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Archive - Jan 2014

January 23rd

Group reaches out to hungry

January 23, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — In an economy that is still recovering from the recession, some are still struggling to get by. For many of these people, the opportunity to save money through a free weekly meal would be a welcome convenience.

This sentiment is shared by Sue Uncapher, who decided to establish the Harvest of Hope, a free weekly meal at Waynesfield United Methodist Church.

Six years ago, Uncapher and another church member got together and decided that they wanted to do something to give back to the community.

January 22nd

Rodney Adair, 47

January 22, 2014

Rodney Adair, 47, of Wapakoneta, died 10:35 a.m., on his birthday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Jan. 20, 1967, in Lima, the son of Gaylene Joyce Adair Harruff, who preceded him in death.

Robert W. Caldwell, 85

January 22, 2014

Robert W. Caldwell, 85, of 12797 state Route 29, St. Marys, Ohio, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. He was born July 22, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Thelma (Ashton) Caldwell. He married Mary Ann Minch on Oct. 9, 1954 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2013.

Rangers rout Redskins

January 22, 2014

As the game progressed, the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense regressed Tuesday.

After a back-and-forth opening period, the New Knoxville Rangers began to shut down the Redskins the rest of the way en route to a 57-28 win in non-league varsity girls basketball action Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

The 29 points were the highest margin of defeat Wapak has endured in six losses this season.

Warehouse fire under investigation

January 22, 2014

A warehouse fire erupted in Waynesfield on Monday night causing firefighters from 14 different departments to battle the blaze for more than 11 hours.

Wayne Township Fire Chief Albert Presnell said firefighters were paged out to the fire at 6:08 p.m. Monday and the last truck left the scene at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday.

Presnell said that there were so many fire departments called because of the need for manpower assistance.

“After it started to get cold, our manpower was getting tired and cold so we were trying to rotate guys out,” he said.

Music resonates in quaint, local business

January 22, 2014

In a small, quiet building on Park Street, you’ll find Bradley Lambert, fixing, selling and teaching instruments like electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, Dobro and ukelele.

A Dobro is a particularly designed resonator guitar trademarked by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.

Lambert has been in music for the better part of 30 years, working in stores and being in bands, so in May 2011 he opened Park Street Music and Mercantile, located at, 8 Park St., in Wapakoneta.

January 21st

W-G coach resigns post

January 21, 2014

Ted Patton has resigned as head varsity girls basketball coach at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

In a special meeting Monday morning, the school district’s board of education approved Patton’s resignation, which was effective as of Friday.

State duals team tournament to begin Wednesday

January 21, 2014

From staff reports

Wapakoneta High School will host three Division II, Region 9-B matches Wednesday on the first night of the second annual state dual team tournament.

Two matches will be contested simultaneously starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, as Celina and Benjamin Logan will face off, while host Wapakoneta and Shawnee will meet.

The matches’ two winners will wrestle each other 20 minutes after the conclusion of the last completed match.

Local youth share artistic talents

January 21, 2014

Color and imagination is the theme for the Children’s Art Show at the Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta.

Assistant Gallery Director Pam Knoch said the gallery is focused on youth, featuring preschool through seventh grade artists.

“We wanted to do something for the kids,” Knoch said. “There’s a lot of places for the high school students to put their artwork in, but there wasn’t anything for the little kids.”

January 20th

Carlotta Sue Golden, 60

January 20, 2014

Carlotta Sue Golden, 60, of Lima, died at her home Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was born June 17, 1953, in Lima to Ollie James and Helen Lucille Green Williams Sr.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Lima. She married Michael Ward Golden March 19, 1972, who survives in Lima.

Mrs. Golden was a member of the American Legion Post 96 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family.

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