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September 9th, 2011

PREP ROUNDUP: Botkins girls make state cross country poll

September 9, 2011

BOTKINS — Coming off a victory at the Columbus Grove Invitational last Saturday, the Botkins Trojans girls cross country team is ranked 13th in the latest Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Division III state poll.
Botkins received 50 points in the poll, which was led by Minster in first and Coldwater in second.
The Trojans are back in action Saturday morning at 9 at Spencerville.

BOYS SOCCER
Bath 2, Wapak 0
BATH TOWNSHIP — Connor Rockhold and Garrett Renner scored goals to lead the Wildcats past Wapak in a Western Buckeye League match on Thursday.

Firefighters train on vehicle stabilization, saving ‘victims’

September 9, 2011

The distinctive Wapakoneta business’s light green truck is flipped over. The truck sits resting on a piece of metal at a 30-degree angle. Mangled metal stabs the ground and broken glass lies around the cab.
Approximately 25 firefighters and auxiliary firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department quickly move around the truck determining the best location to place cribbing as a shift captain explains what needs to be done and giving them the reasons for its placement. Rain pelts the soaked ground, making the most stable of ground
even less reliable.

Fresh produce added to lunch menu

September 9, 2011

From sweet corn husked straight out of the field to tomatoes fresh from the vine, students in the Wapakoneta City Schools this year are eating local produce as part of their lunches.
Already this year, students at Wapakoneta Middle School and Wapakoneta High School have enjoyed sweet corn grown in a field by an FFA student. Slices of tomato grown by other FFA students in a community garden also are making their way onto sandwiches.
“We’re already discussing what we can do next year,” Wapakoneta City Schools Food Service Supervisor Lori McKean said.

CSX man pinned to death

September 9, 2011

Deputies and detectives from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office along with CSX Railroad Police officers Thursday determined the likely cause of death of a CSX employee.
CSX employee Dennis A. Hemme, 59, of Cincinnati, died from injuries sustained when he was pinned between two rail cars as cars were being moved.

September 8th

Rose M. Chiazza, 86

September 8, 2011

Rose M. Chiazza, 86, of Cridersville, died at 3:05 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Otterbein Nursing Home in Cridersville.
She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in California, Pa., to Rose (Masaresi) and Philip DiFilippo. On July 2, 1949, she married Samuel L. Chiazza, who died June 27, 2010.

Georgianna H. Knoch, 83

September 8, 2011

Georgianna H. Knoch 83, of St. Johns, died at 12:39 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Kathryn G. ‘Kathy’ Welker, 58

September 8, 2011

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima surrounded by her family.
She was born March 23, 1953, in Lima, the daughter of Emmagene (Keller) and William “Bill” Cool. Her mother, Emmagene Kennedy survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. On March 19, 1983, she married Thomas C. Welker, Sr., and he survives.

Kathryn Welker, 58

September 8, 2011

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

County official retiring

September 8, 2011

After 11 years serving as the Auglaize County administrator, Joe Lenhart officially announced his plans to step down.
Employed with Auglaize County in a variety of capacities since 1983, Lenhart wrote in his resignation letter to the Auglaize County commissioners that “almost every day has been a joy.”
While he said he appreciates the time spent as county administrator, “the time has come for me to step back and let someone else have the fun.”

Mayor applauds Brown bill

September 8, 2011

In an effort to create jobs, a U.S. congressman unveiled legislation Wednesday to improve the nation’s infrastructure which would include a $30 million project in Wapakoneta.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced his plans to introduce the bill to address the nation’s infrastructure which should help the nation’s communities with critical projects and should help provide jobs for thousands of Americans.

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