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December 23rd

Bluffton tops Wapakoneta in overtime

December 23, 2014

A 3-pointer by Bluffton’s Bret Rumer with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the game at 46-46, and the undefeated Bluffton Pirates emerged from overtime with a 59-53 win Tuesday over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a non-league varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.

The Redskins had a five-point lead with 2:39 left in the game and attempted to exhaust the remaining time, but a missed front end of a one-and-one gave the Pirates possession with 8.9 seconds remaining in regulation.

Good tidings at the pump

December 23, 2014

Motorists in Wapakoneta and the surrounding area are getting a nice Christmas gift this season with gas prices down dipping below $2.00 at the pump for the first time in years.

Actually, it has been the first time since the middle of 2009 that gas prices have been this low, right in the middle of the Great Recession. 

Trees’ fate left at the curb

December 23, 2014

While many have opted for an artificial Christmas tree to help celebrate the holiday season, some still find value in purchasing a real tree, complete with the fresh pine smell and allure of Christmases past, long before the advent of fake trees.

Real trees look and smell great, but they don’t last.

So what happens to them when Christmas ends?

Festival hosts three local choirs

December 23, 2014

Wapakoneta, Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen are among 27 area high school choirs performing in the annual WTLW TV-44 Holiday Music Festival.

The program, which lasts four hours, will run at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at 7 a.m. and noon on Christmas Day.

Over the course of three days, Dec. 10, 11 and 12, the choirs came to the TV station in Lima to have their performances recorded, the station’s Director of Marketing Jennifer Beck said. 

Officer, Firefighter of the Year named

December 23, 2014

Praising the Wapakoneta Police and Fire departments as “second to none,” VFW Commander Delmar Merricle on Monday presented officer Shannon Place and firefighter Zach Heinfeld with the VFW awards for Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year. 

Couple brings hope to local families

December 23, 2014

Some people may call it God’s work that these are just good people, or it is just what you do for Christmas.

John and Grace Puskar are more like guardian angels who saved Christmas for many strangers.

Village OKs deal with AEP

December 23, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The Village of Cridersville and American Electric Power Company have come to an agreement allowing AEP to stay on the village’s land for another six months, while guaranteeing the village monetary gains once the company is done.

On Monday, Cridersvile Village Council held a special meeting with representatives from AEP to finalize and ultimately come to an agreement on a new deal. 

Wapakoneta earns tough win over LCC

December 23, 2014

Facing their best opponent of the season — the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds — things did not come easy for the Wapakoneta Redskins often in Monday’s game.

The speed of the game and pressure was unlike what undefeated Wapakoneta had seen in its five previous wins.

The Redskins were eventually able to control the pace and handle the pressure, holding down LCC in the second half to record a 69-56 win Monday in non-league varsity girls basketball action at Wapakoneta High School.

December 22nd

City ready for Mother Nature

December 22, 2014

The Wapakoneta Public Works Department has its trucks and equipment primed for snowfall this winter, which could come as early as Christmas Eve. 

With the latest weather forecast predicting snow starting Wednesday night and continuing into Christmas Day, crews have already loaded up the city’s fleet of seven trucks with salt, brine and beet juice. 

Library updates website

December 22, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library has completed a much-needed update of their website,  an update the library believes will better serve their patrons.

“We wanted to do something that was first and foremost more user-friendly,” said Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator for ACPL. “It is easier to navigate and easier to find the information that our patrons are looking for.”

The library’s website was officially launched on Thursday, Dec. 11. 

A 3-pointer by Bluffton’s Bret Rumer with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the...
Facing their best opponent of the season — the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds —...
The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...

 

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