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Archive - 2014

September 3rd

Boating incident leaves one dead

September 3, 2014

Officials are still investigating the events which led to a man’s death following a boating accident around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Indian Lake. 

The victim has been identified as Joshua Keith, 24, of Bellefontaine. 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) watercraft officers received a call of nine people aboard a sinking boat on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp. 

Police probe thefts from automobiles

September 3, 2014

Several complaints of thefts and vehicles being entered were reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

According to the report, the majority of vehicles were rummaged through for change some time between Sunday night, Aug. 31, and Monday morning, Sept. 1. Vehicles were reported parked in varying locations, including driveways and streets. 

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Cincinnati Bengals

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Cincinnati Bengals

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL season.

September 2nd

Fryburg celebrates parish life

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Kiddie tractor pulls, corn hole, craft wheels and bingo — to visitors, the Fryburg Homecoming Festival may seem like any fun, small town festival, but those who grew up anticipating ‘mock turtle soup’ once a year understand the sense of community under the St. John Catholic Church steeple. 

What’s in the soup?

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Mock turtle soup is a staple of the Fryburg Homecoming Festival, but, when put to the test, can locals identify what ingredients make up for the mock turtle?

Bob Thorpe, of Fryburg, said he imagined the famous mock turtle soup tasted like “some kind of turtle,” however, he has always opted for the chicken noodle soup alternative.

College friends hired together

September 2, 2014

After becoming friends in college, Olivia Richard and Jenalyn Hennon knew they wanted to work together after graduation, but they never thought it would actually happen.

Much to their amazement, the recent college graduates happened to be hired at the same time, in the same building and even in the same grade level when they were offered jobs teaching first grade at Wapakoneta Elementary School. 

Anna L. Hackworth Snider, 88

September 2, 2014

Anna L. Hackworth Snider, 88, of Lima, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by family at her home.

"Love is patient, love is kind (I Corinthians 13:4). "Just as our Father loved, our mother showed us love."

August 29th

Wapakoneta leads entire game in win over Bellefontaine

August 30, 2014

BELLEFONTAINE — Wapakoneta passed its first test in the new era of Redskins football Friday.

Wapakoneta’s defense shut down Bellefontaine, while Redskins running backs Keaton Metz and Jon Eaton scored two rushing touchdowns each for the Redskins in their 28-6 win over the Bellefontaine Chieftains in non-league varsity football action, giving first-year Wapakoneta coach Travis Moyer his first win with the school.

Marching band keeps the beat

August 29, 2014

As the clock winds down during the first half of a Wapakoneta High School football game a group of over 100 students is preparing to take the field for a performance of their own.
That’s right, the WHS band performs at every home and away football game and helps to keep the party going through halftime.
What does it take for these young musicians to step out on the field every week and perform for such large crowds?
Well, it takes a lot of work, dedication, practice and do-overs to get the shows to the best standard they can be.

Concerns over gas cloud reported

August 29, 2014

The Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency is continuing its investigation after reported sightings of a white cloud of gas originating from a plant in the industrial park on Willipie St., Wapakoneta, on Tuesday.
Residents in the surrounding area of South Pine St., west of Veteran's Park, contacted officials after a fast-moving gas cloud encompassed several house trailers, originating from the plant of manufacturer and transportation provider AIP Logistics in the industrial park.

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the...
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity...
A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year...

 

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