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February 24th, 2012

Library to teach about electronic books

February 24, 2012

The local library will be hosting a class to help patrons with using their electronic reader.

Auglaize County District Public Library administrators saw the need to create a class for library patrons with helping them to properly use an electronic book, including the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad and others.

“Our numbers have skyrocketed,” Auglaize County Public Library Assistant Director Diana Schneider said.

Howard Washburn, 89

February 24, 2012

Rev. Howard William Washburn, 89, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Hackensack, N. J., to Adlagunda Bellm and Russell LeRoy Washburn Sr., and raised by his grandparents Christina and John Bellm. His wife, Barbara Washburn, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Washburn, and Jim Washburn.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Washburn.

Christopher Ewing, 55

February 24, 2012

Chris L. Ewing, 55, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 12, 1957, the son of the late Sylvia and Robert Ewing. On Feb. 26, 1994, he married Gianna Werner, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher Ewing; a daughter, Selena Ewing; six sisters, Christine Turkelson, Coleen Bowersock, Carol Hickman, Charlotte Preville, Cindy Stechschulte, and Connie Kantner; and a brother, Cliff Ewing.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ewing.

SWIMMING: Miller advances to final

February 24, 2012

CANTON — Two one-hundredths of a second.

That was all the cushion Wapakoneta Redskins freshman Josie Miller needed to advance the finals of the girls 50-yard freestyle in the Division II state swimming meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

It was also all she needed to guarantee her spot in Redskins history as the only Wapakoneta individual swimmer to reach the medal stand at the state meet.

In the preliminary race on Thursday, Miller swam a 24.43 for the eighth fastest time of the day.

February 23rd

BASKETBALL: Third-quarter surge lifts Wapak past Elida

February 23, 2012

 

SPENCERVILLE — Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen figured all his team needed at halftime was a little pep talk.

So he gave them one.

“There were a few choice words, I guess, in the lockerroom,” Allen said.  “I think they understood what needed to be done.”

It seemed to work.

BASKETBALL: Wapak hoping to keep Kenton winless in WBL

February 23, 2012

“Friendly confines” are not exactly words one might use to describe playing at Kenton High School.

And don’t let their winless 0-8 Western Buckeye League record fool you.  

The Wildcats (4-13 overall) aren’t going to be a pushover when the Wapakoneta Redskins visit Friday night for the varsity boys basketball season finale for both teams.

“Kenton is a really dangerous team, despite their record,” Wapak coach Matt Bradley said.  

DIVING: Botkins' Bauer wins state title

February 23, 2012

CANTON — Botkins senior Logan Bauer returned home a state champion Wednesday as he won the state diving championship in finals at Canton.

But it wasn’t easy.

Bauer and Canton Central Catholic diver Alex Gonzalez were neck-and-neck throughout the entire competition. Gonzalez had a slight lead after the first dive, but Bauer recaptured the lead after the second dive and lead through the fourth dive.

Gonzalez again captured the lead after the fifth dive and was a fraction of a point ahead going into the final two dives.

Street wish list: List to be pared down after costs become known

February 23, 2012

With the first five-year road construction plan nearly completed, a second five-year plan enters the infancy stages.

Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members  decided Wednesday to start developing a road reconstruction schedule for the next five years after learning the previous road construction plan is nearly complete.

Seven firms honored with Progress awards

February 23, 2012

The Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) honored seven local businesses Wednesday as it held it’s eighth annual Progress Award Breakfast.

“In today’s economic climate it is important to do this,” Chamber President Dan Lee said. “It is important show that Wapakoneta is still moving forward. We still have a lot of investment in Wapakoneta.”

Brian Dicken, Northwest Regional representative from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s office, was the guest speaker at the event.

All's Well with Heather

February 23, 2012

For a 2009 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, the decision to return to her hometown will be based primarily on opportunity and less on allegiance.

Heather Wells, who was a member of the school’s top five students, is studying biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and intends to study veterinary medicine after college graduation.

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