaize County.

Mandel to make visit to Wapak

April 24, 2012

A Republican candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat is making a stop in the Wapak-oneta area next week to answer questions and educate local citizens on his stance.

The Allen and Auglaize County Patriots groups are hosting state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in the November election.

Mandel is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at The Grand Plaza, in Wapakoneta, and he will give a 15-20 minute introduction, and then he will answer questions from the audience.

Sobriety checkpoint planned

April 24, 2012

A sobriety checkpoint is being planned in the area this week to deter and intercept impaired motorists.

Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said they try to do at least two such OVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol) checkpoints each year, aiming for one in each of the two counties the post handles.

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