April 12th, 2012
Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”
In this PG-13 play, two married couples — a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.
“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”
The amount of money annually transferred from the Income Tax Permanent Improvement Fund to a maintenance fund within Wapakoneta City Schools is being increased.
Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Susan Rinehart said the increase, which was approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, would be from $158,424 to $208,000.
She said the recommendation to make the change was hers and is one of the ways she is trying to get things in place prior to her planned retirement in August 2013.
In an effort to support the men serving their community, the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a quarter auction Saturday to benefit the department.
“The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department is a private entity and relies on fundraisers to raise money to insure the department can operate with the best equipment possible,” Buckland Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Vice President Rachel Winkler said.
The auction is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the fire department in downtown Buckland. Doors open at 5 p.m.
John Roby, 69, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Mary Lou Reynolds, 81, of Cridersville, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
A northwest wind dropping temperatures to near freezing failed to stop the Wapakoneta Redskins hot bats in a Western Buckeye League game against the Elida Bulldogs.
Junior shortstop Josh Apple paced the Redskins smoking three hits and collecting two RBIs, while junior starting pitcher Johnny Crawford allowed only one frozen rope hit in five innings of a 9-1 victory.
With the win, the Redskins improve to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the WBL, while Elida drops to 3-9 on the season and 1-2 in league play.
ELIDA — Back-to-back home runs in high school softball are a rarity.
Back-to-back home runs by twin sisters?
The words “blue moon” come to mind.
But Wapakoneta Redskins seniors Courtney and Ashley Knippen did just that Tuesday night, capping a seven-run second inning as Wapak rolled to a 16-7 win over the Elida Bulldogs at Dorothy Edwards Field.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity tennis team rolled to a 5-0 sweep of the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League match Tuesday at Elida High School.
In first singles, Nic Oen blanked Ardie Sayoto 6-0, 6-0.
Joey Jose posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Christopher Ellison in second singles.
Wapak completed its singles sweep with Andy Faller besting Aric Thompson 6-4, 6-2.
The first-doubles tandem of Rex Azbell and Anthony Kenard whipped Jordan Greeley and Nick Kempton 6-0, 6-1.
Considering their options, Apollo Career Center administrators are planning a community forum this week to discuss future funding and renovation options.
Apollo Superintendent Judy Wells addressed Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday to explain the needs of the career and technical education center.
CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville fire chief brought up a new proposed fire contract by a neighboring community.
Fire Chief Ron Mertz informed Criderville Village Council members Monday that Shawnee Township trustees want to cut the amount they pay on a service contract with the village.
Typically, the two government entities sign a three-year contract with Shawnee Township paying $17,000 per year for Cridersville’s fire and rescue service to the township.