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December 5th

Botkins mural takes flight

December 5, 2014

BOTKINS — When Botkins Superintendent Connie Schneider asked Dan Knepper to paint a mural for the new school building, he jumped at the chance. Thursday afternoon, in front of school faculty, students and community members he unveiled what he has spent more than two months perfecting. 

YMCA seeks to make rates more 'member friendly'

December 5, 2014

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA is adding two new membership categories and changing their membership rates to make prices more member-friendly.

There are three membership categories: Family, Single and Student, but the YMCA is adding a Couples category and has already added a category for individuals above the age of 55.

Ex-firefighter's case going to trial

December 5, 2014

The case of a Wapakoneta fire captain who was demoted to firefighter and later fired will move forward in federal court.

Tom Stinebaugh, who was demoted in March 2012, and fired that September, confirmed to the Wapakoneta Daily News on Thursday that a motion by the city to dismiss the case was denied by the judge presiding over the case.

December 4th

Children’s Hometown Holiday returns

December 4, 2014

The eighth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5-7 with several events happening throughout the weekend.

At 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Santa will be in his firetruck as he and his helpers travel on Auglaize Street  to Blackhoof Street and onto Main Street to Santa’s Wapakoneta Outpost where he will remain from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. From this outpost, Santa will be greeted by the Rockettes.

Macbeth’s troubles boil in Art Center cauldron

December 4, 2014

The words of Shakespeare can be heard throughout the Performing Arts Center this week as Wapakoneta High School seniors have been given the opportunity to experience one of the playwright's most famous plays during a five-day actor's workshop.

The workshop is being taught by two members of the Cleveland-based Great Lakes Theater Company, which has been sending actor-teachers to work with WHS students for more than a decade.

Leak was false alarm

December 4, 2014

A suspected leak at AIP Logistics Wednesday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm, EMA and fire officials said.

The Wapakoneta Fire Department was called to AIP around 2:45 p.m. yesterday for what looked to be a chemical leak in the area where they house tanks containing liquid product. This area is known as the “tank farm,” where liquid is pumped from rail cars into the tanks.

December 3rd

Venue, attorney change in rape case

December 3, 2014

The case against an ex-couple charged with a multitude of sex crimes has been moved to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus.

But there’s also been a change in the defense team for one of the defendants.

The decisions were made at a recent pre-trial hearing for defendants Lori A. Anderson, 50, and her ex-husband, Charles Wycuff, 53.

Cookie walk a sweet treat

December 3, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Those with a hankering for sweets can head to Cridersville United Methodist Church, 105 Shawnee Road, on Saturday for its annual Christmas Cookie Walk.

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., more than 200 dozen homemade cookies will be laid out on tables, all available to purchase for $4 per pound. After being given a to-go box and a pair of gloves, customers can choose a variety of whichever ones they want.

Armstrong, the person, remembered

December 3, 2014

Those who were there to see Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon either on television or to hear it on the radio can attest hearing the most famous quote of his life, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

But who was Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon?

NOVA and PBS will answer that question in a documentary, airing at 9 p.m. tonight on  WBGU and WBGU-HD.

December 2nd

Council salutes Redskins team

December 2, 2014

Following the usual procedural items, Wapakoneta City Council focused on a Proclamation delivered by Mayor Rodney Metz congratulating the Wapakoneta High School varsity football team for their outstanding season.

At-Large Councilwoman and Chair of the Lands and Buildings Committee Rachel Barber brought to council’s attention a letter sent to residents on West Auglaize Street regarding sandstone sidewalks. 

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