November 2nd, 2011
Iva Jean Gibson, 77, 111 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Woodie (Webb) and Rubin Burns. On June 10, 1954, she married Kenneth Gibson and he died Jan. 20, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Gary Gibson, of St. Marys, and a daughter, Lisa Coats, of Scottsburg, Ind.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Samaria Missionary Baptist Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Denny Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Sandra Kay â€śSandyâ€ť Shelley, 67, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:43 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born April 7, 1944, in Lima, the daughter of Elizabeth J. (VanScoder) and Thomas J. Pickering, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 1, 1966, she married Ralph Lee Shelley, and he died Jan. 17, 1996.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates high school football teams in the final weekly AP poll of 2011, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
1, Hilliard Davidson (16) 9-0 246
2, Tol. Whitmer (7) 10-0 220
3, Cin. Colerain 9-1 174
4, Middletown (3) 9-1 168
5, Mentor 9-1 145
6, Cle. St. Ignatius 8-2 124
7, Can. GlenOak 9-1 108
8, Cin. St. Xavier 8-2 78
9, Lakewood St. Ed. 7-3 29
10, Solon 9-1 27
The thought of entering public service as an elected official crossed his mind years ago when a Wapakoneta man was in high school and again in college when he was studying political science.
Earlier this year he decided to act on it.
On Nov. 8, Chad Doll should be elected the cityâ€™s 4th Ward representative on Wapakoneta City Council. He, like the other six members of council, is running unopposed for the council seat. His post was vacated by Dan Graf, who is running for an at-large seat.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Incumbent Jodi Hennon is facing opposition from Tim Doty for her seat for Goshen Township fiscal officer in the Nov. 8 general election.
Efficiency with duties and with tax dollars was the key for both candidates as the township faces state cuts to its already tiny budget.
Doty, 57, 13245 McBeth Road, Wapakoneta, has lived in the township for 22 years. He and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children. He has not held any elected offices, but
Doty said he has volunteered for township for five years and said that helped him decide to run.
The Cridersville Village Council president says it is crucial that a renewal levy passes since local government funding from the state is being cut in 2012 for the village.
A 2-mill property tax levy appears on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. This renewal levy helps fund operating expenses paid from the villageâ€™s General Fund.
â€śThe local government funding is being cut for the upcoming year,â€ť Cridersville Village Council President Eric West said. â€śPassing of this levy is quite crucial. It is critical for the village that the levy is passed.â€ť
Breathe easy, Redskin fans.
And make your plans for Friday nightâ€™s trip to Franklin.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) cleared Wapakoneta on Monday to compete in the football playoffs.
â€śIâ€™m glad to have this behind us,â€ť Wapakoneta Redskins varsity coach Doug Frye said. â€śWe want to move on and do whatâ€™s best for all the kids involved and continue to play football.â€ť
The OHSAA had been investigating the residency of one of the Redskins players after it had received a report he was not residing within the Wapakoneta school district.
By staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins football team is in the state playoffs.
Wapakoneta City Schools administrators met today with Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) officials, who decided the football team is still eligible to play. The student-athlete found in violation of the rule is still ineligible.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said school officials met with OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross and his assistant commissioners at their office in Columbus.
A week ago, the Wapakoneta Redskins were undefeated and a lock for the OHSAA football playoffs.
Now they are 9-1 and in wait-and-see mode.
Barring intervention from the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the fifth-seeded Redskins will travel to Franklin to take on the fourth-seeded Wildcats, who are 9-1 and looking to host the first home playoff game in the schoolâ€™s history.
After stumbling upon an OHSAA investigation into the residency of a player on the team, the school contacted the OHSAA on Wednesday and received confirmation of the investigation on Thursday.