Archive - 2014
Concussions in high school sports has been a hot topic in recent months, and for one local athletic trainer, protocol for dealing with this type of injury is heading in the right direction.
Emily Nielsen, an athletic trainer who was hired by Wapakoneta City Schools in August, knows firsthand why creating a stricter concussion policy among high school sports is beneficial for the safety of student athletes.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.
As Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler recently said, â€śI think those people who started this 20 years ago probably didnâ€™t realize what they were going to be accomplishing for the next generations to come
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was put in some tough situations late in the game Friday but came through when needed most, as the Redskins prevailed 21-14 over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in varsity football action on Homecoming Night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
In the Western Buckeye League showdown featuring two state-ranked teams, Wapakoneta (7-0) took a two-score lead with six minutes left in the game, but a lost fumble and a muffed punt by the Redskins’ offense gave the Titans (5-2) excellent field position trailing by seven points.
By JAKE DOWLING
RIDGEWAY — It’s always nice to spoil the opposing team’s Homecoming, especially when the same happened to you the week before.
That is how the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football felt after a loss last week as the Tigers came into Ridgeway to return the favor.
The Tigers (2-5, 1-2 NWCC) ruined the Golden Gophers’ (2-5, 0-3) Homecoming festivities by thanks to some big plays leading to 19 unanswered points and forcing four turnovers all en route to a 35-12 victory.
Luckily for the Wapakoneta Redskins, they had room to give on the scoreboard Thursday in their game against the Shawnee Indians, because they surely did not have a tie to spare in the Western Buckeye League standings.
Wapakoneta, on its Senior Night, survived the final two minutes of the game after a late goal by the Indians reduced their deficit to one, 2-1, as a tie would have given the St. Marys Roughriders their second straight outright league title.
A rebate check Wapakoneta City Schools received this week from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will go toward adding security cameras to the district’s fleet of buses, WCS Director of Operations Mike Watt said.
ST. MARYS — Democrat Ed FitzGerald urged members of the Democrats of Auglaize County Thursday night to join him in his quest to defeat Gov. John Kasich in November.
Speaking at the DAC’s annual dinner, FitzGerald touched upon a variety of issues he believes separates him from Kasich. FitzGerald said the current political system is leaving people behind with too much emphasis on candidates who can raise the most money.
A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., Wapakoneta.
Although the Christmas season is months away, the First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Committee is readying for the annual Breakfast with Santa — a holiday event where children receive a Christmas experience at no cost to the families.
Maxine Ball, 83, of Wapakoneta, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 11:33 a.m., at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Middlesboro, Ky., to the late Howard and Lillie Jones Evans. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Shelby Monday, who died Nov. 20, 1970. On Nov. 27, 1972, she married Harold J. Ball, who died March 27, 2010.
Until her death, Maxine was working at Cridersville Health Care. She enjoyed working with the people there and residents. Her hobbies included camping, fishing, cooking, and most of all she loved her family dearly.