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August 30th, 2011

Zoning Board prefers new fee hike schedule

August 30, 2011

A fee hike for filing an appeal regarding the city’s zoning code now rests with Wapakoneta City Council.
Unable to reach an agreement on a fee hike, Wapakoneta City Zoning Board of Appeals members agreed the issue would best be decided by city councilors. A notification change, from adjacent homeowners to those within 250 feet of the property, this year has increased costs to the city by as much as four times. Notifications are sent out regarding a filing for a variance or a non-conforming use.

JRS land to be annexed

August 30, 2011

Two parcels of land located along Short Road should soon be part of the city of Wapakoneta, if a recommendation by the Wapakoneta City Planning Commission is approved.
The recommendation is being forwarded to Wapakoneta City Council for official approval. The land, owned by the city, would be part of the 471-acre Job Ready Sites manufacturing site south of Wapakoneta.

Schools offer new tool for taking notes

August 30, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE —An area school district and college has acquired new technology to aide students that have difficulty taking notes.
The New Knoxville School District purchased two Echo Smartpens, which record a lecture while the student is taking notes. Principal Linda Tebbe said she saw a demonstration for the smartpen at a workshop.
“I had just gone to a day-long workshop, and you can select different activities and break-put sessions to go to, and there was one on new technology in the classroom so I went to it and it was a lady that was demonstrating this (the smartpen),” Tebbe said.

TENNIS: Shawnee snaps Wapak unbeaten streak

August 30, 2011

Western Buckeye League favorite Shawnee handed the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team its first loss of the season with a 5-0 sweep in a WBL match at the Harmon Park courts.
The Indians won four of the five matches in two sets.
Wapak’s second doubles team of Chloe Veit and Rachel Roberts forced a third set against Maryan Adewami and Jordan Ward. After dropping the first 6-0, Veit and Roberts responded with a 7-5 win in the second set. But the Shawnee duo edged them 7-5 in the third.
Shawnee’s Lauren Rouner topped Makenzie Klock 6-1, 6-1 in first singles.

Helen Moorman, 90

August 30, 2011

Helen B. Harmon Moorman, 90, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born March 14, 1921, in Bowie, Texas, to Emily Cornelius and Lenard Lafayette Lynch, and both preceded her in death. On Sept. 9, 1939, she married Vatis B. Harmon who died July 11 1971. She then married Chester Moorman who also preceded her in death.

George Law, 76

August 30, 2011

George C. Law, 76, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Lima Convalescent Home.
He was born April 10, 1935, in Hollsopple, Pa., the son of Minnie (Blough) and George Law. On July 1, 1961, he married Shirley Manges and she preceded him in death May 20, 2003.
Survivors are a son, Shawn Law, of Worthington, and a daughter, Soya Thullen, of Waynesfield.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Hollsopple, Pa. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in Hooversville, Pa.

August 29th

Dreams on display

August 29, 2011

The dark green Mercury draws the inspection of one couple and then favorable comments from some older teens.
The 1972 Cougar is one Wapakoneta native’s dream come true and now his dream car brings on-lookers such as those on Saturday at the second-ever KAPOW (Kids: A Priority of Wapakoneta) car show on the grounds of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
In 1981, Charles Drexler bought the car from one of his friends. While the car was in nice shape, he started fixing it up every once in a while but more so after graduating in 1982.

Art, math and music interest first-grader

August 29, 2011

A first-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School says she is glad she lives here now rather than Texas.
“I like Ohio a lot better,” said 6-year-old Lydia Brigham. “First, there are not killer bees here.”
But, in addition to that, she said it also cools down in west-central Ohio.
“I don’t want to stay indoors all my life,” Lydia said. “Every day in Texas was about 300 degrees.”
And she does not like getting hot or sweating!

Regatta a success, caps off summer of events at lake

August 29, 2011

CELINA — The 2011 Governor’s Cup Regatta capped off a summer of successful events held at Grand Lake St. Marys, adding to the recovery of tourism at Grand Lake St. Marys.
The annual event, which was canceled last year because of water quality issues at the lake, was a success this year, bringing excited racers and spectators alike to the area. Co-chair Allen Baskett said the success of the event showed the enthusiasm of the committee and the community for the race.

PREP ROUNDUP: Redskins pummel Pioneers

August 29, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team rolled to an 11-1 win over the Temple Christian Pioneers on Saturday at Ryan Field in Wapakoneta.
Wapak jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the match and stretched it to 10-0 at the half.
Travis Bertram scored the Redskins first goal at 4:08 on an assist from Colin Mankin. And Bertram returned the favor to Mankin at 5:24.
Then Bertram punched in his second goal on an assist from Sam Hinegardner at 7:54.
Bertram finished with three goals. Mankin and Hinegardner had two goals apiece.

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