April 3rd, 2012
A dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department says she got into the law enforcement field of work because of the inspiration of her father and the ability to help others in her community.
Vicki Harrison, a dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department, is retiring this week after 30 years.
“I always had an interest in this,” Harrison said of why she decided to go into the law enforcement career. “My father (Roger Shoffstall) is my true inspiration. He was a volunteer firefighter and volunteer policeman for Buckland.”
ST. MARYS — To achieve the many goals people have for themselves, Bruce Boguski suggests acting a little childish.
“I’m suggesting we go back to being kids,” Boguski said Monday during his motivational speech for Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge participants. “When you were children, you knew everything that it was going to take to get anything you wanted in life. You knew what it was going to take to be successful.”
NEW BREMEN — The Wapakoneta Redskins softball team had the bats swinging Monday evening at New Bremen.
The Redskins pounded out 15 hits and scored 21 runs to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 21-1 in a non-league game called after five innings.
“We wanted to get better today,” Redskins varsity coach Bill Sammons said. “We worked on some things and New Bremen is a good team. We saw some good pitching and hit the ball sometimes.”
MINSTER — On Monday night, undefeated Wapakoneta traveled to take on the 2011 State Champions, the Minster Wildcats.
Phenomenal pitching by both pitchers resulted in an 4-1 Minster win, improving to 4-1 on the season as the Redskins fell to 7-1.
The home team cracked the scoreboard first when Devon Poeppelman reached on base from a walk. He then stole second and advanced to third on a balk by Wapakoneta pitcher, Dom Campos. Adam Niemeyer hit a pop fly to center field to bring home Poeppelman.
WAYNESFIELD — Coaches say it all the time.
Errors will come back to haunt you.
A seventh-inning error opened the door and the Riverside Pirates barged right through, pulling out a 5-3 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in a Northwest Central Conference varsity baseball game Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
The Tigers held a 3-2 lead and were just three outs from a win when the leadoff Riverside batter reached on an error. Two outs later, scored on a single to tie the game at 3-all.
WAYNESFIELD — Riverside Pirates pitcher Paige Atterholt threw a complete-game no-hitter as the Pirates rolled to a 13-1 five-inning run-rule win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the Northwest Central Conference varsity softball opener for both teams Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Atterholt struck out 10 batters and walked just two. The Pirates committed two errors.
Sophomore catcher Josalyn Regendanz scored W-G’s lone run after she drew a one-out walk in the home half of the third inning.
Dennis ‚ÄúDenny‚ÄĚ Harp, 72, died at 7:43 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Ohio State University Hospital, in Columbus.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home, in Waynesfield.
Elizabeth Place, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 p.m., April 1, 2012, in Wapak Manor Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Charles W. ‚ÄúChuck‚ÄĚ Coates, 89, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 11:45 a.m. at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center, in Lima.
Charles was born March 28, 1923, in Auglaize County to Cleta (Harpest) and Charles Payne Coates. On July 2, 1944, he married Joan K. Klingler and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.
He is survived by a son, Wesley E. (Kathy) Coates, of LeGrange; a daughter, Joyce (Robert) Spencer, of Waynesfield; two sisters, Alice WIlliams, of Lakeview, and Lois Ann Lamphar, of Zanesville; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Jones, of Lima.
William A. Bachman, 96, of Christiansburg, passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 in Sterling House of Urbana.
Born on Nov. 14, 1915, in Wapakoneta, William was a son of the Agnes (DuVall) and late Rudolf Bachman. He married Mary Alice Berg on Oct. 30, 1941, and they enjoyed 70 years together.