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December 27th

Elida controls 3rd period in win over W-G

December 27, 2013

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers got a taste of some big-time competition Thursday on the opening night of the Vicki Mauk Holiday Invitational, hosted by Elida High School.

The young Tigers learned they are not quite ready to feel comfortable in a tournament atmosphere against bigger schools, as the Elida Bulldogs ran past the Tigers in the second half en route to a 70-57 victory Thursday in varsity girls basketball action.

The game was tied 23-23 at halftime, and then Elida owned the third period, outscoring W-G by a whopping 17 points.

December 26th

‘Head Start’ for youth at ESC

December 26, 2013

Children attending the Kids Learning Place child care facility located in the ESC building are receiving a four star-rated education, according the a recent report issued by the Council on Rural Services.

Local teen to play in world baseball championships

December 26, 2013

A local student-athlete will trade the cold, brutal Ohio winter weather for a bit of warm temperatures in the Sunshine State this weekend.

Christian Hoskins, 16, of Wapakoneta, will be playing in a world baseball championship this weekend in Florida on a team of 15 players from throughout the United States, as he will be competing for Team Avenue Baseball in the Winter Wood Bat World Championships from Dec. 28-31. Each team is guaranteed to play a minimum of five games.

Hoskins is a junior at Botkins High School.

Post holiday spree

December 26, 2013

With all Christmas items marked down 50 percent at Wal-Mart, many shoppers were out hunting for deals.

Carts were filled with wrapping paper, ornaments, Christmas cards, candy and gift sets, all of which were marked down or on the clearance shelves.

Terry Stahler of Wapakoneta said she typically does some shopping after Christmas because she has a large family and everyone has places to be on Christmas day. She also likes the Christmas items on sale.

December 23rd

Kaeck’s big day leads Redskins to win over TC

December 23, 2013

From staff reports

Chandler Kaeck was the conference’s top bowler Saturday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins dominated in their win over the Temple Christian Pioneers.

Wapak won 3,079-1,915 in a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference varsity boys match Saturday at Northland Lanes in Lima.

Kaeck’s top score of 257 was the highest among conference bowlers Saturday, and his 241 average was the top one among WOHSBC bowlers who rolled two games.

Cops provide holiday gifts for local kids

December 23, 2013

Law enforcement officials from across Auglaize County visited Wapakoneta for the annual “Shop with a Cop” program,which is dedicated to providing for children during the holidays. 

Children and their parents accompanied the officials in the Wapakoneta Walmart during the month of December, walking around the store and pointing at the toys, clothes and other goods they both want and need for the holidays. 

December 20th

Wapakoneta drops 2nd league match in row

December 20, 2013

The Wapakoneta Redskins are looking to regain health in a hurry because they are falling behind in the Western Buckeye League wrestling standings, possibly to the point already where they cannot win the regular season title.

The team took its second loss in league play Thursday in a 46-27 defeat to the Bath Wildcats and also landed a sound 55-12 win over the Elida Bulldogs in a WBL tri-match at Elida High School.

Wapak off to 3-0 start in league after beating Elida

December 20, 2013

After watching the Elida Bulldogs dominate the style of play and scoreboard, Wapakoneta Redskin varsity coach Rusty Allen preached to his team to slow down, regain their composure and take over the tempo in the Western Buckeye League matchup.

Allen acknowledged there had to be nervous fans as the Bulldogs came out hot and scored on their first four possessions and hit 9-of-15 from the floor, but he was not one of them.

Flood watch issued for county, area

December 20, 2013

Instead of a heavy snow storm, Auglaize County and the surrounding area will be receiving heavy rain from Mother Nature. Due to the heavy rainfall predicted in addition to the snowmelt, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Auglaize County starting late tonight through Sunday morning. The snowmelt has elevated streams and the additional water will increase the flood threat. 

The NWS is predicting between 1.5 inches and 4 inches of rain to fall between tonight and Saturday night.

Marcia M. Walls, 79

December 20, 2013

Marcia M. Walls, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1934, in Shelby County, the daughter of Carl & Mary (Rinehart) Rickert, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1953, she married George J. Walls, and he died Nov. 22, 2005.

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