Archive - 2013 - News Article
Wapakoneta resident Mike Barbee has been doing construction his whole life. In high school he made money by working on patios and landscape and helping his dad work around the house. Barbee, who grew up in southeastern Ohio, said he has been using tools his whole life.
â€śWe were one of those families that never hired anyone to fix things around the house,â€ť he said. â€śWe did it ourselves.â€ť
With any luck from Mother Nature, the waters on Indian Lake will soon be solid enough for ice fishers to go have their fun.
The first ice watch is in effect from Dec. 14 through Dec. 16 according to Scott Albrecht, owner of icefishohio.com.
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.
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
A wrong-way crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at mile marker 110 on I-75 in Wapakoneta.
Donald Andrews, 88, of Wapakoneta, was driving southbound in a northbound lane, which caused a collision with Thomas Iverson, 76, who was driving a northbound vehicle.
Iverson went into the median, and no injuries were reported from him or passengers, who were wearing their seat belts.
Andrews was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for a hand laceration.
A multi-vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-75 at milepost 115 in Auglaize County, just North of state Route 67. Officials report injuries as non-life threatening.
The accident, involving four semi tractor trailers, caused stopped traffic along the interstate at 1:33 p.m. and forced Ohio State Highway Patrol to reroute southbound traffic through exit 118.
The accident, caused by trucks following each other too closely, started at the entrance of the construction zone near the Cridersville.
The bottom line: People dealing with the city of Wapakoneta should be treated in a courteous and professional manner.
Wapakoneta City Council President Stephen Henderson summed up a 10-minute discussion that stemmed from Mayor Rod Metzâ€™s recent attendance at a state building code public meeting the mayor said was organized by the Wapakoneta Fire Department and engineering department personnel. The discussion was part of Mondayâ€™s city council meeting.