Archive - 2013
Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert says he plans to meet with Buckland Village Council members and discuss where to go from here after a levy for fire and EMS services was voted down by residents for the second time on Tuesday.
The 5-year, 3-mill property tax levy for fire and EMS services for the village was defeated 45 to 34, according to unofficial results of Tuesdayâ€™s general election from the Auglaize County Elections Board.
Two incumbents and one former councilor will return to represent Wapakoneta as councilors-at-large when they take the oath of office for their terms starting in January.
Councilor-at-large Dan Graf, who served two terms as 4th Ward councilor and the last term as a councilor-at-large, returns to his seat. He received the most votes with 721.
Unofficial election results courtesy of the Auglaize County Elections Board Office
Wapakoneta City Council (3 elected)
Rachel Barber 687
Tom Finkelmeier Jr. 618
Randy Fisher 647
Dan Graf 721
President of Council Steve Henderson
Treasurer Barbie Steinke
1st Ward Jim Neumeier
2nd Ward Dan Lee
3rd Ward Bonnie Wurst
4th Ward Chad Doll
Cridersville Village Council (4 elected)
Shirley Anderson 192
Bob Conner 181
Paul Lynch 208
Eric West 194
Tony Zuppardo 161
Waynesfield Village Council (4 elected)
Beckie Clarke 64
The Interstate 75 overpass at Bellefontaine Street and even the one at Ohio 67 should be considered for beautification projects to commemorate the areaâ€™s history when they are reconstructed by the state, city officials and administrators say.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz and Wapakoneta City Council Councilor-at-large Dan Graf said they plan to initiate a search for grants to improve one, if not both, of the overpasses to pay tribute to Neil Armstrong and
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the history of the region.
With fowl continuing to foul up the city, Wapakoneta city administrators say they hope experts from The Ohio State University have some answers at a seminar later this month.
For years, city residents have complained about the black birds in the late summer and fall taking roost in the tall trees making noise and bird excrement throughout the city, especially near Veterans Memorial Park.
City residents also have complained about Canada geese feces creating problems throughout the city, especially on the sidewalk along the Auglaize River and the midget football practice field.
With Veterans Day approaching, Auglaize County has one more reason to be proud of its military heroes â€” a local veteran is to be honored by the state for his community achievements.
World War II Navy veteran John â€śJackâ€ť Kuffner will be one of 15 Ohio veterans inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame from the class of 2013.
Veterans and their families will be presented with a medal and plaque signifying they are a member of the Hall of Fame.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins did not appear in the final Associated Press poll of the season, which was released Monday.
The poll ranks the top 10 football teams in the state for each division and is voted upon by media members.
Wapakoneta (9-1) appeared twice in the Division III poll during the 2013 season, on Oct. 15 and 22, after receiving the minimum 12 points, although the team did not earn enough points either week to rank within the top 10.
From staff reports
Seven members of the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers football team appeared on the All-Northwest Central Conference teams, which were released Monday by the NWCC for the 2013 season.
The Tigers had three starters on defense each earn second-team honors, including sophomore Drew Lament (defensive line), junior Lucas Gray (linebacker) and junior Daniel Fridley (defensive back).
W-G junior Lake Turner was the conference’s second team punter.
Many early bird shoppers broke out the holiday gift wrap this past weekend during the Holiday Open House in downtown Wapakoneta.Â
â€śI enjoy seeing all the Christmas things they have out this time of year,â€ť Cheryl Bailey, of Wapakoneta, said while â€śout on the townâ€ť with a group of friends. â€śYou might just find some good bargains, too.â€ť
Bailey and her friends browsed Casa Chicâ€™s new holiday goods after having lunch at The tSpot.Â
The open house was sponsored by Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS), a 19-year-old partnership of shop owners in Wapakoneta.
After a storm forced the postponement of trick or treat from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon, several parents say they would prefer holding trick or treat during the evening hours, but many understood the reason for the change and pointed out the advantages and disadvantages to having their children out during the day.