October 6th, 2014
Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club members will be serving their famous pulled pork dinners to the community in an effort to raise money for their service projects benefiting local youth.
The club’s 6th Annual Pulled Pork Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, available only through the drive-thru set up in the St. Paul United Church of Christ parking lot off Mechanic Street.
Ray L. Hower, 60, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:17 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his residence, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Arthur Oliver and Wahoneta Irene (Hardford) Hower, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 29, 1991, he married Deborah K. Wilder, and she survives.
The Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is inviting community members to join in â€śFields of Faithâ€ť â€” a national event dedicated to Christians worshiping together on a football field.
District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch said the Fields of Faith event was organized to give students and youth in the community an opportunity to express their faith.
â€śWeâ€™re just excited to bring people together and see that, you know, you might go to a different church or a different school, but we all serve the same God,â€ť Lynch said, â€śso itâ€™s a great chance to come together and worship him.â€ť
Timothy Scott Workman was found guilty Friday on all 79 charges he faced for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and tampering with evidence.
Jurors deliberated for approximately 90 minutes before reaching a verdict around 4:30 p.m.
Workman was accused of taking nude photographs of two Mercer County women who were 16 and 17 years old at the time. The â€śphoto sessions,â€ť as they were described by those who testified, took place at the Wapakoneta Knightâ€™s Inn in 2013.
A sentencing date has not been set at this time.
The Wapak YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler is a few weeks away, but the pre-registration date — and a chance to save a few dollars — is coming up fast.
Pre-registration is $25, including a long-sleeve T-shirt, and must entry forms must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 6. Pre-registration without a T-shirt is $12, and also must be postmarked by Monday. Race-day — Oct. 27 — registration prices are $27 and $15 respectively. These entries must be postmarked by Oct. 13 or signed up at the event.
The local Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced the completion of recent renovations and is planning an open house for the public to view the new facility.
Deputy Registrar Laura Tuttle said the bureau is encouraging the community to attend the grand re-opening of the Wapakoneta License Bureau, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at 604 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, beginning with a ribbon cutting.
State prosecutors rested their case against Timothy Scott Workman Thursday after hearing testimony from lead investigator Patrick Green and St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst.
Green, a detective with the Wapakoneta Police Department, testified he took pictures of the same hotel room where Workman allegedly photographed underage girls in 2013. The hotel room, which is located inside the Knights Inn in Wapakoneta, had the same markings on the wall that could be seen in the background of some of the photographs, Green said.
Mary A. Egbert, age 80, of Botkins, died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 12:32 a.m. at The Gardens in Wapakoneta.
She was born on May 19, 1934 in New Bremen, the daughter of the late Walter and Lorena (Timmerman) Fischbach.
Ted Lewis Endel Sr., 84, of St. Marys died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born on July 29, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio, to Clifford F. & Ruth Mae (Barker) Endel who preceded him in death.
Jerry Medaris Hardacre MD, age 80, of Marshfield, Wisc., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the House Of The Dove in Marshfield, with his family by his side.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Wesley United Methodist Church (205 E. 3rd St.) in Marshfield. Rev. Joel Deaner-Rogers will officiate.