March 7th, 2014
With the holidays long past and the winter season still hovering, church-goers may be looking forward to the many faith-centered activities that start in the spring.
Pastor Kim Pope-Seiberling, of First United Methodist in Wapakoneta, said there are exciting changes at her church this year.
"We just really want to reach out to the community and let people know that they are welcome here, and their kids are welcome here," Pope-Seiberling said. "We're becoming very child and family oriented."
Wapakoneta High School senior Austin Klingler was initially unsure of what he wanted to do his Eagle Scout project on.
After speaking with his scout master, George Herman, he came to find out about an organization that he didn’t even know existed—the Auglaize County Crisis Center.
The crisis center, whose mission is “to provide a coordinated family intervention program to ensure the safety, dignity and self-determination of those involved in a violent family relationship,” felt like the right organization for Klingler to help.
A Wapakoneta native was awarded the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 2013 “Trooper of the Year” in the annual state-wide leadership awards.
Trooper Christian “C.J.” Niemeyer, of the Columbus Metro Post, was selected from eight district troopers of the year.
The Village of Cridersville faced a few challenges and changes in 2013, and Mayor Lorali Myers believes these were attended to head-on by the community and turned into positives.
Over the past year Cridersville welcomed a new administrator in Jarid Kohlrieser and a new tax administrator in the City of St. Marys.
Myers said Kohlrieser worked closely with the former administrator giving him an idea of what the duties of the position would entail.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Sara Warner earned honors within the Northwest District, as the Associated Press revealed Thursday in its all-district rosters for the 2013-14 high school varsity basketball season.
Warner was chosen as a Division II third-team All-Northwest District selection for this season.
The Redskins’ lone senior starter was the team’s leading scorer at 15.8 points per game.
The 5-foot-9 guard helped lead Wapakoneta to a 14-11 overall record and a district runner-up finish in 2013-14.
Law enforcement officials discovered a case of alleged animal neglect and abandonment at a Wapakoneta residence on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Calvin Schneider, with the Wapakoneta Police Department, said an officer responded to 706 Park St. in Wapakoneta on Wednesday after receiving a call about an open door at the residence.
On arrival, the officer went into the residence and found two animals, a deceased dog and another dog who appeared aggressive.
Yesterday the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association met to recognize Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association gives an opportunity for people of Wapakoneta to go on a spiritual journey together throughout Lent. They will continue to meet every Wednesday during Lent, with a different presider taking the altar each week.
Rev. Pat Sloneker of St. Joseph’s kicked off the yearly staple yesterday with an offering of ashes followed by a luncheon in the Parish Life Center.
Wapakoneta Middle School students joined the national ‘End the R-word’ campaign to stop the use of the words retard and retarded on Wednesday by vowing to never use the word to describe any person or situation.
Deputy Samuel Blank, who teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) classes in every middle school in Auglaize County, decided to address the issue after years of hearing it being used by students in the classroom.
A Settlement Conference that had been set for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the case of former Wapakoneta Fire Captain Tom Stinebaugh versus the City of Wapakoneta in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Ohio Western Division has been cancelled.
Robert M. Davis, 93, of Santa Fe, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, March 3, 2014. He was born on March 14, 1920, in Auglaize County, to the late Raymond R. and Ferrol R. Campbell Davis.