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BASKETBALL: Patton tops mark

January 18, 2012

JACKSON CENTER — Like sister, like sister.

Junior guard Kaylee Patton broke the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers girls basketball career scoring mark — previously held by sister Lisa (Patton) Bruggeman — on her way to 27 points for the game as the Tigers pulled out a 67-61 win Tuesday at Jackson Center.

Patton now stands at 1,127 career points, eclipsing the old mark of 1,114. She broke the record at the 7:07 mark of the third quarter.

BASKETBALL: Rangers rally past Redskins

January 18, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Just when Travis Bertram was getting warmed up, it was time to cool down.

After scoring just two points in the first half, the Redskins’ leading scorer rallied Wapak with nine quick points to open the third quarter.

But when Bertram headed to the bench with his fourth foul midway through the period, the Redskins’ momentum — and one-point lead — vanished.

In his absence, the New Knoxville Rangers went on a 14-0 run and pulled away for a 55-38 rout in a non-league varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

WRESTLING: Wapak placed three at Top Gun

January 18, 2012

ALLIANCE — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling team bounced back from a tough weekend two weeks ago at the Brecksville tournament with a solid showing Friday and Saturday in the Top Gun Tournament in Alliance.

Three Redskins wrestlers placed in the elite event, which is widely considered to be a preview of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament in March.

John Martin led the way for Wapak with a second-place finish at 106 pounds.

Holden Hengstler and Alec Brown both recorded fifth-place finishes at 170 and 182 pounds, respectively.

‘Finkelmeier plan’ vetted: Proposal to face additional scrutiny, law director’s input

January 18, 2012

The “Finkelmeier Plan” remained intact.

The plan now faces the scrutiny of Wapakoneta Law Director Dennis Faller and of Wapakoneta City Council ad hoc committee members comparing the plan to other municipalities who have enacted similar legislation.

During a meeting held Tuesday at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building, Term of Office Ad Hoc Committee members started vetting the “Finkelmeier plan” regarding staggering and extending terms of city elected officials.

Area may be experiencing different type of flu virus

January 18, 2012

The type of flu the majority of those in northwestern Ohio may be experiencing is not the same as what’s prevalent nationwide.

Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said she has no idea why this is the case, but it continues to repeat as each week’s flu numbers are tallied in the region.

Of 13 positive influenza labs in a four-county region, which includes Allen and Auglaize counties, Jones said 10 of them were type B and three were type A.

Herman hears from vets in dog case

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The age of a dog at the center of civil suit determining ownership spiraled into the organization defending its right to maintain a three-day ownership rule and the questioning of a Wapakoneta organization’s non-profit status.

Auglaize County Municipal Judge Gary Herman heard witness testimony for more than three hours Tuesday and was forced to schedule the case continued until 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Herman heard testimony from three veterinarians as well as Humane Society of Auglaize County Director and President Sandra Harrison regarding

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