Archive - Jun 2013
WAPAKONETA — A 43-year-old Wapakoneta man died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Ohio 501 and Wapakoneta-Buckland Road, north of Wapakoneta.
Ronald Harruff was pronounced dead at the scene by Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag after the three-car crash at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
ST. MARYS — The director of the Auglaize County Red Cross announced his last day on the job will be Thursday, citing time constraints.
Ken Cline, who has been in the position for 18 months, announced his intentions to step down on Wednesday. Cline said the decision was tough to make and came in the wake of a fire at a home he has on Lake Erie. The home was destroyed and Cline has spent much of his time up north dealing with the issue.
NEW BREMEN — Close your eyes during the Beatles Tribute concert in New Bremen June 16, and you’ll swear you were in Shea Stadium in 1965, said Scott Frey, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber Director, about the summer concert series set to start at 7 p.m. Sunday with the band Simple Harmony in Minster.
The summer concert series started several years ago to provide Sunday evening music.
“It’s the quintessential, bring-your-lawnchair summer entertainment,” Frey said.
Faye Eileen Clay, 86, ended her earthly journey on May 28, 2013, with her children by her side. Faye was born on Sept. 26, 1926, to Wesley and Nettie Mae Fetters of Rockford, who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Rockford High School in 1944 and continued her education at the International School of Business in Fort Wayne, Ind., graduating in 1946.
On Feb. 25, 1947, she was married to Paul H. Clay who joined his heavenly father on July 16, 2004. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Clay) Stucker and her son-in-law, Lynwood (Woody) Stucker.
The Rev. James F. Trick, 78, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in Dayton, the son of Lawrence and Bertha (Schnorr) Trick and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his siblings, Sister Teresa OSF of Oldenburg, Ind., Herman Trick of Dayton, Edward (Jacqueline) Trick of Arcanum, William (Joanne) Trick of Kettering, Robert Trick of Cincinnati, and sisters-in-law Ann of Kettering, Judi of Dayton, and Jacque of Vandalia.
ST. MARYS — The city’s General Fund should get a shot in the arm thanks in part to some bookkeeping and an ambulance rate increase.
PIQUA — New Knoxville senior Andrew Mackie has a big week of practice ahead of him before heading to state in both the high jump and 400 meter dash.
“It’s two completely different parts of the body,” Mackie said after finishing his third event at the regional meet at Piqua on Saturday. “So you just have to work hard and have good stamina.”
St. Marys senior Kelly Heitkamp cleared 10 feet, eight inches and won the Division II regional championship in the girls pole vault on Saturday at Lexington.
Heitkamp, who is the school-record holder in the event, will return to the state tournament for the second straight year. In 2012, Heitkamp finished 12th a season ago with a vault of 10 feet.
St. Marys junior Kristen Dammeyer finished sixth in the girls 3200 meter run with a 12:08.72 time.
St. Marys junior Amanda Dues finished ninth in the girls 1600 meter run with a 5:36.37 time.
ST. MARYS — Dozens of first responders, utility workers, county officials and other emergency personnel gathered in St. Marys and Wapakoneta on Saturday to run through a training scenario that tested how prepared each segment was in the event of a disaster.