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Archive - 2014

November 4th

Cat spat leads to altercation

November 4, 2014

The Auglaize County Humane Society, located on 616 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta, shelters animals of all kinds such as cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits, but does not have enough room to shelter kittens and cats.

November 3rd

Library expands offerings

November 3, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library not only allows patrons to rent out books, CDs and DVDs, but now kitchenware. 

Yes, kitchenware. Anything from pots and pans to cookie cutters and oven mitts the library launched its Kitchen Collection campaign on Saturday in hopes of broadening its audience.  

Acres seeks to replace 2 vehicles

November 3, 2014

Allocating funds to replace two vehicles was the top priority discussed among county commissioners and Auglaize Acres Administrator Kim Sudhoff during a budget meeting Oct. 30. 

The retirement home currently owns a wheelchair-accessible van and a Ford Crown Victoria car that are used for transporting residents. Both vehicles are starting to break down in one way or another, Sudhoff said, and will “definitely” be replaced within the next year. 

Talent shines at Revue

November 3, 2014

What do you get when you cross beloved classic tunes, modern hits, dancing and a magic show? The Wapakoneta High School’s Redskin Revue, that’s what.

The Redskin Revue, held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, was comprised of 20 acts, all performed by high school students who auditioned for a spot. It was held in the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and was broken up into two acts with a brief intermission in between.

James E. “Jimmy” Shields, 68

November 3, 2014

James E. “Jimmy” Shields, 68, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Jimmy was born on June 21, 1946, in Lima, to the late Garl E. and Eva A. Buffenbarger Shields. He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Harold; two brothers, Kenneth L. Cook Sr. and Harold E. Minnich; a niece, Theresa Minnich; and a nephew, David Minnich.

October 31st

Wapakoneta goes 10-0, wins league

November 1, 2014

What a treat for the Redskins on a wicked night of weather on Halloween, as Wapakoneta captured the Western Buckeye League title outright and finished the regular season unbeaten with a 10-0 record Friday. Wapakoneta last completed a 10-0 season in 1986.

The Redskins also unofficially secured the first seed in Division III, Region 10, with their 31-0 win Friday over the Shawnee Indians in varsity football action at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

Waynesfield-Goshen blanked in season finale

November 1, 2014

WAYNESFIELD – The snow was falling Friday night for the first time in months.

Too bad the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team fell along with the snow.

In the Tigers’ final regular season game of the 2014 football season, the Tigers felt Troy Christian’s blistering blows as W-G lost 18-0 to finish 3-7 overall.

Village probes identity thefts

November 1, 2014

WAYNESFIELD – The Waynesfield Police Department has seen an increase in the number of identity theft reports, Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter said. In the past six months, police have been made aware of several people from Waynesfield becoming an identity theft victim, and the number of cases are alarming. 

Botkins native King O'Shea enters hall of fame

October 31, 2014

Botkins native Jamie King O’Shea was inducted into the Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame recently.

King O’Shea, after an amazing career running for the Trojans of Botkins High School, had remarkable performances competing in cross country and track and field for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels.

She was Jamie King as a prep standout. Now married and a stay-at-home mother with four children, King O’Shea was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field for the Colonels.

Grad shares struggles with class

October 31, 2014

Alex Tuttle is not your average Wapakoneta High School graduate.

Sure, he struggled in school, he played sports, ran around with friends and went through that typical teenage phase that we all go through, but no one can compare with Tuttle’s life growing up in Wapakoneta.

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