Open battlefields, stone monuments and reenactors dressed in period costume were just a few of the things members of Joe Fosterâ€™s Civil War class and Civil War Brigade club at Waynesfield-Goshen High saw during their trip to Gettysburg in late November. Seniors Jenna Riemesch, Jenna Whitaker, Kendra Plummer, Mindi Brookhart and Alyn Begly, along with four chaperones including Foster and his wife Carrie, left Thursday morning from the school to make the trek to Quaker Valley Orchard, where they stayed in a guest house for the duration of their stay in Gettysburg.
Big brand stores may have had their day on Black Friday, but Wapakoneta stole the spotlight during Small Business Saturday.
Many stores throughout Wapakoneta promoted shopping local during this yearâ€™s Small Business Saturday, a growing trend throughout the United States.Â
Sisters Cassie Wireman and Ashley Spillis, both of Waynesfield, said they visited downtown Wapakoneta specifically because of Small Business Saturday.Â
They originally planned to visit the mall for left over Black Friday deals.
PIQUA — The Wapakoneta Redskins had strong starts to each half Friday, showing flashes of potential, but neither time were they able to sustain their level of play in the first game of coach Doug Selvey’s tenure.
The Piqua Indians rolled to a 71-41 win Friday over Wapakoneta at Piqua High School’s Garbry Gymnasium in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest, on the first day of the 2013-14 regular season.
Mildred M. Park, 87, of Lima, died at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born June 20, 1926, in Auglaize County, near Fryburg, the daughter of Harry E. & Clara E. (Strominger) Fisher, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 17, 1968, she married Charles R. Park, and he is deceased.
Lowell John Rickert, 79, of Jackson Center, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on March 5, 1934, to the late Irvin and Loretta (Evans) Rickert. On June 25, 1955, he married the former Patricia Ambos, and she survives.
Christina D. Burden, 48, of Lakeview, passed away, Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home.
Christina was born on Aug. 20, 1965, in Lima, the daughter of John (Terri) Webb of Waynesfield, and the late Barbara Young Webb. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ezekiel and Ned.
She is also survived by two children, Sandi Burden of Las Cruces, N.M. and Glen Burden of Lakeview; a sister, Julie Craft, of Lima; two brothers, William (Michele) Webb, of Prairieville, La., and Michael (Kathy) Webb, of Marysville.
John L. Schlegel, 83, of rural Cridersville, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lima on January 25, 1930, to the late John Louis and Henrietta (Storck) Schlegel. On June 8, 1952, he married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley Roser, and she survives.
An accident involving two vehicles occurred on the state Route 67 construction site around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.
Two minor injuries were reported, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating damages.
One of the drivers was driving West bound on state Route 67 and turned, failing to yield to another driver traveling East bound.
Trooper Tim Wenger said both drivers were conscious when taken to the hospital, and no major injuries are expected.
The Wapakoneta Fire and EMS responded to the crash.
ST. MARYS â€” By 10 a.m. Friday, retailers in St. Marys were seeing the second wave of shoppers, a mix of people finishing up their early morning forays for deals along with the more casual shoppers who didnâ€™t consider themselves Black Friday shoppers so much as people who hadnâ€™t woken up early or stood in lines.
Those whoâ€™d been out the night before, however, said it was â€śchaos.â€ť
Eric Goodwin browsed Sears Friday morning, saying it was the first year heâ€™d had off Black Friday, and had decided to brave crowds the night before and in the morning out of curiosity. He had yet to buy anything.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections held official recounts from the Nov. 5 general election for both the Botkins School District Board of Education and the Duchouquet Township Trustees.
Recounts were required because the vote totals were too close, making it an â€śautomatic recount.â€ť
â€śThey have to be separated by more than a half of one percent,â€ť Auglaize County Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said. â€śThey were that close.â€ť