Archive - 2013
Ryleigh Brooke-Lynn Schwer, 4, of Lakeview, was called to Heaven Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2013, while at Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Columbus.
Ryleigh was born on March 30, 2009, in Bellefontaine, to Tiffany (Dick) and Travis Schwer, who survive in Lakeview, along with her two brothers, Caiden and Xavier.
From staff reports
The Botkins Trojans ended a six-match losing streak Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Riverside Pirates in a non-league varsity volleyball match in Botkins.
The match scores Saturday were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-20.
Allison Guckes led Botkins with 23 digs.
Blake Maurer notched 13 assists.
Denise Schwartz posted 10 kills, while Sami Vehorn added nine.
The win put Botkins’ record at 3-8 overall.
The Trojans will host the Houston Wildcats on Tuesday in a Shelby County Athletic League match.
From staff reports
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers ran in Ottawa on Saturday at the Blue/Gold Invitational hosted by Ottawa-Glandorf.
W-G took 18th place out of 21 teams in the boys Gold division, comprised of small schools.
In 78th place overall, Stephen Hayes led W-G with a time of 19 minutes, 43.7 seconds.
Levi Miller (88th; 19:52.2) and Matt Motter (92nd; 19:58) were closely behind for the Tigers.
Jordan McKinney (102nd; 20:11.6) and Alyn Begley (108th; 20:20.3) finished W-G’s scoring five.
From staff reports
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dropped a 3-0 decision Saturday to the Fairlawn Jets in a non-league varsity volleyball match.
Fairlawn won by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-18.
The loss moved W-G to 2-9 overall this season.
The Tigers will play a road match tonight against the Allen East Mustangs in non-league action.
Almeda D. Hibner, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Allen County, the daughter of Doris and Frank Fisher, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 4, 1942, she married Reuben E. Hibner, and he died Jan. 9, 2005.
Assistant Managing Editor
Scraping, peeling, priming and painting a house on West Auglaize Street, volunteers from local churches put in the hard work to help someone else.
â€śYou never know what anyone elseâ€™s situation is,â€ť said Betty Wellman. â€śIf I needed it, I hope they would do the same for me.â€ť
Wellman has helped with the annual Servants Day, held Saturday, since it started four years ago.
â€śIt is a good thing,â€ť she said while peeling paint from a ladder Saturday.
An 8-year-old third-grader at Cridersville Elementary School has big aspirations for when he gets older.
For the full story, see the Monday, Sept. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A hot week of practice for the Wapakoneta Redskins became even more heated in the aftermath of last Friday’s loss to Kenton. The result this time was a sound 42-0 victory Friday over the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Harmon Field.
Wapak lost 52-16 last Friday to Kenton in its WBL opener.
“I’m just so proud of our kids this week,” Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye said. “We upped the heat in the kitchen, and the kids responded.
WAYNESFIELD — Once again, it appeared the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers may have been ready to get the season started.
However, what happened after the first nine minutes of game time was a complete massacre, as Mechanicsburg ran away with the game early.
The Indians put the game away after a rough start, rolling up a 54-2 lead before the Tigers finally reached paydirt for the first time this season, doing so twice in the second quarter.
Brushing the long white mane of Sunny, a rural Waynesfield woman talks about how her miniature horses are fulfilling her dream to help people through therapy and literacy programs she created.
Tava Ridenour, president of Mini Adventures Inc., a miniature horse therapy and literacy program which travels to nine Ohio counties to provide its non-profit services, said even though she dreamt that one day she would be able to offer something like this to help others, she never imagined how big it would become.