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Archive - Feb 2014

February 27th

Helen E. Ambos, 89

February 27, 2014

Helen E. Ambos, 89, of Botkins, died at 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Dorothy Love Nursing Home, Sidney. She was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of Roy O. and Laura (Schumann) Metz, who preceded her in death. On June 30, 1946, she married Don W. Ambos, and he died Dec. 10, 2009.

Wapakoneta prepares for potential EPA visit

February 27, 2014

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed the City of Delphos their solution for frozen pipes is not allowed, and Wapakoneta has been using that same solution. Garden hoses.

The city’s addressed these issues in the form of a hose being hooked up to to a neighboring house suppling water to the residents without.

Wapakoneta City Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said there are probably somewhere around 30 houses without their own running water, therefore they are supplied water from neighbors via garden hoses.

Speaking out against bullying

February 27, 2014

Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.

The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.

Adopt a Grandparent

February 27, 2014

Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.

“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.

Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.

February 26th

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74

February 26, 2014

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death.  She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.

Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.

Moyer gets nod as Redskins coach

February 26, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the contract of head high school football coach Travis Moyer with a vote of 5-0 during a regular board meeting at Cridersville Elementary School on Tuesday evening.

“We are extremely thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a part of this community,” Moyer said, addressing the board members. “We’re going to work extremely hard to make all of you proud, and we’re very excited and humbled to be here.”

New store plans to offer unique gifts

February 26, 2014

After participating in flea markets for six years, Mike Tingler was ready to open up a store of his own.

On Jan. 8, Tingler opened Endless Knives & Gifts, located at 105 E. Auglaize St., which is a store that truly does offer endless opportunities for gifts and personal purchases.

“I just get into more of this and that kind of stuff,” Tingler said. “That’s why I say Endless Knives & Gifts because hopefully it is endless.”

Village OKs updates to street decor

February 26, 2014

BOTKINS — Community beautification was the topic of discussion at a regular Botkins Village council meeting on Tuesday.

Angie Woodruff, with the Botkins Beautification Club, addressed council with a request to apply for funding for new snowflake light decoration to top 14 poles in the village to be installed in the fall. She said the cost would be approximately $5,000.

Council members discussed how the new lights would be an alternative to the previous decorative banners.
Woodruff said the lights would be donated to the village.

New coach familiar with high expectations

February 26, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Sporting red Wapakoneta jerseys adorned with their last name in white on the back, the Moyer children understand their father is coaching football again.

Travis Moyer was hired Tuesday as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, returning to coaching after two seasons.

Moyer was hired Tuesday by the Wapakoneta City Schools board of education at Cridersville Elementary School in its regular monthly meeting.

Moyer will now return to coaching after being away from football for two seasons.

Celina strong early in sectional win over Wapakoneta

February 26, 2014

LIMA — The Celina Bulldogs were good for long enough Tuesday in their sectional win over the Wapakoneta Redskins.

They took control of the game early, and despite some sloppy play late, handled themselves after a heartbreaking loss to end the Western Buckeye League season.

Celina earned a 54-41 victory Tuesday over Wapakoneta in a Division II boys basketball sectional semifinal at Lima Senior High School.

Tuesday’s game was the opposite of the two schools’ WBL meeting in January.

A 3-pointer by Bluffton’s Bret Rumer with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the...
Facing their best opponent of the season — the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds —...
The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...

 

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