October 18th, 2011
Rick Thomes, 55, of Wapakoneta, OH was found dead Monday Oct. 17, 2011 at his residence.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of his death.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Eva Marie Briggs, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:42 p.m., Sunday Oct. 16, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born July 8, 1919, in Sidney, the daughter of Eva Marie (Fogt) and Charles Evans Hughes. She was raised by Ida Mabel (Knittle) and Henry Edwin Wise of Islandview, Lakeview. On Nov. 9, 1940, she married Clinton Franklin Briggs, and he died May 18, 1981.
The sidewalk issue is baaaaack.
And this time it has company â curbs and gutters.
Wapakoneta City Council 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who has voiced his opposition to the assessment process for curbs, gutters and sidewalks, objected to assessments being levied against property owners along the recently completed Hamilton Street project.
He also wanted an explanation regarding no assessments being levied on property owners along Mechanic Street from Park Street to South Blackhoof Street.
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members interviewed three people during an executive session Monday to fill the seat of interim superintendent.
The position is being vacated because Superintendent Joanne Kerekes, who announced her intent to resign and take a position with the stateâs Race to the Top program, plans to begin work with the state on Nov. 1.
The three chosen for interviews were from a list of eight candidates who submitted resumes for the position. J. Chris Pfister, Randy Earl, and Susan Miko were all given interviews during the executive session.
Peddlers of natural gas deals should not be tolerated, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains informed Wapakoneta City Council members at their meeting Monday that Police Chief Russ Hunlock did not issue any permits for door-to-door salesmen to offer natural gas contracts.
âThey tend to get real aggressive,â Rains said, âand we still offer our natural gas aggregation program which is very affordable.â
No one-year wonders here.
After an impressive 7-3 season in 2010 that saw the Wapakoneta Redskins football team miss the playoffs by the narrowest of margins, football is buzzing again in Wapakoneta. As a result, the varsity squad has jumped out to an even stronger mark this year with an 8-0 start.
However, the junior varsity Redskins are showing that the arrival of varsity coach Doug Frye is not just a brief fling.
In relative obscurity, the junior varsity team is following up the varsity squad with some impressive wins of its own.
Sectional Girls Soccer
West Liberty-Salem 2, Botkins 1 (D3 at West Liberty-Salem)
W-G vs. Ottoville (D4 at Elida), 7:15 p.m.
Sectional Boys Soccer
Wapak vs. Elida (D2 at Shawnee), 5 p.m.
Dayton Stivers vs. Botkins (D3 at Botkins), 5 p.m.
Wapak vs. Bath (D2 at Lima Senior), 7:15 p.m.
Botkins vs. Newton (D4 at Tippecanoe), 7:45 p.m.
Wapak at Shawnee, 7:30
W-G at Lehman, 7
District Cross Country
Wapak boys at Oregon
Wapak girls at Ottawa
From Staff Reports
KENTON â Both the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls cross country teams finished seventh overall in the Western Buckeye League meet Saturday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Kenton.
Wapakâs top boys finisher was senior Caleb Hennon, who placed 17th individually with a time of 18:08.
Freshman Hayden Brandenhoff finished 36th with a 19:03.
Rounding out the Wapak top seven were sophomore Sam Harrod (52nd, 19:29), freshman Sam Bowers (57th, 19:43), junior John Martin (58th, 19:44), sophomore Billy Butler (64th, 20:03) and junior Ryan OâNeil (69th, 20:16).
VAN WERT â It wasnât the greatest of starts.
Fortunately for the Wapakoneta Redskins, the Van Wert Cougars arenât the greatest of football teams.
Wapak fumbled the ball away on two if its first three plays but bounced back and dominated in a 77-12 shellacking of the Cougars in a Western Buckeye League game Friday night at Eggerss Stadium in Van Wert.
The Redskinsâ 77 points eclipsed the previous single-game scoring record of 62 points set in a win over Perry in 1967.
The Redskins remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the WBL. Van Wert is 0-8, 0-7.
WAYNESFIELD â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers bounced back from a tough Week 7 loss to knock off the rival Upper Scioto Valley Rams 46-21 on Friday night in Waynesfield.
W-G used a strong defensive effort to improve to 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.
The Tigers defense was lead by sophomore Gabe Wilcox, who had two interceptions with 72 return yards and one touchdown.
âHe is a special player and I am looking forward to watch him do some more spectacular things in the next two years,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said.