November 7th, 2014
Maurice Thomas routinely showed his big-play ability Friday, but the Wapakoneta Redskins were ultimately able to keep the Talawanda Braves’ star tailback in check routinely.
Elsewhere, the Redskins made big plays in all areas of the game and held a huge advantage when it came to doing the little things right during a commanding 49-14 win Friday over Talawanda in a high school football Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta, playing a first-round playoff game at home for the second straight year.
Editor’s note: A local resident recently contacted us regarding language being used among teens, so we sought out a couple of expert opinions on the topic. The following includes what may be considered offensive language.
Name calling is nothing new for society and has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, but at what point does name calling and using offensive words toward others cross the line from casual use to unacceptable?
After 33 years on the force, Lt. Barry Truesdale is saying goodbye to the Wapakoneta Police Department.
On Friday, Truesdale celebrated his last day on the job with family, friends, co-workers and city officials who gathered in the Wapakoneta City Council chambers for his retirement party.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said he is choosing not to respond to a student’s allegation that high school staff members did nothing to stop an altercation between a father and son on school grounds, other than to say “the evidence stands by our statements and we’ll let the investigation proceed on its own.”
Many businesses in downtown Wapakoneta are participating in this weekend’s holiday open house fun.
Auglaize Antique Mall, located on 116 W. Auglaize St., will have free homemade cookies, cider and coffee to enjoy while shopping for items 15 to 50 percent off. The store will also close at 8 p.m. on Friday, instead of the usual 6 p.m.
With various stores in downtown Wapakoneta having their Holiday Open House, True Value Hardware, on 811 Defiance St., is having their own for the holiday season.
This year though, the event is not just one day, but all weekend long with specific events for each day.
Rarely, if ever, does someone get the chance to meet someone else who shares the exact same name. Yet, for two individuals to both have the same, yet uncommon, first and last name, and not knowing if they are related, is quite rare and astonishing.
Yet, it happened recently for a local boy — Quinn Epperly — and the unusual coincidence sparked an arranged meeting at a football game in New Jersey last month.
An irate parent who threatened to drive his vehicle through the doors of Wapakoneta High School Wednesday morning was arrested for aggravated menacing after making threats to school officials and getting into a physical altercation with his son on school grounds.
Julia Pepple, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, never imagined a four-day trip would change her life the way it has as her high school career begins to end and the launch to her college career is right around the corner.
It all began when Pepple participated in the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 15-18, to share her research of a third world country’s domestic issues.
A large portion of Wednesday morning’s Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting was spent discussing the need to focus on doing a better job of spreading knowledge about chemicals and hazardous materials.
In fact, the LEPC was put in place by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986 to do just that.