Thereâ€™s no place like home for the holidays, but for those in the military, coming home may not be an option.
That is why Michelle Frank, assistant business manager for the Wapakoneta Daily News, started Holiday Mail for Heroes. Up through Dec. 11, people can submit their loved onesâ€™ names, ranks, full military address and a picture, if they so choose, to the Wapakoneta Daily News or The Evening Leader. The submissions will then run on a page in the newspapers on Dec. 13, so anyone wishing to send some Christmas cheer to the military men and women can do so.
As one of the nationâ€™s leading experts in corporate location strategy and property selection, Don Schjeldahl has visited thousands of towns like Wapakoneta, looking for communities that would be the right fit for companies that are considering opening up a new facility.
The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Annual Meeting held Friday afternoon featured a guest speaker who has more than 30 years experience in corporate consulting.
Don Schjeldahl, founder of the Don Schjeldahl Group, spoke to WAEDC members and local community leaders about his experience in corporate location strategy and property selection, and how a town like Wapakoneta can best prepare itself for industries looking to expand into other regions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.