September 1st, 2012
A Wapakoneta firefighter is no longer a member of the Wapakoneta Fire Department after being terminated Friday morning.
Wapakoneta firefighter Tom Stinebaugh, who was a captain at the beginning of the year and was demoted in March, attended a formal personnel hearing this morning when Safety-Service Director Bill Rains informed Stinebaugh he would no longer be employed by the city.
“It is unfortunate,” Rains told the Wapakoneta Daily News Friday afternoon. “He violated city policies and procedures and we moved forward.”
Another full-time computer operations position has been added to the Auglaize County staff .
Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer said while the commissioners debated about filling an assistant county computer operations manager position with an intern, duties of that position dictated that they hire someone full-time.
FORT RECOVERY — Mason Evers, Fort Recovery’s senior quarterback, was a dismal one-for-nine passing in Friday’s clash with visiting Waynesfield-Goshen Friday.
The funny thing is, nobody seemed to notice.
Evers sprinted, twisted, and turned his way for 351 yards on 40 attempts and scored all four touchdowns as the Indians won in a squeaker, 30-27. The performance was an improvement on his school-record 327 yards rushing last week against Edgerton.
ELIDA — In a hard-fought battle where offense was in the spotlight in the first half, and defense in the second, the Wapakoneta Redskins had one shot to overcome a 14-point deficit against the Elida Bulldogs.
Senior quarterback Kyle Gibson looked at the clock. It read 36 seconds. The score was 21-14. No time outs and the Redskins had the ball at the Elida 28-yard line.
The Wapakoneta Redskins may not have played very well Thursday, but they played well enough to escape with home sweep against the Elida Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs committed 30 unforced errors in the 3-0 sweep which saw the Redskins win 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17 in varsity volleyball action.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta High School varsity boys soccer team travelled to Elida Thursday for a physical match that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Eighty minutes of tough soccer left fans from both teams cheering back and forth down to the last seconds of the match.
This was the Redskin’s first match in the Western Buckeye League, and with this tie moves to 1-0-2 on the season.
Two local grocery store baggers have proven they are very unlikely to leave customers with broken eggs or smashed bread.
Brad Severt and Josh Apple, baggers at the Wapakoneta Community Market on Defiance Street, recently swept a regional “best bagger” competition held at the local store and advanced to a state contest earlier this month at Ray’s Market, in Lima.
With teen motorists remaining Ohio’s most at-risk group for being involved in a traffic crash, efforts are being made statewide to help these new motorists remain in control behind the wheel.
A new program being implemented by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is meant to educate high school students about the dangers new motorists face, as well as the importance of good decision making.
Local law enforcement officials are hoping a new law banning texting while driving will enforce itself for the most part as it takes effect today.
The new law bans all adults 18 years of age or older from sending or reading text-based messages from behind the wheel of a car.
The offense is a secondary offense, which means law enforcement cannot make a stop based on viewing someone texting messages. The offense is a minor misdemeanor.
As the evening sun sank below the horizon and a bright, white moon rose in the clear eastern sky, people streamed onto the southwest lawn of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to honor Neil Alden Armstrong who lived his life humbly, honorably and modestly by giving a wink at the moon.
Approximately 2,500 people gathered Wednesday night to pay tribute to the first man to walk on the moon and fulfill a family wish that “the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”