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BASEBALL: Wapak ACME blasts New Bremen

June 8, 2012

NEW BREMEN — The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and scored 17 runs for the second straight night in a 17-5 win over New Bremen  in six innings on Friday night.

“They did a nice job of pounding the ball tonight,” Wapakoneta coach Willie Sammetinger said. “They made some mistakes early and our guys took advantage.”

Grad earns perfect 4.0

June 8, 2012

Many who know Nathan Turner would say when he wanted to accomplish something, he did it in fours.
The new Waynesfield-Goshen graduate had a perfect 4.0 grade point average through high school, and to complement his academic achievements he lettered all four years in both football and track.
“Waynesfield did a good job of preparing me for college,” Turner said. “I had to learn to balance a pretty busy schedule. I think one of the biggest things I learned here was to balance my time wisely.”

Kimpel case ends

June 8, 2012

A charge of sexual battery against former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel was formally dismissed Friday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court for crimes committed in Auglaize County along with three of four felony charges he was facing in Shelby County.
Acting Judge Sumner Walters, who is retired from Van Wert County, affirmed the case be dismissed. The case alleged Kimpel engaged in sex with a former Shelby County deputy, Jodi Van Fossen, at her rural Wapakoneta home when he knew she was drinking and had recently taken a dose of medication.

Relay for love

June 8, 2012

Looking up at a blue sunshine-filled sky, a mother contemplated the white puffy clouds.
“I look for any sign from the boys that they are OK,” said Judy Strauser, who a year ago lost her son after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
Frequently, she will discover a random rubber band here or there that her son used to flip at will across rooms of their house. She leaves them where they are or flips them somewhere else to find them again later.
“They always make me think of him,” Judy said.

Eva Malueg, 48

June 8, 2012

Eva Louise Malueg, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Lima and Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Community Hospice of Texas in Forth Worth with her daughters by her side after a three-month battle with lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Lima, the daughter of Jeanie Childers and Jerry Malueg. Her mother preceded her in death.

Eva Malueg, 48

June 8, 2012

Eva Louise Malueg, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Lima, and Wapakoneta, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Community Hospice of Texas in Forth Worth with her daughters by her side after a three-month battle with lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Lima, the daughter of Jeanie Childers and Jerry Malueg. Her mother preceded her in death.

Thomas Rain, 60

June 8, 2012

Thomas A. Rain, 60, 27 Summerplace Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Dec. 27, 1951, in Celina, to R. Maxine (Uncapher) and Harold Rain.
Surviving are two sons, Bryan Rain, of Powell, and JD Burkheimer of Goshen, Ind.; and three daughters, Jennifer Egbert, of New Knoxville, Tracey Wilkins of Potterville, Mich., and Mandee Slavik, of Rockford.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Joy Miller officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ervin Rohm, 88

June 8, 2012

Ervin E. “Ed” Rohm 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Vanderbilt, Pa., the son of Ada (Blair) and Curly E. Rohm, who preceded him in death. In 1948, he married Ardath Moyer who passed away May 12, 2012.

Leo Ott, 81

June 8, 2012

Leo C. “Sonny” Ott, 81, of Botkins, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born July 14, 1930, in Auglaize County, the son of Louise (Schneider) and Andrew J. Ott, who preceded him in death. On March 10, 1951, he married Mary E. Norris, and she survives.

BASEBALL: Wapak ACME rips St. Marys

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Aside from an early season wooden bat experiment, Wapakoneta has continued its success into the summer.

“They tried them in batting practice in the spring and they thought they might want to try them in the game,” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger said, with a chuckle. “Well, they broke $200 worth of bats last night in Elida. They just fractured them. So we’re slowly but surely starting to go back to metal.”

The Redskins are showing theirs early in the ACME season.

The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season...
BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would...

 

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