Archive - 2014 - News Article
Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved with this year’s Christmas Cheer Program, 336 needy families will have a bountiful Christmas.
Leo Blevins is one tough kid.
More than two months after he was struck by a vehicle on the side of county Road 25A near his home in Cridersville, Leo is back at home and doing better than anyone expected.
“I’m doing pretty good,” Leo said Thursday. “My right hand is a lot better but it’s not like it was, and my leg kinda hurts every once in awhile, but other than that I’m good.”
She’s down in the post, under the basket. One dribble, holds the ball and shoots, but misses her shot. She fights for the rebound, that small, 5-foot-2 frame against that mammoth 6-footer, but while she’s at it, scrapping and fighting for that loose ball, she throws in an elbow for good measure. Right into the gut of that overbearing center.
Offensive rebound, dribble, shoot, score. Live to fight another day.
After initially pleading innocent to 15 charges, including eight illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance counts, a Wapakoneta man has entered a plea negotiation Friday in front of Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple.
Wednesday night’s accident involving two vehicles in the intersection of Stinebaugh Drive and Lincoln Avenue, has forced Wapakoneta Safety and Service Director Bill Rains to consider making changes at the intersection in order to make it safer for drivers.
The ability to gain a free education is something many students in the U.S. take for granted, but in the country of El Salvador, public school is often a recruitment tool for local gangs and private school is expensive.
That’s why Maggie Herbst, a Title I reading teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary School, decided to create a fundraiser that allowed students to bring in coins that will be sent to El Salvador to help students pay for a private school education.
In the past, lanterns have lit up streets and guided those who traveled by night. These days, however, they are becoming more of a want than a need.
“In the last couple years, it seems they have really taken off as a home interior decorator item,” said Mick Haehn, owner of Haehn Florist & Greenhouses.
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A local veterans organization will host its annual Christmas program at the Dayton VA Medical Center this Saturday, Dec. 20. And students at Wapakoneta Middle School will help.
Seven Wapakoneta High School athletes spent some time reading to second-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon.
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