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December 6th

How to save a life: WMS student rescues drowning brother

December 6, 2011

Two popular television series helped a local youth with an act of heroism — saving his younger brother’s life.
Representatives from Lima Memorial Hospital visited the Wapakoneta Middle School on Monday to present sixth-grade student Jake Turner with a Life-Saving Hero Award.
On Nov. 19, Jake rescued his two-year-old brother, Noah, who had fallen into a pond in their grandparents’ back yard in Lafayette, near Lima.
Jake and his siblings were playing outside, when all of a sudden his younger sister, Jenna, came running up to him and said that Noah had fallen into the pond.

Shift to state law: City rescinds drug ordinance, follows only state law

December 6, 2011

A city ordinance making certain synthetic, or designer, drugs illegal to possess, sell and use is off the books — it has been replaced by a state law.
Wapakoneta city administrators welcomed the change after Wapakoneta City Council members adopted an ordinance on Monday rescinding the city’s previous ordinance making illegal certain synthetic drugs, such as “bath salts.”

Warden’s budget down 13 percent

December 6, 2011

Overall, the Auglaize County dog warden’s proposed budget for 2012 should decrease by 13 percent, even though he is requesting a salary increase for his assistant.
Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey reviewed his budget proposal Monday with the Auglaize County commissioners as they heard the first presentation in a full week of meetings with department heads and elected officials, who will go through details of their budgets in preparation of developing the county’s 2012 budget.

December 5th

BASKETBALL: Shooting woes sink 'Skins

December 5, 2011

FORT RECOVERY — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team suffered its first loss on the season, falling 61-38 to the Fort Recovery Indians on Saturday at Fort Site Gymnasium.

Partly thanks to a significant size disadvantage at the guard positions, Wapak struggled shooting the ball and were never really able to mount a challenge to the Indians.

The Redskins shot just 35.7 percent (15-of-42) from the floor, including an abysmal 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) in the second half.

BASKETBALL: Flat showing dooms Wapak girls

December 5, 2011

FORT RECOVERY — Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen knew it was going to take the Redskins’ best effort to beat Fort Recovery on Saturday.

The Indians were off to a 2-0 start and returned a wealth of experience from a team that went 23-2 and advanced to the Division III state semifinals a year ago.

He didn’t get it.

Fort Recovery led tip-to-buzzer and rolled to a 58-44 win over the Redskins at Fort Site Gymnasium.

BASKETBALL: Tigers trump Triad

December 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — One Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers recorded a double-double and another narrowly missed the honor as the Tigers took control early in their second win of the season.

The Tigers started out fast and forced a slew of Triad Cardinal turnovers as they outdistanced the Champaign County team, 72-53, in varsity boys basketball action.

“I thought we played pretty strong,” Tiger varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. “Defense was good and our guys are pretty aggressive. We had good effort form Garret Hauenstein, Lee Turner and Dylan Little.”

BASKETBALL: Mustangs top W-G girls

December 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Despite poor shooting from beyond the arc and from the field, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers still had a chance for a win against the neighboring Allen East Mustangs.

Missed shots doomed the Tigers Saturday as they lost for the second time during the 2011-12 campaign Saturday, getting beat by Allen East, 50-47, before a Waynesfield-Goshen home crowd. The Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.

Christmas crowd

December 5, 2011

People crowded onto Main Street waiting in line to talk with Santa Claus or to skate on a temporary rink, to get signatures from a professional baseball player or to ride a pony, to take a carriage ride or a train ride.
Cartoon characters walked among an estimated 3,000 people who turned out for this past weekend’s Children’s Hometown Holiday in downtown Wapakoneta.
Started five years ago in the effort to help stimulate business downtown, the event’s primary organizer, Elaine Poppe said the big crowd made it the largest turnout the event has had yet.

Power moves: Solar project concerns mayor

December 5, 2011

A solar project which will convert approximately 20 acres of city ground into megawatts of energy is expected to be completed sometime next spring, but one city administrator says he would like to see some progress made now.
“I would like to see it moving a little faster,” Mayor Rodney Metz said Sunday on the eve of Wapakoneta City Council’s first December meeting. “I would like to see the ground broke and I would like to some infrastructure going in at the site.”

A time set aside to remember

December 5, 2011

While Christmas is a time of celebration for most families, for others it can be a time of despair.
Bayliff & Eley Funeral Homes held a memorial event at its location on Lincoln Highway, or State Route 501, to help families get by that first Christmas without a loved one.
“The first Christmas without a loved one is hard,” funeral director Dick Eley said. “We started this in hope of hope of helping them get through. Hopefully we can help with some of those families.

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