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June 29th, 2011

Track resurfacing: BOE unanimously accepts bid

June 29, 2011

After 16 years, the track at Harmon Field is scheduled to be resurfaced this summer.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday unanimously accepted the lowest bid for the work, which is expected to be completed by Aug. 1 at a total cost of $65,566.
“We’ve done as many repairs to it as we could,” Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said. “This past spring before track started, sections could be lifted up, they weren’t adhered anymore. We had to adhere it with material from Lowe’s to get us through.”

Gov. Kasich visits Dannon, finds jobs

June 29, 2011

MINSTER — One phone call and five minutes — was all it took for Ohio’s governor to get jobs for a handful of engineers at Dannon in Minster. 
In a visit Tuesday touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon find engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers.
Kasich called The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.

Annual Fourth of July festival set for weekend

June 29, 2011

An annual patriotic and family festival will kick off this weekend at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The 61st annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival will be held Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, and will feature many festival favorites, along with some new attractions.
Chairmen of the St. Joe Festival say that this event is for the community, and one main purpose is to celebrate patriotism.
“Our mission of the festival is family and patriotism,” co-Chair Mike Wurst said. “It’s a family-oriented event.”

June 28th

Ruth A. Grandstaff, 78

June 28, 2011

Ruth A. Grandstaff, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:51 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on June 12, 1933, in Lima, the daughter of Walter & Bernice (Putman) Brown, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include five children, Deb Osborn, of Wisc., Susan (Bob) Waterman, of Wapakoneta, Mark Grandstaff, of Montezuma, Bruce Grandstaff, of St. Marys, and Van (Robyn) Grandstaff, of Wapakoneta, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Brown, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, John and Walter Brown.

Samuel Cassius Green, 52

June 28, 2011

Samuel Cassius Green, 52, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 5, 1959, in St. Marys, to Berniece R. (Braun) and Murle E. Green. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Celina. On April 21, 1979, he married Anita M. Steinke who also survives.

ACME: Wapak shuts out St. Marys

June 28, 2011

Dylan Knoch didn’t take over as Wapakoneta’s lead-off hitter until midseason.
Monday night he looked more like a cleanup hitter.
Knoch hit a lead-off home run in the first inning that proved to be the only offense Wapak would need in a 3-0 win over rival St. Marys in an ACME baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
“It was a curve ball that came down-in and I hit it before it broke over the plate,” Knoch said. “I thought I leaned into it good enough and I just pulled it. It felt real good off the bat.”

Military service: Family affair

June 28, 2011

In the 1983 movie “Uncommon Valor,” retired Col. Cal Rhodes tells the financier of an incursion into Laos and Vietnam to free Americans, including sons of Rhodes’ and the financier’s, held at a prisoner of war camp years after the war was over. Rhodes said he could not talk his son out of serving because of his family’s military history.
“It’s the only thing we are good at,” Rhodes, played by Gene Hackman, says as he traces his ancestors back to the Civil War. “It’s the only thing we want to do.”

W’field seeks bath salt ban

June 28, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter proposed a village-wide ordinance to ban the use, possession and sale of synthetic drugs within village limits during Monday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting.
The goal of the legislation is to ban the substance which has become known as “bath salts,” a recreational hallucinative drug which has become a problem in the county since the beginning of the year.

Muchinippi presents ‘Seussical’ the musical

June 28, 2011

An area theatre group has been practicing hard for the past five weeks and has been putting the final touches on their upcoming musical.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi Theatre presents “Seussical,” this Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Waynesfield-Goshen School Auditeria.
The company picked this musical because their idea was to involve as many children as possible.
“We try to, in the summer, involve as many children as we can,” co-producer Pat Noykos said. “We have something where the kids can participate.”

John Schenking, 75

June 28, 2011

John H. (Jack) Schenking, 75, 04300 Buschor Road, Coldwater, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
He was born July 22, 1935, in Montezuma, the son of Esther (Nordenbrock) and Henry Schenking. On June 25, 2005, he married Colleen (Cornell) Schenking who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark (Michella) Schenking, of Grinnell, Iowa, Daniel Schenking, of St. Marys; and a daughter, Karen (Sean) Gagne, of Kirkland, Wash.

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