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September 7th, 2012

City seeks grant for damage

September 7, 2012

Wapakoneta city administrators recently started the process to receive state and federal funds in wake of the June 29 storm which caused millions in damage to the area.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains informed Wapakoneta City Council members Wednesday he attended meetings with local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and members of FEMA where he initiated the paperwork to secure grant money for the city.

Gary L. McCoy Sr.

September 7, 2012

Gary L. McCoy Sr., 64, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Lima Manor.
He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Canton, Ill., the son of Betty Jo (Hukill) and Richard McCoy, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 28, 1972, he married Judy L. McBeth, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Craig McCoy and Richard McCoy; a daughter, Michelle Schrober; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Karen Jo Reed and Kathy Blumenstein.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary McCoy Jr., and a brother,, Michael McCoy.

Rebecca Suzanne 'Becky' Mosler, 65

September 7, 2012

Rebecca Suzanne “Becky” Mosler, 65, was called home by the Lord at 9:28 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her residence. Her husband and children were at her side as she peacefully departed after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Becky was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of Mary Louise (Gehrlich) and Elmer Neumeier. Her father preceded her in death. On Aug. 20, 1966, she married the love of her life, Thomas J. Mosler, who survives.

September 6th

Local Browns play in Cleveland

September 6, 2012

Most adults can recall a special moment from when they were kids that they will remember all their lives.

The members of this year’s Uniopolis Browns youth football team will always remember the 2012 season —  and it hasn’t even officially started yet.

In their final preseason scrimmage, the Uniopolis Browns tangled with the Shawnee Seminoles in front of what will likely be their largest audience of the year — 54,297 screaming fans, complete with the Dawg Pound.

Parking problem prompts review

September 6, 2012

A city administrator plans to examine the parking situation near Max’s Dairy Bar to ensure proper traffic flow at the intersection of East Benton and Bellefontaine streets.

Wapakoneta resident Paul Janning brought the parking issue to Wapakoneta City Council’s attention during Wednesday’s meeting. He presented two photographs showing no curb markings or yellow paint, which is typically used to indicate a no parking area, on the curb along the north side of East Benton Street, and one showing traffic congestion.

Gary McCoy, 64

September 6, 2012

Gary L. McCoy 64, of Wapakoneta died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Lima Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Donald Fisher, 66

September 6, 2012

Donald L. ’Donnie’ Fisher, 66, of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima from complications following a stroke on May 27, 2012.
He was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Lima, the son of Hilda (Eisert) and Clem Fisher, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 23, 1968, he married Pam Opperman, and she survives.

Foul language leads to reprimand of football coach Frye

September 6, 2012

After last Friday’s football loss to the Elida Bulldogs, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity head coach Doug Frye used “unacceptable” profanity while addressing his team in the locker room, sources say, resulting in the team’s offensive coordinator resigning and at least six players leaving the team.

For his conduct, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators on Wednesday reprimanded Frye.

Acheson and Crow lead Redskins past Greenville

September 6, 2012

 

The Redskins hit the links Wednesday afternoon, and took a one-stroke win back into the clubhouse.

Led by senior Caleb Acheson, who carded a 36 on the afternoon, Wapakoneta was able to defeat Greenville, 163-164.

Varsity head coach Kenny Wayman said he was happy to get the win, but he needs to see improvement, especially heading into the heart of league play.

September 5th

Richard V. ‘Dick’ Shaw, 92

September 5, 2012

Richard V. ‘Dick’ Shaw, age 92, of Cridersville died 9:40 a. m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Cridersville to Edith M. (Shaffer) Shaw and Cloyd F. Shaw who preceded him in death.
Mr. Shaw graduated from Cridersville High School in 1938. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He retired from St. Rita’s Medical Center Patient Accounts Office in 1985. He was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church, the Cridersville Historical Society, the Lawrence Valley Grange and V. F. W. Post 8445.

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