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January 27th, 2012

Cridersville to upgrade Tower Park

January 27, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members discussed the possibility of renovating the ball diamonds at Tower Park and decided this is a project they want to complete this year — the sooner the better.

Tower Park is the home to three softball diamonds, which need some major updating and fixing.

“We need to make an effort to improve the diamonds,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “This is an opportunity for children to utilize the diamonds and to have adult softball teams visit our town.”

Building treasures: A Cinderella-style automobile affair

January 27, 2012

ST. JOHNS — There is an absolute truth in the adage, “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.

Everett Gross has always tinkered with fixing up old cars, an interest he developed from working with his father, Doyle Gross.

In the summer of 2000, Gross discovered his pièce de résistance. While attending a car swap meet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Gross found a 1938 DeSoto that was on its last leg.

Balance above water: Sewer fund review prompts need for detailed utility report

January 27, 2012

With the Wapakoneta Sewer Fund struggling to keep its balance above clean water, city elected officials may have to consider in the future an additional increase to the annual 3 percent hike which typically matches the rise to operate the system.

Before any discussion is to transpire on a possible additional hike, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members say they want to wait for a full report on rates charged consumers for all utilities.

3 generations work for Marathon Oil

January 27, 2012

For three generations, one Wapakoneta family has been clocking in at the same company.

It started with 73-year-old Wayne Quellhorst, who was working at a local gasoline station when he struck up a conversation with the man unloading a tanker.

“I asked him how he got a good job like that,” said Quellhorst, who a week later was on the road driving with a supervisor learning the ropes himself.

He worked for Marathon Oil, out of Lima, for 30 years as a transport driver before retiring in 1999.

Wapak, W'field delayed 2 hours

January 27, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.

January 26th

Cruiser chasers: WPD offers simulator training

January 26, 2012

Wapakoneta police officer Pat Green called in and learned the motorcyclist in front of his cruiser was a suspect in a felony crime. He started his pursuit.

In a short time, the chase reached high speeds — some eclipsing triple digits. Green managed to stay with the motorcyclist for a period of time before he started weaving through traffic. Green decided to stop his pursuit to ensure the safety of other motorists and himself.

In two more blocks, the motorcyclist crashed.

AASM to bring in exhibits

January 26, 2012

Staff at a local museum are working on new exhibits — which will help update what has happened in space and aviation history since the last renovation of the building.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is undergoing changes for the upcoming year, and will be incorporating a new type of exhibit, a museum executive says.

“We are working on two new exhibits that highlight things since the museum was last renovated,” Armstrong Air & Space Museum Director Chris Burton said.

School board recognized

January 26, 2012

Members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education were recognized Tuesday for their service during a regular their  monthly meeting.

The recognition of the five board members — Willie Sammetinger, Ron Mertz, Brent Schwartz, Pat Gibson and Eric McKinniss — is done annually during school board recognition month, which falls in January.

Wapak, W'field delayed

January 26, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.

January 25th

New deal finalized

January 25, 2012

A new contract became official between Wapakoneta Education Association teachers and the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education when board members approved the deal during Tuesday’s meeting.

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