June 13th, 2014
Wapakoneta sent six different pitchers to the mound, and, collectively, they shut down Crestview in a 4-1 win Thursday in ACME baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
The hosts’ pitchers allowed three hits and five baserunners in Crestview’s seven at-bats, and Wapakoneta relied on a four-run third for its offense.
Wapakoneta was needing to get certain pitchers some work heading into its tournament in Defiance starting Saturday.
Locals showed off their old cars and gathered for a sunny evening cruise in Thursday at Bob Evans in Wapakoneta.
Deb Van Tilburg, of Wapakoneta, said she is continuing the regular cruise in that she started last year, and she wants to grow more of an interest by having people bring in their cars and showing them off on a weekly basis at Bob Evans.
“Maybe we will get more people to bring their cars out on Thursday nights, if nothing else just talk about old cars and enjoy company,” Tilburg said.
In an effort to move toward a more technology-based education system, Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced the district is “going Google” — an initiative that will allow for increased shareability through devices and applications.
“The biggest difference between what we have currently and with Google is the ability to share information,” Horner said. “The other thing is the ability to have built-in classroom instructional applications.”
Summertime in Cridersville means it is time to put the Bowsher Log Cabin to use and remind community members how days of old used to be.
The Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days events during each month of the summer season give residents the opportunity to gain historical perspective, have a family-friendly event to attend and lend a helping hand to those in need.
Through sponsorships from the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and the Cridersville Healthcare Center residents are treated to a variety of experiences.
The Auglaize County Coronerâ€™s Office released more information Thursday on the death of Charles Hicks of Uniopolis, whose body was found at his residence, 2 South Main St., on Monday.
A news release from Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag states that the manner of death was a homicide due to crushing injuries to the anterior neck due to beating by assailant(s).
The release further states that death occurred within minutes of the injuries, sometime between 8 p.m. June 7 and midnight June 8, 2014.
From staff reports
A scholarship program has been created for future football players at Wapakoneta High School under first-year head coach Travis Moyer.
In a letter to potential donors, Moyer says, “Wapakoneta has identified a community service project that is meaningful to its school and community.”
The letter states “this scholarship is to commend players for their 4 years of participation in the Wapakoneta Varsity Football program and promote higher level of education beyond high school.”
Memories of fun and safety awareness are what children brought home Wednesday after the annual two-day Safety Camp hosted by the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, fire department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
“The biggest goal is to get them to go home, try to be aware, and if they run into something, say, ‘I’ve seen this, I know what to do,’” Firefighter Doug Kill said.
Findlay City Schools Superintendent and Wapakoneta native Dean Wittwer said he is coming “full circle” as he prepares to leave his current position for a job in Lima — the same city where he began his career as an educator.
Wittwer, who served as Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent for 12 years before leaving for Findlay, began his career as an art teacher at Lima Shawnee High School in 1976.
On Aug. 1, Wittwer will take over as superintendent of the Allen County Educational Service Center in Lima, under a two-year contract.
During this summer’s second installment of ScienceWOW Wednesday, Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker taught a handful of children the meaning of the word density by conducting several experiments.
By using water, vegetable oil and food coloring, Spyker showed that even though oil is the heavier substance, it rises when poured into water because water has a greater density causing it to sink.
For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Urban forester Alan Siewart provided his opinions of the conditions of trees along West Auglaize Street on Tuesday during a walk through of the site.
Siewart was brought in at the recommendation of urban forester Stephanie Miller, who has been working with the city on their tree program. Both Siewart and Miller work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.