Archive - 2012
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team has already faced four state-ranked opponents this season.
Add one more to the list.
Wapak will face perhaps its stiffest test of the season Friday night when the undefeated and state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs come to town.
Defiance is 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the Western Buckeye League. The Bulldogs are No. 8 in Division II and received one first-place vote.
They are outscoring their opponents by an average of 18 points per game and have won all but one of their games â a 60-51 win over the Bath Wildcats â by double digits.
Joyce E. Camper, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 29, 1932, in Peerless, Texas, the daughter of Velvia India (Kincaid) and Jasper Kaufman Lunceford, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, she married William J. âBillâ Camper, and he survives.
Dorothy J. Helmlinger, 96, of Quincy, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at The Pavilion in Sidney.
She was born July 16, 1915, in Shelby County, the daughter of the late Nina R. (Davis) and William C. Lawhead.
On Aug. 31, 1936, she married Walter Helmlinger and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1991.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann (Ralph) Marshall, of New Carlisle, and Sara (Lee) Harbour, of DeGraff; a son, Ron (Judy) Helmlinger, of DeGraff; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Frances L. Neal, 91, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Mansfield and Lexington, died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born April 12, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Verna (Collier) and Edgar Case. On July 20, 1940, she married Glenn A. Neal, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2007.
She is also survived by a daughter, Patricia McDermott of Vonore, Tenn.; and a son, Thomas (Janice) Neal, of Pinckney, Mich.
Pamela Kaye Frazier, 59, of Perrysburg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born July 6, 1952, in Lima, the daughter of Evelyn (Walls) and John Wehner, who preceded her in death. She married Randall Frazier, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Heidi Frazier Paprocki; three grandchildren, Megan Crispen, Morgan Crispen and Nicolas Paprocki; a special friend, Andy Jankowski; two sisters, Sheila Hutt, and Tammy Hegemier; two brothers-in-law Jody (Janelle) Frazier and Greg (Kathy) Frazier; and many nieces and nephews.
JACKSON CENTER â Like sister, like sister.
Junior guard Kaylee Patton broke the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers girls basketball career scoring mark â previously held by sister Lisa (Patton) Bruggeman â 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.
WAPAKONETA â Just when Travis Bertram was getting warmed up, it was time to cool down.
After scoring just two points in the first half, the Redskinsâ 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 Redskinsâ momentum â and one-point lead â 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.
ALLIANCE â 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.
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.
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.