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October 25th, 2011

State settlement reached: Harrison’s widow awarded $190,000 in police chief case

October 25, 2011

The state of Ohio and the widow of a former Wapakoneta police chief reached a settlement last month regarding the wrongful imprisonment of her husband, and a state judge approved the deal earlier this month.

Input sought on gas line

October 25, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield village residents will be offered a chance to chime in on whether or not they want Waynesfield Village Council members to continue in their attempt to work with providers to make natural gas available to villagers.
Village Administrator Fred Rowe told councilors Monday that months of gathering information is finished and the time is now to move ahead with the project.
Councilors must decide if they want to spend approximately $25,000 to do a feasibility study in order to determine if it is beneficial to move forward on a deal.

FOOTBALL: 'Skins in playoffs, 7th in state poll

October 25, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team clinched a playoff berth with its 41-14 win over the Shawnee Indians on Friday.
According to the Web site joeeitel.com, which tracks the Harbin computer points, the Redskins are unofficially fifth in Division II, region 8.
The top eight teams in each region qualify. The top four teams get to play their opening round games at home.
Wapak can clinch a home game with a win Friday night against Kenton. A win would guarantee the Redskins either a third- or fourth-place finish in the points, depending on what other teams in the region do.

Virgil Hudson, 96

October 25, 2011

Virgil D. Hudson, 96, of St. Marys Township, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
He was born January 23, 1915, in rural Auglaize County, to Louise (Hoewischer) and Albert Hudson. On May 9, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Esther G. Prueter, who died Nov. 15, 1975.
He is survived by a daughter, Connie Sue Backlund, of Flat Rock, N.C.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Corinne Youngs, 85

October 25, 2011

Corinne ‘Corky’ Arlene Youngs, 85,, of Celina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson, Ind.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in St. Marys, to the late Ruby (Minckley) and Cecil Mallory. On May 1, 1945, she married William T. Youngs, who died Sept. 21, 2002.

October 24th

VOLLEYBALL: Wapak earns trip to districts

October 24, 2011

LIMA — Armed with a new defensive scheme and a new line-up since the last time the two teams played, the Wapakoneta Redskins erased the memories of a past loss to St. Marys on Saturday night.
The Redskins won a sectional title with a three-game sweep of Auglaize County rival St. Marys  at Lima Senior High School.
The 26-24, 25-19, 25-22 Division II sectional final win means Wapakoneta advances to the district tournament for the first time since 1997.
Avenging a regular season loss to the Roughriders didn’t feel too bad to Wapak coach Keith Rambin and his Redskins, either.

FOOTBALL: Tigers hold off Lehman

October 24, 2011

SIDNEY — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers celebrated a team win Saturday night in a chess match of a game.
With injuries depleting his corps, Tiger varsity coach Gary Spencer credited his entire team for Saturday’s exciting victory over the Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers — a game which came down to the final seconds.
As Spencer watched two-way starter Gabe Wilcox and then Cody Baker go down to injury, his coaching staff shuffled in and replaced tired or nicked up players.

HB136 hits agenda: Wapak Schools expected to oppose bill

October 24, 2011

Wapakoneta City Schools plan to join other districts from around the state in officially voicing its opposition to a bill which would transfer public money to support private education.
Wapakoneta Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said on their agenda for Tuesday’s board meeting is approval of a resolution opposing House Bill 136. St. Marys City Schools also recently approved a similar resolution. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Horner described the bill as “horrible,” with “problems written all over it.”

List pared to nine: Administrator possibles get 2nd interview

October 24, 2011

Nine people are on a short list from 43 applicants to fill the spot that will be left vacant by Joe Lenhart as Auglaize County administrator.
Kim Everman, Tim Klopfenstein, Chad Scott, Jarid Kohlreiser, Scott Frey, Tammy Bruns, Deb Zwez, Craig Knapke and Mike Hensley all were scheduled for a second round of interviews and were finalists for the position.
Everman, of Celina, is the clerk-administrator for the Mercer County commissioners.
Klopfenstein, of Wapakoneta, is president and general manager of an independent office for MCC Capital Corp.

Zombies to invade Wapakoneta again

October 24, 2011

Zombies are set to invade Wapakoneta for the second straight year this weekend.
The walking dead return for the second Wapakoneta Zombie Walk, sponsored by the KAPOW (Kids are Priority of Wapakoneta) Club, as they traverse Auglaize Street before dusk on Saturday.

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the...
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity...
A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year...

 

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