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June 19th

Cash clash

June 19, 2013

Managing Editor
A Wapakoneta City Council member refused to suspend the rule of three readings for supplemental appropriations until he has a more complete explanation of amounts shifting accounts and changes made to the city’s budget.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier declined to suspend the rule of three readings for an ordinance to shift $25,000 into the Wapakoneta Fire Department’s personnel account to cover unemployment expenses from the contingency fund. With Councilor-at-large Dan Graf absent, Neumeier’s vote was needed to meet the six votes necessary to suspend the rules.

Wapak prepares for GOBA cyclists

June 19, 2013

The city of Wapakoneta will host cyclists with Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) Thursday during an excursion stop to the city.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mayor, SSD laud crews, residents

June 19, 2013

Wapakoneta city administrators expressed pride in the response by members of two city departments last week to straight-line winds causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage in the city and the area.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

June 17th

Mayor against HB5

June 17, 2013

Managing Editor
A bill before state legislators is expected to streamline a patchwork of local rules, forms and definitions in regard to Ohio’s numerous municipal income tax, a state office holder says. The bill is meant to institute a simpler, fairer and more friendly system to help spur job creation.
Mayor Rodney Metz disagrees and says the city stands to lose thousands of dollars, if not more, in income tax revenue, which would force them to seek new forms of revenue from local residents.

Locals: NSA in the wrong

June 17, 2013

If the feelings of Wapakoneta residents are indicative of the feeling of this nation’s people, the sentiment of the American people toward the country’s elected officials is they have overstepped their bounds.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Area experts teach proper techniques

June 17, 2013

MOULTON — With one eye closed, an 11-year-old boy uses his other eye to peer down the barrel of the rifle, exhales, relaxes and then pulls the trigger — taking aim at and hitting a paper target.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Iona Berning, 80

June 17, 2013

Iona J. Berning, 80, 415 W. Oliver St., St. Marys, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 15, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian and Edgar Henning.
She married Mathias Berning on June 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Carla Kohnen, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Debra McKivison, of Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Norma Jean Hall, 85

June 17, 2013

Norma Jean Hall, 85, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Wapakoneta and Van Wert, died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born March 16, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Cleta (Waltz) and Guy LaPole, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 19, 1948, she married Donald Gene “Geneo” Hall, and he died June 1, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Noreen Hall, of Louisville, Ky.; a grandson, Gregg Hall; and special friend, Trina Cassidy.
She was preceded in death by two children, Cathy Hall and Terry Hall.
Norma Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing.

ACME takes 4th

June 17, 2013

Sports Correspondent

DEFIANCE ­— While the Wapakoneta ACME team finished in fourth place with a 1-2 weekend, their head coach says “they picked up some valuable experience against some very good teams.”

In the tournament opener Wapak went up against Toledo Central Catholic (TCC) ACME Fighting Irish in a game played Saturday at Defiance College and came away with a hard fought 3-2 victory. 

Wapak starting pitcher Jake Bruns and TCC starter Paul Shomar were both in command on the mound and scoring opportunities were scarce all day.

June 15th

God's Storehouse celebrates 30th year in existence

June 15, 2013

Helping people has always been the mission of God’s Storehouse and for 30 years, the volunteers running the local food pantry have been able to do just that.

God’s Storehouse recently celebrated its 30th year of serving the community with the need continuing to grow. In 2012, God’s Storehouse distributed $57,000 in food, a steady increase from $26,821 in 2008, $44,145 in 2009, and $47,621 in 2010.

The greatest athletes of Wapakoneta gathered near the Auglaize River last night to race in one of...
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland...
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim...

 

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