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May 23rd

Jose plans to emulate father, wear medical coat

May 23, 2012

Wapakoneta High School senior Joseph Jose says he is very appreciative about moving to a small town at a very young age.

“I was very fortunate to be able to know a small town where I could have a relationship with everyone,” Jose said

Jose was born in Boston and lived in New York a short time before his family packed up and moved to Youngstown when his father, Mathew, went there for his residency for medical school. The Joses’ then moved to Wapakoneta just in time for Joseph to begin and finish his schooling in Wapakoneta.

May 22nd

Water rate to rise: Wapak billing discrepancy causes stir

May 22, 2012

Faced with an annual debt load increasing by 18 percent created mainly from building the new Wapakoneta Water Treatment Plant, city leaders plan to balance the books with a water rate increase.

Wapakoneta utility consumers should see a 5 percent increase in their water bill starting Sept. 1 and then every Jan. 1 thereafter if Wapakoneta City Council members pass an ordinance read for the first time at Monday’s council meeting.

Curfew policy to be reviewed

May 22, 2012

Differing legal interpretations of the city’s curfew law, parents of a Wapakoneta teen say, should prompt Wapakoneta City Council members to review the document.

Top student has a positive attitude

May 22, 2012

Always smiling and happy is how classmates describe one of Wapakoneta High School’s top five students for 2012.

“We knew we didn’t have a chance against him for prom king,” a classmate Chris Schwartz said of Ryan Kremer. “He smiles all the time and everyone likes that.”

May 21st

Razing interest: City considers applying for the demolition grant

May 21, 2012

With a list of buildings in need of being razed, Wapakoneta city administrators plan to seek state funds to help demolish the structures.

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said the city is working with the county to obtain state funds through the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition grant program and to take advantage of $75 million in state funds available through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Farm goods preview

May 21, 2012

A group of vendors crowd a downtown park each Saturday during the summer and this past Saturday they gathered for a preview to this year’s Farmers Market at Heritage Park.

Don Steinke, owner of Steinke’s Bee World and organizer of the event, said it is the third year they have had a preview for the event.

“We start about two weeks early,” Steinke said. “It gives everyone a chance to see what will be available throughout the year.”

WHS top student to study at ONU

May 21, 2012

One of the Wapakoneta High School’s top five students has a line of pharmacists in her family — and that is what she plans to study after high school.

Senior Michelle Mosler will soon be sporting her cap and gown at the Wapakoneta High School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony, as she says goodbye to one chapter in her life and gets ready to open another.

“I like science and everyone in my family is a pharmacist,” Mosler said.

May 18th

Webb work to make a difference at Relay

May 18, 2012

By WILLIAM LANEY
Managing Editor
For the five survivors of Barbara Webb, day-to-day life changed for her family the day she died in 1998 from cancer.
Being a close-knit family, they relied on each other and they rely on the annual Relay for Life to come together to remember and honor their matriarch.
“Being a survivor of a person who dies from cancer is not easy on a daily basis,” said Gary Webb, one of Barbara Webb’s four children. “You miss that person every day and that is when I turn to Relay. It is just a way that I can give back and where I can really make a difference.

Five named to HoF

May 18, 2012

By LANCE MIHM
Stafff Writer
In 1936, the sport of baseball voted five players that would be the original inductees of the baseball hall of fame. While their names may not be as familiar as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson or Walter Johnson, the five original members of the Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) Alumni Hall of Fame are hoping to be measuring sticks that others are compared to with everything they have accomplished.

PBA returns

May 18, 2012

Professional bowlers will be returning to Wapakoneta this summer, and the local bowling proprietor says he could not be happier for the community.
Astro Lanes bowling alley owner Denny Borgert received word this week from officials with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) that Wapakoneta has been chosen for the second consecutive year to host a regional event. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9.

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