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June 28th

ACME: Wapak wins season finale over Celina, 2-0

June 28, 2013

Sports Editor

Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Kodi Morgan threw a four-hit shutout against Celina ACME in his team’s 2-0 victory Friday at Wapakoneta High School in the regular season finale for the summer baseball league.

Friday’s game was delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning.

The first hit Morgan allowed came in the third inning but that runner was stranded. He gave up two hits in the fourth inning after one out, but retired two straight hitters to escape. His final hit allowed came in the fifth inning with two outs.

Sisters seek speed

June 28, 2013

Staff Writer
While thousands of children participate in Soap Box derbies every year, two racers in particular have made it a family affair.
Sisters Madison Kennedy and Taylor McCullough both developed a love for soap box derby racing at a young age, and both have showed they can excel in the competition.
Both recently participated in the Lima Soap Box Derby held June 22, with 10-year-old Taylor placing third and 11-year-old Madison placing sixth.

Sen. seeks funds for GLSM

June 28, 2013

Concerned about algae blooms in Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Erie, the junior U.S. senator from Ohio is working with a Democratic U.S. senator from Florida on legislation to help provide funds for mitigation and prevention.
For the full story, see the Friday, June 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Brown fights rise in college costs

June 28, 2013

With a vote expected Monday to double the federal interest rate on college loans, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown continues his fight to keep those rates low as well as to offer a new system to help college students with private loans all in an effort to seek ways to control the cost of college tuition and fees.
For the full story, see the Friday, June 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Marilyn Rhind, 86

June 28, 2013

Marilyn L. Ley Rhind, 86, of Lima, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Springview Manor in Lima.
She was born July 3, 1926, in Rockwood, Tenn., the daughter of Helen Faye East and Earl Abel Gibson. On Dec. 12, 1943, she married Bill Ley, and he died Dec. 30, 1974. On Nov. 1, 1978, she married Donald Rhind, and he died Jan. 20, 1999.

Michael Miller, 65

June 28, 2013

Michael O. Miller, 65, 1522 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Celina, the son of Patricia Ann (Otto) and J. Edward Miller, who preceded him in death. He married Paulette Christopher on Oct. 21, 1972, and she survives at the residence.

ACME: Wapak downs Sidney

June 28, 2013

Sports Editor

Wapakoneta ACME, despite only three hits Thursday, managed an 8-2 win over Sidney ACME in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.

Not until a Jordan Kaeck single in that fourth inning did Wapak record a hit Thursday. Before then, the team had 10 baserunners, all reaching either by error, walks or hits-by-pitch.

Wapak starting pitcher Keaton Metz allowed two runs and five hits after three innings but settled in to throw four scoreless innings with only two baserunners the rest of the game.

Margaret Elsass, 100

June 28, 2013

Margaret C. Elsass, 100, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, to Mary Anne and George Loegel, who preceded her in death. On April 8, 1934, she married Vernon “Bill” Leroy Elsass, and he preceded her in death on Jan 4, 1982.

Marian Smith, 89

June 28, 2013

Marian I. Smith, 89, 307 Stinebaugh Drive, Wapakoneta, died peacefully at 12:15 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Buckland, to Vera (Stout) and Oscar Sprague, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 6, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., she married Thomas A. Smith, who survives.

Center change opposed

June 28, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week passed a resolution opposing state legislative plans for changes to the appointment to career center boards of education.
“The heart of the bill takes our school board representatives off and appoints members from different entities,” Superintendent Keith Horner said. “We want to be part of the board.”
His comments and feelings were echoed by local school districts throughout the state.

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