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Archive - Oct 2011

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October 20th

New doctor glad to be back home

October 20, 2011

A new physician has come back to her home area to practice in a familiar place.
Botkins Local Schools graduate Jamie Szelagowski recently moved back to the area and now works at a local family practice — one in which she used to be a patient.
“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor,” Szelagowski said, “and now I get to work with the doctors I grew up with.”
Szelagowski is the newest physician at Auglaize Family Practice Center, in Wapakoneta, along with physicians she had growing up, Parmie Herman, and George Herman and Deron Horman.

October 19th

Retail concerns rise: Wapak councilor fights to fill downtown storefronts

October 19, 2011

With multiple commercial and retail businesses locating in the past year in Celina and St. Marys to the west and in Bellefontaine to east of Wapakoneta, a city councilor questioned if enough is being done here to attract new stores.
Wapakoneta 4th Ward Councilor Dan Graf shared his concern with the work being done by the city on the commercial and retail front since most of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) staff’s energies seem to be devoted to filling the Job Ready Sites manufacturing site.

Trailer park poses problems for school levy

October 19, 2011

BOTKINS — With the Nov. 8 general election fast approaching, Botkins residents have discussed the different advantages and disadvantages of building a new school with state funds through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.
For one small group in Botkins, the disadvantages hit home.
As part of the project, the school is discussing the purchase of small area of land surrounding Belle Circle Drive for the use of an access point to the proposed school building site. That site is currently home to a small trailer court.

Zehringer: Food safety remain No. 1 priority

October 19, 2011

The economic recession has forced cuts to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, but they continue to focus on their No. 1 priority, the top agriculturalist in the state says.
Former Mercer County farmer and ODA Director Jim Zehringer said the ODA, similar to all governmental agencies, is looking at cuts to help with the down economy, but that they are maintaining their top priority — keeping food safe.

VOLLEYBALL: Big Green bounces Tigers

October 19, 2011

ELIDA — The Waynefield-Goshen Tigers hung tough, but could not overcome a strong Ottoville Big Green squad in a Division IV volleyball sectional semifinal Wednesday at Elida High School.
The Big Green (9-11) were taller and deeper and fed a relentless line of power hitters to the front row in a 25-19, 25-11, 25-16 sweep of W-G.
“I think my girls faced up to that rather well,” Tigers coach Karen Dunson said. “They talked and they moved. We got some plays on the net that I think were really nice. Once they got used to the game, we were picking more stuff in the back.

FOOTBALL: Wapak fourth in computer rankings

October 19, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins remain fourth in the latest high school football computer ranking released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Tuesday afternoon.
Wapak (8-0) trails Trotwood-Madison (8-0), Kings Mills Kings (8-0) and Tipp City Tippecanoe in the Division II, Region 8 points.
Only the top eight teams in points in each region qualify for the playoffs. The top four teams will have a home game for their playoff opener.

October 18th

Rick Thomes, 55

October 18, 2011

Rick Thomes, 55, of Wapakoneta, OH was found dead Monday Oct. 17, 2011 at his residence.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of his death.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Eva Marie Briggs, 92

October 18, 2011

Eva Marie Briggs, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:42 p.m., Sunday Oct. 16, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born July 8, 1919, in Sidney, the daughter of Eva Marie (Fogt) and Charles Evans Hughes. She was raised by Ida Mabel (Knittle) and Henry Edwin Wise of Islandview, Lakeview. On Nov. 9, 1940, she married Clinton Franklin Briggs, and he died May 18, 1981.

Seeking concrete plan: Sidewalk issue spreads to curbs, gutters

October 18, 2011

The sidewalk issue is baaaaack.
And this time it has company — curbs and gutters.
Wapakoneta City Council 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who has voiced his opposition to the assessment process for curbs, gutters and sidewalks, objected to assessments being levied against property owners along the recently completed Hamilton Street project.
He also wanted an explanation regarding no assessments being levied on property owners along Mechanic Street from Park Street to South Blackhoof Street.

W-G list down to three possibles

October 18, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members interviewed three people during an executive session Monday to fill the seat of interim superintendent.
The position is being vacated because Superintendent Joanne Kerekes, who announced her intent to resign and take a position with the state’s Race to the Top program, plans to begin work with the state on Nov. 1.
The three chosen for interviews were from a list of eight candidates who submitted resumes for the position. J. Chris Pfister, Randy Earl, and Susan Miko were all given interviews during the executive session.

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WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football team celebrated “Cheer...
ELIDA — As the game wore on, the Wapakoneta Redskins held down Bekah Carr and Alyssa Cisco...

 

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