Archive - 2013
Almeda D. Hibner, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Allen County, the daughter of Doris and Frank Fisher, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 4, 1942, she married Reuben E. Hibner, and he died Jan. 9, 2005.
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Scraping, peeling, priming and painting a house on West Auglaize Street, volunteers from local churches put in the hard work to help someone else.
âYou never know what anyone elseâs situation is,â said Betty Wellman. âIf I needed it, I hope they would do the same for me.â
Wellman has helped with the annual Servants Day, held Saturday, since it started four years ago.
âIt is a good thing,â she said while peeling paint from a ladder Saturday.
An 8-year-old third-grader at Cridersville Elementary School has big aspirations for when he gets older.
For the full story, see the Monday, Sept. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A hot week of practice for the Wapakoneta Redskins became even more heated in the aftermath of last Friday’s loss to Kenton. The result this time was a sound 42-0 victory Friday over the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Harmon Field.
Wapak lost 52-16 last Friday to Kenton in its WBL opener.
“I’m just so proud of our kids this week,” Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye said. “We upped the heat in the kitchen, and the kids responded.
WAYNESFIELD — Once again, it appeared the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers may have been ready to get the season started.
However, what happened after the first nine minutes of game time was a complete massacre, as Mechanicsburg ran away with the game early.
The Indians put the game away after a rough start, rolling up a 54-2 lead before the Tigers finally reached paydirt for the first time this season, doing so twice in the second quarter.
Brushing the long white mane of Sunny, a rural Waynesfield woman talks about how her miniature horses are fulfilling her dream to help people through therapy and literacy programs she created.
Tava Ridenour, president of Mini Adventures Inc., a miniature horse therapy and literacy program which travels to nine Ohio counties to provide its non-profit services, said even though she dreamt that one day she would be able to offer something like this to help others, she never imagined how big it would become.
Melva Robinson says she has worked hard all of her life.
And at times, she felt she didnât have a whole lot to show for it.
That was why Robinson got excited when she learned two of her neighbors, Cindy and Greg Warner, nominated her for the national No Roof Left Behind program in March. Later on, she was named one of four finalists to receive a free roof from Frost Roofing, of Wapakoneta.
For complete story see the Saturday, Sept. 14, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A man working second shift at a Wapakoneta factory Friday night was transported by Life Flight after receiving severe burns.
The 51-year-old employee was burnt by boiling water while working at General Aluminum, 13663 Short Road, Wapakoneta, shortly after 7 p.m., according to local scanner traffic from the Wapakoneta Police and Wapakoneta EMS.
The man, whose family had not yet been identified, suffered what was described as second-degree burns to between 50 and 60 percent of his body.
Karen S. Sheipline, 72, of Hershey, Pa., formally of Columbus, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at her home, while under Hospice care.
She was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Sylvia (Wear) and Roy Reed.
Surviving are her husband, Larry L. Sheipline, of Hershey, Pa. (formally of Wapakoneta); and two brothers, Frank J. Reed Sr., of Columbus, and William (Bill) A. (Sheila) Reed, of Bexley.
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County offices and agencies using a fuel complex at the Auglaize County Engineerâs Office are to pay an additional 15 cents per gallon to help maintain the system.
The decision was made recently after Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart approached the county commissioners about a way to pay for upgrades needed to keep the fuel complex operational.
Fourteen agencies other than the Engineerâs Office use the fueling station âsfuels at cost. All 15 agencies would be charged the 15 cent per gallon fee.