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April 10th

County preps for election

April 10, 2014

Auglaize County is still in need of poll workers for the upcoming general election on May 6.

Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said the staff as already had to move around and shuffle people in order to get the right amount of republicans and democrats at each polling site.

Deputy Director Peggy Matheny said this year she has seen more republican poll workers cancel out on her than democratic workers, which is a blessing in disguise because usually the democratic party is not as vast as the republican party is in Auglaize County.

Schwartz's 1st-inning slam guides Wapak past LCC

April 10, 2014

LIMA — A first-inning grand slam by Alexis Schwartz was enough cushion for the rest of the game, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior blasted a pitch over the wall in right field to give her team a 4-0 lead with zero outs in the frame.

The four runs proved to be enough as the visiting Redskins posted a 5-3 win Wednesday over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in a non-league varsity softball game at Faurot Park in Lima.

Church plans inaugural Eggstravaganza

April 10, 2014

The Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene will hold its first ever Community Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, featuring a black light Easter egg hunt and several other activities for children up to grade five and their families.

The church is located on the corner of Benton and Court Streets, and the event will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Senior Pastor Stephen Ambrose said the event was planned as a way to engage with members of the community.

April 9th

City recognized as top public power provider

April 9, 2014

The City of Wapakoneta was recently recognized by a national organization for its reliable electric operations.
The American Public Power Association, based in Washington, D.C., awarded the city its Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation on April 7. According to a news release, the designation is given to communities for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric services.

Board sees downhill trends

April 9, 2014

During Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided board members with the county health rankings report for 2014. Parsons also gave out copies of the 2010 report to help compare the trends over the past five years.

“The thing that interests me most is the trend in our county over the past five years, did we go up, did we go down?” Parsons said. “And unfortunately we’re going down in most of the areas, sometimes it’s not much.”

Supplemental contracts approved

April 9, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the supplemental contracts for two assistant coaches and accepted the retirement of a kindergarten teacher at a regular board meeting Tuesday night at the Gardenia Board Office.

Debra Shenk, a kindergarten teacher at Cridersville Elementary School, will retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Her retirement will officially go into effect on June 30.

Wapakoneta rallies past Van Wert

April 9, 2014

The bats finally came alive for the Wapakoneta Redskins in the fourth inning as they grinded out a 2-1 victory over the Van Wert Cougars in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball matchup Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

Renee Lovett had a stellar outing on the mound for Redskins, who limited the Cougars’ offense to just four hits. Lovett pitched a complete game and one earned run.

April 8th

Robert D. Lee, 72

April 8, 2014

Robert D. Lee, 72, of Jackson Center, died at 5:09 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. He was born Oct. 9, 1941, in Spencerville, the son of Dean and Thelma (South) Lee, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1965, he married Grace A. Shepard, and she died Nov. 18, 1997.

Committee mulls eyesore properties

April 8, 2014

City council heard from a a variety of committees and guest speakers at its regular meeting Monday night.

The Lands and Buildings Committee, chaired by At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Barber, met on March 25 and discussed certain properties within the city that were considered deteriorating.

Local writer shares challenging journey

April 8, 2014

For St. Marys native Sara Berelsman sharing her life story with people comes easy.

A former writer, Berelsman put her story into a book that was published last November, My Last Rock Bottom, which chronicles her journey through depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism and important life choices.

Berelsman visited the Wapakoneta YMCA Monday morning to spend some time talking and sharing with senior citizens, in coordination with the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA).

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