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January 16th, 2015

Bath beats Wapakoneta, alone atop league

January 16, 2015

Against a very good team like the Bath Wildkittens, opponents cannot come up short on executing the little things throughout the course of the game. The Wapakoneta Redskins, however, came up short on those facets of the game Thursday, in a matchup of two teams with 3-0 league records.

Madison Dackin poured in 19 points and guided Bath to a commanding 50-34 win over the Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball game in Wapakoneta.

January 15th

Botkins' historic gym “The Kitchen” closes for good

January 15, 2015

BOTKINS — Appetites for competition will no longer be satisfied in “The Kitchen.”

As the Botkins school district commenced session in a new school building this month, a new gymnasium will host the school’s junior high athletic events in a 450-seat capacity facility, replacing the longtime, beloved home of Botkins High School basketball from 1957 until the early 1990s.

Gibson, Schwartz re-elected to office

January 15, 2015

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education elected its president and vice president during an organizational meeting held at the Gardenia Board Office Wednesday evening.

Pat Gibson and Brent Schwartz were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively. 

“I really appreciate the support of the board members who have confidence in me to serve as president for a second term,” Gibson said.

Downtown exhibit features county’s young artists

January 15, 2015

The sixth annual Children’s Art Exhibit kicks off Saturday, Jan. 17, at Riverside Art Center with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each year, teachers from schools in Auglaize County are invited to bring in 30 pieces of their students’ artwork to RAC for the exhibit. Members of the center can also bring in their children’s or grandchildren’s artwork. The exhibit displays work from kids who are in preschool through seventh grade.

Concession owners receive state recognition

January 15, 2015

A local woman and her family have been recognized with a statewide award after years of hard work, tragedy and triumph.

Deb Poeppelman, of Poeppelman Concessions of Wapakoneta, received the Outstanding Achievement in Food Award by the Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association during last weekend’s Ohio Fair Manager’s Convention in Columbus. 

January 14th

Students come to Blevins’ aid

January 14, 2015

Three local eighth-graders on Monday presented Leo Blevins and his family with a $200 check as part of a T-shirt fundraiser the students organized to help pay for medical expenses.

Leo has spent the last three months recovering from life-threatening injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle while walking along county Road 25A in Cridersville. 

Village to update water billing

January 14, 2015

The need to standardize the sewage and water bill policy was discussed during Tuesday night’s Botkins Village Council meeting.

Village Administrator Ryan Piche said people will continuously call with different reasons for why they shouldn’t have to pay their bill for a certain quarter. The reasons they list include spending time out of town and, if they’re landlords, not having tenants for a period of time.

Medical director touts sleep as key to shedding pounds

January 14, 2015

A good thing to do when attempting to lose weight is get plenty of sleep, Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said during Tuesday morning’s Auglaize County Board of Health meeting.

Torres talked about the desire to get fit following the New Year, and how attendance to gyms starts out strong, but quickly wanes.

January 13th

Ohio State is national champion

January 13, 2015

Ohio State is national champion after defeating Oregon last night in the first college football playoff finals. The final score was Ohio State 42, Oregon 20.

Continuance sought in Wycuff case

January 13, 2015

The defense attorneys for a Wapakoneta man charged, along with his ex-wife, in a sex abuse case has asked for a continuance of the trial, currently set for Feb. 9.

Eric J. Allen, attorney for Charles C. Wycuff, has entered a motion to continue the Feb. 9 trial date of his client.

The request was made due to lead defense council, John Poppe, having several other matters set that day in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.

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