Archive - 2013
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and community volunteers were recognized for their service to youth.
In the first of a new recognition for volunteers in the district, Linda and Terry Blosser were honored Tuesday during the school board meeting with a plaque for 30 years of devotion to students through the Octagon Club.
“You are two tremendous people who have impacted a lot of lives,” Superintendent Keith Horner said in introducing the Blossers.
Preliminary analysis of a 14-month wind study shows a new General Electric (GE) turbine at 80 meters could generate enough electrical power for Wapakoneta to justify the costs and provide cost-efficient energy for the city’s consumers.
North Coast Wind & Power Managing Director Tom Williams explained his firm’s findings to Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting in council chambers. He provided a summary of the firm’s results from a wind study conducted between April 2011 and May 2012.
Three Waynesfield-Goshen High School students, along with the help of some graduates, have turned a family’s musical background into a band.
A year later they can claim they are even No. 1, according to one poll’s ranking.
Last winter, Joliffe Huber, 17, a junior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, was jamming with his brother-in-law, Devin Shobe, 24, in the top of the barn at Huber’s home.
Within 45 minutes, the pair had written its first song, “I’m Keeping Me.” Immediately they decided it was time to form a band.
Sharon Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Marie (Emerick) and Clarence Weber. On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy, of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe, of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy, of Wapakoneta; and two great â€“grandchildren, Madison Loy, of Wapakoneta, and Noah Loy, of Wapakoneta.
Residents from a Wapakoneta subdivision greeted senior housing developers from Columbus with concerns regarding water running off the property and trees being cut down.
John Stock and Walt Whitmyer, developers of the proposed senior housing project, approached Wapakoneta City Council members during their meeting Monday seeking a resolution of support to gain points in an application process with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
A statewide survey could impact how funding is dispersed to airports throughout Ohio.
The Ohio Airports Focus Study, being conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), is expected to help ODOT and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) make “informed decisions” for Ohio’s 97 publicly-owned general aviation airports.
The study, which began in the fall, is being used to optimize investment in Ohio’s airport system with an eye toward safety, efficiency and economic growth, according to ODOT.
CRIDERSVILLE — As an area village begins a new year, they enacted some changes along with addressing a few housekeeping items for the 2013 year.
Cridersville Village Council members met on Monday for their rescheduled regular meeting, and Council President Eric West lead the meeting, as Mayor Lorali Myers was absent, due to her being out while recovering from an illness.
Councilors voted to reappoint Choice One Engineering as their village engineer. Choice One has been working with the village for several years.
RUSSIA — The Botkins girls basketball team was coming off a strong performance Saturday night at Ridgemont, with a lot of confidence heading into a key Shelby County League game, but the confidence didn’t carry over Monday night against the Russia Raiders.
The Trojans fell hard 46-20 to the Raiders.
Varsity coach Don Mack was stunned by the performance.
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are on a two-hour delay due to the frigid cold temperatures. Remember to bundle up children and youth for the bus stop as temperatures are in singled digits and windchills are below zero.
What is the best clothing for cold weather?
Adults and children should wear:
â€¢ a hat
â€¢ a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
â€¢ sleeves that are snug at the wrist
â€¢ mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
â€¢ water-resistant coat and shoes
â€¢ several layers of loose-fitting clothing