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May 16th

Redskins rally in 6th inning to beat Fostoria

May 16, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins finally put one solid inning together in their final at-bat to notch a come-from-behind win Thursday in their first tournament game of the 2014 season.

Although they committed five defensive errors, the Redskins held the visiting Fostoria Redmen scoreless the final four innings before tallying three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead.

Officials gather to teach about safety

May 16, 2014

The Wapakoneta High School FFA and representatives from the city’s fire, police and light departments provided safety demonstrations Thursday as part of the fifth-grade safety day at Wapakoneta Middle School.

“If we can save one accident or one life, the day is very well spent,” Wapakoneta High School FFA Adviser Ron Brown said.

Six stations were set up in the WMS parking lot and students rotated every 10 minutes. Each station featured different vehicles, including two tractors, a skid loader, police car, bucket truck, dirt bike and an ATV.

Clowning around just part of the job

May 16, 2014

Self proclaiming that clowning has become a way of life for him, Wapakoneta High School sophomore, Micah Nicol, 16, rides his unicycle to school every day.

Through his clowning, magic and musical talents, both vocal and instrumental, Nicol has developed a following and nickname throughout the community.

VALU class spends day with agriculture

May 16, 2014

After touring a few of the leading livestock farms in Auglaize County, the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU) class heard from experts in agriculture and what their field means to the county.

“Agriculture is a very important part of Auglaize County,” Beth Miller, Agriculture agent at the Auglaize OSU Extension Office, said after testing VALU students’ knowledge of current farming statistics.

May 15th

Edith M. Rivers, 89

May 15, 2014

Edith M. Rivers, 89, of Otterbein-Cridersville, died 10:28 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. She had resided at Otterbein since Oct. 1997, after living in New Mexico and Colorado for over 50 years. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter William T. & Emma C. (Schlegel) Frey-Dunifon, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1959, she married Robert R. Rivers of Estes Park, Colo., and he died March 31, 1993.

VA looks to replace community clinic

May 15, 2014

LIMA — The Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced it is looking for solicitations from property owners to house a new outpatient clinic during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Lima Civic Center.

The site will serve as the new location for the Lima Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that is currently located on 1303 Bellefontaine Ave., where it has been since 2000.

The clinic offers health care services to veterans in eight Ohio counties including Auglaize County.

Farmer’s Market offering May preview days

May 15, 2014

The Wapakoneta Farmer’s Market will continue its preview market days from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, May 17 and May 31 in Heritage Park behind the downtown area.

The preview days give vendors an opportunity to show their plants before the official start of the season, according to Farmer’s Market Master Donald Steinke.

A variety of goods will be sold, including honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, rhubarb, onions, radishes, lettuce, arts and crafts, cut flowers, baked goods and Amish cheese.

Wapakoneta honors fallen officers

May 15, 2014

The Wapakoneta Police Department is recognizing National Peace Officer Memorial Day today, honoring all law enforcement officials who have died in the line of duty.

“We typically fly our flags at half staff for the week in recognition of all the law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty,” Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said. “We also wear mourning bands across our badges. This is also in recognition of all those who’ve given their life.”

May 14th

Juliet R. “Julie” Kidd, 88

May 14, 2014

Juliet R. “Julie” Kidd, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Glandorf, Ohio, to Charles & Frances (Deters) Ellerbrock who preceded her in death. She married John Kidd and he passed away on Sept. 5, 1967.

County Health Commissioner to retire

May 14, 2014

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons informed board members at the monthly board of health meeting Tuesday morning of her intent to retire.

Board members Dot Silver, Dr. Thomas Freytag and Board of Health President, Linda Kitzmiller were reluctant to give their approval of the submission; however a motion was made and seconded.

Parsons is now set to retire on Sept. 1 of this year after almost 16 years as health commissioner. Parsons did not elaborate on her decision. She began the position in January 1998.

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