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February 1st, 2013

Principal moves on

February 1, 2013

Surveying what remained in his office, Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex prepared for his last day today.

Some of the Wapakoneta items he had collected through his 16 years at the school he planned to leave with others, but some he would take with him when he left.

“Over the years I have accumulated a lot of Redskins stuff,” Rex said.

Jerseys, certain clothing items, a football helmet and a Redskins clay pot made by the art teacher all will find their way to Rex’s home in Archbold.

Zuppardo voted council president for 2013

February 1, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — The village of Cridersville has a new president taking over the helm of village council meetings this year.

Councilor Tony Zuppardo was nominated president for 2013 for the Cridersville Village Council, and councilors approved the appointment Thursday during a special council meeting.

Eric West served as the former council president.

Assistant principal named to finish year

February 1, 2013

By KAREN KANTNER

Assistant Managing Editor

An assistant principal has been named to join the Wapakoneta High School staff for the remainder of the school year.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced this week Will Snyder, a Wapakoneta Middle School math and science teacher with the district since 2007, is to serve in the position alongside new principal Scott Minnig, who Horner appointed upon Rex’s resignation.

Ruth Epperson, 76

February 1, 2013

Ruth Ann Epperson, 76, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor with her family at her side.
She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Florence (Trego) and Richard F. South, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1959, she married Harold John Epperson, and he survives.

Walter Horner Jr., 68

February 1, 2013

Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68, of St. Mary’s, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, after an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Ravenna, the son of Eloise (nee Marks) and Walter (Jack) Horner, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by two nieces, Kim Ullman (Mark Schmidt), of Cuyahoga Falls, and Kyle Ullman (Richard Freeman), of Gosport, Ind.; and numerous extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dixie Lee (Horner) Ullman.

2-hour delay

February 1, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools is delayed two hours today, Friday, Feb. 1 due to the cold temperatures.

January 31st

Ruth Epperson, 76

January 31, 2013

Ruth Ann Epperson, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Reuben Walton, 89

January 31, 2013

Reuben Walton 89, of Waynesfield, died at 12:39 a.m. today, Jan. 31, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Michelle Geib, 49

January 31, 2013

Michelle R. Geib 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 27, 1963, in Cleveland, the daughter of JoAnn (Becker) and Charles Rowe. Her father survives in Wapakoneta and her mother survives in Cleveland. On July 3, 1997, she married Robert Geib, and he survives in Wapakoneta.

Director of instruction retires

January 31, 2013

Throughout her career, Julie Miars Golden says she always knew she would know when it was time to move on.

Her decision to retire from the position of director of instruction for Wapakoneta City Schools after 12 years is one of those times.

“I always knew when I was ready to make the move,” said Miars Golden, who until her last position had changed jobs approximately ever nine years.

She said it was her intent to wrap up her 30-year education career when her children graduated from college.

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