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September 8th, 2011

FOOTBALL: Wapak braces for smash-mouth matchup at Bath

September 8, 2011

Making the trip to Bath High School on Friday?
You might want to pack your mouth guard.
Between Connor Pickens and Aaron Smith, some fillings are going to get rattled.
Wapakoneta’s Pickens and Bath’s Smith will take center stage as the feature backs when the Redskins and the Wildcats square off at 7:30 in a Western Buckeye League football game.
In Week 2 wins, Pickens and Smith combined for 550 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Pickens totalled 267 yards on 33 carries with two touchdowns in a 29-18 win over Elida.

Astro Lanes readies for PBA bowlers

September 8, 2011

The inaugural G.A. Wintzer & Son Classic PBA Central Region Tournament will have some local flavor.
When the professional bowling tour stop kicks off tomorrow, three Wapakoneta bowlers will be in the mix after their results in qualifying tournaments.
The event opens Friday afternoon with a practice session from 2:30 to 4:30 and a Pro-Am tournament at 7.
The tournament begins Saturday with two shifts of bowlers playing eight games apiece. The top 12 scores from the two shifts will advance to the final round robin, which begins Sunday at 10 a.m.
All sessions are open to the public.

Fatal train accident on CSX

September 8, 2011

A CSX railroad engineer was killed this morning in an accident on the CSX railroad tracks near Taylor Road close to the Auglaize-Shelby County border just off of County Road 25A.
Investigators at the scene were still evaluating evidence as of press time this morning, but Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Mike Eberle said it appears the engineer of the train was pinned between the engine and a railroad car during a switching operation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

September 7th

Dog evaluated: Vet gives dog ‘clean bill of health,’ not neutered

September 7, 2011

CELINA — An area veterinarian gave a dog at the center of a civil court case a “clean bill of health” Tuesday after giving the animal a routine check-up.
Attorneys on both sides of an ownership battle of the dog agreed to allow an inspection of health of the animal and an update of shots at the Celina Animal Hospital.
Craig Miesse, the veterinarian inspecting the dog, determined that the male dog was in good health and was still intact, which maintained a temporary restraining order through Auglaize County Municipal Court against the animal being neutered.

GIRLS SOCCER: With wind, Wildcats whip Wapak

September 7, 2011

A relentless wind and a relentless barrage of shots by the Bath Wildcats were too much for the Wapakoneta Redskins to overcome as Bath rolled to 5-1 win in a varsity girls soccer match Tuesday at Ryan Field.
A stout 15-mph wind out of the north favored the team attacking the south goal.
In the first half that was Wapak.
But the Redskins could not take advantage and were only able to take a 1-1 tie into halftime thanks to a late goal by Sara Warner.

Sobriety checkpoint planned

September 7, 2011

The commander of the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol recently announced plans for a sobriety checkpoint within his coverage area this weekend.
The checkpoint for drivers operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is meant to intercept impaired motorists, Lt. Scott Carrico said.
“Usually we don’t get a lot of OVIs out of it, but it is used as a tool to increase awareness, educate and as a deterrent,” Carrico told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

PREP ROUNDUP: Redskins rally past Pirates

September 7, 2011

With the wind to its back in the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post a 3-1 win over the Bluffton Pirates on Tuesday at Harmon Field.
Bluffton took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on a goal by Lucas Harnish and held that advantage through the rest of the first half.
Colin Mankin put the Redskins on the board with a goal in the 52nd minute.
Travis Bertram scored on an assist from Andy Faller to put Wapak on top 2-1 in the 69th minute. And Cody Benny knocked in the Redskins’ third goal in the 81st minute.

Acres holds appreciation lunch for 9/11

September 7, 2011

Members of a local nursing home plans on hosting a remembrance event to show their thanks and appreciation to the emergency personnel in the county and to remember 9/11.
Auglaize Acres staff are holding the appreciation meal for all EMS and Emergency Response members in the community and throughout Auglaize County by inviting them to a special lunch.
Members of Auglaize County fire departments, police departments, EMS and the county Emergency Management Agency are invited to stop by Auglaize Acres for their appreciation lunch, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

September 6th

Claude Telles, 57

September 6, 2011

Claude Cass Telles IV, of Defiance, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born July 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Faye Ella (Hissong) and Claude Cass Telles III. His mother survives in Banning, Calif.
On July 4, 1974, he married Pamela Fay Murray who survives in Defiance.
Surviving are two sons, Claude Cass Telles VV, of Archbold, and James Richard Telles, of Defiance.
Services are at 7 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Cremation will follow the services.

Iris Burwell, 102

September 6, 2011

Iris Ann Burwell, 102, formerly of Wapakoneta, and a longtime resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lima, the daughter of Lillian (Burton) and Daniel Armentrout. On May 2, 1927, she married Guy Burwell and he preceded her in death in October 1993.
Surviving are a son, Lowell Burwell, of Liberty, Ind.; a daughter, LaDonna (Paul) Kogge, of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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