April 11th, 2014
To some, they are a necessary evil.
To others they are just necessary.
The issue of easements reared its ugly head at a recent city council meeting, where concerns were raised about the city’s easements for the Auglaize Street sewer project.
Suggestions were made that the city administration changed the easements for the project and that residents were getting no answers from city hall.
Phone lines and Internet are back up and running at Wapakoneta City Schools after a power source malfunctioned Wednesday night, leaving the district without access until 9:45 a.m. Friday.
The lack of Internet and phone access reached all four of the district's school buildings, as well as the district board office.
The Wapakoneta Redskins jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings and never looked back in a 10-4 win Thursday over the New Bremen Cardinals.
The Redskins scored three runs in the first inning and five in the second to help cushion themselves in a matchup of two young rosters in non-league varsity softball action at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak (5-0) was helped by two New Bremen errors in the first inning and had three hits of its own, including a two-run double by Alexis Schwartz, who now has an extra-base hit in every game this season.
A driver operating a stolen vehicle lost control and crashed into the northbound guardrail of the bridge while traveling southbound across North Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, at 2:39 a.m. on Wednesday.
Wapakoneta police officers responded and discovered the vehicle at the intersection of North Blackhoof and West Auglaize St.
According to the report, Bradley Drexler, 31, of Wapakoneta, was operating a 2008 Mercedes-Benz owned by Mike Swaney Buick GMC. Drexler is employed by the car dealership. The vehicle sustained disabling damage.
Auglaize County is still in need of poll workers for the upcoming general election on May 6.
Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said the staff as already had to move around and shuffle people in order to get the right amount of republicans and democrats at each polling site.
Deputy Director Peggy Matheny said this year she has seen more republican poll workers cancel out on her than democratic workers, which is a blessing in disguise because usually the democratic party is not as vast as the republican party is in Auglaize County.
LIMA — A first-inning grand slam by Alexis Schwartz was enough cushion for the rest of the game, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior blasted a pitch over the wall in right field to give her team a 4-0 lead with zero outs in the frame.
The four runs proved to be enough as the visiting Redskins posted a 5-3 win Wednesday over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in a non-league varsity softball game at Faurot Park in Lima.
The Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene will hold its first ever Community Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, featuring a black light Easter egg hunt and several other activities for children up to grade five and their families.
The church is located on the corner of Benton and Court Streets, and the event will run from 1 to 3 p.m.
Senior Pastor Stephen Ambrose said the event was planned as a way to engage with members of the community.
The City of Wapakoneta was recently recognized by a national organization for its reliable electric operations.
The American Public Power Association, based in Washington, D.C., awarded the city its Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation on April 7. According to a news release, the designation is given to communities for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric services.
During Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided board members with the county health rankings report for 2014. Parsons also gave out copies of the 2010 report to help compare the trends over the past five years.
“The thing that interests me most is the trend in our county over the past five years, did we go up, did we go down?” Parsons said. “And unfortunately we’re going down in most of the areas, sometimes it’s not much.”
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the supplemental contracts for two assistant coaches and accepted the retirement of a kindergarten teacher at a regular board meeting Tuesday night at the Gardenia Board Office.
Debra Shenk, a kindergarten teacher at Cridersville Elementary School, will retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Her retirement will officially go into effect on June 30.