February 27th, 2015
From staff reports
Five members of the Wapakoneta High School wrestling team advanced to the championship semifinals after the first day of the sectional tournament Friday.
Tyler Copeland, Dallas Ambos, Dylan Plaugher, Heath Newman and Landon Hall each need to win at least one of the first two matches today on the second day of the tournament in order to qualify for districts.
Wapakoneta ended Friday in fifth place within the team standings after the first day of a Division II sectional tournament at Oak Harbor High School.
Charlie Sutton placed eighth in the 50-yard freestyle during the state finals Friday, ending his junior campaign with a podium finish, as he and others represented Wapakoneta High School on the final day of the high school swimming Division II state championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
In the girls 50 free, Wapakoneta senior Josie Miller took fourth place Friday in the consolation finals, completing her fourth straight state appearance in the event with a 12th-place effort among all 24 state qualifiers.
The 2015 Ohio Music Education Association District III Junior High Festival will be held today and tomorrow at Wapakoneta High School. It will wrap up with a concert open to the public on Saturday at 3 p.m.
For more information, see the Friday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
From staff reports
Representatives of Wapakoneta High School advanced to the finals of the high school swimming Division II state championships after preliminaries were held Thursday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The top 16 finishers in each event Thursday qualified for the finals, which will begin at 5 p.m. Friday.
Redskins junior Charlie Sutton will swim for a state championship in the 50-yard freestyle Friday, as he finished seventh Thursday.
Aaron M. Dietrich Sr. 26, will make his appearance in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Courtroom this afternoon. Today's appearance is an arraignment hearing only, with future court dates to follow.
Dietrich is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count of aggravated burglary and kidnapping, both first-degree felonies and intimidation of a witness, a felony of the third degree.
Be sure to stay right here for updates and for a full story on Dietrich's arraignment, be sure to grab your copy of Friday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Wapakoneta Police Department on Tuesday arrested three local residents for illegal manufacturing of drugs in connection to a suspected DMT lab.
For more on these arrests, as well as an update on Sunday's Blackhoof Street shooting, read the Friday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved supplemental contracts for three new head coaches for the 2015 fall sports season.
Dave Acheson (girls golf), Denny Borgert (boys golf) and Darrell Heintz (girls tennis) were approved by the board as head coaches for the upcoming fall season.
The remainder of the contracts for head coaches of fall sports team were renewed.
For further details, see the Friday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Five thefts from vehicles were reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department on Sunday and Monday.
For details on these thefts and more, see Page 3A of the Wednesday, Feb. 25 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner and Wapakoneta High School Choir Director Kathleen Pellington gave reports to the board regarding the 2015-16 school calendar and an overnight show choir trip during a regular board of education meeting Tuesday night.
For more on the meeting, see the Wednesday, Feb. 25 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Village of Botkins administrator and council members spent some time discussing the Village's 2015 proposed budget during Tuesday night's council meeting.
For more information on the meeting, see the Wednesday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.