Archive - 2014
Wapakoneta High School students are gearing up for a healthy and fit new year with the Redskin Health Challenge.
While setting fitness and diet challenges, students will be working together after school on a weekly basis to meet their goals.
Guidance counselor DeLynn Epperly told interested students that they will be setting individual goals to accomplish throughout the next 10 weeks.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”