July 28th, 2011
The gifted coordinator, gifted intervention specialist and literacy coach for Wapakoneta City Schools has a new job title.
During a meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education Tuesday, Carrie Knoch was unanimously approved for the position as assistant principal at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
The employment in the position for the 2011-12 school year is at a salary of more than $59,000 for 192 days.
â€śShe has very good experience from an instructional standpoint and a good skill set for what the needs are,â€ť Horner said. â€śShe will be an excellent fit.â€ť
It turns out this isnâ€™t the first time the Colts have expressed interest in Joe Horn.
It is, however, the first time Joe Horn has accepted their offer.
â€śFunny story â€” the Baltimore Colts invited my grandpa Joe (Horn) to training camp back in the â€™60s,â€ť the younger Joe Horn said Wednesday from the now Indianapolis Colts practice facility in Indianapolis. â€śBut he decided not to go.â€ť
The younger Joe Horn wasnâ€™t about to do that when the Colts contacted his agent on Tuesday and offered him a free agent contract.
ST. MARYS â€” A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on six counts, two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.
Faced with an opportunity to increase the number of acres in the cityâ€™s park system, a Wapakoneta City Council member unveiled a proposal to purchase the former Centennial Elementary School property.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier presented the proposal, which requires borrowing money from the Electric Expansion Fund, to purchase the Centennial Elementary School property and the land from the Harmon Park gazebo east to the football practice field.
Since 2004, Wapakoneta Police Department officials have been inviting members of the public to attend the National Night Out.
Scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harmon Park Gazebo, this yearâ€™s event offers free refreshments â€”Â hot dogs, chips and cookiesâ€”Â child identification kits, bike helmets, pool passes and giveaways, including two bikes.
Salaries for Wapakoneta City Schools administrators are being frozen.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members unanimously approved the salary freeze for the 2011-12 school year during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
The freeze would apply to the superintendent, operations director, director of instruction, treasurer and athletic director, as well as principals and assistant principals of the elementary schools, the middle and high school.
Frank E. Fisher, of Cridersville, died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born July 12, 1916, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of Florence Aa. (Shipman) and Frank Eugene Fisher, Sr. On April 25, 1942, he married Adele Johnston and she preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2002.
Surviving are a son, Steven Lawrence (Vicki) Fisher, of Guilford, Tenn.; and two daughters, Katharine Ann (William) Glanton, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and Patricia Ann (Richard) Bruns, of Houston.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Boger.
Ah, the traditional sounds of summer.
The â€śwhapâ€ť of a ball smacking a mitt coming from the baseball diamond.
The squeals of delight emanating from the WaterPark.
And the barking of football coaches echoing through Harmon Field.
In the era of year-round sports, 7-on-7 football scrimmages in July have become a necessary evil to anyone who wants to still be playing in November.
â€śWhether I like it or not â€” because I came from a couple different eras here â€” it has become very important,â€ť Wapakoneta Redskins coach Doug Frye said after a 7-on-7 Saturday.
Hazel M. Moeller, 98, formerly of 114 South Wayne Street, St. Marys, and a longtime resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, Saint Marys, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born August 27, 1912, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Hilda (Wiegers) and Edwin Moeller.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday in the Meyer Community Room at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, the Revs. Carol Sainey and Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Mark C. Johns, 42, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 28, 1968 in Lima, the son of Lela R. (Myers) and Charles P. Johns, who survive in Lima. On May 30, 2003 he married Kimberly Gross, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Surviving are two sons Matthew Johns and Zacharia Johns, both of Wapakoneta; and two sisters, Bonnie (Mark) McNamara, of Lima, Tammie (Bob) Hursh of Bluffton; a brother, Scott R. (Jennifer) Johns of Newcomerstown; and multiple nieces and nephews; and many close friends.