May 17th, 2012
A local student received a prestigious scholarship from a nationwide organization, which recognized his efforts of helping out with his family’s business.
Wapakoneta High School senior Jeff Poeppelman recently learned that he has received a Coca Cola Scholarship for $3,000. This scholarship was given through the National Independent Concessioners Association (NICA).
Along with the $3,000 scholarship, four more $1,000 scholarships were given away, and Poeppelman says he was in awe of his achievement of receiving the top prize.
Harold A. Engel, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Feb. 4, 1930, the son of Pearl (Elmers) and Adrian Engel, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1959, he married Wanda Krites, and she died Aug. 3, 1980.
Victor W. Schneider, 95, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Dayton, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born May 7, 1917, in New Bremen, the son of Alma (Doenges) and Otto Schneider. On July 12, 1944, he married Hannah Shewmon, and she preceded him in death Oct. 28, 2009.
Surviving are a son, Richard Schneider, of Dayton; and a daughter, Jane White, of Englewood.
Elmer Frederick Neumeier, 94, was welcomed by the Lord with â€śCome in my good and faithful servantâ€ť at 10:15 pm. Monday, May 14th, 2012. His wife and family were at his side as he departed.
Elmer was born July 8, 1917, in Dayton, the son of May (Caldwell) and Raymond Frederick Neumeier, who both died when he was young leaving him orphaned at age 5. He was raised by his grandparents, Katherine (Fisher) and Andrew Neumeier, of Wapakoneta. On Jan. 10, 1944, he married Mary Louise Gehrlich, who survives.
The McDonald's Restaurant on Bellefontaine Street had to be evacuated briefly over the lunch hour due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department responded to the scene after light smoke filled the restaurant at 11:15 a.m. today. As a precautionary measure, city firefighters evacuated the restaurant until the cause of the smoke could be found.
Bids for bituminous materials used for the county’s sealing program came in approximately 20 percent higher than last year.
Bids for RS2P, a polymer modified liquid asphalt and stone used for full and strip sealing, came in at $1.96 per gallon from low bidder Asphalt Technologies, of Edison, and ranged up to $2.27 for the high bid from Terry Asphalt Materials, of Hamilton. Other bidders included Asphalt Materials, of Oregon, and K-Tech Speciality Coatings, of Ashley, Ind.
Those prices ranged from a low bid of $1.79 and a high bid of $2.11 in 2011.
Wapakoneta City School fourth-graders will showcase their scientific talents Thursday with a science fair from 6 to 7 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria.
The students got a chance Tuesday to warm-up for their moment in the spotlight by presenting their projects to fellow classmates during school.
“It’s to help them learn the scientific method and be in the shoes of an actual scientist,” Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tim Duncan said.
CRIDERSVILLE — A local village is working on creating a legacy for their residents — in the form of park.
Former Cridersville Village Council member Dorance Thompson proposed an idea to council at the end of 2011 to create a park on the site of the former Cridersville Elementary School on Main Street.
Cridersville Village Council, Cridersville Lion’s Club and the Cridersville Historical Society have all paired to work together on this project.
Wapakoneta Middle School students came together on Monday afternoon to take pride in their school and help clean it up.
Students and staff celebrated the first-ever Pride Day, an idea that came about in a teacher-leadership team meeting whose focus is community pride.
“We want the kids to be proud of their school and take care of it and have some ownership,” Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne said.
CRIDERSVILLE — Officials with a local village continue to discuss employee salaries, focusing primarily on overtime pay.
On Monday, Cridersville Village Council members hit a road block when they struggled to make a motion to pay necessary bills for May.
“When we pay bills does this OK wages for employees?” Councilor Rick Walls said when Council President Eric West asked for a motion to pass this.
“The pay package ordinance was a done deal and approved at the beginning of the year,” Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.