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February 14th, 2012

SWIMMING: 'Skins send 9 to districts

February 14, 2012

LIMA — Nine Wapakoneta Redskins varsity swimmers, seven of them in multiple events, advanced to the Division II district meet thanks to their performances in the sectional meet Saturday at the Lima Family YMCA.

The district meet will be held Friday at Bowling Green State University.

Senior Ryan Kremer led the way for the Redskins.  Kremer won the 100 backstroke and is seeded sixth in that event.  He took second in the 100 butterfly, earning the No. 2 seed.  

BASKETBALL: Panthers' pressure trips W-G

February 14, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Every time the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers made a run, the Parkway Panthers had an answer.

Eventually, the Tigers just ran out of runs.

Parkway used it’s full-court defensive pressure to slow down the up-tempo Tigers and hold on for a 66-59 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game on Seniors Night on Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

The Panthers forced 24 W-G turnovers and kept the Tigers from attacking offensively.

The next move: Uniopolis may place unincorporation on ballot

February 14, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — More than 80 people turned out for a special meeting Monday in Uniopolis to discuss lack of village funding and possibly unincorporating and becoming part of Union Township.

“What this is about is that we are running short on money to run the town,” Mayor Bill Rolston said. “We wanted to get feedback from the rest of the community.”

WaterPark rates to increase

February 14, 2012

Daily and seasonal membership rates for the Wapakoneta WaterPark are going up this summer, but city administrators say this is offset by the fact the pool season also is going to be longer.

Wapakoneta City Recreation Board members approved a recommendation made by the Wapakoneta WaterPark Pool Advisory Committee to increase daily fees by $1 and the seasonal  membership fee for a family by $25.

C’ville to sell fire vehicles

February 14, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire chief and his crew are ready to sell a truck that has been with the village for 21 years.

Cridersville Fire Chief Ron Mertz along with the Cridersville Village Council members intend to advertise the 1991 Ford pick-up truck for selling, as it is to be auctioned off.

The truck will be advertised in the Cridersville Village Hall parking lot, and it will be put up for sale in mid-March at the Springbrook Auto Auction.

Snow delay and closings

February 14, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools are closed.
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are closed.
Botkins Local Schools are on a 2-hour delay.

February 13th

Colista Kitchen, 68

February 13, 2012

Colista Kitchen, 68, 16244 State Route 66, St. Marys, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of Evelyn (Carpenter) and James Middleton. On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., she married Charles Gary Kitchen, and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are three daughters, Penny Ashley, of Wyandott, Mich., Raberta Kitchen, of Wapakoneta, and Leslie Kitchen, of St. Marys; and a son, Garrett Stacy Kitchen, of St. Marys.

Margaret Dickman, 88

February 13, 2012

Margaret Mary Clementz Dickman, 88, of Cridersville, previously of Lima; St. Louis, Mich.; and Ottawa, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born July 2, 1923, in Kalida, the daughter of the late Mary Miller and Frank Wehri. On July 31, 1946, she married Eugene Clementz, who died Jan. 23, 1985. On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Ferd Dickman, who died May 18, 1992. On Dec. 5, 2004, she married Roman Eickholt Sr., who survives in Cridersville.

WRESTLING: WBL three-peat

February 13, 2012

DEFIANCE — Coming into this season, Wapakoneta varsity coach Jason Rostorfer knew if the Redskins were going to three-peat as Western Buckeye League champions it would take hard work, dedication and a little bit of that Redskin mojo.

Not only did the Redskins have a target coming into this season on their back as the defending champs but they had lost a core of quality seniors to graduation and were not as experienced as past Wapakoneta teams.

Laws of Life: WHS students honored by essay contest

February 13, 2012

Three Wapakoneta High School students were honored recently as the school’s top essay writers in the Laws of Life Essay Contest.

Mutsuo Sasaki, the son of Yuko and Jim Mankin; Stephanie Bracey, the daughter of Steve Bracey and Carla Crawford; and Chastity Austin, the daughter of Scott Austin, were chosen as Wapakoneta’s best and represented the school recently at an awards banquet held at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima.

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