February 4th, 2013
A Wapakoneta man was among six Auglaize County residents as well as one Celina man arrested for trafficking in drugs, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office officials announced this morning.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests were the result of a recent investigation by the Auglaize-Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the St. Marys, Wapakoneta and Minster police departments.
Charles Leo Mitchell, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 24, 1921, in Buckland, the son of the late Lela Vivian (Meeker) and Charles Martin Mitchell. On June 14, 1947, he married Mary Maxine Lee, who survives in Wapakoneta.
“We Ended In Disaster” indeed sounds like a cool name for a band that straddles pop, punk and metal sounds and fits in perfectly with a genre of music known for its other nefarious group names, such as Against All Authority, the Dead Milkmen, and Gorilla Biscuits. However, in contrast to some of those famous names, the name of the local band based out of Wapakoneta came from true happenings amongst its members.
“It has inspirational meaning to us,” said Ben Gardner, 20, the lead guitarist of the band.
A local seventh-grader has a passion for cars.
In his spare time, Wapakoneta Middle School student Jerry Wright can be driving his RC cars.
“I do competitions with them,” Wright said of the remote control cars. “Dad’s Toy Shop holds a ‘Fun Run’ and I go there every summer.”
Wright said at these competitions, the hobbyists drive their cars around and see whose car can jump the highest.
Wright, who has a total of five RC cars, races them outside.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta wrestling team did what they do best Saturday afternoon.
By LANCE MIHM
Area superintendents, who attended a meeting Thursday in Columbus, learned of a pleasant surprise regarding school funding as the basics of a Gov. John Kasichâs overhaul plan started to be revealed.
With most area school districts administrators waiting for the state budget plan to come out in early February, attendees at the meeting for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) learned the plan will narrow tax-based disparities between richer and poorer school districts, reward innovation and expand access to vouchers.
By CARLA MEYER
With the temperatures making a sudden change from record highs to single-digit lows in a matter of days this time of year, a local safety official says it is imperative to be careful about being exposed to prolong cold temperatures.
Not only can the cold weather can cause hypothermia, but frostbite is something to be cautious about.
âI recommend, as a safety precaution, to go out in the cold with someone, so if you have some type of problem, you can call for help and get aid,â Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said.
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Working with students as they complete a watercolor project, a senior at Wapakoneta High School learns what it would be like to teach in a multiple disabilities classroom.
Courtney Fisher began volunteering in classrooms at Wapakoneta Elementary School her sophomore year and has continued ever since, including during the senior instructional leadership class she is taking now.
While she typically spends her time in a first-grade classroom, part of the requirements of the class are volunteering in a special education classroom, too.
Prepping for the game against the St. Marys Roughriders, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley preached about needing to win the battle in the paint.
Trailing 24-22 at the half-time break, he delivered the same message.
Erma J. Wauben, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:58 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of to Polly (Prater) and Bob Griffith, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1960, she married Walter H. Wauben, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Terry Lee (Robin) Wauben, of Columbus, two granddaughters, Hailey Wauben and Hannah Wauben; two brothers, John âBuddyâ (Imogene) Griffith, of Cridersville, and Grover (Mary) Griffith, of Lima; and a sister, Joyce (Kenneth) Diltz of Cloverdale.