The Daily Press Wapakoneta Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-27T10:56:01-04:00's on tap for this week2015-04-27T10:56:01-04:002015-04-27T10:56:01-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News We have a busy week of news and events for our readers in this edition of "What's on Tap." </p><p class="p1" style="font-style: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Below is a list of happenings in and around Wapakoneta this week. Articles on several of these events and much more will be available in the print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News throughout the week. </p><p>  </p><ul style="font-style: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.3999996185303px;"></ul><ul> <li> Waynesfield Village Council meeting, tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the village office. </li> <li> Botkins Village Council meeting, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in council chambers. </li> <li> Wapakoneta Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wapakoneta Middle School. </li> <li> Police and Citizens Together (PACT) event, Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Veteran's Park.</li> <li> Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series, 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Eagles. </li> <li> Wapakoneta High School show choir 'Singsation' Cabaret event, Friday at the Performing Arts Center. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the Cabaret show begins at 7 p.m. </li> <li> United Way of Auglaize County Day of Caring, all day Saturday in Wapakoneta and St. Marys.</li> <li> Auglaize County Suicide Prevention Walk, 10 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds. </li> <li> Derby Day event, Saturday from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Marley's Downtown Ballroom. </li> <li> Botkins High School Prom, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the high school.  </li></ul><p style="font-size: 12px;"> <span style="font-style: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">As always, continue to follow, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for continued updates on happenings around the area. </span></p><div class="outbrain_rating" style="font-size: 12px;"> <div class="outbrainGlobalClass" style="font-style: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.3999996185303px;">  </div> <div class="OB_default" id="outbrain_widget_0" style="font-style: normal; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.3999996185303px;"> <div class="div-wrapper" id="outbrain_container_0_stripBox" style="font-size: 12px; padding-bottom: 10px; border-style: none; direction: ltr; vertical-align: middle; clear: both;"> <div class="voterDiv" id="OutbrainVoterDiv_0_stripBox" style="font-size: 12px;"> <div style="font-size: 12px; clear: both;"> <div class="outbrain_stripBox_template" id="recommendationsFieldset_0_stripBox" style="font-size: 12px;">  </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div>Wapakoneta, OHSTAFF REPORTSWhat's on tap for this weekWapakoneta Daily you may have missed in the Wapakoneta Daily News this week2015-04-24T20:56:44-04:002015-04-24T20:56:44-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News Here is a list of stories you may have missed published in this week's Wapakoneta Daily News:</p><p class="p1"> Monday: The West Auglaize Street project has claimed three trees already and more may die. Middle school students wins Eagles art contest. Kolbi Moell takes state title. </p><p class="p1"> Tuesday: Wapakoneta City Council, Wapakoneta Fire Department receives new CPR machine and info on the Auglaize County Health Department's May 5 levy and new hirings.</p><p class="p1"> Wednesday: Fire at Koneta Rubber, new massage business opens and DMT lab suspects are indicted on additional charges.</p><p class="p1"> Thursday: Bicycle shop reopening delayed, residents talk about the river walk, Waynesfield Garden Club hosts plant sale.</p><p class="p1"> Friday: Emily Harrod's battle with brain tumor, Auglaize County Awareness Walk debuts May 2, Wapakoneta High School students travel to the statehouse.</p>Wapakoneta, OHStaff ReportsWhat you may have missed in the Wapakoneta Daily News this weekWapakoneta Daily taking over as middle school principal2015-04-24T22:53:13-04:002015-04-24T20:42:21-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News Next school year, Wapakoneta Middle School will have a new principal. </p><p> <em>Full story will be in the Saturday, April 25 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News. </em></p>Wapakoneta, OHCASSAUNDRA SMITH Snyder taking over as middle school principalWapakoneta Daily Wapakoneta Partnership to host second annual Derby Day event2015-04-24T20:43:30-04:002015-04-24T20:31:50-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News Wapakoneta Downtown Partnership is gearing for its second annual Derby Day Wine Tasting event May 2 at Marley's Downtown Ballroom. </p><p> <em>Full story will be in Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News. </em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGDowntown Wapakoneta Partnership to host second annual Derby Day eventWapakoneta Daily of the Week2015-04-24T10:29:59-04:002015-04-24T10:28:39-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News Cridersville Elementary School third-grader Riley Hibbard looks to see where she could put a fish into the wetland ecosystem Thursday morning at the COSI on Wheels presentation.</p>Wapakoneta, OHNo author availablePhoto of the WeekWapakoneta Daily happening at Cridersville Elementary2015-04-23T13:07:34-04:002015-04-23T13:07:34-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News Students at Cridersville Elementary School will be partaking in a couple school-wide activities the next two days.</p><p> Later today, the school is hosting an Art Show at 5 p.m. and tomorrow night at 6 p.m., the school will be having a carnival.</p><p> Right now, the school has COSI on Wheels at the school showing students different scientific facts.</p><p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGEvents happening at Cridersville ElementaryWapakoneta Daily feature story: Moell takes state titles2015-04-23T11:13:03-04:002015-04-23T11:12:31-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">Kolbi Moell is one dedicated 10 year old.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">As a member of the Dance Centré in Wapakoneta and Gloria's Tumbling & Trampoline Team in Bellefontaine, Kolbi spends more than 20 hours a week practicing, traveling and taking private lessons. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">All her hard work paid off April 11 and 12 when she won competitions in the United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association (USTA) Ohio State Championship and the Ohio Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) State Meet, both held in Rio Grande, Ohio. Along with her individual success, Gloria's Tumbling & Trampoline Team won competitions in 15 of 17 categories. