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October 6th, 2014

Sister Cities welcomes early visitors

October 6, 2014

It was reunion time Saturday morning for several members of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities organization.

Ahead of the larger sister cities delegation from Lengerich, Germany, who are touring New England and New York City this week, two couples have their own itinerary, beginning with a stop in Wapakoneta.

Drive-A-Car helps Boosters

October 6, 2014

It may not have been perfect weather for test driving a new vehicle, but that didn’t stop several people for coming out on a chilly Saturday morning in support of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters.

Each year the Boosters host a “Drive-A- Car” event, at which a car dealership — Wapak Ford, this year — offers to make a donation for each person that test drives a new car.

Breakfast Optimists to serve pulled pork

October 6, 2014

Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club members will be serving their famous pulled pork dinners to the community in an effort to raise money for their service projects benefiting local youth. 

The club’s 6th Annual Pulled Pork Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, available only through the drive-thru set up in the St. Paul United Church of Christ parking lot off Mechanic Street.

October 3rd

Athletes to gather for faith

October 3, 2014

The Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is inviting community members to join in “Fields of Faith” — a national event dedicated to Christians worshiping together on a football field.
District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch said the Fields of Faith event was organized to give students and youth in the community an opportunity to express their faith.
“We’re just excited to bring people together and see that, you know, you might go to a different church or a different school, but we all serve the same God,” Lynch said, “so it’s a great chance to come together and worship him.”

Workman found guilty on all counts

October 3, 2014

Timothy Scott Workman was found guilty Friday on all 79 charges he faced for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and tampering with evidence.
Jurors deliberated for approximately 90 minutes before reaching a verdict around 4:30 p.m.
Workman was accused of taking nude photographs of two Mercer County women who were 16 and 17 years old at the time. The “photo sessions,” as they were described by those who testified, took place at the Wapakoneta Knight’s Inn in 2013.
A sentencing date has not been set at this time.

Monster Dash returns

October 3, 2014

The Wapak YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler is a few weeks away, but the pre-registration date — and a chance to save a few dollars — is coming up fast.

Pre-registration is $25, including a long-sleeve T-shirt, and must entry forms must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 6. Pre-registration without a T-shirt is $12, and also must be postmarked by Monday. Race-day — Oct. 27 — registration prices are $27 and $15 respectively. These entries must be postmarked by Oct. 13 or signed up at the event.

BMV shows off its new look

October 3, 2014

The local Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced the completion of recent renovations and is planning an open house for the public to view the new facility.

Deputy Registrar Laura Tuttle said the bureau is encouraging the community to attend the grand re-opening of the Wapakoneta License Bureau, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at 604 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, beginning with a ribbon cutting.

Prosecution rests in Workman trial

October 3, 2014

State prosecutors rested their case against Timothy Scott Workman Thursday after hearing testimony from lead investigator Patrick Green and St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst.

Green, a detective with the Wapakoneta Police Department, testified he took pictures of the same hotel room where Workman allegedly photographed underage girls in 2013. The hotel room, which is located inside the Knights Inn in Wapakoneta, had the same markings on the wall that could be seen in the background of some of the photographs, Green said.

October 2nd

Data analysis presented in Workman trial

October 2, 2014

The third day of the Timothy Scott Workman trial was dominated by testimony from law enforcement officials who analyzed data recovered from two cell phones the defendant allegedly used to take nude photographs of underage girls.

Scott Leland, a detective with the Lima Police Department and program administrator for the Northwest Ohio Technology Crimes Unit, testified he was asked to analyze the two micro SD cards associated with the cell phones Workman owned at the time he allegedly committed the crimes.

Extreme mixed media to be displayed at Riverside Art Center

October 2, 2014

The public is invited to experience the art of “extreme mixed media” by Artist Mike Behr in the latest exhibit at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta.

The exhibit includes Behr’s 2- and 3-dimensional artwork, including furniture or canvases. The pieces are composed of 30 various media, including watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, Balsa wood, cardboard, rubber cement, any many others.

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