November 18th, 2011
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education has filed an unfair labor practice charge against its teacher union based on actions conducted during negotiations which have been extended since April between the two entities.
Auglaize Acres residents will be paying more per day for their rooms beginning Jan. 1.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved the rate increases proposed by Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce on Thursday. On average the increase is $5 per day.
Under the new rates, residents of the county nursing home are to pay $180 per day for semi-private rooms with shared bathrooms, $187.50 per day in the memory unit, $190 per day with a private room and shared bathroom, and $192.50 per day for a private room with a private bathroom.
A graduate of Wapakoneta High School has reached a milestone in his college career, as he will be performing at his senior recital this weekend.
Adam Fahncke, a 2006 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, is a four-year student at Ohio Northern University where he is studying music and business management. He has been preparing for his recital ever since he entered college.
âIt takes many hours, not only sitting at a piano, but I work on score study, studying the music, learning the music and memorizing the music,â Fahncke said. âItâs a long process.â
Elbert Baird, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Bernard I. Schweitzer, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born May 2, 1930, in Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, the son of Lucille (Steinke) and Alfred Schweitzer, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 25, 1955, he married Virginia Gerstner, and she survives.
Thu., Nov. 17 (6 p.m.) vs. Lima Senior High School (scrimmage)
Wed., Nov. 23 (10 a.m.) @ Vanlue HS (scrimmage)
Sat., Nov. 26 (9 a.m.) vs. Columbus Grove High School (scrimmage)
Fri., Dec. 2 (6 p.m.) @ Piqua High School
Sat., Dec. 3 (6:30 p.m.) @ Fort Recovery High School
Fri., Dec. 9 (6 p.m.) vs. Ada High School
Sat., Dec. 10 (6 p.m.) vs. Marion Local High School
Fri., Dec. 16 (6 p.m.) @ Elida High School
Sat., Dec. 17 (6 p.m.) @ St. Henry High School
Tue., Dec. 20 (6 p.m.) @ Bluffton High School
With medical costs for American senior citizens eclipsing the average wage earnerâs, two U.S. senators introduced a bill this week to have cost of living adjustments for Social Security benefits to more accurately reflect senior citizens expenses.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday the introduction of their bill, the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act, which would change the cost of living adjustments from an average wage earner in the United States to expenses incurred by senior citizens.
A national spelling bee contestant took the crown once again at the Wapakoneta Middle School spelling bee.
Seventh-grader LeeAnn Jose competed against several students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades on Wednesday afternoon at the Wapakoneta Middle School and again took home the first place title.
âIt feels good, I guess,â LeeAnn Jose said after the competition in the auditorium. âWait, no âI guess.â It feels good.â
Jose did not win this without a fight, as sixth-grader Loren Hire met her word for word for several rounds.
A downtown Wapakoneta business is moving to a Bellefontaine Street location to gain more room.
âWe were out of room downtown,â Homestretch Inc. Manager Kim Baumer said this week as work began on the exterior of the former King Buffet location at 1030 Bellefontaine St. âWe had been looking for quite a while.â
They inquired several years ago about the possibility of purchasing the building which they were able to purchase last week.
Chloie Della Warner, 94, a resident of Otterbein Cridersville, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, at Otterbein.
She was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Forest, the daughter of Laura (Ensminger) and Curtis Warner, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sisters, Marie Miller, Pauline Kollar and Berniece Mills.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville, with Chaplain Lynn Huffman officiating.
A private family burial is planned at the Wharton Cemetery preceding the memorial service.