July 25th, 2014
ADA — Ohio Northern University played host to the Wapakoneta High School marching band this week as they prepare for the upcoming season.
For 24 seniors this camp is the beginning of the end to their marching band careers, and the six senior officers plan to make the most of the time they have left together.
The officers are Jill Mullenhour, alto saxophone, Neal Maxson, alto saxophone, Erin Engle, clarinet, Alyssa Ruck, trumpet, Mo Howard, alto saxophone and Courtney Mosgrove, piccolo.
A Wapakoneta freshman plans on using her new title “Miss Lake Festival Outstanding Teen 2014” to spread awareness about a cause she holds near to her heart.
MacKenzie Lange,14, was crowned Monday as Miss Lake Festival Outstanding Teen 2014 during the Miss Lake Festival Pageant in Celina. MacKenzie said she enjoyed participating in the “supportive, community environment” that the pageant created, and she is looking forward to using her title to be a role model to youth.
As part of its national backpack giveaway campaign, The Cellular Connection (TCC) — the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the U.S. — is donating between 75 and 300 backpacks full of school supplies to students in Wapakoneta.
On Aug. 2 between noon and 2 p.m., local residents will have the opportunity to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and other supplies from the local participating TCC store located on 1321 Bellefontaine St.
Politicians, mental health professionals and chamber of commerce members gathered in the Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to discuss Ohio’s new drug abuse prevention initiative and how it can help build a healthier workforce.
CRIDERSVILLE — Police continue investigating a burglary from a Cridersville business on Monday, in which one man has been incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail on a warrant for breaking and entering and theft.
Chainsaws valued at more than $10,000 were recovered to Steve Myers Service, Inc., 401 South Dixie Highway, Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said, after the business was burglarized at 12:18 a.m. on Monday.
With his decision made to stay in school at the Boston Conservatory, 19-year-old Renni Magee originally did not plan on doing any summer musical theater or summer theater at all. His plan was to do a dance intensive summer like he was used to and head back to school in the fall. That all changed when one of his best friends told him about an audition.
After learning, training and persevering at the Dance Centre of Wapakoneta, a local young man is working toward becoming a true triple threat; an actor, dancer and singer.
Renni Magee, 19, of Lima, spent about seven years of his life as a male member at the Dance Centre, and where his skills and training have taken him already is sure to impress; however, for Magee, it all did not start here in Ohio, the story begins in Denver, Colo.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the supplemental contracts of three coaches and several advisers, as well as the employment of one regular staff member and one substitute teacher at a regular board meeting Tuesday night.
Just as one Eagle Scout project — Travis Rohrbach’s Wapak Dog Park — is wrapping up, another appears on the horizon.
Alex Stinebaugh, from Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14, is planning a sign and flagpole feature to adorn the entranceway to Breakfast Optimist Park on Water Street.
Stinebaugh said he begin planning the project a few months ago and has some seed money thanks to a small endowment left by his grandmather especially designated for the project.
While the City Council’s Utilities Committee discussed passing the state-mandated kilowatt hour tax onto customers, and the city continues effort to get “First to the Moon” representation on the Bellefontaine Street I-75 overpass falls on deaf ears at ODOT, one city councilman says he’s noticed a trend of inaction on the part of the city administration.