BOTKINS — Maybe the Botkins Trojans varsity boys basketball team was just off to too hot of a start this season.
School personnel canceled Friday’s meeting with the Houston Wildcats after a fire alarm went off just before 7 p.m. as the junior varsity was approaching half time. Approximately 700 people had to be evacuated from the gymnasium, taking refuge outside the building.
JACKSON CENTER — A rural Auglaize County beekeeper says people need to take beekeeping and the importance of honey in people’s diets more seriously.
Donald Steinke recently explained many problems happening in the industry, citing a report by the Food Safety News that reported more than three-fourths of what grocery stores and other retailers are selling as honey doesn’t fit the legal designation of honey.
Two churches are joining forces to bring in a family of musicians for a holiday event.
“Christmas with the Bowmans: God’s Idea of a Good Time” is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Plum Street Bible Church, 618 W. Plum St.
Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band, which consists of Blaine Bowman, his wife, Christine, and their children, Luke and Tiffany, travel more than 50,000 miles a year to present the gospel.
A trifecta of treys in a 73-second stretch in the fourth quarter gave the Wapakoneta Redskins the lead and staked them to 7-point advantage they never relinquished in a battle Thursday against the Kenton Wildcats in their Western Buckeye League opener.
Redskin junior guard Nicole Brown hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to give Wapakoneta a 50-49 lead at the 5:09 mark in the fourth quarter in a see-saw affair and then put the dagger in Kentonâ€™s comeback hopes with a second trey at the 4:36 mark and a third with 3:56 left in the quarter putting the Redskins up 56-49.
One thing was quite evident from the Wapakoneta High School academic competition team. Confidence will never be a problem.
The team is made up of the same members for the second year in a row. Seniors Chris Schwartz, Joey Jose and Cole Thrush, junior Ross Kohler, and sophomores George Jose and Austin Klingler are making a name for themselves. After many years of lukewarm results, the group is making Wapakoneta a force on the academic competition trail.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield-Goshen junior Kaylee Patton needed 16 points Thursday night to eclipse the 1,000 point mark in her varsity girls basketball career.
And she needed less than two quarters to do it.
Patton passed the mark with a reverse layup with 1:37 left in the half, then went on to score a team-high 24 points to lead the Tigers to a 56-40 win over the Perry Commodores in the Northwest Central Conference opener for both teams.
â€śItâ€™s amazing,â€ť Kaylee Patton said. â€śMy teammates really help me out. They hit some outside shots and that let me get to the inside.â€ť
A new cruiser topped the list of budget requests for the Auglaize County sheriff in 2012.
In presenting his requests Thursday to the Auglaize County commissioners, Sheriff Al Solomonâ€™s proposed budget of more than $4.3 million is $56,000, or a 1 percent increase, from 2011.
Included in the budget was a $5,000 increase to $95,000 for law enforcement supplies, a $5,000 increase to $200,000 for jail supplies, and a $6,500 increase to $16,500 for jail equipment.
With the cityâ€™s debt accounts funded for the final two years of payments, the Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee chair intends the general fund money paid into those accounts in the past can finally pay for other needed equipment.
Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells and his fellow Finance Committee members reviewed debt funds and various other city accounts during Thursdayâ€™s budget meeting held at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building.
Ned A. Glass, 72, 710 Stoneybrook Dr., St. Marys, died at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born March 11, 1939, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, the son of Ruth (Rasneor) and Ivan â€śMikeâ€ť Glass. On Dec. 26, 1959, at St. Peterâ€™s Evangelical & Reformed Church in New Bremen, he married Christine F. Richey, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael Glass, and two daughters, Christi Mae Buehler, and Angela L. Glass, all of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Dougie Allen Glass and Jeffie Allen Glass.
Charles â€śRogerâ€ť McKinniss, 80, of Ray, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Laurels of Worthington.
He was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Coalton, the son of the late Frances Clark McCamic and Charles McKinniss. He married Rosemary Mehrle McKinniss, who survives.
Also survivng are two sons, Charles McKinniss and Eric (Tammy) McKinniss; three daughters, Kathleen McKinniss, Amelia McKinniss and Jennifer (Ken) Padgett; two brothers, Larry (Rosemary) McKinniss and Chester McKinniss; a sister, Crystal (Don) Cook; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.