FINDLAY — The Wapakoneta varsity wrestling team finished in second place out of 12 at the Findlay duals Saturday to start its season.
The team went 4-1 in its duals, beating Fostoria, Shawnee, Napoleon and Hicksville.
The lone loss was to eventual winner, Dayton Eaton.
Head coach Jason Rostorfer was pleased with the team’s first match of the year.
UNIOPOLIS — Miffed by a narrow election defeat that was swayed by what some councilors are calling misinformation, several councilors railed against Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston Monday.
A vote requesting the mayor’s resignation was called, but the measure ultimately failed.
However, it did not stop the harsh words councilors had for Rolston during the meeting.
The driver of a stolen truck remains at large after fleeing from a trooper with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) early Saturday morning near Hume Road.
OSHP Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said the trooper attempted to stop the 2007 white Chevrolet truck for a marked lanes violation on at 1:43 a.m. Saturday while traveling north on Interstate 75.
“The driver slowed down as if to stop then got back on the Interstate,” Carrico said.
Three-term Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Steve Walter announced Monday his resignation from Wapakoneta City Council effective Dec. 31 citing health reasons for ending his latest two-year term early.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff at The Spot in Downtown Sidney!
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School junior Mindy Brookhart is a self-motivator.
A look at her schedule makes it easy for people to believe her.
Brookhart, who has been a football cheerleader since the second grade, is a basketball cheerleader for the first time this year. The daughter of Heidi and Tom Brookhart has two older brothers, Troy, 18, and Paul, 21.
She keeps herself so busy, she spends her spare time just catching up on the necessities of life.
With only a couple hours left on this city worker’s last day, he is checking his notes and going over files.
On Friday, Wapakoneta Engineering Department technician Jim Harpest ignored cutting a cake in his honor and instead reviewed 10 pages of notes he made to help others in the office after he leaves.
An annual children’s holiday event drew hundreds of children and adults to Wapakoneta this weekend, as the event organizer says many factors contributed to the large turnout.
Children made holiday memories to last a lifetime Saturday as they filled downtown Wapakoneta streets during the sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday.
“There are huge crowds,” Children’s Hometown Holiday organizer Elaine Poppe said, “more than last year.”
After surrendering a sizable first period lead shrink to three points midway through the third period, the Wapakoneta Redskins went on a 14-2 run to finish the period and end any hopes the Indian Lake Lakers had of upsetting the home team on Saturday.
After dispatching of the Piqua Indians in the season opener, Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley gave his squad credit for being gritty in capturing a 59-37 victory against Indian Lake.
VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta boys swimming team proved to be the area’s best at the Van Wert Relays, as the Redskins took home first place.
The girls team, not that far off the boys mark, finished third behind Versailles and Bryan.
Combined the Redskins finished second, 14 points behind Versailles.
The meet featured 14 relays, Wapakoneta won one of them and finished second in five other events.