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January 6th, 2012

BASKETBALL: Kittens clip Wapak

January 6, 2012

BATH TOWNSHIP — Controlling the boards can be just as important as putting the rock through the net in basketball and Wapakoneta found out that lesson the hard way in its 55-36 loss to Bath in a key Western Buckeye League matchup Thursday night.

By outrebounding the Redskins, 36-18, the Wildkittens overcame a subpar offensive night to stave off a determined yet frustrated Redskin squad which continually watched Bath get two and some time three shots at scoring by snaring carom after carom.

Water fund strong: Remote-read meters spike capital budget

January 6, 2012

Beyond debt payment and water distribution on the new Wapakoneta Water Treatment Plant, the city expects its next largest expenditure for 2012 to be the second phase of installing new water meters.

Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members reviewed the Water Fund Thursday as part of the annual budget process during a committee meeting at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building.

Stinebaugh family first

January 6, 2012

A Wapakoneta couple celebrated the New Year in a new way.

Dawn and Tony Stinebaugh celebrated the New Year by having the first baby of the year in the Wapakoneta Daily News readership area.
Addison Jo Ann Stinebaugh was born at 5:42 p.m. Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

Local named publisher

January 6, 2012

The Wapakoneta Daily News has a familiar face returning to the newspaper — and this time it is to lead the group.

Deb Zwez, the publisher of The Evening Leader in St. Marys, has taken over Dianna Epperly’s position as publisher of the Wapakoneta Daily News — and brings experience to her new spot as well as  a passion for the city of Wapakoneta.

“I love Wapak,” Zwez said. “It’s a great city and has a lot of things going for it and has potential for great things.”

January 5th

Vandals strike: Messages spray painted on school offices

January 5, 2012

A vandal spray painted messages on the Wapakoneta City Schools Administration Building during the weekend.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner told the Wapak-oneta Daily News on Wednesday that the cleaning of three messages written on the building used to house administrative offices cost the district $100 in manpower hours.

New Red Cross director hired

January 5, 2012

A new director with a long history of helping others is serving at the helm of the Auglaize County American Red Cross office.

Former St. Marys Fire Chief Ken Cline was named to the position, which he is to begin Monday.

“When I heard about the opening, I was interested in it,” said Cline, after the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting Wednesday during which the announcement was made.

Kline, who retired a couple years, said he was ready to get back out into the community and help others.

River project top concern

January 5, 2012

Concerns over correct information being disseminating regarding the Auglaize River logjam project appeared to be the chief concern of residents during the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) board of supervisors’ annual planning meeting held Wednesday at the Auglaize

County Fairgrounds.

With approximately 35 people in attendance, four small groups voiced their concerns with the project as being at or near the top of the list for discussion.

BASKETBALL: Wildcats await Wapak

January 5, 2012

If Wapakoneta’s matchup against Bath is anything like the last two, you might want to plan ahead.

This one could get late.

The past three Redskins/Wildcats contests have gone to overtime, with Bath ultimately prevailing in each.

So when the Wildcats (5-3, 0-1 WBL) come to Wapakoneta High School for a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest on Friday, it should be interesting.

“I would expect a close, physical, hard-fought battle,” Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley said. “Hopefully we can stop that trend of Bath winning close games against us.

Marian Holthaus, 83

January 5, 2012

Marian Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

January 4th

BASKETBALL: Trojans hammer Houston

January 4, 2012

BOTKINS — Nine different players scored as the Botkins Trojans rolled to a 67-44 win over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County League varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Botkins High School.

It was the first league win of the season for the Trojans (4-3, 1-2 SCL).

Botkins’ Tyler Egbert led all scorers with 21 points, scoring 15 of those in the second half.

Ethan Zimpfer added 11 for the Trojans. Gabe Lawrence chipped in with nine and Josh Schwartz contributed eight.

Botkins led 17-11 after one quarter and stretched the margin to 32-24 at the half.

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