Dr. Herbert C. Topp, 72 of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 due to an automobile accident.
He was born Aug. 1, 1939 in New Bremen.
For over 47 years he was the owner and operator of the Mechanicsburg Veterinary Clinic. His survivors include his wife, Helen, his son, Douglas A. (Barbara), his daughter, DiAnn (William) McMillen, four grandchildren; his brothers, Marvin (Linda) and Thomas, his sisters, Martha (Paul) Ewing and Doris (Jerry) Carr and several nieces and nephews.
The kings are still on the throne.
They left little doubt of that.
Maty Mauk sliced his way through the Wapakoneta Redskins defense â both in the air and on the ground â to lead the Kenton Wildcats to a 52-32 win in a battle of Western Buckeye League unbeatens Friday night at Harmon Field.
The win gave Kenton (10-0, 9-0 WBL) its fourth-straight league championship and denied the Redskinsâ (9-1, 8-1) bid for a 10-0 season.
âHe was a man among boys tonight,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said of Mauk. âTake him out of the picture and weâve got us a football game.â
WAYNESFIELD â One thing is for sure, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers took care of their side of the bargain.
With a score more suited for the easy setting on the Madden Football video game, the Tigers defeated Ridgemont 72-30 Friday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Most importantly, the Tigers clinched an outright Northwest Central Conference title with the win.
Unfortunately for W-G, the playoff points did not work out in its favor as Lockland edged out the Tigers for the eighth and final spot after its win Friday night.
Two years of road reconstruction factored into a decision by one business owner to relocate, while other business owners along East Auglaize Street have decided to stay the course.
Deb Kiser, who started New Beginnings Decorating with her sisters, Jennifer Hixenbaugh and Darlene McElroy, and then purchased D. Lynn Moon Florist, said several issued factored into their decision to relocate the combined business from the intersection of Auglaize and Water streets to downtown Wapakoneta.
A coordinator for a local non-profit agency recently received an award for his hard work.
Anthony Wells, employment and training coordinator for Experience Works, in Wapakoneta, earned national recognition for service to older workers.
Wells recently received the organizationâs 2011 Changing Lives Awards, which brings recognition to his efforts to help low income older workers obtain training they need to find jobs in their communities.
âIt made me feel really good,â Wells said. âI never expected it. Itâs good to be recognized as someone helping to change lives.â
The majority of East Auglaize Street residents interviewed by the Wapakoneta Daily News backed the massive road reconstruction and beautification project scheduled for 2013.
While some residents did express some reluctance about losing some of the trees as part of the overall street project, all but one of the 10 residents contacted between the 300 and 600 blocks on East Auglaize declared their approval of the project.
âIt stinks to lose the trees for shade,â said Paul Keith, who lives at 601 E. Auglaize St, âbut every thing needs updated from time to time.â
A Wapakoneta Redskin football player is not being permitted to play in tonight's game against the Kenton Wildcats after school officials were notified by Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) of an investigation regarding the player, the Wapakoneta Daily News learned Thursday night.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed the information this morning, noting school officials were informed Thursday of the investigation and of a possible violation.
Varsity football coach Doug Frye informed the team of the alleged infraction during a team meeting on Thursday.
The Auglaize County commissioners hired Timothy Klopfenstein as the new county administrator.
Commissioners John Bergman and Doug Spencer confirmed that Klopfenstein had agreed Thursday to take the position in a telephone call.
âWe are very happy with the choice,â Bergman said. âWe were very pleased with the number of applicants we received. We had some very good applicants.â
Klopfenstein, of Wapakoneta, will begin in his new position on Nov. 28. His initial salary is set at $60,000 annually.
Bergman said a formal announcement for Klopfensteinâs hiring will be released next week.
Several county officials walked throughout the Auglaize County Courthouse to evaluate the progress of renovations and agreed the inside of the building is taking shape.
The Auglaize County administrator, commissioners and representatives from Garmann-Miller & Associates met Thursday with with contractors.
âWe are still on schedule,â Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said.
The courthouse, which is slated to re-open on June 1 smelled of freshly coated paint as much of the buildingâs dry wall has been installed and painting has taken place.
Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol continue to investigate a semitrailer crash at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 75 in the southbound lanes just beyond the on ramp from U.S. 33.
The semitrailer came to rest on its side and blocked off an entire lane of traffic. A report was not yet available from the OHSP as details of the crash are not yet available. Another service truck was on the highway with several cables hooked to the semitrailer in what appeared to be an attempt to pull the truck back up to an upright position.