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October 17th, 2012

SOCCER: Season over, a tough pill to swallow

October 17, 2012

 

Fans of the Wapakoneta boys soccer team lined the entrance to the field to form a tunnel, cheering on the team as they left the field.

They would have liked to have been celebrating a victory over Elida Monday night.

Instead, they were celebrating the end of a season.

The Redskins fell to the Bulldogs at Ryan Field Monday night. 2-1, in the first game of sectional play.

CROSS COUNTRY: Martin finishes first-team all league

October 17, 2012

 

OTTAWA —  Elizabeth Martin qualified for first-team all Western Buckeye League at the league meet Saturday in Ottawa.

Held in Ottawa’s Memorial Park, the Wapakoneta girls finished in 8th place at the meet, and the boys finished in 6th place.

The top 11 finishers in the race earn first-team honors, and Martin said she was happy to reach her season goal, finishing in 10th at 20:58.

CROSS COUNTRY: Middle school sweep

October 17, 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.

October 16th

Indigent clarification

October 16, 2012

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.

Man fires shots

October 16, 2012

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.

October 15th

Troopers investigate wreck

October 15, 2012

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.

Festival draws crowd

October 15, 2012

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 suspect in Army ‘tragedy’ a challenge for native

October 15, 2012

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.

Farmer involved in accident

October 15, 2012

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.

October 12th

Senior night success, Wapakoneta shuts out Van Wert at home

October 13, 2012

 

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.

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