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December 19th

Lanterns do more than light the way

December 19, 2014

In the past, lanterns have lit up streets and guided those who traveled by night. These days, however, they are becoming more of a want than a need.

“In the last couple years, it seems they have really taken off as a home interior decorator item,” said Mick Haehn, owner of Haehn Florist & Greenhouses.

December 18th

Middle School names top speller

December 18, 2014

 

How good are your spelling skills?

Groups, students helping veterans

December 18, 2014

A local veterans organization will host its annual Christmas program at the Dayton VA Medical Center this Saturday, Dec. 20. And students at Wapakoneta Middle School will help.

Athletes pay it forward

December 18, 2014

Seven Wapakoneta High School athletes spent some time reading to second-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon.

December 17th

Redskins sweep dual, avenge loss to Bath

December 17, 2014

BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season on Tuesday night, defeating the Bath Wildcats 44-25 in a Western Buckeye League dual match.

The Redskins also crushed the Celina Bulldogs, 63-6, in their other dual match Tuesday at Bath High School.

Last season Bath, along with Defiance, accounted for Wapakoneta’s two losses in WBL competition, which ultimately ended the Redskins’ streak of four straight league championships.

Wycuff bond changed in rape case

December 17, 2014

COLUMBUS — The bond for Charles Wycuff, the man accused of sexually abusing a minor, was modified by a visiting judge from the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday during a hearing at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. 

VFW names teacher of the year

December 17, 2014

Class had just let out, time for Joni Wade, a seventh-grade teacher at Wapakoneta Middle School, to take a small break from her teaching duties, but instead, it was time to celebrate.

Pair to leave park board

December 17, 2014

Two key members of the Heritage Trails Park District will be stepping down in the near future, putting the current state of the park district in question moving forward.

During Tuesday’s monthly meeting, held at the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta, Executive Director Allison Brady announced that will resign from her position at the end of the year.

December 16th

Botkins denies Waynesfield-Goshen comeback

December 16, 2014

BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would be decided by whichever team won the second half.

The Botkins Trojans used a strong third quarter to cushion themselves against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, and despite a nice comeback by W-G, the Trojans prevailed for a 37-33 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game at Botkins High School.

The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Trojans (2-5), while W-G was coming off of its first win of the season.

Council seeks to wrap up year

December 16, 2014

Money matters and support for the Eastern Shawnee topped the list of topics at Monday’s meeting of the Wapakoneta City Council.

First-Ward Councilman and Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee James Neumeier reported on the financial status of the parks fund.

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...