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January 21st, 2015

Morgan's shot gets Wapakoneta past Rangers

January 21, 2015

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Wapakoneta Redskins are no strangers to games going down to the wire during this 2014-2015 season. The latest win was yet another instance of the Redskins coming through near the end.

Wapakoneta’s Kodi Morgan knocked down a game-winning jumper with 13 seconds left to give the Redskins’ varsity boys basketball team a 45-43 victory at New Knoxville on Tuesday night.

“We’ve played in a lot of close games this year,” Redskins coach Doug Selvey said. “I think those games helped us win this game.”

Redskins dominate Cougars in league dual win

January 21, 2015

VAN WERT — Only two matches reached the third period, as the Wapakoneta Redskins demolished the Van Wert Cougars, 63-6, in a Western Buckeye League dual match Tuesday at Van Wert High School.

The win put Wapakoneta at 5-0 in WBL dual matches this season.

The match Tuesday came within a grueling schedule for the Redskins.

After a WBL tri-match Thursday which was also in Van Wert, they left immediately for the two-day Top Gun Tournament in Alliance, a more than three-hour trip.

Wapakoneta has another WBL tri-match Thursday in Ottawa.

January 20th

Council OKs Summer Moon changes

January 20, 2015

The Wapakoneta City Council approved the route for this year’s Women At Risk 5K run/walk along with changes to this year’s Summer Moon Festival.

Laura Schwartz came before council to seek approval for the second annual run, which supports Women At Risk International, a nonprofit Christian mission organization with the goal of rescuing, teaching and providing empowerment to women and children around the world who are victims of illegal trafficking and slavery.

Village re-elects council president

January 20, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council got down to business during its meeting Monday night to kick off the new year including the election of a new council president, setting dates for this year’s events and changing the time of future council meetings moving forward.

Wapakoneta native was drawn to Africa

January 20, 2015

At the age of 16, Wapakoneta native Melissa Odira knew what she wanted to do with her life.

While on a trip to Africa with her church, Harvest Baptist, she fell in love with the continent.

January 19th

Baby faces heart issues

January 19, 2015

Ellie needs your help, and there are opportunities to help her.

Ellie is the four-month-old daughter of Brandon and Jackie Ward. She is struggling with heart issues that will require several surgeries and possibly a heart transplant.

These surgeries will keep her under hospitalization for the next few months at a minimum and with medical cost through the roof for the Ward family, the family is hosting a benefit to help with Ellie’s mounting expenses. 

Nursery to offer program on miniature gardens

January 19, 2015

BOTKINS — Spend some time perfecting your green thumb and learning about miniature gardens at Kah Nursery and Garden Center’s Miniature Garden Seminar.

January 16th

Redskins rally past Bath for league win

January 17, 2015

BATH TWP. — Three buckets by Adam Henderson, and a pair of free throws each by Jarrett Koch and Kodi Morgan late in the fourth quarter helped the Wapakoneta Redskins emerge victorious Friday against the Bath Wildcats.

Wapakoneta overcame an eight-point halftime deficit and 23 points by Bath’s Andrew Renner to notch a 50-46 win Friday in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest at Bath High School.

The Redskins’ win was their second league victory this season, matching their WBL win total from last season.

Unused items up for auction

January 16, 2015

If you’re looking to purchase a used car, you would likely search local car dealerships first to find the best deal. Your best option, however, may be found in a place you would not expect.

The county commissioners are running an online auction on the county’s website,, where local residents can find three vehicles up for sale, as well as flashlights, AC adapters and lens filters. 

Wellness Center gets a makeover

January 16, 2015

The Wapakoneta YMCA looks to have its relocation and remodeling of the Wellness Center’s free weight area wrapped up this weekend.

The work began about two or three weeks ago and was brought on by the suggestions of facility members, CEO Josh Little said.

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