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September 23rd, 2011

DARE deputy receives educational award

September 23, 2011

Auglaize County’s DARE deputy recently received an award for his outstanding efforts in educating the community and its children.
Deputy Samuel Blank was honored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists with their 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Education award.
“We give this out every year to someone who does something in education for the youth in the community,” Optimist President Jo Derryberry said. “Deputy Blank has done so much through DARE.”

Courthouse renovations cost more

September 23, 2011

Four more change orders have been added to the tally for renovations to the Auglaize County Courthouse.
To date, more than $214,575 has been spent on change orders for the $6.8 million Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said they have accounted for between $238,000 and $250,000 in change orders throughout the length of the entire project.
“We’re getting our way through them,” Lenhart said. “There are still some out there as work continues.

Residents to receive property re-evaluations soon

September 23, 2011

Auglaize County property owners should expect to receive their property tax re-evaluations in the mail during the first part of next week.
Auglaize County Auditor’s Office staff have been busy getting the re-evaluations ready to put in the mail. Notices for parcels covered by the CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Value) program already have been sent.
Ohio Farm Bureau are planning a meeting for those interested on the matter at 7 p.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center, in Wapakoneta. A state speaker is to be there to discuss CAUV rates.

Interim ready for challenge

September 23, 2011

Dana Webb says she has enjoyed the 13 years she has worked at the Auglaize County District Public library.
As she sees it, she will likely enjoy at least another 13 years or so.
“I am very happy here,” Webb said. “I will probably retire here. As long as they will have me.”
Webb, 51, and her husband, Dave, live in Wapakoneta. They have two grown children, Kyle, 24, and Brigitte, 23.

VOLLEYBALL: Wapak wins thriller

September 23, 2011

Megan Hayzlett sure picked a good time to have a career night.
The junior middle hitter had her best game as a varsity player to help lead the Wapakoneta Redskins to a 3-2 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a pivotal Western Buckeye League volleyball match Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
“I told the girls, that is probably the biggest win in my two years here,” Wapak coach Keith Rambin said. “It was probably our best performance of the year when we needed it most.”

Wing Fest plans set for this weekend

September 23, 2011

The reason for the annual Wapak Wing Fest is simple — helping area veterans.
The main attraction at the annual Wapak Wing Fest is plain — chicken wings prepared by seven vendors located throughout Ohio.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wapak 7th at WBL boys golf tourney

September 23, 2011

OTTAWA — The Wapakoneta Redskins came up short in the Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf tournament Thursday at Pike Run Golf Club in Ottawa, finishing seventh.
Wapak shot a team score of 350, just seven strokes out of a top-four finish.
“It’s one of those years that we didn’t consistently shoot a good team total,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “It would have been nice to shoot more consistent and avoid the big number holes, but we simply didn’t not finish strong in the WBL.”

FOOTBALL: Horn headed to CFL's Calgary

September 23, 2011

Waynesfield-Goshen graduate Joe Horn is playing professional football again.
Horn has reached a one-year deal with a one-year option with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
The deal comes three weeks after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent when the NFL lockout ended on July 26.
“I’m just glad to be playing football again,” Horn said in a text message. “I feel like I learned a lot in Indianapolis and now I can actually put what I learned in to playing.”

September 22nd

Alberta Shaw, 90

September 22, 2011

Alberta June Shaw, 90, of Lima,, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011at her residence.
She was born March 8, 1921, near Buckland, the daughter of Ollie Thomas and Harold C. Ramga. On Nov. 11, 1939, she married Robert Eugene Shaw, who died Oct. 30, 2000.
Surviving are three sons, Larry Shaw, of Newark, Richard Shaw, of Lima, Herbert Shaw, of Lima; and three daughters, Ruth Tolle, of Dacula, Ga., Roberta Graessle of Antioch, Clif., and Harriet Slaughter, of Concord, N.C.

FOOTBALL: Wapak prepares for Defiance's Lopez

September 22, 2011

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Nick Lopez’s name.
You’re going to hear a lot of it Friday night when the Wapakoneta Redskins travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football matchup.
He runs the ball, he catches the ball, he defends, he plays special teams.

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