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Archive - Jan 2014

January 24th

Firefighter files suit in federal court

January 25, 2014

The case of a Wapakoneta fire captain who was demoted to firefighter and later fired has gone to the next level.

Tom Stinebaugh, who was demoted in March, 2012, and fired that September, has filed a civil suit in federal court.

Stinebaugh was a fire captain at the beginning of 2012, but was demoted to firefighter in March of that year.

The city claimed that Stinebaugh, without authorization, spoke out to council members against the city’s decision to spend $476,000 to purchase a heavy rescue fire truck.

Redskins set for league championship meet

January 24, 2014

The end of the Shawnee Indians’ reign atop the Western Buckeye League may come to end Saturday, and the Wapakoneta Redskins would be happy to take their place.

Shawnee has won 13 consecutive WBL girls swimming titles.

“We had pretty much everybody coming back,” Wapakoneta coach Mark Law said. “With what we have back and seeing what other teams lost, we feel the girls had a good shot at winning it this year. Shawnee lost quite a bit.

“I think it will come down between us and Ottawa-Glandorf.”

Fun and sharing in the kitchen

January 24, 2014

After all of the food had been tasted, the awards had been handed out and everyone was cleaning up to leave the Kids in the Kitchen cooking contest, Garrett Etzkorn, 12, helped show what the event was all about.

Although Etzkorn did not win, he marched over to the overall winner, Robbie Lynch, 8, and shook his hand to congratulate him and have a chat.

According to Karie Maurer-Enneking, Youth Services Coordinator at the Auglaize County Public Library, she wants to offer opportunities for kids to come together and share cooking tips with each other.

Sertoma plans chili event

January 24, 2014

The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club gave the honorary first ticket to its upcoming chili day to Mayor Rodney Metz on Tuesday afternoon.

Sertoma, which stands for “SERvice TO MAnkind,” is a local organization that serves members of the community.

The 39th annual chili day will be held  from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Wapakoneta Knights of Columbus Hall.

Detective awarded for integrity, service

January 24, 2014

A local official has been recognized for his achievements through his work and willingness to help the Wapakoneta Police Department make strides throughout 2013.

Wapakoneta Police Department Detective Patrick Green, 28, was presented with the “Police Officer of the Year” award on Tuesday by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.

January 23rd

Redskins move on in team tournament

January 23, 2014

On the scoreboard, the Wapakoneta Redskins did enough to advance from the first night of the team state championships. Their coach, however, feels they can do better.

The Redskins beat the Shawnee Indians, 42-18, and Benjamin Logan Raiders, 47-26, on Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School in the regional quarterfinal round of high school wrestling’s team state championship tournament.

Viola A. Hemmert, 92

January 23, 2014

Viola A. Hemmert, 92, of the Botkins area passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday morning, Jan., 22, 2014. She was born Jan. 26, 1921, near Botkins in Shelby County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Edith (Craft) Wesbecher, both deceased. On Feb. 16, 1944, she married Louis Hemmert in Immaculate Conception Church in Botkins. Louis died Sept. 29, 2008.

W-G shake up follows Patton resignation

January 23, 2014

The Waynesfield-Goshen Locals Schools board of education approved Monday in a special meeting the resignation of Ted Patton from his position as the head varsity girls basketball coach of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

In an interview after the meeting, W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said, “The only thing I can really say is that there were some internal issues with the program.”

W-G shake up follows Patton resignation

January 23, 2014

The Waynesfield-Goshen Locals Schools board of education approved Monday in a special meeting the resignation of Ted Patton from his position as the head varsity girls basketball coach of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

In an interview after the meeting, W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said, “The only thing I can really say is that there were some internal issues with the program.”

WHS students aim for healthier lifestyles

January 23, 2014

Wapakoneta High School students are gearing up for a healthy and fit new year with the Redskin Health Challenge.

While setting fitness and diet challenges, students will be working together after school on a weekly basis to meet their goals.

Guidance counselor DeLynn Epperly told interested students that they will be setting individual goals to accomplish throughout the next 10 weeks.

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