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September 5th, 2014

Wapakoneta holds off Elida

September 5, 2014

Although they led the entire game, the Wapakoneta Redskins had to buckle down to defend that lead for much of the second half.

Using their typical aggression offensively, the Redskins owned a 3-0 lead in the first half, but goals by the Elida Bulldogs right before and right after halftime narrowed the margin to 3-2.

Redskins begin goal of winning league title

September 5, 2014

KENTON — The start of the grand that is the nine-game Western Buckeye League schedule has arrived.
Members of the 10-team league will play only WBL schools the rest of the regular season.

For the Wapakoneta Redskins, their opening game in league play is against the defending WBL champion Kenton Wildcats, who went undefeated and gave runner-up Wapakoneta its only league loss last season.

Kenton throttled Wapakoneta 52-0 after three quarters in the meeting last season before reserves played the fourth quarter.

W-G to face future conference opponent

September 5, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern and Waynesfield-Goshen are somewhat alike. Both teams have small rosters, are under the direction of first-year head coaches and have underachieved recently after dominating their competitors in the mid-2000s.

The glaring difference is the fact that Waynesfield has fielded a team for 68 consecutive seasons whereas that streak was broken for the Polar Bears last year.

BBQ coming to Shell

September 5, 2014

The Shell gas station on Bellefontaine Street is trading in its car wash for a barbecue joint as it undergoes a remodel that is set for completion by the end of October.  

Shell owner Bryan Hutchison said the remodel, which will expand the building 25 feet toward the road and eliminate the car wash, will make room for Hickory Pit BBQ, a restaurant and catering service Hutchison first opened at the Marathon gas station in Delphos.

Incubator seeks next tenant

September 5, 2014

An open storefront located at 28 E. Auglaize St. is in search of its next resident.

The Wapakoneta Community Development Center, or WCDC, is looking to fill its low-cost storefront business incubator again.

Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, Josh Hines, said the incubator is designed to help a startup company or home-based business when vulnerability is at its highest.

Archeology students dig into local history

September 5, 2014

BOTKINS — Archeology may generate ideas of ancient dinosaur bones and giant digs, but Botkins 10-12 grade Archeological History students are discovering that their hometown’s background can be uncovered in a few local artifacts.

History teacher Bryan Trego said the idea for an archeology class came from a desire to offer a unique look at local history, whether that means identifying Native American history or working with the Botkins Historical Society.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

September 4th

Richard Ricky King, 60

September 4, 2014

Richard Ricky King, 60, born Jan. 22, 1954, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard King and Rose-Mary Moore King, and a sister, Debra Perkins.

Agency probes fish kill, cloud

September 4, 2014

Auglaize County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson addressed two main concerns during the bi-monthly Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, held Wednesday morning at the Auglaize County Council on Aging in St. Marys.

Anderson began by addressing two spills, one of which he responded to Tuesday in Pusheta Creek.

“I just had one yesterday (Tuesday),” Anderson said. “It was a manure spill, a manure release that killed some fish.”

Beloved artist exhibited at library

September 4, 2014

Those who knew Father Lawrence Tebbe should recognize the handiwork which has been photographed and displayed at the Auglaize County Public District Library, and those who never knew him may want to take a closer look into the artist who dedicated his life to preserving St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg.

The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting the mini-exhibit “A Retrospective on the Life and Work of Father Lawrence Tebbe” at the library in Wapakoneta during  September.

ELIDA — Although the stadium lights didn’t do their job for a brief time Friday, the...
MECHANICSBURG —  The Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team has played clean...
LIMA — Two undefeated teams early in the 2014 varsity girls soccer season met for a Western...

 

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