March 6th, 2014
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.
Larry L. Jones, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:43 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born on Feb. 13, 1940, in Lima, to Robert D. and Lodema G. Kaufman Jones, who preceded him in death. Â He married Rebecca Rhodes on Dec. 26, 1970, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Jones had worked for Ford and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Â He was a member of VFW Post 8445 Wapakoneta and the Local UAW 1219.
Marye Helen (Klima) Grieves, 69, of 104 Highland Ave., Russia, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:03 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 5, 1945, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Frederick and Emma (Hengstler) Klima. On Oct. 13, 1961, she married Roger Grieves, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2000.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Competitive Balance proposal which will be voted on by its member schools in May this year, the OHSAA announced Tuesday morning.
The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.
The proposal deals with how member schools are placed in tournament divisions for team sports the OHSAA sponsors.
With interests ranging from sunsets to clowns and fruit, local artists gathered at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta for one passion they had in common — photography.
Calen Fledderjohan, 16, of St. Marys, entered the youth category, submitting animal, landscape and still life photographs.
Fledderjohan and his best friend and fellow artist, Skylar Hennon, 16, of St. Marys, attended the opening reception.
The two said they enjoyed viewing the various works of art at the photography exhibit.
“Houston, we have a problem,” is one of, if not the most misquoted historical quote of all time, and some of that is probably attributed to Tom Hanks’ performance as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13.
Executive director of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Chris Burton, explained the historically accurate quote is, “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” at the museum on Tuesday night while giving the Museum at the Movies tour.
We’re down to nine.
Director of Public Service and Safety Bill Rains told City Council on Monday that the number of residences receiving water from their neighbors through the use of hoses had been reduced to nine.
That was from a high of about 30 reported last week.
Rains told councilors that after the article ran in the Wapakoneta Daily News, he received a call from the Environmental Protection Agency on the matter.
The EPA had previously told the City of Delphos that the use of garden hoses was not an acceptable solution.