Archive - 2013
CRIDERSVILLE â€” The time is now to begin talking about pay packages and changes for next year as Cridersville Village Council members start to discuss the 2014 village budget.
â€śWe wanted to start thinking about what we need to do for our budget for next year,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śWe are making sure plans are in place.â€ť Â
For more information about the Cridersville Finance meeting, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Walking a lap through the parking lot of Wapakoneta Elementary School, students were joined Thursday by cheerleaders, local mascots and city and police officials as they celebrated International Walk to School Day.
The event focused on how to use sidewalks safely and stay healthy.
The Wapakoneta Redskins ended their historic season Thursday on the first day of districts.
Needing to reach the semifinals to participate Saturday, the Redskins managed one win Thursday in the Division I Northwest District girls tennis tournament at Bowling Green State University.
"This was all new to them, but they now know what it's going to take," Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. "Playing at districts is another notch up. They're playing very good competition and at sectionals, too.
LIMA — Having played defense for so long, after allowing a tying goal with 4:14 left in the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins pulled out a surprise and managed to retake the lead just 35 seconds later.
On the pitch for just 2 minutes after leaving with an injury, Wapak freshman Alex Lause broke loose behind Shawnee’s defense, was one on one in front of the Indians’ goalkeeper, fired a shot toward the top of the net and scored with 3:39 left in the second half.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins took the top spot in their region Tuesday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the latest edition of the weekly football computer ratings.
Wapakoneta (5-1) was second last week in Division III, Region 10, and swapped places with Mount Orab Western Brown (6-0) after its 52-7 win over Defiance last Friday.
The top eight teams in each region for Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs, while the top 16 teams in Division I will make the playoffs.
The Wapakoneta Redskins saw their season end Tuesday during their first ever district tournament appearance, as they placed fifth out of six teams at the Division I Northwest District girls golf tournament at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.
The top two teams from Tuesday’s district tournament advanced to the state championships.
Wapak shot 399 as a team Tuesday.
With a piece of legislation introduced Monday calling for hikes in refuse fees, one Wapakoneta City Council member inquired about taking it a step further â€” investigating the costs of contracting for refuse and recycling collection.
After the ordinanceâ€™s first reading, Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier questioned the wisdom of legislation calling for a 50 cent increase each year in refuse fees on residentâ€™s utility bills for perpetuity and requested city administrators seek rates from refuse and recycling haulers for the sake of comparison.
ADA â€” During the year-long controversy and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman, many citizens found themselves questioning their legal rights of self-defense.
Dr. C. Antoinette Clarke, Ohio Northern University (ONU) criminal law and juvenile justice professor, presented â€śShoot First, Ask Questions Later: Self Defense, Stand Your Ground, and the Trayvon Martin Tragedyâ€ť at the universityâ€™s College of Law Tuesday afternoon.
Cautiously making their way along the gym floor, two Wapakoneta Elementary School second-graders roll past the cones and turn a corner with small smiles marking their success.
Avery Hutt, 8, remembers what it was like when she didnâ€™t want to get off the mats where they sit to lace up their roller skates and fasten their wrist guards.
â€śThe first time, I donâ€™t think I went off the mats, now I am not scared at all,â€ť Avery said. â€śIn kindergarten, everyone kept falling.â€ť
Hannah Elling, 7, said skating is fun and each year they get better.
Arden L. Brown, 98, of Cridersville, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima.
Arden was born on July 23, 1915, in Burt County, Neb. to the late Leo and Anna Carruthers Brown.
On Oct. 24, 1942, he married the former Thelma Miller in Lima and they were married for 70 years before she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2012. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earle and John D. Brown. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.