Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
A local official has been recognized for his achievements through his work and willingness to help the Wapakoneta Police Department make strides throughout 2013.
Wapakoneta Police Department Detective Patrick Green, 28, was presented with the “Police Officer of the Year” award on Tuesday by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Locals Schools board of education approved Monday in a special meeting the resignation of Ted Patton from his position as the head varsity girls basketball coach of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
In an interview after the meeting, W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said, “The only thing I can really say is that there were some internal issues with the program.”
Wapakoneta High School students are gearing up for a healthy and fit new year with the Redskin Health Challenge.
While setting fitness and diet challenges, students will be working together after school on a weekly basis to meet their goals.
Guidance counselor DeLynn Epperly told interested students that they will be setting individual goals to accomplish throughout the next 10 weeks.
WAYNESFIELD — In an economy that is still recovering from the recession, some are still struggling to get by. For many of these people, the opportunity to save money through a free weekly meal would be a welcome convenience.
This sentiment is shared by Sue Uncapher, who decided to establish the Harvest of Hope, a free weekly meal at Waynesfield United Methodist Church.
Six years ago, Uncapher and another church member got together and decided that they wanted to do something to give back to the community.
A warehouse fire erupted in Waynesfield on Monday night causing firefighters from 14 different departments to battle the blaze for more than 11 hours.
Wayne Township Fire Chief Albert Presnell said firefighters were paged out to the fire at 6:08 p.m. Monday and the last truck left the scene at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday.
Presnell said that there were so many fire departments called because of the need for manpower assistance.
“After it started to get cold, our manpower was getting tired and cold so we were trying to rotate guys out,” he said.
In a small, quiet building on Park Street, you’ll find Bradley Lambert, fixing, selling and teaching instruments like electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, Dobro and ukelele.
A Dobro is a particularly designed resonator guitar trademarked by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Lambert has been in music for the better part of 30 years, working in stores and being in bands, so in May 2011 he opened Park Street Music and Mercantile, located at, 8 Park St., in Wapakoneta.
Ted Patton has resigned as head varsity girls basketball coach at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
In a special meeting Monday morning, the school district’s board of education approved Patton’s resignation, which was effective as of Friday.
Color and imagination is the theme for the Children’s Art Show at the Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta.
Assistant Gallery Director Pam Knoch said the gallery is focused on youth, featuring preschool through seventh grade artists.
“We wanted to do something for the kids,” Knoch said. “There’s a lot of places for the high school students to put their artwork in, but there wasn’t anything for the little kids.”
In an age where online shopping has increasingly challenged retail stores, many businesses are seeing their profits suffer.
But for Dad’s Toy Shop in Wapakoneta, the online marketplace has had little affect on business.
“We have no online sales system because we like being able to be in contact with our customers,” said J.P.
While students have the day off from school, the Post Office is closed nationwide and many city and government offices are closed, our nation celebrates the birth of a man who led the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist pastor who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, is recognized in all parts of our culture, and over the weekend many local parishes decided to incorporate his memory into their services.