November 7th, 2011
The Auglaize County commissioners will have to go back to the drawing board in finding a new county administrator.
Tim Klopfenstein told commissioners on Friday he had decided to not take the position only eight days after the commissioners reached an agreement on hiring the Wapakoneta businessman.
Klopfenstein‚Äôs decision came 24 days before he was scheduled to start work on Nov. 28.
‚ÄúWe were told Friday that for personal reasons, he was going to decline taking the position,‚ÄĚ Commissioner Doug Spencer said. ‚ÄúThat is all I can really say. The search continues.‚ÄĚ
MOULTON ‚ÄĒ Would-be attackers may want to tread a little lighter in Auglaize County from now on.
After a self-defense training class given to 38 women at the Moulton Gun Club Saturday, they might want to reconsider all together.
Members of the Auglaize County Sheriff‚Äôs Office teamed up with law enforcement officers with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys Police departments as well as with officials from the Ohio State University Extension Office and the Moulton Gun Club to offer a women‚Äôs self-defense class which saw the biggest turnout ever.
Large crowds turned out in downtown Wapakoneta this past weekend as the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) hosted a Home For the Holidays open house.
Several businesses took part in the event designed to help kick off the holiday season.
Along with weekend shopping specials, residents could enjoy horse and carriage rides, warm cider, scented pine cones, and a bazaar at the church.
The following is the schedule for Wapakoneta Playoff Ticket Sale Information:
Wednesday Nov. 9 from 3-7 pm for 9-12 Football Players and Cheerleaders and Parents, Band Parents, and Reserved Football Season Ticket Holders
Thursday Nov. 10 from 8-12 for students and staff and from 12-3 for General Public
Friday Nov. 11 from 8-1 for General Public
REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS
All games at 7 p.m. Saturday, unless noted
1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1), at Byers Field
2 St. Ignatius (9-2) vs. 6 St. Edward (8-3), at Brunswick
1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2), at Mansfield Arlin Field
7 Wadsworth (10-1) vs. 3 Hudson (10-1), at Canton Fawcett Stadium
1 Hilliard Davidson (10-0) vs. 4 Upper Arlington (9-2), at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium
2 Pickerington Central (8-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (9-2), at Ohio Wesley University Selby Stadium
A church service is planned to pray for the local children whose lives are touched by a life threatening or life changing illness.
The fourth annual Children of Hope Community Praise and Worship Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mark‚Äôs Lutheran Church, 302 E. Pearl St., Wapakoneta.
‚ÄúThis worship is a way for the community and family and friends to offer love, care, support, and prayers for these youth and their families,‚ÄĚ the Rev. Mark Bauer, pastor of St. Mark‚Äôs Lutheran Church, said.
Those delicious toroidal rings and flattened spheres injected with cream or custard once again will grace our fine city.
Rod Sidel announced on Friday that the City Bakery will officially open at 5 a.m. Monday.
The bakery, located at 20 W. Auglaize St. in downtown Wapakoneta, closed July 1 when natural gas to the building was turned off due to an inability to pay the bill. The store is owned by Rod Sidel, who had taken over the family business approximately seven years ago. The bakery has been in the same location since 1885 and had been in the family since the 1970s.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ Six people are challenging for two open spots on Waynesfield Village Council at the Nov. 8 election.
One incumbent, Ronda Knox, is on the ballot with five newcomers. Councilor Chris Wilson opted not to run for another term.
James Caster, 42, 602 Morning Glory Drive, is a relatively new resident to the village, only living there a few years. However, he said he feels he has a lot to offer to the village.
‚ÄúI had several people approach me and encourage me to run,‚ÄĚ Caster said. I thought I should take them up on it and see what happens.‚ÄĚ
FRANKLIN ‚ÄĒ Another slow start, another strong finish.
But not just any win ‚ÄĒ the second playoff win in school history.
The Wapakoneta Redskins scored 18 unanswered points to overcome an early deficit and pull away to a 24-13 win over the Franklin Wildcats (9-2) in a Division II regional football quarterfinal Friday night at Atrium Stadium in Franklin.
Wapak upped its record to 10-1 on the season and earned a trip to Piqua High School next Friday where the Redskins will take on the No. 1-ranked Trotwood-Madison Rams in regional semifinal action.
George Budd ‚ÄėPete‚Äô Winegardner, 88, of Lima, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011,at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Allen County, to Nellie Eleanor Albrecht and Lester Cole Winegardner. On April 23, 1943, he married Mary Jane Frisinger and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Jane Kidd, of Kenton, and Kathryn Louise ‚ÄėKathy‚Äô Hites, of Lima.