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November 28th

Tradition keeps driver on the track

November 28, 2014

The dirt, the speed, the roaring of engines and the smell of treaded tires is what fuels Joel Ortberg. From the day he was born, racing has been more than just a passion, a hobby for the young Ortberg, it’s in some ways a family tradition. 

A four-generation tradition that is.

W-G finds solution in patrols

November 28, 2014

An agreement between Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has led to an increased law enforcement presence in the district, and school officials hope this added security measure will work as a deterrent to a potential school shooter or any other criminal activity that could take place in and around the school.

November 26th

Toys that last a LifeTime

November 26, 2014

Wapakoneta resident Dave Severt doesn’t do it for the money.

As the owner of LifeTime Toys, Severt handcrafts items such as tractors, wagons and jeeps out of wood at his home on Glynwood Road. He then sells them for $25 or $30, depending on how large or detailed the toy is.

Severt, however, said almost all the money he makes on toys goes toward purchasing materials for the next batch of items he will create. 

Thanksgiving thoughts from kindergartners

November 26, 2014

Everyone has their own opinion about what Thanksgiving means to them. They invite family over, or travel miles away to see them, prepare the turkey and enjoy a day off from working the long eight-hour workday.

But what does Thanksgiving mean to a few kindergartners at Wapakoneta Elementary School? 

For Lizzie Childress, Thanksgiving is just as awesome as Christmas, mainly because Thanksgiving is her birthday.

Benefit to help Botkins pair

November 26, 2014

BOTKINS — Enjoy games, food and music on Saturday at the Palazzo, 309 S. Main St., in Botkins, all while supporting a good cause.

From noon until midnight, a benefit will be held for Corinne Woodruff, a Botkins High School senior with melanoma, and Kevin Orndorff, a cook for the Palazzo who has pancreatic cancer. All are welcome.

There will be a donation at the door. It’s $5 for individuals and $20 for families.

Board honors pair of loyal volunteers

November 26, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored two local women for their dedication to the district’s academic and athletic endeavors at a regular board meeting Tuesday night.

Marsha Lotridge and Tammy Arel were presented with the Wapakoneta City Schools Service Recognition Award by Superintendent Keith Horner, who said the district was lucky to have their support.

Woman no stranger to scams

November 26, 2014

Wapakoneta resident Patricia Beale has seen it all when it comes to receiving money scams. She has received a scam over the phone, through email and even through the mail.

Oh, and she receives scams where she works too. 

Village continues talks on fire department guidelines

November 26, 2014

BOTKINS — The discussion over the implementation of new fire department guidelines continued during Tuesday night’s Botkins Village Council meeting.

It was discovered that the standard operating guidelines, or SOGs have not been updated since 1982. The new SOGs would replace a 30-year-old operating procedure guide, council member Lance Symonds said.

November 25th

Speech winners honored

November 25, 2014

Four local students were recognized by the Wapakoneta VFW Monday evening for their efforts in a national essay contest. 

Wapakoneta High School sophomore Emma Walker won first place in the “Voice of Democracy” contest, an audio-essay competition where high school students write and record a speech tailored around a specific theme.

Waynesfield optimistic on gas deal

November 25, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Plans to give the Village of Waynesfield natural gas has taken another step closer to reality as a date with the gas company to see what it has to offer residents was disclosed during Monday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting.

Mayor Mike Ridenour said the gas company the village is in contact with, which was not named, is having a presentation on Monday, Dec. 15, at Waynesfield-Goshen High School in front of council and village residents.

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