Archive - 2013
A company formerly located in Wapakoneta has been recognized for its technological advancements in numerous industries in the United States with a book dedicated to its history.
â€śSuperior â€” Land, Sea, Air, and Spaceâ€ť summarizes the past 79 years of Superior Tube Company, Inc., and much of the book gives credit to the Wapakoneta plant previously located on South Willipie Street for its legacy with the company.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, in conjunction with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys police departments, released an advisory concerning a posting on a local Facebook page.
The Facebook page is for posting items for sale in an online format called â€śRummage Sale.â€ť
Yesterday morning the three agencies started receiving complaints from residents concerning a posting on the Rummage Sale page of prescription medications for sale.
Coming home to a meal on the table or ready to be put in the oven can be a real treat, especially during the chaotic holiday season with parties, sporting events and everyday life to consider. Instead of resorting to frozen dinners or the drive-thru line, Kim Lee presents another option.
Lee has made her services as a personal kitchen assistant available. Leeâ€™s daytime gig is as the cook at LouAnneâ€™s TeaSpot. Lee is known for her healthy luncheons and high teas as well as her scrumptious desserts, all made with the freshest ingredients.
Mary Ellen Cardone, 89, formerly of Lima and Wapakoneta area, died at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Wapakoneta, to Leroy and Pauline (Neidemire) Wellington, who preceded her in death.
Her mother died when she was five and her brother Clarence was three. They lived with her grandmother until she was about fourteen when she, her father and her brother moved out and she kept house for them.
James M. Doorley, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta, where he had resided for the past year.
He was born April 20, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Michael & Anna (Brands) Doorley, who preceded him in death.
On April 14, 1948, he married Alberta R. â€śBettyâ€ť Fisher, and she survives.
Gene E. Howell, 73, died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence in Waynesfield.
He was born June 12, 1940, in Clay Township, Auglaize County to Jack & Hazel (Scott) Howell, and they preceded him in death.
A day filled with the magic of Christmas â€” reindeer, carriage rides, Christmas parade, Santa Claus â€” all started when one local woman decided downtown Wapakoneta could use more color and festivities during the holiday season.
Colored lights, Children's Hometown Holiday Chair Elaine Poppe said, are what children enjoy during the holidays. They enjoy Santa Claus and believing in the magic of Christmas. For these reasons, Poppe began a project to build Wapakoneta a Santa Outpost â€” a project which the city has watched grow over the past seven years.Â
John Vorhees is 23 years old, and he needs a kidney.
John John, as his family calls him, has been in kidney failure for four years. Doctors have told the family he suffers from MTGN Type 3, an incredibly rare immune system deficiency, explained his dad, also John Vorhees.
â€śAll we know is this is very rare; the doctor told us that from the beginning,â€ť Vorhees said. â€śWe just donâ€™t know.â€ť
From staff reports
Three members of the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team were named All-Ohio for the 2013 season, as the Division III and Division IV teams were announced Tuesday.
Wapakoneta senior Kyle Gonterman was a second-team all-state choice on the offensive line.
Gonterman was named the Western Buckeye League’s Offensive Lineman of the Year last month. He helped guide the Redskins’ offense to a school-record 39.4 points per game in the 2013 season.
LIMA — On top of dealing with the tenacious defensive pressure they faced Tuesday, the Wapakoneta Redskins also witnessed the Lima Senior Spartans hit outside shots consistently to keep distance on the scoreboard.
The Redskins went with a zone defense as long as they could Tuesday against a quick, athletic Spartans team, which had as much ease getting to the basket as it did finding open perimeter looks.
Lima Senior defeated Wapakoneta, 57-41, in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest in the Lima Senior High School gymnasium.