March 21st, 2014
For Wapakoneta High School seniors Wyatt Harrison and Austin Drake Singsation has been a large portion of their lives for the past four years.
As the only four-year participants in the show choir group, Harrison said he couldn’t ask for more from this year’s experience.
Since 1979, Nina Laney has been a fixture at the Wapakoneta Daily News. Today, she said goodbye to the only job she has ever known.
“I’m still going through the emotions of having to walk out that door today and then I’m done,” Laney said yesterday. “I’ve already started to get emotional. It’s going to be tough.”
In the 35 years that she has been at the paper, Laney has had a multitude of jobs.
A few of the largest manufacturers in Auglaize County stole the spotlight at this month’s Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class designed to enhance knowledge of the county for area leaders.
Members of the class got a glimpse inside plant facilities, and, while taking tours guided by specialists within each company, VALU members learned about the rich history of many of the businesses and their roots within the county.
James R. "Jim" Donart, 71, of Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 16, 2014. Jim was born in Lima, Ohio to Wilfred and Doris Donart.
He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jim entered the U.S. Air Force, where he honorably served for 21 years. After retirement, he taught science for more than 20 years in the Rio Rancho Public Schools. Jim was a long-time member of Sagebrush Community Church where he served in multiple ministries. His greatest joys in life were God and family.
James R. Steining, 55, of Mountain Top, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1958, in Lima, the son of Henry B. and Jane F. (Kohler) Steining. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.
A quarter auction benefiting a Wapakoneta family and baby with medical needs will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at The Palazzo, 309 South Main St. in Botkins.
Baby Elizabeth Klopfenstein, who has a condition that will require surgery later this year, has endured countless complications and doctor visits. The auction is to help support her and her family’s needs.
At a parent advisory meeting Tuesday night, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister announced that the administration will be releasing a survey asking parents if they support having a well-trained employee carrying a firearm in the building during school hours.
The district has not yet written the survey, but Pfister said the questions would be structured to provide parents and other community members with sufficient information to make a decision.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insititute debuted their mobile mammography unit in May of 2009, which is also known as the James. The James Mobile Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
The mobile unit is the first in central Ohio to offer 100 percent digital X-ray capabilities, and travels to area businesses who want to offer mammography screenings to their employees over the age of 40.
Hardin Northern High School in Dola will become a member of the Northwest Central Conference, NWCC Commissioner David May announced Wednesday night in an email.
“The NWCC is excited to have Hardin Northern join the league and is looking forward to a long term relationship,” May said in the email.
Hardin Northern’s athletic teams, the Polar Bears, will begin competing in the NWCC in all sports minus football starting with the 2014-15 school year.
From staff reports
Two local high school basketball players will appear on the hardwood for another time next week in separate exhibition games.
Wapakoneta senior Sara Warner and Waynesfield-Goshen senior Lidia Turner will play in one of four all-star games hosted by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 8 at Elida High School.
The all-star games are comprised of only seniors.