February 21st, 2014
Six local businesses were recognized for their improvement throughout the past year during the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Progress Awards breakfast on Thursday.
River Road between state Route 65 and Greely Chapel is closed due to high water, as well as Townline Kossuth between St. Marys Kossuth and Rapp Road.
Greenville Road between state Route 364 and Tri-Township Road will be closed until further notice for road repair
Travis Moyer will be recommended for approval to be hired as the new head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, it was announced Thursday afternoon in an email from Wapakoneta City Schools Athletic Director Brad Rex.
Members of the Wapakoneta City Schools board of education will vote on the recommendation Tuesday at their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Cridersville Elementary School in Cridersville.
Rex said Thursday night Moyer plans to attend the board meeting.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta High School senior Chace Culver made a verbal commitment to play college baseball at Northern Kentucky University, according to WHS varsity coach Jason Brandt.
Culver is a right-handed pitcher listed at 6 feet, 3 inches, 180 pounds.
He was a third-team All-Western Buckeye League selection in 2013.
Brandt said Culver has yet to sign a National Letter of Intent, which would formalize Culver’s commitment to the college.
Many local manufacturing professionals met for breakfast Wednesday morning to discuss making connections with students, parents, underemployed and unemployed people locally to help fill jobs in the manufacturing field.
In an open floor discussion with United State Representative Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, these leaders had an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns in hopes of planting a bug in the government’s ear to send some funding help where it can be used.
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Wapakoneta Elementary School brought in a dental hygienist to teach second-graders about the importance of oral health.
Dental Hygienist Rita Anderson, who works in Dr. Barry Aab’s Office at Auglaize Dental Associates LLC, spoke to four classrooms of second-graders about what foods they should and shouldn’t eat, how to properly brush their teeth, and took them through the process of a dental appointment.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Auglaize Co from 3 p.m. today through late tonight.
Strong thunderstorms with up to an inch of rain is possible with these storms.
A weather watch indicates the potential for severe or damaging weather conditions.
KENTON â€” A fast-paced, energized start by the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers helped them cruise to a 70-27 win Tuesday over the Ridgemont Golden Gophers in a Division IV girls basketball sectional semifinal at Kenton High School.
In a matchup of two Northwest Central Conference teams, the Tigers shot out to a 21-1 lead after the first period, as Kenzie Jarnagin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for her seventh point in the opening period.
ST. HENRY — The Wapakoneta Redskins had been playing their best ball of late, winning four of their last six contests as the postseason is just around the corner.
The Redskins were on a hot streak of sorts, until Tuesday night.
Wapak ran into another Midwest Athletic Conference team, in the St. Henry Redskins, who dominated the second half Tuesday in their 57-38 win in a non-league varsity boys basketball game.
H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1970, in Lima, the son of Harold â€śBarneyâ€ť and Julie (Setser) Harrod. His parents survive in Wapakoneta. On April 21, 1990, he married Barbara J. Horman, and she survives.