April 3rd, 2013
A Wapakoneta resident is representing North America, as he was selected as the recipient of a prestigious award from Ford Motor Company.
Ryan Kelly was named “Health and Safety Professional of the Year” for North America.
“It’s a huge honor to even be considered and being selected is very rewarding,” Kelly said.
The world headquarters of Ford Motor Co., in Dearborn, Mich., recently announced the 2012 President’s Health and Safety Awards. These awards honor outstanding achievements at Ford plants worldwide.
The Auglaize County branch of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is joining a statewide drive to help end hunger and is partnering with a local agency to make a difference here.
State Registrar Mike Rankin became involved in Operation Feed on a local level in the Columbus area and decided to extend the effort across Ohio.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ bats came alive Tuesday and the team got another solid performance from their top right-handed pitcher as the varsity boys captured a run-rule win.
Starting Redskin pitcher Chace Culver pitched 5 innings, giving up only four hits and zero earned runs, in the 11-1 win over the Greenville Green Wave.
DELPHOS — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity baseball team fell back on the solid pitching and hitting of their No. 1 starting pitcher to pick up a win in the first game of the 2013 season.
Johnny Crawford went 6 innings and drove in two runs Monday to give the Redskins a 6-3 win over the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School has been hosting the W-G Relay event since they opened the new track in 2005. For all those years, the invitational did not have a name, other than the W-G Tiger Relays.
After a long time coming, the W-G Relays was officially named the Joe Rider Horn Tiger Relays.
This meet named after a staple in the Waynesfield community, Joe Rider Horn.
Sue A. Fox, 72, of Wapakoneta, went to be with The Lord at 11:50 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Dayton, the daughter of Martha (Kipker) and James Williams. Her mother survives in Land Oâ€™Lakes, Fla., and her father is deceased. Sue graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill. in May of 1962. On Aug. 18, 1962, she married the Rev. Larry Fox, and he survives in Wapakoneta. She was actively involved with him in his pastoral ministry for 50 years.
Candace M. â€śCandyâ€ť Newland, 41, of Waynesfield, left us to be with the Lord at 5:10 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born April 20, 1971, in Lima, the daughter of Charoletteann (Howland) and Arnold R. Tippie III. Her mother & step-father, Robert Moye, survive in Waynesfield, and her father is deceased. On Feb. 16, 1994, she married Scott A. Newland Sr., and he survives.
Jack H. Tidd, 74, of Montra, passed away on Easter Sunday evening, March 31, 2013, after a very courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family.
Jack was born on May 15, 1938, in Jackson Center, the son of the late Violet (Miller) and Robert Tidd. On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Margaret E. Schumann. During their 50 years of marriage they had many great memories of traveling and spending time with family and friends.
After applying a federal grant rewarded to the city last year to a street project, Wapakoneta city administrators have resubmitted work on the Heritage Park river walkway project for a similar grant — and they have good indications they may receive the funds.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the first reading to apply for $2.14 million in a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
A deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized as the top law enforcement officer in the district by a district service organization.
K-9 Deputy Mike Peterson, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office full-time for 17 years was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 2012-2013 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 2. He has served as K-9 officer for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006.
Peterson said the award was humbling.