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Archive - Jan 23, 2012

Income tax down: Mayor hoping economic turnaround helps revenues rebound

January 23, 2012

Wapakoneta city income tax collections fell nearly $10,000 from the previous year, but the amount is still the fifth highest total in the past 10 years.

City administrators say the amount is fine, but they would like to see the number grow as the economy creates jobs and gains more steam.

Hands-on learning: Museum to incorporate new programs

January 23, 2012

A number of new educational events are to be offered to the community in the new year at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, the director says.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum Director Chris Burton and the museum’s board are preparing their schedule for 2012, and both the museum director and educational specialist are preparing the details for the upcoming events.

Burton said that they have familiar happenings along with new opportunities to offer this year for the public.

From Friday to Feb. 1, a NASA Remembrance Week is scheduled.

Donations help reading program

January 23, 2012

A local couple’s donation to a Wapakoneta City School District school hopefully should help a special reading program to grow.

Wapakoneta residents Gwynne and Dr. Thomas Freytag have recently made a donation to the Wapakoneta Middle School to purchase three iPads for the Redskin Reading Club.

“It is a good investment of money when you give to kids in the community,” Gwynne Freytag said.

WRESTLING: Wapak's Martin gunning for state title

January 23, 2012

How do you describe a second-place finish at one of the toughest tournaments in the state? A tournament in which you finish ahead of two former state runners-up?

Well, if you’re Wapakoneta Redskins junior John “J.T.” Martin, the answer is, “Not good enough.”

That was exactly how the Redskins 106-pounder felt after his result at last week’s Top Gun Tournament at Alliance High School.

“It’s a tough tournament,” Martin said between matches at the Wapakoneta Invitational on Saturday. “It feels good to be successful there. But I got second, so I know I’ve got to work.

BASKETBALL: Bearcats edge Tigers in final seconds

January 23, 2012

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s Jennifer Post layup with just under 10 seconds left on the clock propelled the Bearcats past Waynesfield-Goshen, 55-53, in a non-league confrontation Saturday.

The loss dropped the Tigers to 5-7 on the season. Spencerville improved to 6-7 for the year.

The Tigers did get a last second attempt by Kaylee Patton at the buzzer. But her driving shot towards the basket fell short to overshadow what was a huge game for the sharp-shooting junior who pumped in a game-high 41 points and kept her team in the game with several clutch baskets.

William D’Addurno, 61

January 23, 2012

William D’Addurno, 61, of St. Marys, died Friday Jan. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

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