Archive - 2014
Bernard Carver, 65, of Wapakoneta, currently being held at the Auglaize County Jail, faces four charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance as a second-degree felony, four charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance as a fifth-degree felony, four charges of voyeurism as a fifth-degree felony and three charges of voyeurism as a second-degree misdemeanor.
From staff reports
Leo Blevins — a local boy who was struck by a car almost two months ago and has been in a Columbus hospital ever since — was afforded an outstanding opportunity Thursday night.
Blevins, an eighth-grader at Wapakoneta who has been recovering from life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was introduced in front of more than 10,000 fans Thursday night during the Ohio high school state football championship game, played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home of the Buckeyes.
Children of all ages lined Main Street Saturday for a chance to meet Santa Claus and receive a present during the Eighth Annual Children’s Hometown Holiday.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Santa sat in his outpost, letting children sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. As they left the outpost, each child was given a stocking, candy cane and one gift that ranged from action figures to board games and puzzles.
A Wapakoneta woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she exited a moving vehicle Saturday evening on U.S. 33 near Bay Road, west of Wapakoneta.
Erin Seggerson was driving with her husband, John Seggerson, also of Wapakoneta, at 7:22 p.m. when she jumped from the passenger side door of the vehicle.
eXtreme Dance Center, on 15041 Wapak Fisher Road, is giving five local girls the opportunity to dance live at the Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami, Fla., on New Year’s Eve.
Baylee Johnson, 16, Gina Place, 13, Lauryn Craig, 12, Abby Kite, 12 and Emily Tingler, 10, will dance during the halftime performance of country music band Little Big Town.
Thereâ€™s no place like home for the holidays, but for those in the military, coming home may not be an option.
That is why Michelle Frank, assistant business manager for the Wapakoneta Daily News, started Holiday Mail for Heroes. Up through Dec. 11, people can submit their loved onesâ€™ names, ranks, full military address and a picture, if they so choose, to the Wapakoneta Daily News or The Evening Leader. The submissions will then run on a page in the newspapers on Dec. 13, so anyone wishing to send some Christmas cheer to the military men and women can do so.
As one of the nationâ€™s leading experts in corporate location strategy and property selection, Don Schjeldahl has visited thousands of towns like Wapakoneta, looking for communities that would be the right fit for companies that are considering opening up a new facility.
The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Annual Meeting held Friday afternoon featured a guest speaker who has more than 30 years experience in corporate consulting.
Don Schjeldahl, founder of the Don Schjeldahl Group, spoke to WAEDC members and local community leaders about his experience in corporate location strategy and property selection, and how a town like Wapakoneta can best prepare itself for industries looking to expand into other regions.
BOTKINS — When Botkins Superintendent Connie Schneider asked Dan Knepper to paint a mural for the new school building, he jumped at the chance. Thursday afternoon, in front of school faculty, students and community members he unveiled what he has spent more than two months perfecting.
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA is adding two new membership categories and changing their membership rates to make prices more member-friendly.
There are three membership categories: Family, Single and Student, but the YMCA is adding a Couples category and has already added a category for individuals above the age of 55.