Archive - Sep 20, 2013
The Cridersville Police Department gained two new police officers who will be going through training during the next few weeks.
Police Chief John Drake brought in the new officers to avoid staff overtime issues throughout the department.
â€śWe lost a couple officers in the last six months,â€ť Drake said. â€śI like to keep my numbers around 10 part-timers.â€ť
Drake said the department has lost six officers in the past 18 months.
For more information on the new Cridersville officers, see the Saturday, Sept. 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The problem with the Affordable Care Act and raising the debt limit, Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says, can be reduced to simple math.
â€śThe underlying problem here is overspending â€” it is not a partisan comment and it is not a ideological comment, it is a question of math,â€ť Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference. â€śThe government cannot continue to spend more than it takes in. The economy, in my view, is not going to pick up until we deal with this $17 trillion debt that is acting like a wet blanket on the economy.â€ť
â€śApproach me. Approach me,â€ť a young fortune teller calls from the corner of a classroom at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
â€śEvery fortune is guaranteed to come true,â€ť third-grader Robbie Lynch boasts as he is luring in customers.
Consulting his magic ball, the first-time fortune teller said itâ€™s a secret how he predicts the future for his classmates with fortunes such as they will have a million dollars, win a lifetime supply of bacon, or get 10 ducks when they grow up, but it is a fun way to learn about economics.
The Wapakoneta Redskins scored three goals Thursday but one was on an own goal late in their 2-1 win over the Allen East Mustangs in non-league varsity girls soccer action.
The two teams played to a scoreless first half before Wapak tallied two straight goals to take the lead for good in the second half.
Wapak varsity coach Ross Kantner described adjustments his team needed to make to break through on the scoreboard.
The Wapakoneta Redskins managed two wins in their home finale Thursday, as seniors Shelby Kohler and Zoe Rayburn played in their final varsity event at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Wapak shot 210, while the Russia Raiders scored 213 and the Shawnee Indians tallied 232 in varsity girls golf action Thursday.
The win made Wapak’s season record 11-5 overall in match play.
Kohler led the Redskins with a 47 one day after winning the Western Buckeye League quad match in Defiance.
From staff reports
The Botkins Trojans placed third in the Shelby County Athletic League boys golf tournament Thursday with a score of 368.
Roger Miller was Botkins’ lowest scorer Thursday with an 88.
Completing the scoring for the Trojans were Nick Okuley (92), Josh Miller (93) and Seth Hanna (95).
The tournament Thursday was Botkins’ final event before sectionals begin next week.
From staff reports
The Botkins Trojans tied with the Anna Rockets, 1-1, in a varsity girls soccer match Thursday in Botkins.
Carly Harshbarger scored Botkins’ lone goal in the first half on an assist by Natalie Ambos.
Anna tied the game with a goal in the second half.
Botkins goalkeeper Keirstyn Rogers tallied six saves.
Michaela Cramer had 14 steals to lead the Trojans, while Brooke Bornhorst added 10.
Botkins moved to 1-6-3 on the season.
From staff reports
The Botkins Trojans were defeated in four games Thursday by the Russia Raiders in a Shelby County Athletic League varsity volleyball match in Botkins to begin the second half of league play.
Thursday’s match scores were 25-12, 25-13, 23-25 and 25-10.
The loss put Botkins at 4-9 overall and 1-6 in the SCAL.
Rachelle Maurer notched eight kills to lead Botkins.
Allison Guckes posted 24 digs for the Trojans.
Jocelyn Counts added 10 assists for Botkins.
If the Union Army had not prevailed militarily, a Civil War historian says the United States likely would have fractured into several republics much like Latin America.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Steven Hahn, who penned the 2004 book â€śA Nation Under our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration,â€ť approached the Civil War from the counterfactual historical perspective â€” looking at the Civil War if any of a series of events occurred differently.
Committee members for the annual Childrenâ€™s Christmas Holiday in downtown Wapakoneta met at Cloud Nine Cafe on Thursday to begin fine-tuning the schedule of events for this yearâ€™s seventh annual celebration.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.