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February 4th, 2013

Reuben Walton, 89

February 4, 2013

Reuben J. Walton, 89, of Waynesfield, died at 12:39 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
He was born June 16, 1923, in Wyandot County, the son of Mildred V. (Roby) and Emery E. Walton who preceded him death. On Jan 26, 1946, he married Mildred L. Walter who survives in Waynesfield.

Daniel Steinke, 57

February 4, 2013

Daniel J. “Stink” Steinke, 57, of Fryburg, died at 12:29 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born July 7, 1955, in Lima, the son of Pauline “Polly” (Schaub) and Albin P. Steinke. His mother is deceased and his father survives in Fryburg.
Also surviving are two brothers, Steven (Deanna) Steinke, of Wapakoneta, and Scott Steinke, of Wapakoneta; three sisters, Susan (Randy) Baber, of Wapakoneta, Lisa (Jim) Kreitzer, of Wapakoneta, and Jill (Chris) Keith, of Wapakoneta; 15 nieces and nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Seven arrested for trafficking in county

February 4, 2013

A Wapakoneta man was among six  Auglaize County residents as well as one Celina man arrested for trafficking in drugs, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office officials announced this morning.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests were the result of a recent investigation by the Auglaize-Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the St. Marys, Wapakoneta and Minster police departments.

Charles Mitchell, 91

February 4, 2013

Charles Leo Mitchell, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 24, 1921, in Buckland, the son of the late Lela Vivian (Meeker) and Charles Martin Mitchell. On June 14, 1947, he married Mary Maxine Lee, who survives in Wapakoneta.

‘Disaster’ forms popular band

February 4, 2013

“We Ended In Disaster” indeed sounds like a cool name for a band that straddles pop, punk and metal sounds and fits in perfectly with a genre of music known for its other nefarious group names, such as Against All Authority, the Dead Milkmen, and Gorilla Biscuits. However, in contrast to some of those famous names, the name of the local band based out of Wapakoneta came from true happenings amongst its members.

“It has inspirational meaning to us,” said Ben Gardner, 20, the lead guitarist of the band.

Seventh-grader has love for racing cars

February 4, 2013

A local seventh-grader has a passion for cars.

In his spare time, Wapakoneta Middle School student Jerry Wright can be driving his RC cars.

“I do competitions with them,” Wright said of the remote control cars. “Dad’s Toy Shop holds a ‘Fun Run’ and I go there every summer.”

Wright said at these competitions, the hobbyists drive their cars around and see whose car can jump the highest.

Wright, who has a total of five RC cars, races them outside.

Redskins crowned WBL champions

February 4, 2013

ELIDA — The Wapakoneta wrestling team did what they do best Saturday afternoon.

Win.

February 3rd

Kasich pushes equal funding for schools

February 3, 2013

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Area superintendents, who attended a meeting Thursday in Columbus, learned of a pleasant surprise regarding school funding as the basics of a Gov. John Kasich’s overhaul plan started to be revealed.
With most area school districts administrators waiting for the state budget plan to come out in early February, attendees at the meeting for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) learned the plan will narrow tax-based disparities between richer and poorer school districts, reward innovation and expand access to vouchers.

Frigid temps bring risks

February 3, 2013

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
With the temperatures making a sudden change from record highs to single-digit lows in a matter of days this time of year, a local safety official says it is imperative to be careful about being exposed to prolong cold temperatures.
Not only can the cold weather can cause hypothermia, but frostbite is something to be cautious about.
“I recommend, as a safety precaution, to go out in the cold with someone, so if you have some type of problem, you can call for help and get aid,” Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said.

Kids learning to teach

February 3, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Working with students as they complete a watercolor project, a senior at Wapakoneta High School learns what it would be like to teach in a multiple disabilities classroom.
Courtney Fisher began volunteering in classrooms at Wapakoneta Elementary School her sophomore year and has continued ever since, including during the senior instructional leadership class she is taking now.
While she typically spends her time in a first-grade classroom, part of the requirements of the class are volunteering in a special education classroom, too.

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