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July 1st, 2014

Taking it to an extreme

July 1, 2014

A 16-year-old Wapakoneta resident who has a passion for the pogo stick will be taking his talents to Pittsburgh today to compete in the U.S. leg of the 2014 Xpogo World Championship Series, also know as Pogopalooza.

Michael Brookhart packed up his pogo sticks early this morning and headed east with his brother, Anthony, to the competition that will run from July 2-4.

The event is part of an international three-stop tour that also includes France and Sweden, and will feature some of the best jumpers in the world competing in various pogo stick competitions.

Rotary honors Jim West

July 1, 2014

The Rotary Club of Wapakoneta invited Home Savings Bank President, Jim West, to speak at their final meeting of the rotary year yesterday.

After eating lunch at the Rotary Club Gazebo located in Harmon Park, West expected to give a speech to rotary members about his business and how it came to be what it is today.

Unbeknownst to him, West was in attendance for another reason.

Missing Wapakoneta juvenile found

July 1, 2014

Wapakoneta Police officers report that a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing from her Wapakoneta home at 5:43 a.m. on Friday, June 27, has been found.

Jessica Schlegel, 13, of 417 South Pine St., was reported missing by her father, David Schlegel, of the residence.

According to police, an unknown caller phoned and said Jessica was walking in front of the city administration building, 701 Parlette Ct., at 8:02 p.m. on Monday, June 30.

June 30th

Update: Wapakoneta juvenile reported missing

June 30, 2014

A 13-year-old girl was reported missing from her Wapakoneta home at 5:43 a.m. on Friday, June 27.

According to the Wapakoneta Police Department report, Jessica Schlegel, 13, of 417 South Pine St., was reported missing by her father, David Schlegel, of the residence.

She was last seen at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.

Jessica was entered into a nationwide missing person's database as a missing juvenile.

Numerous locations have been checked, including her mother's residence in Lima.

Mobile meth lab discovered on I-75

June 30, 2014

A mobile methamphetamine lab was found after Ohio State Highway Patrol officials pulled over a vehicle on northbound I-75 near milepost 117 at 8:58 p.m. Saturday, south of Cridersville.

Sergeant John Westerfield, with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wapakoneta Post, said two individuals, ages 25 and 26, both of New Bremen, were in the 2000 Chrysler Sebring, which was pulled over for a speed violation.

The vehicle contained drugs, drug paraphernalia, a semi-automatic handgun and a semi-automatic assault rifle, which were not loaded.

House, car fires keep crews busy

June 30, 2014

The Wapakoneta Fire Department responded to a house fire at 17470 Hauss Road in Wapakoneta at 10:02 a.m. on Saturday, June 28.

According to the report, the back half addition of the one story ranch-style house was fully involved in fire on arrival, with all occupants out of the residence. No injuries were reported.

Relay for Life honors victims, survivors

June 30, 2014

“Cancer never sleeps, so why should we?”

The motto of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life rang true at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Hundreds gathered from 6 p.m. Friday evening to noon on Saturday to stand up against cancer by raising money, honoring those who have lost their battle and recognizing those who have conquered.

A night to include games, face painting, music, a luminaria ceremony and of course, walking, all began with an opening ceremony followed by a survivor lap around the track.

Doctor’s office expanding

June 30, 2014

The Auglaize Family Practice Center is currently undergoing a remodel in an effort to create a more inviting environment for patients, Office Administrator Amy Hoyt said.

Before starting the remodel, a wall separated the receptionist area from the patient waiting room. Patients who walked in would speak to the receptionist through a glass window and would have to pass through a narrow hallway before entering the staff area.

June 27th

Frances Geraldine Grubb, 71

June 27, 2014

Frances Geraldine Grubb, 71, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born on Jan. 18, 1943, in Prince William County, Va., to Willard Ermal Acord and Freda Irene Holbrook Acord.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors.

Diane Davenport, 57

June 27, 2014

Diane Davenport, 57, of Uniopolis, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1956, in Lima, to the late Walter and Dorothy Carter Davenport.

Diane had worked at Huffy and DTR. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, her grandchildren and planning family functions.

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