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October 14th

W-G approves 5-year forecast

October 14, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved a five-year financial forecast at its regular board meeting Monday, but there are still concerns over the future of the district’s fiscal situation, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.

Although 2014-15 will mark the fourth consecutive school year the district has been fiscally stable, Pfister said he is concerned each succeeding year could result in deficit spending.

Councilors expand dog law

October 14, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — A new ordinance regarding the housing of dogs in the village of Cridersville is replacing a previous ordinance and could be enforced within the next month after Cridersville Village Council members voted on approving the change and having the motion sent through immediately Monday night.

The new ordinance, which had a 6-0 majority in favor of an emergency vote on the matter by council members, is in response to a dog attack back in September.

October 13th

Sister Cities unveil Lengerich Garden

October 13, 2014

Amid a festive atmosphere enhanced by strings of white lights, candlelit tables and Sinatra, the Heritage Parkway was the scene of rekindled relationships and making new friends Sunday evening.

Wapakoneta Sister Cities welcomed their guests from Lengerich, Germany, although due to flight complexities, the entire delegation was unable to attend. The event began at 6:30 p.m., but the final group wasn’t due to land in Dayton until 7 p.m.

Collectors flock to coin show

October 13, 2014

The Tri-County Coin Club held its 58th Annual Coin Show Sunday in the Jr. Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

About 20 dealers signed up and were available to to sell, trade and appraise coins and currency.

According to club President Gordon Coffin, most of the dealers were from the tri-county — Auglaize, Mercer and Allen county — area, but some come from further away.

Auction helps holiday program

October 13, 2014

A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event was held Sunday at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., in Wapakoneta.

“Breakfast with Santa,” which is celebrating its sixth year, is a free event for area children.

Sally A. Singleton, 76

October 13, 2014

Sally A. Singleton, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Feb. 28, 1938, the daughter of James J. and Donna M. (Croushorn) Singleton, who preceded her in death.  

October 11th

Homecoming royalty crowned

October 11, 2014

Trainer warns of concussion danger

October 11, 2014

Concussions in high school sports has been a hot topic in recent months, and for one local athletic trainer, protocol for dealing with this type of injury is heading in the right direction.
Emily Nielsen, an athletic trainer who was hired by Wapakoneta City Schools in August, knows firsthand why creating a stricter concussion policy among high school sports is beneficial for the safety of student athletes.

Sister Cities celebrating 20th year

October 11, 2014

This is the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.
As Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler recently said, “I think those people who started this 20 years ago probably didn’t realize what they were going to be accomplishing for the next generations to come

October 10th

Wapakoneta holds off Ottawa-Glandorf

October 11, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was put in some tough situations late in the game Friday but came through when needed most, as the Redskins prevailed 21-14 over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in varsity football action on Homecoming Night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

In the Western Buckeye League showdown featuring two state-ranked teams, Wapakoneta (7-0) took a two-score lead with six minutes left in the game, but a lost fumble and a muffed punt by the Redskins’ offense gave the Titans (5-2) excellent field position trailing by seven points.

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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