November 23rd, 2011
Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.
Preparations to sell a building which houses transportation, food services and maintenance personnel for Wapakoneta City Schools are to move forward.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously to proceed in preparing the building at 3 North Pine St. for sale during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said part of those preparations include marketing the property, getting people to see it and making adjustments to locations where the offices are to move.
For years, the Engle family would get up early on Thanksgiving Day, pop cinnamon rolls in the oven and enjoy them as they watched the Macyâs Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.
This year, an absence will be felt at the Engle household. Wapakoneta High School 2011 graduate Justin Engle will not be making the trip home from Oxford where he is a student at Miami University.
This year, the 19-year-old Miami Uni-
versity Marching Band member will be playing the tenor saxophone and actually marching in the holiday parade in New York City, as he and his band mates usher in Santa Claus.
From their family and extra buttery popcorn to Wii games, a group of elementary students shared what they are most thankful for this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, students at Wapakoneta Elementary School shared their Thanksgiving plans and for what they are most thankful.
Ten-year-old David Sharp recounted that during his music class, all of the classmates went around the room and shared what they were thankful for this year.
âI said I was thankful for
extra buttery popcorn,â Sharp said.
Mary F. Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Verona (Bustetter) and John Mosler, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 28, 1957, she married James D. Webb, and he survives.
Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in St. Johns, the son of Mabel (Kiese) and Glen Hittepole, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Werling, and she survives.
Loretta I. Bustetter, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Brautigam) and Albert Seitz, who preceded her in death. On June 6, 1945, she married Alfred A. Bustetter, and he survives.
Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, passed away Nov. 20 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Celina, to the late Hilda P. (Schoch) and Eugene C. Heckler. On June 14, 1952, she married Richard E. Hawk and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.
Mary Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:24 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
A six-year veteran of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was selected as the 2011 âTrooper of the Yearâ at the Wapakoneta Post.
Joshua J. Carter was selected for the honor in recognition of his outstanding service throughout the year, Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.
Fellow troopers and supervisors assigned to the post chose Carter based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, and enthusiastic work attitude, along with his cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public.