October 16th, 2014
No classes today for students at a middle school and an elementary school in northeast Ohio. Both campuses are shut down over an Ebola scare.
It was an evening of dinner, music, special gifts and presentations, magic, song and dance.
The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, said its farewells Wednesday night at a formal dinner and 20th anniversary ceremonies at Wapakoneta High School.
Following dinner, guests were invited into the Performing Arts Center, where they were first treated to a slideshow on the 20-year history of the relationship between the two cities.
The Noon Optimist Club of Wapakoneta will host its 11th annual Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Wapakoneta High School.
The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria and gymnasium. Admission is $3, and patrons can receive $1 off the admission price if they print out a coupon that can be found on the Noon Optimist Club’s Facebook page.
The time of the year has come for the Board of Elections to test the voting machines for next month’s Election Day, which was the case during Wednesday’s meeting.
The board has a new voting machine, the DS200, that will be used during November’s election. The machine has a touch screen on the top as voters slide their ballots in a slot under the touch screen. The machine is to be more user-friendly.
Students in the Wapakoneta City School District have united this week in support of an eighth-grader who remains hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle on Oct. 11.
On Tuesday, students wore white to show support for Leo Blevins, who has been battling life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus since he was struck on the side of County Road 25A Dixie Highway in Cridersville.
Despite years of constant threats from diseases and incurable viruses, humanity continues to thrive to this day and the Ebola pandemic will eventually run its course as other viruses have over the course of time, said the Auglaize County Health Department’s Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres at Tuesday’s meeting regarding the heightened attention toward Ebola.
BOTKINS — Charles Hawk, a representative from the Regional Income Tax Agency, spoke in front of council members Tuesday night at the Botkins Village Council meeting as the council seeks to find a new income tax agency for its businesses and residents.
CELINA — A case of the Mondays.
Needing a win to clinch the Western Buckeye League title outright, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team fell short Monday, as a 2-1 loss to the Celina Bulldogs gave the league championship to the St. Marys Roughriders in back-to-back seasons.
This year Wapakoneta went 7-1-1 in WBL play, finishing as runner-up in the league for the second straight season. St. Marys, meanwhile, was 7-0-2 again in 2014 and gave the Redskins their only league loss this season — on a Monday.
Regina M. Ritter, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:48 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William P. and Cora A. (Presar) Ritter, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Jean Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a nephew and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marion and Frederick “Fritz” and a sister, Hilda Ritter.
The Auglaize County Historical Society and Sister Cities of Wapakoneta sponsored a program entitled “Historic Indians of Ohio” by Randall Buchman on Monday at the Wapa Theatre.
The presentation was created for the Sister City visitors from Lengerich, Germany, however it was free and open to the public. It turned out to be a popular program, as brochures outlining the history of the Shawnee had to be redistributed to ensure that all attendees received a copy.