Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
2013 WBL League Voting
Taren Sullivan Bath
Trey Guilliam Defiance
ST. MARYS — Today is Rare Disease Day and this year, one local family is committed to ending the isolation that comes with having a rare disease by speaking out about their experiences and the ways technology has changed how those with rare diseases interact with the community.
When Cheryl Harr saw her son Jared — a student at St. Marys Intermediate School — on his bed moaning and unable to move last December, it wasn’t fear of the unknown that gripped her.
WAPAKONETA — A nearly 3 1/2-hour standoff at the Western Suite Inn in Wapakoneta ended peacefully at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday when two men wanted on warrants out of Logan County surrendered to local law enforcement.
Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team managed to talk the two men — one wanted on a charge of burglary and the second on a charge of domestic violence — to surrender without incident.
CELINA — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fatal fire that claimed the life of a Celina resident Tuesday night.
At 7:52 p.m., the Celina Fire Department received a phone call from Mercer County Central Dispatch reporting a trailer fire at 3696 Bunker Hill Road, Celina. The initial report from a neighbor indicated a resident may have been inside the trailer at the time of the blaze. No other details were released regarding the cause of the fire.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Board of Education members look forward to a presentation from Superintendent Kim Waterman and Treasurer Cathy Doseck in a future meeting to get a better idea of the district’s fiscal situation and when bonds will expire as they look at where the school will spend in the future.
“Medical insurance is just astronomical,” board member Steve Frankenberg said as he looked over the school’s bills.
WAPAKONETA — Troopers in Wapakoneta seized almost 100 ecstasy pills and a loaded handgun following a traffic stop Saturday morning.
Louis A. Williams, 33, of Birmingham, Ala., was incarcerated in the Auglaize County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony and for carrying a concealed weapon, a third-degree felony, following a traffic stop at 7:05 a.m. Saturday. Troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Impala, with Alabama registration, for an alleged speed violation on Interstate 75, near milepost 117.
ST. MARYS — The Arts Place Collective Center, 142 East Spring St, St. Marys, held an opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Different Visions,” featuring artists and siblings Kay and Val Sluterbeck. The Van Wert residents share a house, and a studio, but have very different artistic styles.
Val Sluterbeck, who has been painting and drawing for about five years, likes to create works based off of things he sees in everyday life.
CELINA — Business people, university faculty and community leaders gathered for Wright State University Lake Campus’ third annual Regional Summit Friday morning to discuss the move to a global economy.
Special speakers Director of Sales Pat Carus, from Emerson Climate Technology, Sharyl Garner, Chief Administrative Officer of Midmark Corp., and David Cahill, Managing Partner at Avanulo, shared their strategies for competing in a global market.
NEW KNOXVILLE — A new face has taken over the treasurer’s seat at New Knoxville.
Cathy Doseck replaced longtime treasurer Marcia Wierwille this year, after serving as treasurer for the ESC in Shelby County. Doseck said she took the job because she was ready to be part of the day-to-day life of a school again.
“At the ESC I was in an office, and I didn’t see students or teachers,” she said. “I wanted to be part of the excitement students have for learning and they have for teaching.”
ST. MARYS — The drunk driver who caused a collision that killed Scott and Michele Barhorst had a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit.