February 27th, 2014
Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.
The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.
Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.
“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.
Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.
Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. Â She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death. Â She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.
Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the contract of head high school football coach Travis Moyer with a vote of 5-0 during a regular board meeting at Cridersville Elementary School on Tuesday evening.
“We are extremely thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a part of this community,” Moyer said, addressing the board members. “We’re going to work extremely hard to make all of you proud, and we’re very excited and humbled to be here.”
After participating in flea markets for six years, Mike Tingler was ready to open up a store of his own.
On Jan. 8, Tingler opened Endless Knives & Gifts, located at 105 E. Auglaize St., which is a store that truly does offer endless opportunities for gifts and personal purchases.
“I just get into more of this and that kind of stuff,” Tingler said. “That’s why I say Endless Knives & Gifts because hopefully it is endless.”
BOTKINS — Community beautification was the topic of discussion at a regular Botkins Village council meeting on Tuesday.
Angie Woodruff, with the Botkins Beautification Club, addressed council with a request to apply for funding for new snowflake light decoration to top 14 poles in the village to be installed in the fall. She said the cost would be approximately $5,000.
Council members discussed how the new lights would be an alternative to the previous decorative banners.
Woodruff said the lights would be donated to the village.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sporting red Wapakoneta jerseys adorned with their last name in white on the back, the Moyer children understand their father is coaching football again.
Travis Moyer was hired Tuesday as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, returning to coaching after two seasons.
Moyer was hired Tuesday by the Wapakoneta City Schools board of education at Cridersville Elementary School in its regular monthly meeting.
Moyer will now return to coaching after being away from football for two seasons.
LIMA — The Celina Bulldogs were good for long enough Tuesday in their sectional win over the Wapakoneta Redskins.
They took control of the game early, and despite some sloppy play late, handled themselves after a heartbreaking loss to end the Western Buckeye League season.
Celina earned a 54-41 victory Tuesday over Wapakoneta in a Division II boys basketball sectional semifinal at Lima Senior High School.
Tuesday’s game was the opposite of the two schools’ WBL meeting in January.
Waynesfield Village Council member Rich Libby expressed hesitation to commit his business, IPS West, to bringing natural gas to Waynesfield at a council meeting Monday evening.
Libby said he was concerned that the board and the village itself are moving in the wrong direction, and is unsure if he could commit to a multi-year natural gas project because he doesn’t know if he will be able to operate his business in Waynesfield for that long.
Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington, Ohio.
She was born March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur â€śCurlyâ€ť Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank. She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.