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">By the time the weekend was over, Kolbi had won three tumbling competitions — one in the double mini trampoline contest and two more for her rod-floor routine. In rod-floor contests, athletes utilize runways that enable them to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">At the state meets, Kolbi was able to master both types of tumbling routines to earn trophies, medals and clothing with “State Champion 2015” inscribed on them. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“It's pretty exciting,” Kolbi said of being named state champion. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Kolbi, a fourth-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School, has been involved with tumbling since age 2 when she started taking classes at the Dance Centré.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“I did dance and decided to take tumbling classes, so I tried it and I liked it,” she said. “I liked being there with all the girls doing fun things. We learn a lot of new skills – things without hands, tucks, twisting. You do a lot of flipping and twists in air.” </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">According to Kolbi's mother, Krysten, tumbling was something that came natural to her daughter.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“She was constantly flipping around, so we thought we'd get her into something,” Krysten said. “She had done tee ball and soccer, and it just wasn't for her. She would be out there cartwheeling on the field and we'd be like, “the ball's coming at you Kolbi, you need to be on your feet, not your hands.' So she was always tumbling around at a young age.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">She was given the opportunity to join Gloria's tumbling team when an instructor who was leaving the Dance Centré asked Kolbi if she'd like to come with her. In the two years since she joined, Kolbi has competed in tumbling meets all across the country. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s2">In the last two months alone, she has gone to competitions in Cleveland, Rio Grande, Somerset, Ky. and Louisville, Ky. Along with state competitions, Kolbi has competed at the national level and in the Junior Olympics. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“I think she's very dedicated and she is a perfectionist,” Krysten said. “She gets out there and she works hard. That's why she's taking two private lessons a week – because she wants to get better and prepare for the next competition.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Krysten said she's proud of her daughter's dedication, especially for how young she is. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“What she does is she comes home from school, eats supper real quick — usually in the car — and heads off to the Dance Centré,” she said. “Then she leaves dance and heads straight to Bellefontaine. On Monday nights alone she's doing five hours of tumbling and dance. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“You have to be dedicated to do something like that. You have to really want to do it.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Krysten said it was an emotional moment when Kolbi won the state competitions, especially knowing how hard she worked to reach that level of achievement. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“I sat there with tears in my eyes,” she said. “That was just her day. She was flawless.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">For being named state champion, Kolbi qualifies for the national competition in Rapid City, S.D. June 16-20. She also qualifies for the Junior Olympics, which will be held July 30 through Aug. 2 in Virginia Beach, Va. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Showing just how dedicated she is to tumbling, Kolbi said she's enjoying her success but is ready to get back to the gym in preparation for nationals and the Junior Olympics. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“It's really exciting (to win state), but now you have to go back to the gym you have to work a lot harder to get ready for the next one,” she said. </span></p><p class="p3"> <em>This story appeared in the Monday, April 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJOHN BUSHMust-read feature story: Moell takes state titlesWapakoneta Daily Rubber fire remains under investigation2015-04-22T09:48:46-04:002015-04-22T09:48:46-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">Wapakoneta, Buckland and Uniopolis fire departments were called to a fire at Koneta Rubber, 1400 Lunar Drive, in Wapakoneta, at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday.</span></p><p class="p1"> "We are not sure what exactly caused the fire," said Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites.</p><p class="p1"> Krites said employees of the plant noticed fire around the ceiling with it spreading across the ceiling.</p><p class="p1"> The fire could be seen from Interstate 75 as crews worked to extinguish it from the rooftop. Smoke began to leak over the highway at that point.</p><p class="p1"> Krites said at one time, there was a significant fire inside the plant where fire was dropping at the ground level, but the sprinkler system did activate and knocked down some of that fire in the area of the plant. </p><p class="p1"> No injuries were reported and t<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">he cause of the fire remains under investigation. </span></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGKoneta Rubber fire remains under investigationWapakoneta Daily of the Day2015-04-21T10:59:24-04:002015-04-21T10:57:46-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span class="s1">Nine students from the Wapakoneta FFA Chapter volunteered tree packaging for the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District . </span></p><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The FFA members packaged a total of 3,800 trees during the day. There were a total of 63 orders packaged in bundles of 10. </span></p><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">A total of 386 individual trees were packaged for Auglaize County third graders to take home and plant. </span></p><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Every year, ACSWCD has a sale at the end of January.</span></p><p class="p1"> Pictured in the back row, left to right: Logan Sparks, David Sawmiller, Michala Binkley, Katie Lochard and Alexa McClure.</p><p class="p1"> Bottom row, left to right: Brianna Lambert, Andrea Davis, Bethany Heitz and Marissa Webb.</p>Wapakoneta, OHNo author availablePhoto of the DayWapakoneta Daily board approves nursing director, sanitarian2015-04-20T11:43:02-04:002015-04-20T11:43:02-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News The Auglaize County Board of Health accepted the employment of a new nursing director and environmental health sanitarian during its regular board meeting Monday morning.</p><p> Read about these hires and more in the Tuesday, April 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.</p>Wapakoneta, OHJOHN BUSHHealth board approves nursing director, sanitarianWapakoneta Daily