September 16th, 2011
For 48 minutes Thursday night, the score was level.
Then the bubble shifted.
Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore forward Sara Warner scored the lone goal of the night to lead the Redskins to a 1-0 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer match at Ryan Field.
Eight minutes into the second half, Warner streaked down the left side of the field and fired a shot across the front of the goal, past the outstretched arms of Defiance goalkeeper Brittany Froelich, and into the right side of the net.
VAN WERT ‚ÄĒ The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team picked up three wins with a quad-match win Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.
Wapak shot a 195 to best Marion Local (197), Lincolnview (210) and Crestview (210).
The wins lifted the Redskin to 6-8 on the season.
Wapak senior Courtney Knippen carded a 42 to tie Lincolnview‚Äôs Kailyn Brant for medalist honors.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Hannah Smith with a 45, Shelby Kohler ‚ÄĒ who had just returned from an illness ‚ÄĒ with a 53 and Bryly Beaman with a 55.
Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.
Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his ‚ÄúAmerican Jobs Act,‚ÄĚ which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.
An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was ‚Äúlegally not correct.‚ÄĚ
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, of Sandford, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 14, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Earl L. Knutzen, Jr., 56, 11470 East Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Lima, to Dolores ‚ÄúDody‚ÄĚ (Smith) and Earl L. Knutzen. On Oct. 31, 1997, in Wapakoneta, he married Rebecca Hawkey, who survives.
Time to shift gears.
Last week it was Bath‚Äôs bruising back Aaron Smith.
Friday night it will be Celina Bulldogs quarterback Braden Billger and his arsenal of weapons.
The spread offense is coming back to Harmon Field when the 3-0 Wapakoneta Redskins host 0-3 Celina in a Week 4 Western Buckeye League matchup.
And the Redskins defense could have its hands full with Billger.
The junior quarterback has thrown for 820 yards on 70 of 124 (56.5 percent) with seven touchdowns and three interceptions already this season.
He has thrown scoring strikes to four different receivers.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ As has been the case for several years now, the game between NWCC foes Waynesfield-Goshen and Fairbanks has determined the league title. This year, it appears to be no different.
‚ÄúAbsolutely,‚ÄĚ Waynesfield coach Gary Spencer said. ‚ÄúThe road to a league title goes through Fairbanks. The kids know that. They are a great football program.‚ÄĚ
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of State‚Äôs Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the state‚Äôs request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.