March 3rd, 2014
A new children’s program will establish itself on Monday, March 17, at the Auglaize County Public Library.
The idea behind the program is to give young readers an opportunity to read to someone who won’t judge, tease or laugh, just listen.
The perfect match to fit that criteria happens to have four legs and a wet nose.
Through Paws2Read, the library hopes to create a positive, nonthreatening, fun environment for children in grades K-2 who may be struggling or reluctant with reading.
For Waynesfield-Goshen Spanish teacher Kyley Richardson, teaching is in her blood.
Her mom is in her 24th year of teaching and is currently a fourth-grade teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary school. Her grandfather also taught for 35 years before retiring.
“I grew up with my mom teaching and she still loves her job and she was a good mentor to me,” Richardson said. “Experiencing her joys when she was teaching and all the stories she would come home and tell me showed me that that’s what I wanted to do.”
Local youth expressed an interest in bowling and fitness during the Noon Optimist Club’s annual “Bowling 4 the Health of It” event on Sunday at Astro Lanes.
Community Service Youth Committee Chair Connie Krites said the bowling event is one of many health-focused programs the “friend of youth” provides to the community.
“It’s to give the kids a fun activity to do, something that’s healthy — especially working on childhood obesity,” Krites said. “That’s a big issue for our kids.”
PAULDING — The Bath Wildkittens were prolific from 3-point range Saturday, especially Alyssa Manley, who hit all five of her first-half attempts.
The Wildkittens used the cushion they gained from their success with long-range shooting to keep the Wapakoneta Redskins away from the lead as they landed a 61-42 victory Saturday in a Division II girls basketball district final at Paulding High School.
Bath hit nine 3-pointers before halftime, while Manley scored 17 first-half points, all but two coming on 3-pointers.
The Wapakoneta Redskins are rolling toward the state tournament, and one of the Redskins’ seniors, Austin Krites, was the top individual bowler by a wide margin in Saturday’s district tournament.
After claiming the team title at the only Northwest District sectional the previous week, the Redskins won the district’s team title Saturday in the Division I district tournament at Lex Lanes in Lexington, claiming the only state qualifying spot to take.
Northern Kentucky University appears to be as comforting as home for Chace Culver.
The Wapakoneta High School senior has decided to continue his education and baseball career at NKU, which is located in Highland Heights, Ky., seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.
The right-handed pitcher signed Friday his National Letter of Intent, which formalized his commitment to the university.
Culver made a verbal commitment Feb. 19 to NKU.
Culver will major in sports business at NKU.
The end of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ season came Friday as their final two state qualifiers were eliminated from the tournament.
Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown each won their second match Thursday in the first round of the consolation bracket.
They entered Friday’s competition needing one win to secure a spot as a state placer but each of them lost in their only match Friday, ending their state appearances.
In the 145-pound weight class, Ambos lost a 9-4 decision to Mantua Crestwood junior Nick Wrobel.
John O. Dysert, 65, of 10984 Schroeder Road, Saint Marys, died at 7:07 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Celina, the son of James and Rebecca (Rupert) Dysert. He married Cathy K. Shelby on May 24, 1969, in San Diego, Calif., and she survives at the residence.
With the passing of Frederick Jacob Zint, 84, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima, who resided in Wapakoneta, four generations of the Zint name came to an end in Wapakoneta. Born Oct. 3, 1929, in Lima, to Frederick Joseph Zint and Pearl Lillian (Olson) Zint, who at the time were residing at 717 W. Auglaize St., Fred, as he was generally known, was the great-grandson of Joseph Zint (the name was spelled ZUND in the old country) who had emigrated from the Alstatten in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1865 shortly after the end of the Civil War.
Mary L. Niemeyer, 85, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Lima, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Fike) Rohr.Â She married Robert Niemeyer on Nov. 7, 1949, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her four children: Debra (David) McFeely of Fort Loramie, Dale (Barb) Niemeyer of New Knoxville, Dana Niemeyer of Wapakoneta and Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer of Wapakoneta.