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January 8th, 2013

Ritchie assumes mayor post

January 8, 2013

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council President Greg Ritchie will officially serve as acting mayor, and village councilors collectively selected Dave Kohlreiser to serve as the new council president during Monday’s council meeting.

However, the council seat left vacant by Ritchie’s move to the new position will be left open to save money.

January 7th

Nyoka Goble, 64

January 7, 2013

Nyoka Polly Goble, 64, of Wapakoneta died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Ritas’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 14, 1948, in Shrewsbury, W.V., to Ada Esta (Craigo) and Howard Sims, who preceded her in death. On June 15, 1986, she married Wyman L. Goble, and he survives in Wapakoneta.

Edith Jeanneret, 90

January 7, 2013

Edith V. ‘Edie’ Jeanneret, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Elida, to Mathilda Miller and Cecil Keeling. On March 11, 1943, she married Rene’ Jeanneret Sr., and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1977.

M. Philena Braun, 81

January 7, 2013

M. Philena Braun, 81, of rural Wapakoneta, died at noon, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Lylah (Hover) and Carl Minnich, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1951, she married Irvin V. “Red” Braun, and he died March 6, 2003.

United Way official takes over for Walter

January 7, 2013

From the time this Wapakoneta area native sought an elected position to represent his sixth grade class, he knew he wanted to serve others in political office.

Starting later today, Randy Fisher will get his chance on a larger scale as he becomes the newest member of Wapakoneta City Council.

Students earn big in stock contest

January 7, 2013

Local seventh-graders recently took the top spots in a challenge that helped them build skills for the future.

Joan Wade’s seventh-grade math class at Wapakoneta Middle School split into five teams, and three of the teams took the top three spots in the Ohio Stock Market Challenge, a regional program offered through Wright State University.

“This is a good learning tool,” Wade said of the program. “The kids really got into it.”

Plan works for fundraiser

January 7, 2013

A Wapakoneta man came in with a plan and with that plan he left with more than $200 in groceries and helped raise money for the Wapakoneta Kids Wrestling program.

Joe Metzger bought two tickets in a December fundraiser to help out the Wapakoneta Kids Wrestling program and won the chance to hit the aisles Saturday morning at Community Markets.

“I liked it,” Metzger said after his grocery dash. “I haven’t moved that fast in years.”

With the starting countdown winding down, Metzger decided to adhere to his pre-set plan.

Missed free throws doom Redskins in Kalida

January 7, 2013

 

KALIDA — Hitting free throws in late games is key to pulling out close victories, and the Wapakoneta girls basketball team fell victim to bad shooting down the stretch.

The Redskins missed the front end of three 1-and-1 opportunities and several more free throws in a 46-45 loss to the Kalida Wildcats.

Redskins overpowered by Bath in WBL matchup

January 7, 2013

 

Other than the early moments of the game, the closest the Wapakoneta Redskins could have gotten to the Bath Wildcats was trailing by six points at half-time.

With Bath leading 23-15, senior guard Alex Greve drained a shot from the foul line as the buzzer sounded but the referee waved off the shot and the gap remained at eight.

January 4th

County's budget lower than 2012

January 4, 2013

A final budget of more than $14.3 million approved this week by the Auglaize County commissioners reflects a 2 percent decrease from 2012, they increased employees salaries by 2 percent.

It’s the second year in a row salary line items for departments in the general revenue fund and under the the commissioners have seen a 2 percent salary increase. It is up to department heads specifically how that 2 percent increase in their salary line items is divided among their employees.

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