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April 17th, 2012

City power deal: City, AEP reach agreement for industrial park

April 17, 2012

A new deal makes marketing the Job Ready Sites (JRS)-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center even more powerful.

Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday city administrators have reached a deal with American Electric Power (AEP) for an additional 30 megawatts of power should a large end-user locate in the industrial park.

Local physician receives award

April 17, 2012

A local physician, who has been practicing medicine in the Wapakoneta area for 31 years, has recently received a prestigious award from the state of Ohio.

Dr. Thomas Freytag, the medical director at Occupational Health within Lima Memorial System, was recently named the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician Award.

Freytag, who was the family physician with Lincoln Family Practice for year, serves as the team physician in Wapakoneta and has been doing this for 32 years.

April 16th

OPWC awards grant

April 16, 2012

While Dominion Gas has started replacing natural gas lines and laterals, Wapakoneta administrators received official notice the city was awarded $330,028 for the East Benton Street reconstruction project.

The Ohio Public Works Commission notified the city of the award late last week.

Volunteers give back for day of caring

April 16, 2012

Running paint brushes over walls and dressing room fixtures of Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta Electric Department and Public Works Department employees donated their time Saturday to a national Day of Caring effort by the United Way.

The group donated their time last year as well. Last year, they found themselves working at the downtown Wapakoneta thrift store but repairing flood damage then.

Fourth-grader designing own business

April 16, 2012

An interest in a career in fashion design has led a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader to create her own business.

Emma Nolte, 10, enjoys sketching designs for clothes in her spare time. She watches wedding dress shows on TV for inspiration and then puts her ideas together for her own fashions.

After sketching her ideas for clothing for several years, Emma said she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up.

April 13th

BASEBALL: Wildcats rally past Redskins

April 14, 2012

 

BATH TOWNSHIP — It’s the little things that add up.

An error here.  A walk there.

They caught up with the Wapakoneta Redskins on Friday night.

The Redskins didn’t make a lot of mistakes.  But the Bath Wildcats pounced on the ones they did for a 5-4 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Bath High School.

Bath took advantage of a lead-off walk in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs to rally from a 4-3 deficit for the win.

SOFTBALL: Bath bats too much for Wapak

April 14, 2012

 

The Bath Wildkittens scored early, and they scored often.

Bath quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and continued to pound the ball throughout the game in a 10-0, run rule-shortened win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball game Friday at Wapakoneta High School.

The lineup hit from top to bottom.

ROUNDUP: Wapak netters blank Bath

April 14, 2012

The Wapakoneta Redskins rolled to a 5-0 sweep of the Bath Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis match Friday at the Rotary Club courts at Wapakoneta High School.

With the win, Wapak is now 4-4 overall and 3-1 in WBL play.  Bath is 0-5 and 0-4.

Wapak’s Nic Oen posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jason Lauf in first singles.

In second singles it was Joey Jose cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Nick Cunningham.

Andy Faller completed the singles sweep, besting Garrett Renner 6-2, 6-1 in third singles.

Dunkin' Donuts in Wapak?

April 13, 2012

By WILLIAM LANEY
Managing Editor
An analysis of the city’s demographics and location along Interstate 75 and near U.S. 33 proves Wapakoneta would be an ideal location for a Dunkin’ Donuts, a company executive says, but the company does not operate and manage stores and thus a franchisee would have to be found.
Dunkin’ Donuts Franchising and Marketing Vice President Grant Benson said an area where people work, shop and play is a potential location for a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant.
He noted stores could be in downtown Columbus, a suburb, or in a rural community such as Wapakoneta.

W-G hosts mock crash

April 13, 2012

While a mock crash was staged Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School prior to prom weekend, the reaction of what it can be like felt real for several students.
The mock crash came with all the effects. Prom goers, who had been drinking, were staged to have a head-on collision with another prom patron who had not been drinking. Cars were cut open so victims could be removed and treated. The collision resulted in one fatality, who was removed from the car and loaded into a hearse.

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