October 17th, 2012
OTTAWA — The Wapakoneta Junior High Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams both posted strong showings at the 2012 Western Buckeye League Championship meet on Saturday, including first place finishes in both the girls and boys race.
The meet, held at Ottawa-Glandorf Memorial Park, featured all teams from the WBL, and Wapakoneta took home fourth place in both divisions.
Working to clarify the city’s definition of indigent prompted the city of Wapakoneta to review its existing policy and to amend its indigent burial ordinance.
In 1995, Ohio legislators made local municipalities financially responsible for handling the burial expenses of indigent persons, but more recently the state clarified a policy must be in place to deal with the remains instead of relying on funeral homes to store them.
A Wapakoneta man was arrested Monday following on early Sunday morning shooting incident in the area of Silver and Defiance streets.
Zachary Gonterman, 22, 102 N. Blackhoof St., Apt. 6, fired shots at a moving pickup truck near the intersection of Silver and Defiance streets. The pickup truck, which included a motorist and a couple passengers who were all in their mid-20s, was hit by the bullets.
Three people suffered injuries in a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 near the U.S. 33 exit at Wapakoneta at 11:18 a.m. Monday.
Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said this morning that a report still had not been completed concerning the collision and troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responsible for investigation of the accident were busy at the scene of another mishap this morning in Minster.
From crafts to entertainment and chicken dinners to children’s activities, a first-ever event for a county agency had officials calling it a success.
The Auglaize County Harvestfest, sponsored by the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) and held Saturday, attracted a large turnout, the executive director said.
“We are up to 650 people,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the midpoint of the event. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Defending a U.S. Army major, who is accused of shooting and killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood in Texas, proves challenging for a former resident who is now part of the legal team tabbed to represent the accused shooter.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who worked with his father, John Poppe, after and before returning to serve as an attorney for the Judge Advocate General’s Office and for the U.S. Army, is a member of the defense team assigned to defend Maj. Nidal Hasan.
A rural Wapakoneta man is listed in critical condition after being involved in a farming accident Saturday morning.
Bill Berg, 71, 13870 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center at 11 a.m. after a farming accident at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Despite Van Wert finding itself in the red zone four times Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins came away with a shutout win on Senior Night.
Sophomore Kodi Morgan, in his second career start, had three touchdowns on the day, two through the air and one on the ground.
The Cougars, not able to put any points on the board, fell victim to the Redskins at Harmon field, 35-0.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers entered Friday night's NWCC showdown with a perfect scenario, a chance to nail down a league title and a likely playoff berth, in front of a large homecoming crowd.
Instead, the Tiger laid an egg of epic proportions, suffering a relentless 42-14 pounding at the hands of the Panthers.
“It was senior night, so I’m sure the girls were a little amped,” said varsity head coach Keith Rambin. “If I’m being honest, we played one of our most flawless games of the year.”
And flawless is was.
Wapakoneta volleyball hosted Kenton in the regular season finale, and swept the Wildcats 3-0; 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.