FORT RECOVERY â Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen knew it was going to take the Redskinsâ best effort to beat Fort Recovery on Saturday.
The Indians were off to a 2-0 start and returned a wealth of experience from a team that went 23-2 and advanced to the Division III state semifinals a year ago.
He didnât get it.
Fort Recovery led tip-to-buzzer and rolled to a 58-44 win over the Redskins at Fort Site Gymnasium.
WAYNESFIELD â One Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers recorded a double-double and another narrowly missed the honor as the Tigers took control early in their second win of the season.
The Tigers started out fast and forced a slew of Triad Cardinal turnovers as they outdistanced the Champaign County team, 72-53, in varsity boys basketball action.
âI thought we played pretty strong,â Tiger varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. âDefense was good and our guys are pretty aggressive. We had good effort form Garret Hauenstein, Lee Turner and Dylan Little.â
WAYNESFIELD â Despite poor shooting from beyond the arc and from the field, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers still had a chance for a win against the neighboring Allen East Mustangs.
Missed shots doomed the Tigers Saturday as they lost for the second time during the 2011-12 campaign Saturday, getting beat by Allen East, 50-47, before a Waynesfield-Goshen home crowd. The Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.
People crowded onto Main Street waiting in line to talk with Santa Claus or to skate on a temporary rink, to get signatures from a professional baseball player or to ride a pony, to take a carriage ride or a train ride.
Cartoon characters walked among an estimated 3,000 people who turned out for this past weekendâs Childrenâs Hometown Holiday in downtown Wapakoneta.
Started five years ago in the effort to help stimulate business downtown, the eventâs primary organizer, Elaine Poppe said the big crowd made it the largest turnout the event has had yet.
A solar project which will convert approximately 20 acres of city ground into megawatts of energy is expected to be completed sometime next spring, but one city administrator says he would like to see some progress made now.
âI would like to see it moving a little faster,â Mayor Rodney Metz said Sunday on the eve of Wapakoneta City Councilâs first December meeting. âI would like to see the ground broke and I would like to some infrastructure going in at the site.â
While Christmas is a time of celebration for most families, for others it can be a time of despair.
Bayliff & Eley Funeral Homes held a memorial event at its location on Lincoln Highway, or State Route 501, to help families get by that first Christmas without a loved one.
âThe first Christmas without a loved one is hard,â funeral director Dick Eley said. âWe started this in hope of hope of helping them get through. Hopefully we can help with some of those families.
Ruth JoAnne Treglia, 80, of rural Lafayette, died at 3:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Otterbein in Cridersville.
She was born March 12, 1931, in Lafayette, the daughter of Mildred (Davidson) and Edward Hefner. On Aug. 14, 1951, she married Phillip âMackâ Treglia who preceded her in death Sept. 13, 2005.
Surviving are five daughters, Julia A. Rex, of Harrod, Patricia B. Wheeland, of Urbana, Linda D. Thayer, of Lafayette, Mary Smith, of Spencerville, and Ann Deerhake, of Lafayette.
Pastor Clarence Lee Walters, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:57 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Lima Memorial Health Systems from a very short battle with Leukemia.
He was born March 21, 1930, in Lima, to Allene McDaniel and Roy Lee Walters. On July 3, 1949, he married Nancy âKittenâ Schultheis, whwo survives.
Also surviving are six children, Debbie (Earl) Caudill, Greg (Cathy) Walters, Mike (Angie) Walters, Connie (Derrick) Martin, Seth (Haley) Walters and a foster son Tom (Diane) Frank.
Mary Lou Nagel, 84, 217 Sturgeon Street, St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born July 18, 1927, in St. Marys, the daughter of LaVere (Hudson) and Edwin Martin. In 1958, she married LeRoy L. Nagel, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, David Nagel, of Bowling Green, Kim Nagel, of Union City, Tenn., and Kevin Nagel, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann Nagel, and a son, John Nagel.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Serves: 6 (side-dish servings) / Preparation time: 10 minutes / Total time: 25 minutes
Serve these with simple broiled turkey medallions.
4 slices pancetta or thick-sliced bacon, cut into small pieces
1 ÂŒ pounds Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and ends trimmed
2 to 3 tablespoons sherry or water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Slivered almonds, optional