September 13th, 2011
Thanks to a 3-0 start, the Wapakoneta Redskins are ranked No. 13 in the first Associated Press state high school football poll released Monday evening.
Wapak is coming off back-to-back Western Buckeye League wins. The Redskins held off Bath 14-13 in Week 3 and defeated Elida, a 2010 playoff team, 29-18 in Week 2.
They routed Bellefontaine 48-0 in the season opener.
The WBL is well represented in the poll. In addition to Wapak in Division II, Kenton is ranked third and Ottawa-Glandorf eighth in Division IV.
A miscue on a scorecard hurt the Wapakoneta Redskins but not enough to cost them the win.
Wapak pulled out a 183-185 win over the rival St. Marys Roughriders in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf dual match on Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
âIt wasnât the greatest score but a win is a win,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Freshman Drew Wayman was disqualified after signing a scorecard that contained an incorrect score on one of the holes.
A new man is in charge of the Wapakoneta Electric Department and he hopes to be a positive influence.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday longtime employee Donnie Schnarre as the new Electric Department superintendent, replacing Bill Lambert, who retired Aug. 31 after 32 years with the department. The mayor made the announcement during Mondayâs Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members opened Mondayâs school board meeting with a moment of silence in honor of a school employee.
Deb Boday, who had been employed with the school district for 26 years as a bus driver, died early Monday morning at Lima Memorial Health System.
Board members collectively agreed that their hearts went out to Bodayâs family.
âShe was very involved with the community and the school,â Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said. âShe will be missed.â
Wapakoneta city leaders learned Monday a city street project set for 2013 received an additional $560,000 to enhance the roadwayâs look and appeal.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains told Wapakoneta City Council members the city received a $559,680 Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for a streetscape project. This is the second grant the city has received from ODOT for the project. They earlier received a $1.34 million for the estimated $2.5 million street reconstruction project.
WAYNESFIELD â Having narrowly won the first set and trailing early in the second, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity volleyball coach called a timeout.
Redskins coach Keith Rambin challenged his team to play to their potential.
Trailing 5-4 to the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers moments into the second set, the Redskins worked hard until they finally tied the score at 14-all and took the lead on the next point to gain momentum in the set and the match. They outscored the Tigers 11-4 the rest of the way and won the second game 25-18.
Chris Loschetter, of Avon, won the inaugural G.A. Winzter & Son PBA Central Region Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
Loschetter defeated Dearborn, Mich.âs Jeffrey Roche 216-198 in the championship match.
Roche bested Munster, Ind.âs Eugene McCune 259-179 for the second spot.
Wapakonetaâs Todd Book finished 13th overall.
Book was first after Saturday qualifying with 1,899 pins. He edged Rhino Page, of Dade City, Fla. (1,897) and Loschetter (1,884) for the top spot.
Approximately 350 people from Wapakoneta and the surrounding area turned out at the Wapakoneta Fire Station Sunday for a memorial service to remember the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011.
âI was very pleased with the turnout,â Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. âFor us, it wasnât going to matter what the turnout was going to be because it was something we thought needed to be done.
âHowever, we were glad the community turned out in support of the event,â he said. âIt was a show of patriotism.â
A plethora of lawn mowers invaded Wapakoneta Saturday along with a large contingent of enthusiastic drivers to operate them.
The 15th annual K & R Lawn Mower Derby attracted a huge crowd behind the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wapakoneta. Approximately 700 people attended the event, roughly the same number as last yearâs event, and the 54 mowers entered were the largest number of entries the event has attracted yet. The event is hosted by Jeremy Resor and Chad Kantner.
Kantner said that he first got the idea for the event approximately15 years ago.
The asphalt on the newly repaved South Wentz Street may be black, but a city official called it a âgreen street.â
Crews paved the street Saturday using ground rubber in the asphalt â a way to extend the life of the street and remove unwanted tires from the refuse stream.