January 13th, 2012
Robert J. Badertscher, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Bluffton, the son of Loraine and Ruth (Drury) Badertscher, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his long time companion, Betty J. Hertenstein; three sons, Brian Badertscher, George (Doris) Badertscher and Shawn (Erica) Metzger, all of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jason Hertenstein of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; two stepbrothers.
ST. MARYS — A local chapter of the Relay for Life will start the new year with a celebration this weekend.
The Relay for Life of Southwestern Auglaize County will host its Kickoff Birthday Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys. Relay for Life Committee Member Jackie Speckman said the group is hosting the event to get area residents ready for Relay for Life, which will be held June 15 and 16 at Skip Baughman Stadium.
ST. MARYS — High winds and blowing snow cut visibility and caused delays and cancellations across the county today.
The first measurable snowfall of the new year hit Thursday and into this morning, bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow across the region. In Auglaize County, EMA Director Troy Anderson said the high winds, which could top 40 mph today, are cutting visibility.
CELINA — Formal charges have been filed against a Celina couple in connection with search warrants that were served on a Celina residence on Wednesday.
James R. Baker, 30, was charged with possession of heroin, a third-degree felony. Baker was taken into custody as he was returning to his home at Lot 19, 537 Touvelle Street, Wednesday afternoon. A canine check of the vehicle he was driving led to the confiscation of heroin with an estimated street value of $1,400.
— updated at 7:40 a.m. Friday
Auglaize County Council on Aging — closed today
Auglaize Industries — closed today
Celina — 2 hour delay
Minster — 2 hour delay
New Bremen — 2 hour delay
New Knoxville — 2 hour delay
St. Marys — 2 hour delay
Thursday, Jan. 12
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CELINA — A Celina couple is facing felony charges in connection with a Celina Police Department investigation into heroin sales within the city.
On Wednesday, officers were able to substantiate information concerning heroin allegedly being sold out of a trailer located at 537 Touvelle St. Members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force were contacted for assistance in monitoring the residence.
ST. MARYS — A local resident questioned a school board’s policy during the board’s meeting Wednesday evening.
During the public participation portion of the St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, resident Bret Abbott requested board members look into a policy that regulates third-party staff members, such as probation officers and law enforcement officers, as well as resource officers.
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