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February 8th

James Fisher, 63

February 8, 2013

James “Jim” Fisher, 63, of Bowling Green, went to heaven on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013.
He was born in Wapakoneta to the late Hilda (Eisert) and Clem Fisher. On Aug. 22, 1970, in Botkins, he married Paulette Hemmert, and she survives in Bowling Green.

Lynn Augspurger, 74

February 8, 2013

Lynn Lawrence Augspurger, 74, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and formerly of Hope-well Junction, N.Y., Birmingham, Mich., and Cleveland Heights, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Cleveland, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Hamilton, the son of Kathryn C. and Rudolph E. Augspurger, who preceded him in death. In 1962, in Columbus, he married Judith C. Peery, and she survives.

Choco Mania: Fourth-graders in business

February 8, 2013

What better way for fourth-graders to learn about business than getting their hands a little chocolatey?

Letting out a deep sigh as she paused just a second to push her hair back off her forehead, Olivia Woten says candy making is “way harder” than she thought it would be.

Only an hour into the morning long activity, Olivia said she had already burnt herself seven times. The rubber gloves they had to wear while they were working with confectionary treats made her hands sweaty and the melted chocolate stuck to them and was hard to get off.

Churches gear up for Lent

February 8, 2013

A local organization is gearing up for a weekly Lenten tradition.

The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) Lenten worships and lunches will begin next week on Ash Wednesday and will follow the theme, “He was … for our sins,” which is found in Isaiah 52-53.

Portman fights trafficking

February 8, 2013

To help battle the scourge of sex trafficking of children, a U.S. legislator proposed an amendment which has bipartisan support to make these victims eligible for grants to receive counseling, medical attention, legal representation and other services.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio,

Redskins hang on for close win over Van Wert

February 8, 2013

 

The Wapakoneta girls basketball team seemed to have everything under control in the beginning of Thursday night’s game.

The Redskins were up 17-6 at the end of the first quarter before the Cougars made a charge and made a ballgame out of the matchup.

A last-second 3-pointer from Van Wert’s Cheyenne Handy hit front iron and bounced harmlessly to the court as the buzzer sounded. Wapakoneta held on for the narrow victory, 51-50.

February 7th

Dorothy Bowersock, 82

February 7, 2013

Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Katherine (Kreimas) and Urban Metzger, who preceded her in death. On July 29, 1950, she married Harvey J. Bowersock, and he died Oct. 18, 2010.

Bowler rolls his way to the top

February 7, 2013

 

Austin Krites has been bowling since as long as he can remember. 

 

His first leagues started when he was just four years old at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta. 

Now, at age 16, Krites leads the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference in pin average, and his Wapakoneta Redskins squad has a firm grasp on second place in the league.

Saturday mail delivery halted

February 7, 2013

While the broader effects of an announcement by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have yet to made public, USPS officials issued a news release Wednesday stating that Saturday would be eliminated from the mail delivery schedule beginning the week of Aug. 5 to help control costs.

The move should save the USPS approximately $2 billion annually.

More testing wells to be added

February 7, 2013

Five additional test wells are to be added this year for improved monitoring at the St. Marys Landfill.

The investigative wells were recommended by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for improved monitoring at the site. The cost for adding the wells is approximately $45,000.

“It was suggested by the EPA and we want to make sure residents are not affected by anything negatively there,” Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley said.

He said they expect the process of monitoring the former landfill site to be long term.

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