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January 27th

Firefighters go in for the chill

January 27, 2014

CELINA —  At 6 a.m. Sunday morning, the small access road located to the left of Trenary Hall at the Lake Campus, and winding back all the way to the ice-covered lake, was plowed and clear of snow as area first responders took to the frigid waters for an annual training session. 

January 24th

Firefighter files suit in federal court

January 25, 2014

The case of a Wapakoneta fire captain who was demoted to firefighter and later fired has gone to the next level.

Tom Stinebaugh, who was demoted in March, 2012, and fired that September, has filed a civil suit in federal court.

Stinebaugh was a fire captain at the beginning of 2012, but was demoted to firefighter in March of that year.

The city claimed that Stinebaugh, without authorization, spoke out to council members against the city’s decision to spend $476,000 to purchase a heavy rescue fire truck.

Fun and sharing in the kitchen

January 24, 2014

After all of the food had been tasted, the awards had been handed out and everyone was cleaning up to leave the Kids in the Kitchen cooking contest, Garrett Etzkorn, 12, helped show what the event was all about.

Although Etzkorn did not win, he marched over to the overall winner, Robbie Lynch, 8, and shook his hand to congratulate him and have a chat.

According to Karie Maurer-Enneking, Youth Services Coordinator at the Auglaize County Public Library, she wants to offer opportunities for kids to come together and share cooking tips with each other.

Sertoma plans chili event

January 24, 2014

The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club gave the honorary first ticket to its upcoming chili day to Mayor Rodney Metz on Tuesday afternoon.

Sertoma, which stands for “SERvice TO MAnkind,” is a local organization that serves members of the community.

The 39th annual chili day will be held  from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Wapakoneta Knights of Columbus Hall.

Detective awarded for integrity, service

January 24, 2014

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.

January 23rd

W-G shake up follows Patton resignation

January 23, 2014

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.”

WHS students aim for healthier lifestyles

January 23, 2014

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.

Group reaches out to hungry

January 23, 2014

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.

January 22nd

Warehouse fire under investigation

January 22, 2014

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.

Music resonates in quaint, local business

January 22, 2014

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.

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