February 28th, 2012
Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin is heading to the state wrestling tournament for the third time.
He will open the event against a wrestler making his first trip.
Martin will square off with Eaton freshman Michael May in the first round of the Division II 106-pound state tournament, which starts at 4:15 Thursday at Value City Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University.
Martin is coming off a third-place finish at the district tournament last weekend in Marion. He has a 37-6 record on the season.
NEW BREMEN — Groups of New Bremen residents gathered on West Monroe Street Monday night watching as firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a historic downtown building.
Fire crews were dispatched to the Fireside Pub, 115 W. Monroe St., at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. The pub shares the building with Que’s Barbershop. No one was injured in the fire, as the pub closes at 2 p.m. Mondays.
Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews began working to extinguish the fire.
CHARDON (AP) â€” A gunman opened fire inside a high school cafeteria at the start of the school day Monday, wounding five students, one of whom later died, authorities said. A suspect â€” believed to be a student â€” was arrested a short distance away.
The suspect was taken into custody near his car about half a mile from the suburban Cleveland school, said FBI agent Vicki Anderson.
Students screamed and ran in panic through the halls when gunfire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School.
SPENCERVILLE — There was only so much the Wapakoneta Redskins could do.
Emily Ruhe was just that good.
The Bath junior scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds — both game highs — to lead the Wildkittens past the Redskins, 48-31, in a Division II girls basketball sectional final Saturday night at Spencerville High School.
ROSSFORD — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team is headed back to the state tournament.
Runners up a year ago, the Redskins rolled their way to a district championship Saturday at Interstate Lanes in Rossford to earn a trip the state tournament Friday in Columbus.
Wapak piled up a team score of 4,000. Coldwater was a distant second at 3,873. Port Clinton was third at 3,820.
MARION — Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin took another step forward in his quest for a state wrestling championship.
Martin qualified for the state meet thanks to his third-place finish at the district meet Saturday in Marion.
The top four finishers in each district advanced to the state tournament, which starts Thursday at Value City Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus.
KENTON — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers fell short 51-45 in overtime to the Upper Scioto Valley Rams in a hard-fought Division IV girls basketball sectional final Saturday night in Kenton.
The game went into overtime with the scored tied at 40-40. But the Rams pulled away for the victory.
W-G’s small bench made it hard for their young players to step up to USV.
The daughter of Barb and Jeff Harrod of Wapakoneta took home the honor Sunday of being named the 2012 Auglaize County pork industry queen during the Auglaize County Pork Producers annual banquet.
Ann Harrod, who is a member of the Wapakoneta High School track and tennis teams and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is involved in FFA and the Student Senate and works as a student teacher assistant at the school.
The Wapakoneta Parent Teacher organization (PTO) held its annual mother-son fun night on Saturday.
Approximately 350 people attended the event, which was held with a “carnival” theme. It was the biggest turnout ever for the event, PTO President Shelley Mowery said.
BOTKINS — High school has been a juggling act for Botkins’ resident Christine Johnson. However, she has learned to handle her busy schedule with precision.
The 18-year-old Botkins High School senior has maintained a 3.8 grade point average, and she has done it with a flurry of activities. No matter what she tries, she seems to always come out successful.