January 22nd, 2015
Members of the St. Joseph Youth Community on Wednesday boarded a charter bus and set off for Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Life, an anti-abortion rally that takes place in the nation’s capital each year.
A group of 28 middle and high school students, chaperons and parents began their journey at 9 p.m., loading up the bus and saying their goodbyes to loved ones before they embark on the nine-hour drive.
The Heritage Trails Park District is going in a different direction for the time being and there will not be any campaigning for a levy anytime soon.
That was the sentiment in the room during Tuesday night’s meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta.
Park Commissioner David Stilwell proposed an idea to rebuild HTPD from the ground up starting with a board of trustees.
A local representative with the International Student Exchange is taking applications from area families to host an exchange student in the 2015-16 school year.
Julie Lee, a community representative for ISE, said she hopes to recruit at least 20 families in the northwest Ohio area, including Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Celina, New Bremen, Bellefontaine and any other town within a 100-mile radius of St. Henry, which is where she lives.
Residents are reminded of the need to keep walkways, driveways and steps clear of snow and ice. While the area is getting a brief break from winter’s chill, ice and snow will return.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.