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Pillich Ohio tour stops in Wapakoneta

January 10, 2014

As part of her tour throughout the state of Ohio, State Rep. Connie Pillich stopped in Wapakoneta to discuss her candidacy for Ohio Treasurer.

Pillich, who resides in Montgomery and represents Ohio’s 28th District,  is no stranger to running for office. She lost her first statehouse race in 2006, won in 2008, and has been re-elected as State Representative in 2010 and 2012.

Historical, painted murals add to St. Joe’s décor

January 10, 2014

Built in 1911, Saint Joseph Catholic Church has not seen many significant updates since the 1960s, until now, and will be hosting an open house this Sunday for the public to view the new renovations.

Rachel Barber, Coordinator of Regional Life in Petersburg Parishes, said the building itself had some cracks and things that needed to be taken care of, but cosmetically there was a universal hatred for one aspect.

“It was painted mint green,” Barber said. “It was a color you don’t find in nature.”

Back to the books

January 10, 2014

After nearly three weeks away from their textbooks, teachers and classmates, local students piled back into their classrooms Thursday to finish up the end of the semester.

Getting back into the school day routine can be a challenge for students in any grade, and Middle School Principal Wes Newland said it is especially difficult for the younger students.

“We try to get the kids back in the door and make them feel comfortable get them started on a welcoming note,” Newland said.

Frye resigns, expected to be St. Marys new coach

January 10, 2014

The man responsible for the best stretch of football in Wapakoneta Redskins history is stepping away from the program, and his next step might be to where he came to Wapakoneta from.

After four seasons, Doug Frye is resigning as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, which could lead to a possible return to the St. Marys Roughriders.

Superintendent Shawn Brown on Friday morning confirmed that Frye has been recommended to the St. Marys board of education to fill St. Marys Memorial High School’s open head varsity football coaching position.

Coach Frye resigns

January 10, 2014

Wapakoneta head varsity football coach Doug Frye is intending to resign from his position. Frye has been recommended to the St. Marys board of education to fill the vacant head varsity football coaching position at St. Marys Memorial High School. See Friday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for more details.

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