October 3rd, 2012
Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Board of Education District 1 candidate Ann Jacobs and Ohio 82nd District state representative candidates, Pete Schlegel and Tony Burkley, made abbreviated remarks about their plans if they are elected and their qualifications for the posts.
Two local officials also addressed issues area residents will have the opportunity to vote on.
BOTKINS — Botkins Board of Education members reviewed a detailed list of materials for building the new school and items and furnishings that will be housed in the building.
The report was detailed to the point of listing every staple, screw and other materials that will be used and their cost to the school district.
Botkins Board of Education President Jack Koenig called for Tuesday’s special board meeting to for a detailed review of the list as the deadline for specifications approaches.
With Halloween comes scary creatures. Perhaps there is not one that is more scary than or more popular as a Halloween costume than Count Dracula.
Count Dracula is the central character in Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s horror story, “Dracula,” published in 1897.
The Redskins were served a straight-set loss by the Anna Rockets Monday, but things weren’t always so bleak.
Wapakoneta was up by double digit points in the first set, looking to put it away when something happened.
Something clicked for Anna, whether it be a strategy change of an attitude adjustment, Anna stormed back in that first set and never looked back.
The rain started to fall as the clock started to wind, and when the clock his zero, the Wapakoneta Redskins found themselves victors over Van Wert, 4-3.
“We pulled the win, it wasn’t pretty, we had some let downs in there, but offensively we did the things we wanted to do,” said varsity head coach Marc Dyrness.
With a tight city budget already in 2012, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members and the mayor favor an earlier start on the budget process for 2013.
Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor and Finance Committee Chair Bonnie Wurst says she intends to contact City Auditor Gail Walter about having spreadsheets showing expenses for the first nine months this year so they can extrapolate year-end totals and start the budget process for next year.
Local students and fans will be wearing pink during sporting events this week and next week all for one cause — to raise awareness for breast cancer.
With October being breast cancer awareness month, the Wapakoneta Redskins will host a soccer, a volleyball and a football game, and the fans can dress up in pink, by purchasing a t-shirt through the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, to wear for these games.
This is the second year Wapakoneta has participated in this type of fundraiser.
UNIOPOLIS — Nearly 60 residents attended the Uniopolis Village Council meeting Monday to ask questions and get details on different scenarios as a vote to surrender the village’s corporate powers quickly approaches in November.
Most people in attendance expressed comments backing the move to unincorporate the village as the best financial scenario for the village and its residents. However, several addressed concerns for the switch, which would surrender governing powers to the Union Township Trustees.
Harry E. Nichols, 89, of Lakeview, died at 12:14 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.
The 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest at the American Legion grounds featured two new vendors during this year’s event, and one of them brought a southern mustard recipe up north to steal first place.
The winner? Saucy Sows, a new company out of Jackson Center, was started by husband and wife duo, Theresa and Scott Scherer. They started the company in January, and have been ecstatic with how it has taken off so far.