April 4th, 2012
The Auglaize County Mustangs went to New Philadelphia Saturday morning with high hopes.
They returned as state champions.
The Mustangs won the state Special Olympics Division III basketball tournament championship with an 81-61 win over the Fayette County Dragons.
A team can be comprised of players between the ages of 13 and 40 who have some form of disability.
Preliminary work for The Neil Armstrong Airport terminal building continues to move in anticipation of final construction drawings and plans, an airport official says.
County Airport Manager Sean Stroh said they are continuing site survey work to extend drainage and utilities from the village of New Knoxville.
Mote and Associates, of Greenville, is completing a topographic survey of a square area of land between the village, Kuck Road, the airport runway and Ohio 219. The survey is of drainage, electrical and telephone lines.
The Auglaize County Public District Library has a new face.
Karie Maurer-Enneking joined the staff taking over as the new youth services coordinator. She assumes the position left by Beth Steiner, who is the new library director. Steiner took over as director after Jo Derryberry retired earlier this year.
Maurer-Enneking brings more than 14 years of experience working with children and management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in the library system.
Dennis âDennyâ Harp, 72, died at 7:43 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Kenton, the son of Marjorie and Richard Dennis Harp. On July 9, 1977, he married Sue Nichols Neeley,, who survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are three sons, Garon Neeley, of Indian Lake, Robert Neeley, of Waynesfield, and Dana Neeley, of Waynesfield; and three daughters, Tammy Hanf, of Charlotte, N.C., Terri Hall, of Cincinnati, and Traci West, of Kent.
M. Parker McGlothen, 74, 706 South Main St., St. Marys, died at 12:48 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug.2, 1937, in Martin, Ky., the son of Edythe (Hagans) and Morton McGlothen. On Oct. 6, 1956, he married Vivian Bevans, and she preceded him in death Aug. 11, 1981. On April 11, 2003, he married Ruth Snyder, and she survives at the residence.
Evelyn C. Ewing, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Waynesfield, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born March 2, 1921, in Waynesfield, to Sylvia (Bacome) and Hosea H. Horn. Both parents are deceased. On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Albert W. Ewing, and he died May 7, 1982.
Elizabeth Place, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born Aug. 15, 1911, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Chloe (Pierstorff) and Frank Gibson. On April 3, 1937, she married Bryan Wilbur Place, who died May 16, 2005, after 68 years of marriage.
Wapakoneta city officials plan to continue to refine rules regarding wind turbines and solar panels within the city limits in the next few months, but they have no plans to take a new stance on a proposed wind farm north of the city.
A dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department says she got into the law enforcement field of work because of the inspiration of her father and the ability to help others in her community.
Vicki Harrison, a dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department, is retiring this week after 30 years.
“I always had an interest in this,” Harrison said of why she decided to go into the law enforcement career. “My father (Roger Shoffstall) is my true inspiration. He was a volunteer firefighter and volunteer policeman for Buckland.”
ST. MARYS — To achieve the many goals people have for themselves, Bruce Boguski suggests acting a little childish.
“I’m suggesting we go back to being kids,” Boguski said Monday during his motivational speech for Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge participants. “When you were children, you knew everything that it was going to take to get anything you wanted in life. You knew what it was going to take to be successful.”