August 29th, 2014
BELLEFONTAINE — Wapakoneta passed its first test in the new era of Redskins football Friday.
Wapakoneta’s defense shut down Bellefontaine, while Redskins running backs Keaton Metz and Jon Eaton scored two rushing touchdowns each for the Redskins in their 28-6 win over the Bellefontaine Chieftains in non-league varsity football action, giving first-year Wapakoneta coach Travis Moyer his first win with the school.
As the clock winds down during the first half of a Wapakoneta High School football game a group of over 100 students is preparing to take the field for a performance of their own.
Thatâ€™s right, the WHS band performs at every home and away football game and helps to keep the party going through halftime.
What does it take for these young musicians to step out on the field every week and perform for such large crowds?
Well, it takes a lot of work, dedication, practice and do-overs to get the shows to the best standard they can be.
The Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency is continuing its investigation after reported sightings of a white cloud of gas originating from a plant in the industrial park on Willipie St., Wapakoneta, on Tuesday.
Residents in the surrounding area of South Pine St., west of Veteran's Park, contacted officials after a fast-moving gas cloud encompassed several house trailers, originating from the plant of manufacturer and transportation provider AIP Logistics in the industrial park.
When the residents of the 800 block of West Auglaize Street look out into their backyards they’re privy to a large eyesore — that is seemingly hidden to the public — due to the work being done with the city’s south interceptor sewer project.
For West Auglaize Street residents John and Doris Sheipline, the sight they saw Thursday morning left them with an uneasy feeling in their stomachs.
As a bill to repeal Common Core in Ohio continues to hear testimony from supporters and opponents, several local residents took to the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday to express their opposition of Common Core and their desire to repeal it.
“I’m here today because my concerns regarding Common Core have not subsided, but actually have grown,” New Knoxville resident Darla Lee said.
After a 42-year career as an attorney at law, Doug Jauert is retiring.
BOTKINS — The new Botkins Local School 7-12th grade principal says he is happy to be returning to his hometown after working in Wapakoneta School District for eight years, and is anticipating what he expects to be an exciting school year.
Angela M. Burgoon, 46, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:24 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Jan. 21, 1968, in Dayton, the daughter of Lonnie and Linda (Tittle) Hunley. Her parents survive in Sidney.
BELLEFONTAINE — The new era of Wapakoneta Redskins football will unfold Friday as the team plays its first regular season game under first-year head coach Travis Moyer, against the Bellefontaine Cheiftains.
After a 9-2 record in the 2013 season, which ended in the school hosting its first ever home playoff game, the Redskins completed the best four-year stretch in program history under Doug Frye, who returned to coach St. Marys.
Moyer will face 10 unfamiliar opponents during the regular season, with Bellefontaine first in line to take on the Redskins.
WAYNESFIELD — Last season, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team opened their season with just two seniors, on the road against a veteran-laden Jefferson Wildcats squad.
The result was a 48-3 beatdown at the hands of the Wildcats when senior Austin Jettinghoff threw 7 of 8 for 138 yards and four touchdowns for Jefferson at Stadium Park in Delphos.
This season has a different feel to it, however, as the Tigers will host the Wildcats on Friday night to open the 2014 season.