Archive - 2013
From staff reports
Despite a strong movement the past two years to do so, an expected vote to separate tournaments between public and non-public high schools in Ohio will not take place next May, as most previously thought.
No petitions to place referendum items up for vote were received by the Ohio High School Athletic Association in advance of its Monday deadline, according to several media reports Tuesday.
The OHSAA confirmed in a Twitter post late Tuesday night it had not received any petitions.
A wrong-way crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at mile marker 110 on I-75 in Wapakoneta.
Donald Andrews, 88, of Wapakoneta, was driving southbound in a northbound lane, which caused a collision with Thomas Iverson, 76, who was driving a northbound vehicle.
Iverson went into the median, and no injuries were reported from him or passengers, who were wearing their seat belts.
Andrews was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for a hand laceration.
A multi-vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-75 at milepost 115 in Auglaize County, just North of state Route 67. Officials report injuries as non-life threatening.
The accident, involving four semi tractor trailers, caused stopped traffic along the interstate at 1:33 p.m. and forced Ohio State Highway Patrol to reroute southbound traffic through exit 118.
The accident, caused by trucks following each other too closely, started at the entrance of the construction zone near the Cridersville.
The bottom line: People dealing with the city of Wapakoneta should be treated in a courteous and professional manner.
Wapakoneta City Council President Stephen Henderson summed up a 10-minute discussion that stemmed from Mayor Rod Metzâ€™s recent attendance at a state building code public meeting the mayor said was organized by the Wapakoneta Fire Department and engineering department personnel. The discussion was part of Mondayâ€™s city council meeting.
Harmon Field in Wapakoneta hosted more playoff football games than any other venue in the state of Ohio last month.
The stadium previously averaged two playoff games per year since 2000. This year Harmon Field hosted six of them.
CRIDERSVILLE - A multi-vehicle collision backed up traffic several miles on southbound I-75 Monday afternoon. The accident took place around 2 p.m. between mile markers 113 and 118.
For more information read Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Wapakoneta Redskins had a solid season opener Saturday in the Findlay Duals wrestling tournament, going 3-2 in five dual matches.
The Redskins edged the Elmwood Royals, 32-31, handled an All-Star Team, 50-15, fell to the Eaton Eagles, 45-24, nipped the Whitmer Panthers, 37-34, and lost to the Bellevue Redmen, 42-34.
In each match, the Redskins left three weight classes empty.
Open battlefields, stone monuments and reenactors dressed in period costume were just a few of the things members of Joe Fosterâ€™s Civil War class and Civil War Brigade club at Waynesfield-Goshen High saw during their trip to Gettysburg in late November. Seniors Jenna Riemesch, Jenna Whitaker, Kendra Plummer, Mindi Brookhart and Alyn Begly, along with four chaperones including Foster and his wife Carrie, left Thursday morning from the school to make the trek to Quaker Valley Orchard, where they stayed in a guest house for the duration of their stay in Gettysburg.
Big brand stores may have had their day on Black Friday, but Wapakoneta stole the spotlight during Small Business Saturday.
Many stores throughout Wapakoneta promoted shopping local during this yearâ€™s Small Business Saturday, a growing trend throughout the United States.Â
Sisters Cassie Wireman and Ashley Spillis, both of Waynesfield, said they visited downtown Wapakoneta specifically because of Small Business Saturday.Â
They originally planned to visit the mall for left over Black Friday deals.
PIQUA — The Wapakoneta Redskins had strong starts to each half Friday, showing flashes of potential, but neither time were they able to sustain their level of play in the first game of coach Doug Selvey’s tenure.
The Piqua Indians rolled to a 71-41 win Friday over Wapakoneta at Piqua High School’s Garbry Gymnasium in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest, on the first day of the 2013-14 regular season.