February 21st, 2015
VAN WERT — Aaron Huffman collected an offensive rebound and scored a putback to put Wapakoneta up by three points, 53-50.
The Redskins then survived a potential game-tying 3-pointer with 1 second left to escape a comeback effort by Van Wert, which trailed by eight, 51-43, with 1 minute, 15 seconds left in regulation.
Wapakoneta had a few automatic qualifiers to the state championships after competition in the Northwest District meet Friday at Bowling Green State University.
Charlie Sutton advanced in the boys 50-yard freestyle.
Josie Miller also qualified in the girls 50 free.
Wapakoneta's boys 200 medley team advanced, consisting of Michael Johnston, Hayden Metzger, Ryan Schneider and Sutton.
Three men, including a Wapakoneta resident, have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a Uniopolis man in June.
During a news conference Friday morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon and Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce announced the arrest of Aaron M. Dietrich Sr., 26, of Wapakoneta, Joseph Ray Furry, 30, of Van Wert, and James P. Dinsmore, 28, of the Allen County Jail, in connection with the death of 54-year-old Charles Hicks, of Uniopolis, on June 9.
Wapakoneta High School will be hosting an a capella festival on Saturday, April 11.
For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
In the final game of the Western Buckeye League schedule, the Wapakoneta Redskins turned a seven-point halftime lead, 24-17, into a 20-point win, 48-28, over the Van Wert Cougars.
Wapakoneta's Carly Buzzard had 17 points to lead all scorers on Senior Night, as the Redskins played their final home game of the regular season.
Riley Culver added eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Redskins, who ended the WBL season in third place with a 7-2 record.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Wapakoneta native Heidi Schlegel scored a career-high 38 points in Youngstown State University's 79-73 win Thursday against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Schlegel, a 2010 Wapakoneta High School graduate, was 14 of 20 from the field, making all three of her 3-point attempts.
The 38 points are the eighth-highest single-game scoring total in Penguins history.
Several schools are delayed for Friday, Feb. 20.
Botkins Local School
Wapakoneta City Schools
Waynesfield-Goshen Local School
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon and Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Edwin Pierce will be holding a News Conference at 10 a.m. Friday at the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
This News Conference will be addressing recent developments in the murder investigation of Charles Hicks who was found murdered in the village of Uniopolis on June 9th, 2014.
We have court coverage today as AIP Logistics makes their first appearance in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Courtroom this morning.
Be sure to follow our website for updates and grab your Friday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.
UPDATE 8:33 Court orders today's hearing to be vacated, rescheduled for March. 17 at 10 a.m.
Parties shall submit joint status reports informing the court on the progress of the case every 30 days beginning March 19.
The March 17 hearing is motion to intervene of the city of Wapakoneta.
UPDATE: 7:48 a.m. - Waynesfield-Goshen schools are closed.
Botkins Local Schools, Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local School are all on a two-hour delay for tomorrow, Feb. 19, 2015. There will be no AM preschool.