February 8th, 2013
A local organization is gearing up for a weekly Lenten tradition.
The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) Lenten worships and lunches will begin next week on Ash Wednesday and will follow the theme, “He was … for our sins,” which is found in Isaiah 52-53.
To help battle the scourge of sex trafficking of children, a U.S. legislator proposed an amendment which has bipartisan support to make these victims eligible for grants to receive counseling, medical attention, legal representation and other services.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio,
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team seemed to have everything under control in the beginning of Thursday night’s game.
The Redskins were up 17-6 at the end of the first quarter before the Cougars made a charge and made a ballgame out of the matchup.
A last-second 3-pointer from Van Wert’s Cheyenne Handy hit front iron and bounced harmlessly to the court as the buzzer sounded. Wapakoneta held on for the narrow victory, 51-50.
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Katherine (Kreimas) and Urban Metzger, who preceded her in death. On July 29, 1950, she married Harvey J. Bowersock, and he died Oct. 18, 2010.
Austin Krites has been bowling since as long as he can remember.
His first leagues started when he was just four years old at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
Now, at age 16, Krites leads the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference in pin average, and his Wapakoneta Redskins squad has a firm grasp on second place in the league.
While the broader effects of an announcement by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have yet to made public, USPS officials issued a news release Wednesday stating that Saturday would be eliminated from the mail delivery schedule beginning the week of Aug. 5 to help control costs.
The move should save the USPS approximately $2 billion annually.
Five additional test wells are to be added this year for improved monitoring at the St. Marys Landfill.
The investigative wells were recommended by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for improved monitoring at the site. The cost for adding the wells is approximately $45,000.
“It was suggested by the EPA and we want to make sure residents are not affected by anything negatively there,” Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley said.
He said they expect the process of monitoring the former landfill site to be long term.
The Wapakoneta Optimist Club helped kick off the YMCA's annual support campaign last week with a $1,200 donation! Presenting the check is Optimist Terry Blosser; accepting the check are Y campaign representative Van Wright and YMCA CEO Josh Little.
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team came out of the gate sluggish against the Coldwater Cavaliers Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers had a handle on offense and defense, and found ways to score inside seemingly at will, as the Redskins fell to the Cavaliers, 57-47
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.