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February 28th, 2014

Clarks say good-bye to car dealership

February 28, 2014

A dealership that has been a part of Wapakoneta since 1931 and has been owned by the Clark family for 59 years was sold to new owners in January.

Jerry and Terry Clark, previous owners of Clark Ford Sales, said they have been making preparations to sell for nearly a year and are currently undergoing the transition of leaving the business.

Alleged Subway robber indicted

February 28, 2014

An Auglaize County grand jury indicted a Michigan man accused of robbing a local restaurant.

Steven D. Anschuetz, 58, of National City, Mich., was indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery and theft stemming from the Feb. 10 incident. His arraignment  has yet to be scheduled. Anschuetz’s bond has been set at $500,000 in his alleged aggravated robbery and theft case.

Firefighter contract on hold

February 28, 2014

A contract between Wapakoneta firefighters and city officials that was supposed to be signed Thursday has been delayed due to “housekeeping issues,” according to Safety-Service Director Bill Rains.

Rains said he expects to have the finalized contract by early next week, and will sign it as soon as he receives it.

The document is currently being reviewed by Clemans, Nelson and Associates, a human resources management firm.

Wapakoneta's Ambos, Brown alive at state; Hall out

February 28, 2014

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown reached the second day of the state wrestling tournament with a win in the first round of the consolation bracket Thursday.

Redskins freshman Landon Hall was eliminated from the state tournament Thursday on the first day of competition, as he lost his first round matches in both the championship and consolation brackets.

Redskins crawl to win over Napoleon

February 28, 2014

PAULDING — The pace of Thursday’s game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Napoleon Wildcats was about as slow as a modern basketball game can be played. The two teams crawled to the finish line in their tournament game, but Wapakoneta was patient enough defensively and executed enough in timely situations to lead the entire game.

The Redskins emerged with a 31-19 win Thursday in a Division II girls basketball district semifinal at Paulding High School.

February 27th

Helen E. Ambos, 89

February 27, 2014

Helen E. Ambos, 89, of Botkins, died at 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Dorothy Love Nursing Home, Sidney. She was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of Roy O. and Laura (Schumann) Metz, who preceded her in death. On June 30, 1946, she married Don W. Ambos, and he died Dec. 10, 2009.

Wapakoneta prepares for potential EPA visit

February 27, 2014

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed the City of Delphos their solution for frozen pipes is not allowed, and Wapakoneta has been using that same solution. Garden hoses.

The city’s addressed these issues in the form of a hose being hooked up to to a neighboring house suppling water to the residents without.

Wapakoneta City Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said there are probably somewhere around 30 houses without their own running water, therefore they are supplied water from neighbors via garden hoses.

Speaking out against bullying

February 27, 2014

Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.

The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.

Adopt a Grandparent

February 27, 2014

Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.

“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.

Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.

February 26th

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74

February 26, 2014

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death.  She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.

Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.

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