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February 11th, 2013

Hoel brothers are best friends

February 11, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Looking up with the same ornery grin, brothers Jack, 7, and Joseph, 8, Hoel admit they have a lot in common.

“We both like Legos,” Joseph starts out. “And baseball,” Jack says, before Joseph continues, “and football.”

And the list goes on.

They have the same favorite video game and say it in unison, without any prior discussion — “Call of Duty Black Ops II.”

Botkins beats W-G with the 3's

February 11, 2013

 

BOTKINS —  The Botkins boys basketball team was shooting on all cylinders Saturday night, picking up a convincing victory over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.

Four different Trojans hit 3-pointers in the victory, for a team total of nine 3-pointers.

W-G could not keep up with that offensive productivity, and was crushed by Botkins, 65-46.

February 8th

Redskins grind out win over Van Wert

February 9, 2013

The Wapakoneta Redskins came out of the gate sluggish against the hosting Van Wert Cougars, but used a solid second half to pick up another Western Buckeye League victory.

Acres to conduct facility analysis

February 8, 2013

The findings of a facility assessment of the Auglaize Acres are expected soon to offer ideas for operational improvements.
The Plante & Moran firm was hired to conduct the assessment in January at a cost of between $12,000 and $15,000, plus reimbursable expenses.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said they have been talking about doing such a study for quite a while, with some ideas spurred on by the use of the facilities by other county offices during courthouse renovations.

Centered on weatherman

February 8, 2013

With Hurricane Sandy striking the East Coast last fall, and a blizzard slamming the East Coast Friday night and today, local students have been taking a closer look at weather in their classroom.
Fourth-grade students in Jill Briem’s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School have been studying a weather unit, and were recently visited by a local meteorologist.
Chief Meteorologist Kyle Adams, of Your Hometown Lima Stations, talked with the students about weather topics ranging from tornadoes to radars and everything in between.
Classmates John Kohler and Jewel Barber

Hite eyes budget process

February 8, 2013

An area state senator says he plans to keep a close eye on the budget process before Gov. John Kasich’s biennial budget ends up in the Senate’s chamber.
On Monday, Kasich unveiled his $63.3 billion budget with state House members getting the first crack at the measure before it is passed and sent to the Senate. Until that time, state Sen. Cliff Hite said he plans to pay close attention to the testimony and proceedings that come out of the House regarding the budget.

Melvin Earl Wannemacher, 81

February 8, 2013

Melvin Earl Wannemacher, 81, died the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
He was born Feb. 24, 1931, to the late Velma Huysman and Andrew Wannemacher, in Celina.
On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Marilyn Kinstle. She survives in Lima.

James Fisher, 63

February 8, 2013

James “Jim” Fisher, 63, of Bowling Green, went to heaven on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013.
He was born in Wapakoneta to the late Hilda (Eisert) and Clem Fisher. On Aug. 22, 1970, in Botkins, he married Paulette Hemmert, and she survives in Bowling Green.

Lynn Augspurger, 74

February 8, 2013

Lynn Lawrence Augspurger, 74, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and formerly of Hope-well Junction, N.Y., Birmingham, Mich., and Cleveland Heights, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Cleveland, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Hamilton, the son of Kathryn C. and Rudolph E. Augspurger, who preceded him in death. In 1962, in Columbus, he married Judith C. Peery, and she survives.

Choco Mania: Fourth-graders in business

February 8, 2013

What better way for fourth-graders to learn about business than getting their hands a little chocolatey?

Letting out a deep sigh as she paused just a second to push her hair back off her forehead, Olivia Woten says candy making is “way harder” than she thought it would be.

Only an hour into the morning long activity, Olivia said she had already burnt herself seven times. The rubber gloves they had to wear while they were working with confectionary treats made her hands sweaty and the melted chocolate stuck to them and was hard to get off.

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