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March 28th, 2012

Steven Martin, 56

March 28, 2012

Steven Dale Martin, 56, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 25, 1955, in Dayton, the son of Wanda Mae Massie and Dale Arthur Martin. On Sept. 30, 1994, he married Winnie Kay Lacy, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors are two sons, Scott Martin, of Springfield, and Kyle Martin, of Springfield.
There are no public services or visitations planned.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

R. Bruce Adair, 66

March 28, 2012

R. Bruce Adair, 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:33 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born June 21, 1945, in Lima, the son of Pauline (Kohn) and Gaylan E. Adair, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 2, 1970, he married Bonnie C. Heffner, and she survives.

Teacher reduction: Teaching position eliminated by board, 12 through attrition

March 28, 2012

With no questions from the board or comments from the public, only the Wapakoneta City School Board of Education president addressed the decision to eliminate an elementary music teacher’s position.

Christina Riddle’s position was eliminated unanimously Tuesday through a reduction in force (RIF) program during a regular board meeting at Wapakoneta Elementary School.

One day at a time

March 28, 2012

A local woman who has a rare genetic deficiency will not let her condition get in the way of her goals.

Formerly of St. Marys, Jennifer Young was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and will have to undergo treatments once a week for the rest of her life, with each treatment lasting 2 1/2 hours.

“It’s a hard thing to go through when you are 30,” Young said. “For me, it’s hard, because I hate being sick.”

Myers: Hopes JRS site prompts shift

March 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — An economic development official says he hopes a 400-acre site in Wapakoneta serves as a regional economic shift for Auglaize County.

New Knoxville School evacuated

March 28, 2012

 

NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.

March 27th

BASEBALL: 'Skins slide past Jays

March 27, 2012

The Wapakoneta Redskins got some timely hitting and took advantage of Delphos St. John’s miscues to pull out a 6-3 win in a varsity baseball game Monday at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak erased an early 2-0 deficit with one run in the second and four in the third.

Junior Brandon Miller was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and scored twice.  Junior Johnny Crawford’s double was the Redskins’ only extra-base hit.

Six different players drove in runs for Wapak.

BASEBALL: Trojans top Fairlawn

March 27, 2012

SIDNEY — The Botkins Trojans opened their baseball campaign with a 9-5 win over the Fairlawn Jets on Monday at Fairlawn.

Botkins scored once in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.  The Trojans added three more in the fifth and five in the sixth to take a 9-0 lead.

The Jets finally got on the board with three runs in the sixth.  They scored twice in the bottom of the seventh before Botkins got out of the inning to secure the win.

TRACK: Wapak sweeps relays

March 27, 2012

WAYNESFIELD —  The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity track teams swept the Early Bird Relays on Saturday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

The boys team scored 124 points to edge the host Tigers, who scored 93 points.

For the girls, Wapak scored 105 points, followed by Bluffton in second with 96.  

W-G finished fourth with 88 points.  Indian Lake was third at 90.

Ridgemont and Perry also competed.

Wapak’s Kevin Kraft long jumped 19-7.25 to lead the Redskins to a win in the long jump relay.

Capt. demoted: Dishonesty insubordination alleged after investigation

March 27, 2012

City administrators demoted a Wapakoneta Fire Department captain alleging “dishonesty” and a “failure to follow directives.”

The firefighter claims he is being disciplined for his inability to recall the exact  comments, times and dates he made comments to Wapakoneta City Council members as a private citizen and the fact his memory is faulty should not be constituted as “lying.”

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