November 8th, 2013
Playoff Game: Wapakoneta vs. Springfield Shawnee
During a ceremony to honor the first participants in a joint private-public downtown Wapakoneta building program, the cityâs mayor challenged Wapakoneta City Council to find more money for the fledgling program.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) hosted an event Thursday in the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Heritage Room to recognize the first six property owners taking advantage of the matching grants available through the FaĂ§ade Improvement Program.
Hundreds of Wapakoneta families should be able stay warm this winter thanks to a group of students dedicated to providing coats to children and adults in need.
âCoats for Kidsâ is a program provided by the Wapakoneta High Schoolâs Octagon Club that collects community-donated coats to be distributed to struggling families throughout Wapakoneta.
Green barrels marked âCoats for Kidsâ will be set up throughout the community for people to donate new or gently used adult and children sized coats.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Sara Warner and varsity coach Ross Kantner each were honored by the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association, as the NWOSSCA released its annual all-district awards and scholarship winners Thursday.
Warner earned a spot on the district’s first team in Division II for her performance during the 2013 season.
She was one of six players from Western Buckeye League schools to be a first-team selection in Division II.
Warner was named a first-team All-WBL selection last month.
More than 19 percent of the Auglaize County population, a total of 8,765 seniors, received Social Security benefits in 2012 â but Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said they are not getting the benefits they deserve.
âBecause of Social Security, Ohioâs poverty rate for seniors is 8 percent,â Brown said Wednesday during a media teleconference call. âItâs one of our nationâs best anti-poverty programs and has been for seven decades. Itâs not a hand out, itâs an insurance mechanism.â
Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members approved funding for emergency response agencies to purchase advance warning signs during a regular meeting Wednesday.
The 4-foot square, bright pink signs would warn motorists of emergency scenes ahead to prevent further problems at the location, explained Jim Williams, who chairs the Grants Committee tasked with determining whether or not to allocate funding for the signs.
Looking at the statistics and having talked with foreign companies investing in the Buckeye State, a JobsOhio manager can say with confidence â âOhio is truly a great place to do business.â
JobsOhio Foreign Direct Investment Manager Mindy McLaughlin addressed more than 100 people at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council annual meeting Wednesday by examining the numbers and the philosophy behind retaining jobs in and attracting jobs to Ohio from foreign firms.
After explaining that
Shirley M. (Newland) Rasor, 85, died at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora, Ohio.
Rasor was born to Bassit and Edna (Rapp) Newland on March 9, 1928 in Waynesfield.
She married Charles âOteâ Rasor on Aug. 30, 1947, and he survives in Cairo. Rasor was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta, class of 1946. She had worked at ExCellO Corporation, retiring after 30 years of employment. She was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church. Shirley loved sewing, cooking and traveling, and she was an avid photographer.
Inez Ford Niswonger Bovee, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:07 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her residence. Inez was born on Sept. 23, 1923, in Cleveland to Kenneth George and Lena (Ford) Niswonger, who preceded her in death. She was also the step-daughter of Isabelle Niswonger, who preceded her in death.
She was also the devoted granddaughter of Margaret Wample Niswonger who resided in Ansonia, Ohio and with whom she spent her early childhood in Ansonia.
On June 12, 1943, she married Lloyd Champlin Bovee, who died in 1992.
A feeling of excitement is flowing through the Wapakoneta schools’ football program right now, and that excited feeling is peaking as the varsity squad is set to begin the playoffs Friday with the Redskins’ first home playoff game ever.
Wapakoneta varsity coach Doug Frye said the excitement is evident in the fact that the line of people at the high school to purchase tickets for Friday’s game was 60 yards in length as he was leaving Tuesday’s practice.