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August 2nd, 2014

Waynesfield investigations

August 2, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — At Thursday's regular village council meeting, Waynesfield Mayor Mike Ridenour announced a third party will be conducting an investigation of two separate issues involving two council members and the mayor himself.

The investigation was spurred by a letter addressed to the mayor from Councilman Rich Libby regarding the manner in which executive session was called at the July 23 special meeting, as well as allegations of a hostile work environment for village employees created by Councilmen Dick Hardin and Bill Motter.

Livestock Sale

August 2, 2014

Tying the record set last year, Hubertine Fetter's champion market barrow sold for $13,000 yesterday morning at the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale.
Fetter, 11, is the daughter of Todd and Audra Fetter, and raised her barrow within the Waynesfield This-n-That club.
Brooke Egbert and her reserve champion market barrow earned $8,300 from 31 combined buyers. Egbert however, was not at the auction due to showing her steer at the state fair. Taira Greve stepped in for Egbert Friday.

August 1st

Hoehne takes the prize

August 1, 2014

After a two hour show and a week of competition, local 4-H members determined the Showman of Showman Thursday, the highest honor related to showing animals awarded at the Auglaize County Fair.

Deion Hoehne, 16, of New Bremen, said he had no idea he was going to win the competition. Showing steers, he said, was especially part, because his didn’t want to stop moving. The rabbits and goats, he said, were his strengths.

No go for Rowe

August 1, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council voted 4-2 to eliminate the position of village administrator in favor of a board of public affairs at a regular council meeting Thursday night.

Councilors Bill Motter, Glen Valenti, Sharon Ewing and Dick Hardin voted in favor of the board, while Rich Libby and Vickie Zimmerman voted to keep Village Administrator Fred Rowe.

Police, public to share Night Out

August 1, 2014

The Wapakoneta Police Department is inviting the public to attend the upcoming National Night Out, an annual, fun-filled event planned to give community members a chance to interact with law enforcement agencies around the county.

Cordie Miracle, 89

August 1, 2014

Cordie Miracle, 89, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Findlay, went home to  be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Cordie was born March 27, 1925, in Bell County, Ky., to the late George and MaryBell (Hoskins) Thompson. She married the love of her life, Cecil A. Miracle, on Aug. 3, 1944, in Saint Marys, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1990.

July 31st

Market, dairy cows put on a show

July 31, 2014

Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member — compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.

Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.

When she entered the ring to show a Jersey steer she’d had since it was born, she said she had to be calm not just for herself, but for the animal so that it would stay calm.

Board nixes petition to recall councilor

July 31, 2014

On July 23, Waynesfield Village Council held an emergency meeting to address the abolishment of the position of village administrator and return to having a locally elected board of public affairs.

The second reading of the proposed ordinance ended in a tie, with council members Bill Motter, Dick Hardin and Sharon Ewing voting in favor of the change and Glen Valenti, Vickie Zimmerman and Rich Libby voting to retain the village administrator position.

W-G educator wins teacher of the year

July 31, 2014

A Waynesfield-Goshen High School teacher was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Civil War Trust for his work as a history teacher and with the school’s Civil War Brigade.

Joe Foster was presented with the award at the Civil War Trust’s National Teacher Institute in Atlanta on July 18. The ceremony was part of a three-day event that featured various speakers, workshops and Civil War battlefield tours.

Clarence L. Landt, 92

July 31, 2014

Clarence L. Landt, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born in Glenbrook, Iowa, the son of Edwin and Elsie (Luchie) Landt, who preceded him in death. On May 23, 1945, he married Irene Roop, and she died Aug. 29, 1973.

Survivors include three children, Terry Landt, of Wapakoneta, Larry Landt, of Elkton, Ohio, and Janice Landt, of Iowa, and two granddaughters, Kendra and Rochelle.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Landt.

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