February 11th, 2014
A Michigan man is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Wapakoneta Subway restaurant Monday night.
At approximately 5:07 p.m. Monday, the Wapakoneta Police Department received a phone call from employees at the Subway at 1401 Bellefontaine St., regarding a robbery. A male subject reportedly entered the store, produced a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene heading east on Bellefontaine Street in a mini-van with Michigan license plates. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the store.
Steinke Family Chiropractic is hosting its second annual Have a Heart dinner at 7 p.m. tonight at the Wapakoneta VFW.
The dinner is free, but donations are welcomed.
Emily Ailes, head chiropractic assistant at Steinke Family Chiropractic, said the event is open to the public and donations will go to Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“We do a campaign, so if they come to dinner they can donate,” Ailes said. “We also bless our guests by inviting them into our office.”
Robin Emrick, 48 years of age, passed away Feb. 8, 2014, from Parkinsonism, a degenerative brain condition for which, at present, there is no known cause or cure.
Robin was born in Washington, District of Columbia, Oct. 5, 1965. She attended Holy Cross High School in Kennsington, Md. (Class of 1983) and was a graduate of Denison University (Class of 1987). At Denison, Robin was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and many other campus organizations.
Virginia Kantner, 89, of Wapakoneta died at 12:44 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima. She was born on April 12, 1924 in Shelby County, Ohioto Theodore L. & Eva L. (Barns) Kaufman who preceded her in death.Â On Aug. 9, 1942 she married Aldo D. Kantner and he passed away on March 13, 1981.
Survivors include two sons; Dennis & Jeffry both of Wapakoneta, a sister Vera Hall of Sidney and a brother Robert Kaufman of Jackson Center.
She was preceded in death by a son Gary Kantner, two sisters Ethel Kempfer and Peg Schmoll and a brother Charles Kaufman.
Carol Dunlap-Reis, 70, of 09138 Burr Oak Road in Wapakoneta, OH died Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
She was born March 4, 1943, in Celina to Hubert Byron and Margaret Alice (Burd) Davenport.
Survivors include:Â Â daughter Lisa ByersÂ of St. Marys, daughter Theresa DunlapÂ of Lima,Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â son Ed DunlapÂ of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren;Â Â Â 13 great-grandchildren; sister Nina (Howard) BarnhartÂ of Cloverdale.
Paul Adrian Helmlinger, 91, of Botkins, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was born in Shelby County, Ohio to the late Adam Ernest and Anna Louise (Ambos) Helmlinger. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Esta E. (Alexander) Gies; his brother and sister-in-law Kirby A. (Bonnie) Helmlinger; and a nephew Paul F. â€śFritzâ€ť Gies.
Students at Cridersville Elementary School will be celebrating their valentines a little bit differently this week, with a focus on heart health and awareness.
Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising program that schools throughout the country are getting involved in to help educate youth about the importance of exercise and heart health.
“It’s heart month. It’s Valentine’s Day, so it all kind of goes together,” Physical education teacher and guidance counselor Jill Stubbs said.
Wapakoneta City Schools has created a new faculty position in order to better meet the educational needs of their students.
The title of the position is “differentiated instruction coach,” and is unique in that there has never been a position like this before at WCS.
Charlie Sutton set another school record Saturday as part of a sectional championship win for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Sutton swam the 100-yard freestyle race in 49.12 seconds Saturday, breaking the previous mark of 49.26 set by Ryan Kremer.
The record was the third different school record Sutton has broken this season, previously setting a new mark in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He also broke the Western Buckeye League meet record in the 100 free on Jan. 29.
The Wapakoneta Redskins knew they had a good shot at being sectional champion as a team Saturday, and they did more than enough to see that through.
Wapakoneta finished first among 12 Division II schools at a girls Northwest District sectional meet Saturday at the Lima YMCA. Lima Senior, a Division I school, also competed there.
“With Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf at the Ayersville sectional, we felt we had a good chance at winning if we performed they way we should,” Wapak coach Mark Law said.