November 28th, 2011
For one former Wapakoneta High School Marching Band member Thanksgiving Day started with getting up at 2:30 a.m. and practicing downtown at 4 a.m. â all for a parade that started five hours later.
Miami University Marching Band member Justin Engle, 19, said he was stunned â not by the crowd or the television cameras â but by the Macyâs Thanksgiving Day Paradeâs similarities to parades in Wapakoneta.
The Auglaize County engineer already received permission last week to go ahead and purchase several new pieces of equipment in 2012.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said per the Ohio Revised Code he must seek authorization from the Auglaize County commissioners for equipment he plans to purchase for the Engineerâs Office through state co-op programs.
The purchases, which are expected to total approximately $300,000, represent 6 to 7 percent of the countyâs 2012 Motor Vehicle Gas Tax (MVGT) budget.
CRIDERSVILLE â Dressed in pink lace, sequins and glittery shoes, a third-grader who writes her own songs admits that some day she wants to be famous.
Even as Jaci Glass struggled with the heels, she said she needed to practice walking in them because they were making her trip and this was an outfit she wanted to wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The 9-year-old loves fashion, singing and dancing and says someday she hopes to be like her idols, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus, not only up on stage or on TV, but in magazines girls her age read.
COLUMBUS (AP) â Urban Meyer is coming back to coaching and joining beleaguered Ohio State, ESPN reported Monday.
The sports network did not cite a source for its report, but Meyer worked for ESPN the past year.
Meyer won two national championships in six years as the coach at Florida. He left the Gators a year ago, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family. Now, the 47-year-old Ohioan will be returning to his roots by becoming coach of a Buckeyes team facing NCAA problems.
WAYNESFIELD â Pretty? No.
The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away to a 57-52 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the varsity girls basketball season opener for both teams.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half, including the go-ahead free throws with 3:24 to play.
âWe got the ball inside down the stretch a couple times and forced them to foul us,â Wapak varsity coach Rusty Allen said. âWe just kept doing the things we needed to do to get a âWâ tonight.â
Beulah M. Rupert, 76, of Lima, formerly of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in her home.
Funeral arrangements are being completed by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville.
A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the United States as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
For the first time, chains such as Target, Best Buy and Kohlâs opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. Toys R Us opened for the second straight year on Thanksgiving itself. And some shoppers arrived with sharp elbows.
Local residents can join Charles Dickens in his study as history, humor and holiday come to life as he tells the story of âA Christmas Carol.â
Scrooge and all the characters of Charles Dickensâ holiday story will take the stage for the final show of the season at Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in âThe Night Before Christmas Carol,â a special take on the classic Christmas story written by Dickens in 1843.
For those wanting to support Wapakoneta City Schools, they need only to purchase groceries at Kroger with a special card.
To start, those interested purchase a gift card from the school district for $1. Money can be continuously reloaded onto the card.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wed-nesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born May 11, 1913, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Leininger) and Jacob H. Zorn, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 26, 1933, she married Lloyd R. Thuman, and he died April 9, 1988.