Archive - 2013 - News Article
John Vorhees is 23 years old, and he needs a kidney.
John John, as his family calls him, has been in kidney failure for four years. Doctors have told the family he suffers from MTGN Type 3, an incredibly rare immune system deficiency, explained his dad, also John Vorhees.
â€śAll we know is this is very rare; the doctor told us that from the beginning,â€ť Vorhees said. â€śWe just donâ€™t know.â€ť
A wrong-way crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at mile marker 110 on I-75 in Wapakoneta.
Donald Andrews, 88, of Wapakoneta, was driving southbound in a northbound lane, which caused a collision with Thomas Iverson, 76, who was driving a northbound vehicle.
Iverson went into the median, and no injuries were reported from him or passengers, who were wearing their seat belts.
Andrews was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for a hand laceration.
A multi-vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-75 at milepost 115 in Auglaize County, just North of state Route 67. Officials report injuries as non-life threatening.
The accident, involving four semi tractor trailers, caused stopped traffic along the interstate at 1:33 p.m. and forced Ohio State Highway Patrol to reroute southbound traffic through exit 118.
The accident, caused by trucks following each other too closely, started at the entrance of the construction zone near the Cridersville.
The bottom line: People dealing with the city of Wapakoneta should be treated in a courteous and professional manner.
Wapakoneta City Council President Stephen Henderson summed up a 10-minute discussion that stemmed from Mayor Rod Metzâ€™s recent attendance at a state building code public meeting the mayor said was organized by the Wapakoneta Fire Department and engineering department personnel. The discussion was part of Mondayâ€™s city council meeting.
CRIDERSVILLE - A multi-vehicle collision backed up traffic several miles on southbound I-75 Monday afternoon. The accident took place around 2 p.m. between mile markers 113 and 118.
For more information read Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
Open battlefields, stone monuments and reenactors dressed in period costume were just a few of the things members of Joe Fosterâ€™s Civil War class and Civil War Brigade club at Waynesfield-Goshen High saw during their trip to Gettysburg in late November. Seniors Jenna Riemesch, Jenna Whitaker, Kendra Plummer, Mindi Brookhart and Alyn Begly, along with four chaperones including Foster and his wife Carrie, left Thursday morning from the school to make the trek to Quaker Valley Orchard, where they stayed in a guest house for the duration of their stay in Gettysburg.
Big brand stores may have had their day on Black Friday, but Wapakoneta stole the spotlight during Small Business Saturday.
Many stores throughout Wapakoneta promoted shopping local during this yearâ€™s Small Business Saturday, a growing trend throughout the United States.Â
Sisters Cassie Wireman and Ashley Spillis, both of Waynesfield, said they visited downtown Wapakoneta specifically because of Small Business Saturday.Â
They originally planned to visit the mall for left over Black Friday deals.
An accident involving two vehicles occurred on the state Route 67 construction site around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.
Two minor injuries were reported, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating damages.
One of the drivers was driving West bound on state Route 67 and turned, failing to yield to another driver traveling East bound.
Trooper Tim Wenger said both drivers were conscious when taken to the hospital, and no major injuries are expected.
The Wapakoneta Fire and EMS responded to the crash.
ST. MARYS â€” By 10 a.m. Friday, retailers in St. Marys were seeing the second wave of shoppers, a mix of people finishing up their early morning forays for deals along with the more casual shoppers who didnâ€™t consider themselves Black Friday shoppers so much as people who hadnâ€™t woken up early or stood in lines.
Those whoâ€™d been out the night before, however, said it was â€śchaos.â€ť
Eric Goodwin browsed Sears Friday morning, saying it was the first year heâ€™d had off Black Friday, and had decided to brave crowds the night before and in the morning out of curiosity. He had yet to buy anything.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections held official recounts from the Nov. 5 general election for both the Botkins School District Board of Education and the Duchouquet Township Trustees.
Recounts were required because the vote totals were too close, making it an â€śautomatic recount.â€ť
â€śThey have to be separated by more than a half of one percent,â€ť Auglaize County Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said. â€śThey were that close.â€ť