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July 22nd, 2014

Dirt bike crash leads to life flight

July 22, 2014

A Bellefontaine man was life flighted to St. Rita’s Medical Center following a dirt bike accident at Pusheta Creek MX Park at 3:07 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, on  Winemiller Road, in Wapakoneta.

The man was reportedly riding the dirt bike when the throttle stuck open, causing the bike to accelerate leading to the crash.

According to the report, the bike flipped and landed on top of him. Bystanders were able to remove the bike allowing first responders access to the victim.

July 21st

Astronauts hope to inspire others

July 21, 2014

Two astronauts with ties to Ohio came to Wapakoneta this weekend to help commemorate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon.

Active astronaut Suni Williams and former astronaut and space shuttle pilot Greg Johnson participated in several activities at this past weekend’s Summer Moon Festival, including an autograph signing, the Run to the Moon 5/10k and tours at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. The pair signed about 150 separate awards for race winners, sent the runners off at the start of the race and welcomed them back at the finish line.

Wiener dogs, space robot spell success

July 21, 2014

A local who has worked at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for four years has had a peak into the workings of the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival, but, since she has lived in Wapakoneta for 40 years, she has seen the festival become what it is today.

Bonnie Adair, employee at the museum, said she took her children to the festival on occasion in its earlier years, as a “fun thing to do and a place to go.”

July 18th

Armstrong Museum to host selection of ‘space’ animals

July 18, 2014

As part of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum portion of the Summer Moon Festival, a special presentation featuring species of animals who have gone into space will be presented at the museum Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

A representative from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton will be bringing a variety of animals to discuss how they played a role in space experiments over the years and how they continue to help researchers.

Chicken dinners and brew kick off festival

July 18, 2014

The 2014 Summer Moon Festival kicked off Thursday with chicken dinners and a toast using a lager similar to one brewed in Wapakoneta in the 1800s.

This year’s festival chairman Brian Schlosser raised a cup of Old Vienna-style beer, known in the past as “Lunar Lager,” and welcomed everyone to the festival.

Driver strikes Mercy Unlimited, found in flipped vehicle

July 18, 2014

After striking the front window of Mercy Unlimited building downtown Wapakoneta, a driver fled and was later located by officers in a flipped vehicle at the intersection of Willipie Street and Krein Ave., Wapakoneta, at 2:26 a.m. today.

According to the Wapakoneta Police Department report, officers had to extract the driver, Nicholas George, 36, of Lima, from the vehicle because it had come to rest on its top. George was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Wapakoneta Rescue Squad for possible injuries.

July 17th

Sara Foor crowned Queen

July 17, 2014

Self-expression, beauty and creative talents took the stage at the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant 2014, where the queen's crown and title was passed on to this year's pageant winner.

The crown for the 2014 Miss Summer Moon Scholarship pageant was awarded to Senior Sara Foor, 17, the daughter of Anita and Mike Foor. 

Man’s calling leads to Wapakoneta

July 17, 2014

After nearly 30 years as both an accountant and a teacher, Pastor Neil Brady finally answered the call to the ministry — a calling Brady said he has felt since he was a child.

New park is for the dogs

July 17, 2014

As far as the city’s concerned, we have a dog park.

Boy Scout Travis Rohrbach of Troop 14, whose Eagle Scout project was designed to delight Wapakoneta’s four-legged residents and their two-legged companions, said Tuesday that the park is “functionally complete.”

July 16th

German students enjoy the sights

July 16, 2014

Although the German exchange students have been in the U.S. for a mere two days, they have not wasted any time before immersing themselves in American culture.

The Wapakoneta Sister Cities student visit 2014 began with a welcome picnic on Sunday and a trip to Cedar Point on Monday, leaving time to get familiar with Wapakoneta on Tuesday.

Chaperone Ulrike Schlamann said this is her first visit to Wapakoneta.

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