September 20th, 2011
Wapakonetaâs mayor says heâs pleased councilors approved purchasing two plots of land to expand the park system, but he also understands the reasons one councilor voted against the deal.
Wapakoneta City Council members voted 5-1 Monday to purchase approximately 10 acres of Wapakoneta City School property where the former Centennial Elementary School was located at a cost not to exceed $90,000. Councilors also voted 5-1 to purchase school ground and two buildings on land east of the Wapakoneta WaterPark for $35,000.
The Riverside Art Center is soon to kick-off an exhibit featuring submitted art work from local residents.
The fourth annual Fall Juried Art Show is set to host its opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Riverside Art Center.
âI am amazed of the diversity of the artists in the area,â Riverside Art Center Publicity Chair Maggie Bowsher said. âThere is everything from clay to watercolor.â
Anyone in the area was eligible to submit their artwork to the exhibit, and 63 pieces of art were chosen for the display and to be judged.
A 21-year-old rural Wapakoneta man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on a rural Auglaize County road.
Garret D. Rhodes, 21, 09560 County Road 33A, was driving a 1997 Chevy Camaro east on County Road 33A when he drove the vehicle off the right side of County Road 33Ă
, east of Bay Road, hitting two utility poles. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash as may have speed.
The vehicle sustained severe, disabling damage, according to a trooperâs report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
BOTKINS â With three people having to play out of position due to absences for various reasons, thrown in with a good game plan by Lima Temple Christian head coach BJ McPheron, things seemingly could not have been worse for Botkins in their 6-0 win over the Pioneers.
However, improvising is what great teams do best.
âThe first half we kind of played their style,â Botkins coach Kevin Lynch said. âWe are usually more aggressive offensively. We calmed down in the second half and did much better.â
From painting and plumbing to roofing and yard work, residents could be found throughout the Wapakoneta area helping each other Saturday.
The purpose for the second-consecutive Servants Day â is neighbor helping neighbor.
Hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA), groups of volunteers worked on houses in need of repair. Homes were recommended for the work by other members of the community or interested residents could apply themselves for a group to help them out. In total, 30 were on Saturdayâs schedule.
Casually tossing his reddish-blonde bangs to the side of his freckled face, a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader said thereâs one thing that should be known about him.
âPeople like to call me Justin Bieber ... because of my hair,â Eric Carpenter said with a grin.
The 9-year-old isnât much into music though. Heâd rather spend his time playing guard for the Warriors, which his father coaches. Of course, heâd prefer to be fullback.
Eric also plays baseball.
Garrett Rhodes, 21, of Wapakoneta, died late Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 2011, at the scene of a single-vehicle accident in rural Auglaize County.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79, 1523 Klosterman Ln., St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 13, 1932 in New Knoxville, the daughter of Luettea (Piepmeyer) and Erbin Stienecker. On Aug. 11, 1951, she married Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr. who survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are her children; Marilyn (Larry) Mills and Mary (Mike) Zimmerman, both of St. Marys and Robert Kohlreiser Jr. of California.
Odos Charles Craig, 92, died Sept. 16, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 4 1919, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Freida Marie (Walther) and Chauncey C. Craig. On July 3, 1940, he married Rosemary Frost, who survives in Lima. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
The Wapakoneta Redskins used a second-quarter outburst to take a three-touchdown lead, then took advantage of Celina miscues to preserve a 41-20 win over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League football game Friday night at Harmon Field.
Wapak remained undefeated at 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in the WBL.
âWe won. Thatâs positive,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âWe didnât turn the ball over. Thatâs positive. The rest of it needs a heck of a lot of work if weâre going to be any good.â