February 28th, 2013
With the new year, a downtown organization has a new president and a busy schedule ahead.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) recently named Judie Presar as their president during this month’s annual dinner meeting on Feb. 12. She said there are many items on the agenda for this year, as the organization continues to grow since it’s establishment a few years ago.
“We are making a push for the community to partner with downtown,” Presar said. “Downtown is the heartbeat of the community.”
LIMA — That wasn’t how the Redskins planned to end the season.
Granted, anything short of a State Title is considered a let down when it comes to ending a season.
Large School Division - Wapakoneta is guaranteed 5th place
Match #1 Round 1: Wapakoneta defeated Olentangy 64-32
Wapakoneta City Schools is on a two-hour delay this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.
Apollo Career Center and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools also are on two-hour delays this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.
Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) took two men into custody at approximately 6:30 p.m. after a nearly 3 1/2 hour standoff in Wapakoneta.
Brad Pastor, 35, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Paulding, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding.
Leonard E. â€śLeoâ€ť Hauser, 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mt. Carmel St. Annâ€™s Hospital in Westerville after battling cancer.
He was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Los Angeles, to Merle V. (Kelly) and Byron A. Hauser, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Ellen (Michael) Engle, of Wapakoneta, and Elaine (Amy) Hauser, of Columbus; a son, Byron A. Hauser, of Columbus; three grandchildren, Justin, Erin, and Lillian; and two brothers, Clifford (Christine) Hauser, of Tucson, Ariz., and Wayne (Roxanne) Hauser, of Oregon.
Owen Michael Moran, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, shortly after birth at the Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was the son of Jacob & Nichole (Phillips) Moran, of Wapakoneta.
In her fifth year at Botkins Local Schools, the school district’s treasurer is learning the responsibilities of her position continually change.
Along with rules and regulations changing on a yearly basis, Jody Jones is seeing her responsibilities increasing even more as the district tackles a new building project.
The district recently passed a levy to build a new school with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) program. and planning is currently underway as the project’s groundbreaking is scheduled for April.
FORT LORAMIE — With the extension to the 2008 Farm Bill, area farmers have decisions and options to consider, area farming specialists say.
Executive directors and staff of Farm Service Agencies (FSA) of Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties provided information and answered questions for farmers during a special tri-county informational meeting held Tuesday at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.