January 6th, 2012
The Wapakoneta Daily News has a familiar face returning to the newspaper — and this time it is to lead the group.
Deb Zwez, the publisher of The Evening Leader in St. Marys, has taken over Dianna Epperly’s position as publisher of the Wapakoneta Daily News — and brings experience to her new spot as well as a passion for the city of Wapakoneta.
“I love Wapak,” Zwez said. “It’s a great city and has a lot of things going for it and has potential for great things.”
A vandal spray painted messages on the Wapakoneta City Schools Administration Building during the weekend.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner told the Wapak-oneta Daily News on Wednesday that the cleaning of three messages written on the building used to house administrative offices cost the district $100 in manpower hours.
A new director with a long history of helping others is serving at the helm of the Auglaize County American Red Cross office.
Former St. Marys Fire Chief Ken Cline was named to the position, which he is to begin Monday.
“When I heard about the opening, I was interested in it,” said Cline, after the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting Wednesday during which the announcement was made.
Kline, who retired a couple years, said he was ready to get back out into the community and help others.
Concerns over correct information being disseminating regarding the Auglaize River logjam project appeared to be the chief concern of residents during the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) board of supervisors’ annual planning meeting held Wednesday at the Auglaize
With approximately 35 people in attendance, four small groups voiced their concerns with the project as being at or near the top of the list for discussion.
If Wapakonetaâ€™s matchup against Bath is anything like the last two, you might want to plan ahead.
This one could get late.
The past three Redskins/Wildcats contests have gone to overtime, with Bath ultimately prevailing in each.
So when the Wildcats (5-3, 0-1 WBL) come to Wapakoneta High School for a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest on Friday, it should be interesting.
â€śI would expect a close, physical, hard-fought battle,â€ť Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley said. â€śHopefully we can stop that trend of Bath winning close games against us.
Marian Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
BOTKINS â€” Nine different players scored as the Botkins Trojans rolled to a 67-44 win over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County League varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Botkins High School.
It was the first league win of the season for the Trojans (4-3, 1-2 SCL).
Botkinsâ€™ Tyler Egbert led all scorers with 21 points, scoring 15 of those in the second half.
Ethan Zimpfer added 11 for the Trojans. Gabe Lawrence chipped in with nine and Josh Schwartz contributed eight.
Botkins led 17-11 after one quarter and stretched the margin to 32-24 at the half.
Taking care of feet is more important than many realize and takes more than pulling on socks and lacing up shoes each day, especially for diabetics.
“Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common reason for amputation of lower extremities in the U.S.,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said.
The ulcers most often occur on the ball of the foot or the bottom of the big toe, he explained. They also can occur on the sides of the foot, usually due to poorly fitting shoes.
Wapakoneta police officers responded early Monday morning to several crashes caused by icy roads from a New Year’s Day light snow.
Katlinn Cox, 21, 612 Perry St., was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control after she failed to negotiate a curve on Industrial Drive due to icy conditions and slid the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving into a 1998 General Motors Sonoma driven by Robin Wheaton, 57, of 217 N. Rauthland Ave., according to an officer’s report from the Wapakoneta Police Department.
With the new year starting, this is currently the busiest season for bridal shows and prom dress shopping.
Local bridal shops, including Simply Elegant, are keeping up with the current trends and are preparing for trunk shows in the coming months to display gowns, veils and jewelry for that special day.
“A few weeks before Christmas is our quiet time,” Simply Elegant Formals owner Brenda Johns said. “There is time there to prepare for the upcoming season.”