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Archive - Jan 2014

January 20th

Redskins post 3rd straight win against young Tigers

January 20, 2014

JACKSON CENTER — The Wapakoneta Redskins had to find patience on defense Saturday as the young Jackson Center Tigers aimed to be deliberate in their offense regardless of what the scoreboard showed.

Wapak comfortably led the entire game Saturday in its 56-33 non-league win over Jackson Center in varsity girls basketball action at Jackson Center High School.

Local hobby shop keeping up with changing market

January 20, 2014

In an age where online shopping has increasingly challenged retail stores, many businesses are seeing their profits suffer.

But for Dad’s Toy Shop in Wapakoneta, the online marketplace has had little affect on business.

“We have no online sales system because we like being able to be in contact with our customers,” said J.P.

Local churches recall MLK holiday

January 20, 2014

While students have the day off from school, the Post Office is closed nationwide and many city and government offices are closed, our nation celebrates the birth of a man who led the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist pastor who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, is recognized in all parts of our culture, and over the weekend many local parishes decided to incorporate his memory into their services.

ACCA assists senior citizens with tax service

January 20, 2014

A local organization is offering senior citizens assistance with preparing their tax returns by eliminating costs and stress.

Auglaize County Council on Aging will be partnering with AARP and will help those over the age of 60 fill out their tax returns. Services will be offered in both Wapakoneta and St. Marys.

January 17th

Celina outlasts stingy Wapakoneta effort for win

January 18, 2014

CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins kept pace with the Celina Bulldogs for nearly all four quarters Friday.

The second of two 3-pointers by junior Keaton Metz gave the Redskins a 41-39 lead with 3:20 left in the third period. Celina, however, went on an 11-0 run to take a nine-point lead, 50-39, a minute into the fourth period.

The best online tax resources

January 17, 2014

The online consensus for do-it-yourself online tax software for the 2013 tax season is narrowed down to five products.

TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block, TaxSlayer and eSmart Tax round out the top five in a couple of different online reviews. One coming from, a site for technology consumers that offers top ten reviews on multiple products; another coming from Andrew Poulos, an online tax software expert who writes for, a startup company whose goal is to help users make the right and best decisions when purchasing products.

Tax changes and trends

January 17, 2014

Tax season is here once again, and with it comes changes that could affect the way people file their taxes.
The IRS originally intended to begin processing individual tax returns on Jan. 21, but the government shutdown in October forced the date to be moved to Jan. 31. The IRS will begin accepting and processing income tax returns on this date, and employers have been notified that this is the last day to get W-2 information to employees.

A taxpayer's struggle

January 17, 2014

'Tis the season — for filing taxes. While some taxpayers have been preparing for that April deadline since last year, others may continue to wait for a tax-inspired revelation to begin collecting their forms and data.
Certified Public Accountant Ron Kremer, assistant professor of accounting at Wright State University Lake Campus, said he understands taxpayers frustrations with tax filing, particularly with the Federal Income Tax.

Elinor Koch

January 17, 2014

Elinor J. Koch

Elinor J. Koch, age 94 of Cridersville, died at 10:12 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 9, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Elsie Meder Klein. On March 26, 1938 she married William J. Koch who died March 2, 1993.

Harold E. Emrick, 94

January 17, 2014

Harold E. Emrick, 94, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Wayne Township, to Orion L. and Vera Opal Feikert Emrick. He married Hazel P. Whitaker on Feb. 16, 1973 and she survives in Cridersville.

Mr. Emrick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. He had been a farmer, drove a rural route paper delivery for The Wapakoneta Daily News for 15 years and retired from Fisher Cheese where he had been a supervisor.

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