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Archive - 2014

September 5th

City welcomes new firefighter

September 5, 2014

A firefighter who recently joined the Wapakoneta Fire Department says he is gaining the experience and training he needs to fulfill the career to which he has dedicated his life.

Nick Schmitz, 19, of Maria Stein, said he has been passionate about firefighting since he was 16, and, when he became a volunteer firefighter, he enjoyed having the opportunity to give back to the community. He described the job as exciting and rewarding.

VIDEO: Insider Report On Ohio State's Offensive Woes

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Insider Report On Ohio State's Offensive Woes
The first week of college football wraps up with more questions than answers for Ohio State. Our insider, Dave Miller, joins Shae Peppler to discuss how the Buckeyes' offensive line is adjusting as they get set to square off against Virginia Tech, as well as how South Carolina's defense failed to impress in their season opener.

Wapakoneta holds off Elida

September 5, 2014

Although they led the entire game, the Wapakoneta Redskins had to buckle down to defend that lead for much of the second half.

Using their typical aggression offensively, the Redskins owned a 3-0 lead in the first half, but goals by the Elida Bulldogs right before and right after halftime narrowed the margin to 3-2.

Redskins begin goal of winning league title

September 5, 2014

KENTON — The start of the grand that is the nine-game Western Buckeye League schedule has arrived.
Members of the 10-team league will play only WBL schools the rest of the regular season.

For the Wapakoneta Redskins, their opening game in league play is against the defending WBL champion Kenton Wildcats, who went undefeated and gave runner-up Wapakoneta its only league loss last season.

Kenton throttled Wapakoneta 52-0 after three quarters in the meeting last season before reserves played the fourth quarter.

W-G to face future conference opponent

September 5, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern and Waynesfield-Goshen are somewhat alike. Both teams have small rosters, are under the direction of first-year head coaches and have underachieved recently after dominating their competitors in the mid-2000s.

The glaring difference is the fact that Waynesfield has fielded a team for 68 consecutive seasons whereas that streak was broken for the Polar Bears last year.

BBQ coming to Shell

September 5, 2014

The Shell gas station on Bellefontaine Street is trading in its car wash for a barbecue joint as it undergoes a remodel that is set for completion by the end of October.  

Shell owner Bryan Hutchison said the remodel, which will expand the building 25 feet toward the road and eliminate the car wash, will make room for Hickory Pit BBQ, a restaurant and catering service Hutchison first opened at the Marathon gas station in Delphos.

Incubator seeks next tenant

September 5, 2014

An open storefront located at 28 E. Auglaize St. is in search of its next resident.

The Wapakoneta Community Development Center, or WCDC, is looking to fill its low-cost storefront business incubator again.

Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, Josh Hines, said the incubator is designed to help a startup company or home-based business when vulnerability is at its highest.

Archeology students dig into local history

September 5, 2014

BOTKINS — Archeology may generate ideas of ancient dinosaur bones and giant digs, but Botkins 10-12 grade Archeological History students are discovering that their hometown’s background can be uncovered in a few local artifacts.

History teacher Bryan Trego said the idea for an archeology class came from a desire to offer a unique look at local history, whether that means identifying Native American history or working with the Botkins Historical Society.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

September 4th

Richard Ricky King, 60

September 4, 2014

Richard Ricky King, 60, born Jan. 22, 1954, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard King and Rose-Mary Moore King, and a sister, Debra Perkins.

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