September 29th, 2011
After several parents approached Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week about safety concerns at bus stops, school administrators plan to again review those in question.
Evelyn Jones addressed board members about the bus stop for her great-granddaughter, who attends Wapakoneta Elementary School and who lives in the 600 block of Willipie Street.
Jones said her great-granddaughter is three blocks from the nearest bus stop and either must cross Maple Street or the railroad tracks to get to a bus stop.
ST. MARYS â€”Â A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.
Directors of the Ohio departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and the EPA released a report Wednesday afternoon detailing the effectiveness of the alum treatment on 4,000 acres of Grand Lake St. Marys. The report, compiled by Dr. Harry Gibbons of Tetra Tech, noted the treatment successfully reduced levels of phosphorus in the test region as well as the lake as a whole.
A local organization will be hosting an event, which is open to the community, to raise funds to help beautify downtown Wapakoneta.
A quarter auction, sponsored by the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Marleyâ€™s Downtown.
Food and preview will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a pasta buffet and salad available until 7 p.m. in the ballroom on the second floor of the building. The auction is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and a cash bar and snacks are available all evening.
Sometimes a matchup just screams â€śepic.â€ť
Friday nightâ€™s Western Buckeye League matchup between Wapakoneta and Ottawa-Glandorf certainly appears to be one of those.
The Redskins are 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the WBL and ranked 12th in the latest AP Division II state poll.
O-G is 4-1 and 3-1, and is ranked 10th in Division IV.
Wapak, by all appearances, is walking into the proverbial hornetsâ€™ nest.
The Titans are coming off a tough 36-20 loss to the No. 1 ranked Kenton Wildcats, a game they were still in until the final minutes.
Wapakoneta and St. Marys met six times in the previous three varsity boys soccer seasons â€” three times in the regular season and three times in the tournament.
The Roughriders won all three regular season matchups. And the Redskins exacted revenge on their biggest rival in the postseason, winning all three of those contests.
St. Marys continued its control of the regular season with a 3-0 shutout of the Redskins on Tuesday at Ryan Field.
If they meet again in postseason play, Roughriders first-year varsity coach Dave Ring doesnâ€™t plan on letting the trend continue.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Joanne Kerekes officially announced she will be leaving the school district in approximately one month to take a state position covering the region.
Kerekes confirmed reports from district workers, administrators and village residents this morning that she has taken a job with Race to the Top, a product of 2009â€™s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans pulled out a 3-2 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis match Tuesday at the new Rotary Club courts at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapakâ€™s Makenzie Klock swept O-Gâ€™s Ashley Heckman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 in first singles.
Redskinsâ€™ Annie Harrod provided the other Wapak win, topping the Titansâ€™ Amy Schmeidebusch 6-1, 6-3 in third singles.
In second singles, O-Gâ€™s Kim Kahle bested Wapakâ€™s Shelby Gillespie 6-3, 6-2.
Substantial amounts of cash involved in an undercover drug transaction was thrown from a suspect vehicle during a police pursuit Tuesday night in Wapakoneta.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told the Wapakoneta Daily News this morning that no other evidence was thrown from the vehicle of a Dayton man as law enforcement officers pursued him during an undercover illegal drug sale set up by the Auglaize/Mercer Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
A rural Wapakoneta woman was sentenced to six months in jail after a plea agreement was reached regarding the misuse of funds of a youth football team.
Karen F. Bailey, 54, 16501 Blank Road, Wapakoneta, was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a negotiated plea of unauthorized use of property, a fifth-degree felony, for misusing thousands of dollars in funds from the Uniopolis Browns Midget Football League team.
WAYNESFIELD - Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Joann Kerekes has officially announced that she will be leaving the school district in about a month to take another position.