January 5th, 2015
ST. MARYS — The first baby of the new year at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys is Kennady Jo Slife, daughter of Alyssa Rockwood and Kyle Slife, who was born at 11:59 p.m. Friday.
The first child for Rockwood and Slife, Rockwood said the birth was a quick three hours.
“It was fast and painful, but worth it,” Rockwood said.
BOTKINS — Botkins community members, faculty and students piled into the new school’s gymnasium on Sunday afternoon for its dedication ceremony.
“Today, we dedicate this school to the community of Botkins and to the students of Botkins Local School district,” superintendent Connie Schneider said. “This facility holds a future of possibilities built on the foundations and rich traditions of the past. The future awaits.”
The city of Wapakoneta has selected IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio, as the supplier of natural gas to participants in its Natural Gas Aggregation Program, according to a letter sent to residents and small businesses throughout the city last week.
For Botkins Local School reading specialist Michele Meyer, moving into the new school building has gone “pretty well, thanks to extra hands.”
During their winter break, several of her sixth graders have been helping with the moving process, which she has been preparing for since before this school year started.
Of all the intersections in Wapakoneta, the one at Pearl, Bellefontaine and Wood streets may be the hardest to figure out.
Coming west along Bellefontaine Street, some drivers have sat in the turn lane onto Pearl Street waiting for the arrow to turn green, only to be honked at by drivers who assume you can turn because of another traffic light that sits directly above the lane, which is often green when the other light is red.
CRIDERSVILLE — Firefighters responded to a structure fire early Friday morning at 200 N. Waverly St., in the village.
According to Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller, the call came in at 4:09 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire involvement in the upstairs rear bedroom area. All four occupants of the building walked out on their own and were out by the time firefighters arrived. There were no injuries.
With the new year upon us, the Wapakoneta Daily News wanted to know what goals city and county officials hope to achieve in 2015, and how they plan to accomplish them.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz listed three projects he said the city should complete within the next year.
As the first woman to ever sit on the Wapakoneta City Council, Ruth Carter paved the way for women in local government.
“She considered herself a pioneer who broke new barriers because it was all men for 50 years until she was elected,” her husband Joe Carter said.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, Ruth Carter died at Auglaize Acres of natural causes and complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 83 years old.
December 30th, 2014
The Wapakoneta Daily News presents its selection for the top local stories of 2014. The selections were made by the newsroom with a final vote by WDN staff members. Stories numbered 1-7 appear today; the remainder, along with honorable mentions, will be published in Wednesday’s Wapakoneta Daily News.
With a dominating defense, a versatile offense and sound special teams, the 2014 Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team was the most accomplished in school history.
There will be a few local individuals to look for at major events this New Year’s Eve and Day.
eXtreme Dance Center, on 15041 Wapak Fisher Road, is giving five local girls the opportunity to dance live at tonight’s Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami, Fla.