From staff reports
Four members of the Wapakoneta Redskins football team received All-Ohio selections within Division III for the 2014 season, the Associated Press unveiled Tuesday night.
Senior defensive end Thomas Schoenlein repeated as an all-state choice, grabbing first-team honors for this season. He was a special mention All-Ohioan last year.
Schoenlein finished the season with 44.5 tackles, 16.5 for loss, six sacks and four fumble recoveries.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was imposing enough all game long Tuesday to hold down the St. Henry Redskins, forcing 20 turnovers from the visitors Tuesday in Wapakoneta’s season opener.
And although Wapakoneta’s offense was not near midseason form, the team was pretty strong in certain moments, as it managed a 42-31 win over St. Henry in a non-league girls basketball contest.
Facing a Wapakoneta press which appeared throughout the game, St. Henry had nine turnovers in the first quarter, as Wapakoneta established a 9-2 lead.
Following the usual procedural items, Wapakoneta City Council focused on a Proclamation delivered by Mayor Rodney Metz congratulating the Wapakoneta High School varsity football team for their outstanding season.
At-Large Councilwoman and Chair of the Lands and Buildings Committee Rachel Barber brought to council’s attention a letter sent to residents on West Auglaize Street regarding sandstone sidewalks.
The "Pink Out" campaign, where fans would wear pink at Wapakoneta Redskins' home football and soccer games throughout the month of October this past season, was more than just wearing the color pink and joining a national movement supporting breast cancer.
It was also about raising money, $3,332 to be exact, and it all went toward a great cause.
BOTKINS — Kicking off the Botkins Elementary Christmas Program Monday evening was the fifth grade band.
Instrumental director Paula Owen introduced them, telling the audience how hard they worked to learn the song “Jingle Bells.”
She told those who had seen them perform previously this year, “you’re gonna be impressed with how much they learned.”
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Pat Gallimore from swift completion of his appointed rounds as a newspaper carrier for the Wapakoneta Daily News.
And as winter settles in, you won’t be seeing Gallimore delivering just one or two newspaper routes in a durable, warm four-wheel drive Chevrolet Silverado.
In a recent meeting with the Auglaize County Commissioners, Municipal Court Judge Gary Herman said his department’s 2015 budget will remain “very close” to this past year’s budget.
The proposed municipal court budget for 2015 is up less than half a percent from last year, going from $310,922 to $311,422.
Wapakoneta firefighters were called to two separate fires that occurred within 24 hours of one another this past weekend.
The cause of a warehouse fire Friday night in Wapakoneta has been determined by fire officials, but another fire that occurred Saturday at a business near the scene of the first blaze is still being listed as undetermined, Wapakoneta Fire Captain Jeff Orphal said.
Auglaize County Public Defender Jerry Siesel told county commissioners there would be no changes to his department’s proposed 2015 budget, but outlined several circumstances that may have an impact on future budgets.
At a recent meeting, Siesel informed the commissioners about three interrelated reforms to Ohio’s indigent defense system, which includes county public defenders, court-appointed counsel and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender.
The dirt, the speed, the roaring of engines and the smell of treaded tires is what fuels Joel Ortberg. From the day he was born, racing has been more than just a passion, a hobby for the young Ortberg, it’s in some ways a family tradition.
A four-generation tradition that is.