Archive - 2013
Prepare to be bitten â€” zombies will be infecting Wapakoneta residents with a good cause this Saturday.
Kids, A Priority Of Wapakoneta (KAPOW) will be hosting its fourth annual Zombie Walk starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wapakoneta Middle School.
KAPOW Vice President Nina Laney said the idea for a zombie walk in Wapakoneta began four years ago, as zombie walks were a growing trend in bigger cities. The idea was a hit in Wapakoneta, as well, and the event has averaged more than 100 participants every year.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins remained first in their region for the third straight week, as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the weekly Ohio prep football computer ratings with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
Wapakoneta (7-1) was the top team Tuesday in Division III, Region 10.
The top eight teams in each region for Divisions II through VII set to qualify for the playoffs. The top 16 teams in each of Division I’s two regions will make the playoffs.
From staff reports
The Botkins Trojans saw their season end Tuesday after a 6-0 loss to the Yellow Springs Bulldogs.
The loss came in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer district semifinal.
Trojans goalkeeper Christian Hoskins had 18 saves Tuesday, giving him a single-season school record of 161 saves.
Hoskins previously set a school record for saves in a match with 21 in Botkins’ sectional championship against Miami East.
Yellow Springs had one player score three goals and assist on two others Tuesday.
A city administrator proposed a road map for upcoming Wapakoneta street improvement projects totaling more than $6 million to be completed during the next five years.
Wapakoneta Engineering Superintendent Mary Ruck generated the five-year plan which calls for reconstructing Perry Street and West Auglaize Street and improving the area behind downtown businesses as well as repaving and improving the downtown section of Auglaize Street and Stinebaugh Drive.
For more information about the street improvement projects, see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A downtown revitalization program proved to be very popular with downtown property owners hoping to take advantage of a joint city-private organization effort, a Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership member says.
FaĂ§ade Improvement Committee Chair Sue Siesel provided Wapakoneta City Council members during Mondayâ€™s meeting with an update of the program as its first year nears its conclusion.
One Wapakoneta native used her voice to take a stand for breast cancer awareness, in front of an audience of 63,207 football fans.
Jennifer Christiansen, 43, sang the national anthem prior to the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions NFL game Sunday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit.
Christiansenâ€™s brother, Dave Christiansen, of Wapakoneta, said he attended the game and was proud of his sisterâ€™s performance on the field.
â€śIt was absolutely wonderful â€” very emotional,â€ť Dave Christiansen said.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins made their second straight appearance in the Associated Press poll, a weekly ranking of the top Ohio high school football teams as voted upon by media members.
The Redskins (7-1) were tied for 18th in Division III on Monday, receiving 17 points along with Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0).
Teams receiving at least 12 points appear in the poll after the voting.
Wapak first appeared in the poll Oct. 14 when it was ranked 16th in Division III.
Many families tune into the Disney Christmas parade as a Christmas morning tradition, but this year, a few local dancers will â€śDance the Magic.â€ť
Three dancers â€” Madison Sams, Dylan Snyder and Olivia Tregoning â€” from The Dance CentrĂ©, of Wapakoneta, will be performing at Walt Disney World in Florida in the Dance the Magic Parade onÂ Dec. 5-8.Â After submitting their auditions of a Disney-choreographed dance routine, the girls were chosen to participate in two major events in Disney World.Â
Four years ago, one Wapakoneta woman had yet to precision cut her first piece of wood with a scroll saw.
On Saturday Vickie Schaub manned a booth selling her creations at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist Craft Show held in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria and gymnasium.
â€śThis is my first time having a booth anywhere,â€ť Schaub said, sitting at the end of a table in the middle of gymnasium. â€śI think I am doing OK.â€ť
Within a 30-minute walk of downtown Wapakoneta, an Ohio professor says someone within that radius is involved in or has been affected by human trafficking.
With an extensive highway system, a high number of truck stops, close proximity to Canada and a high poverty rate, Ohio is one of the most vulnerable states in the United States for human trafficking, University of Dayton political science professor Anthony Talbott said Sunday during an hour-long presentation on human trafficking at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center.