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Archive - Jan 2014

January 29th

Snow rollers: natural phenomena

January 29, 2014

Snow rollers, seen along Dixie Highway north of Wapakoneta, are a rare, natural phenomena, according to the National Weather Service, that require the right mix of snow, wind and cold. The snow must be icy and crunchy underfoot and falling snow cannot stick to the lower layer for them to occur.

Wendell Hampp, 91, has lived in the area since 1940 and said he has never seen anything like it.


Botkins joins towns lacking road salt

January 29, 2014

BOTKINS — At a regular Botkins Village Council meeting, Village Administrator Jesse Kent addressed council with concerns about the village roadways.

“County Engineer Bob Geuy said at this point there’s no more salt to be had,” Kent said. “We’re under a statewide shortage. We’re going to make do with what we have.”

If there is an urgent need for salt, Kent said the village will be able to get by. He said the village still has a sufficient supply of grit.

January 28th

Kathryn A. McBride, 83

January 28, 2014

Kathryn A. McBride, 83, of St. Marys, Ohio died 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys. She was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Hugh and Gertrude (Schneider) Cook.

On Dec. 5, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, OH, she married Perry D. McBride, who survives.

Waynesfield OKs survey on gas pipeline

January 28, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield Village Council approved a survey to assess the community’s response to a proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline through the village.

At a council meeting Monday night, Orwell Natural Gas Co. representative Giselle Felice proposed a plan that would cost $3.5 million dollars for the first phase of construction on the pipeline. The proposal also required that 75 percent of homeowners in Waynesfield sign up for natural gas before the project can proceed.

Icy interstate blamed for pair of mishaps

January 28, 2014

Two accidents resulting in serious damages were reported over the weekend in Auglaize County by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Three commercial vehicles were involved in an accident near milepost 108 on I-75 at 9:46 a.m. on Saturday in Pusheta.

Michael Hartopp, 28, of Florida, was driving a Freightliner Cascadia cargo van and traveling 45 mph in a 70 mph zone when William Roache, 62, of Dayton, driving a Freightliner Cascadia cargo van, lost control on the ice covered roadway and slid into Hartopp. Roache was traveling 45 mph in a 70 mph zone.

Dog ward nears completion

January 28, 2014

The new Auglaize County Dog Ward is nearing completion.

Located behind the Auglaize County Sheriff’s building, which is on Dearbaugh Avenue, the dog ward is accessible through the entrance to the Fairgrounds.

Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, said he hopes to be moved in within three weeks.

“We’re getting really close, our hope is within a couple of weeks to be operating here,” he said.

January 27th

Kindergartner loves math, spending time with friends

January 27, 2014

No matter where six-year-old Wapakoneta Elementary School student Brayden Opperman is — whether it’s school, the park or his own backyard — you can always find him on the slides.

“I really like to play outside,” Brayden said. “I go down the slide tons of times.”

At his house, Brayden has two slides that are connected by a bridge that his dad built for him. One of those slides runs into his trampoline, which Brayden said he really enjoys. He also has a rock climbing wall in his backyard.

Franchise opportunities

January 27, 2014

Between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014, Walmart has offered Maggie Wannemacher, founder of PC-ER, LLC, an opportunity to open 20 veteran-operated franchises in Ohio.

PC-ER, LLC stands for personal computer and equipment repair, and according to Wannemacher, is a business opportunity for veterans or veteran’s family members interested in technology repair.

Firefighters go in for the chill

January 27, 2014

CELINA —  At 6 a.m. Sunday morning, the small access road located to the left of Trenary Hall at the Lake Campus, and winding back all the way to the ice-covered lake, was plowed and clear of snow as area first responders took to the frigid waters for an annual training session. 

January 24th

Bulldogs surge past Wapakoneta in 3rd period

January 25, 2014

Sports Editor

The Defiance Bulldogs showed why they were the 10th-ranked team in the state earlier this week.

In the third period Friday, the Bulldogs pounded the Wapakoneta Redskins 23-3, while senior Trey Guilliam scored 12 straight points after the Bulldogs led by just two, 24-22, at halftime.

Defiance’s huge surge after halftime was more than enough to secure a 58-42 victory Friday in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.

    BASEBALL   Wapakoneta 24, Perry 6, final, 6 innings   The...
    BASEBALL   Wapakoneta 3, Ottawa-Glandorf 2, final   Manny...
  In the bottom of the seventh inning, Redskins freshman Manny Vorhees singled and scored...


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