August 10th, 2011
BUCKLAND â€” With the village expected to receive $230,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money in the future, Buckland Village Council members continue to mull over how to spend the money to improve Main Street.
Councilors discussed with no action taken if they should use the money solely for curbs and gutters or should the village use some of the money to pay to replace sidewalks along Main Street. They also discussed if the village had enough money to replace the sidewalks itself or if property owners should pay part of or all of the sidewalk replacement.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” An area villageâ€™s Tree Commission members reported that a majority of fruit trees in the village have been removed.
Cridersville Tree Commission members reported at Mondayâ€™s Cridersville Village Council meeting that a majority of the red crab apple trees that are on the tree lawn along Main Street have been removed along with several pear trees.
Now, village administrators are waiting until autumn arrives to trim other trees in the tree lawn.
CELINA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team opened its 2011 season by finishing 6th in the 12-team Celina Invitational on Tuesday at The Foxâ€™s Den in Celina.
Wapak compiled a team score of 412. The Shawnee Indians won the event with a 337.
Sophomore Shelby Kohler fired a 94 to lead the way for the Redskins. Senior Courtney Knippen was right behind with a 95.
Junior Hannah Smith carded a 101 and sophomore Bryly Beaman turned in a 122 to round out the scoring for Wapakoneta.
Faced with balancing the state budget, Senate Bill 5 proved to be the best option to help the state and local municipalities as well as local school districts to balance their books, a state legislator claims.
An Ohio Education Association representative contends while state Sen. Cliff Hite did not lie about what is contained in Senate Bill 5, a bill which limits negotiating rights of unions representing public employees, he also did not fully explain the bill or Issue 2, which is on the ballot this fall to rescind the bill passed by the General Assembly.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” An area village will be putting a pair of renewal levies on the November ballot.
Cridersville Village Council members passed a resolution Monday to place two $2 million levies on the fall ballot, both for renewal.
â€śWe passed the levies tonight (Monday), and I will present them to the Board of Elections tomorrow (Tuesday),â€ť Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.
One of the levies to be put on the ballot is the Cridersville village $2 million levy.
â€śWeâ€™ve had this levy for a number of years,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śItâ€™s the only levy we have for Cridersville.â€ť
With four events in four consecutive weekends in July, the cityâ€™s recreation director says it may have been the busiest month for the city parks and Wapakoneta Recreation Department crews on record.
Veterans Memorial Park hosted the Moon City Classic sponsored by Dairy Queen and Wapakoneta Recreation Inc. (WRI) on July 8-10, the Dairy Queen tournament for softball on July 22-24 and a 3-on-3 soccer tournament on July 29-30, while the Wapakoneta WaterPark hosted the Western Ohio Aquatic League (WOAL) championships on July 15 and 16.
PIQUA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins boys golf team opened its 2011 season at the 25th Anniversary Homan Invitational Tournament on Monday in Piqua.
Wapak placed 14th out of the 18 teams competing.
Minster placed first with a 318, followed by Troy at 323 and Sidney Lehman with a 324. Lehmanâ€™s Ben Theiman took medalist honors with a 71.
The Redskins are trying to rebuild after losing four of five golfers from 2010 to graduation.
â€śI was pleased how we played,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śWe had four golfers that are underclassman that never played the course.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD â€” Fortville, Indianaâ€™s Jonathan Hendrick used his outside front row starting spot to grab the Jack Hewitt Classic win for the second straight year Saturday night at Waynesfield raceway Park.
Hendrick held off Justin Grant, who earlier in the evening set the new track record for the Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Waynesfield with a time of 11.827 seconds.
Matt Westfall, the 2009 Jack Hewitt Classic winner, came home third.
Rod Henning, of Middletown, picked up the win in the Mini-Sprintafter getting by Nick Daugherty on lap 9 of the 15 lap affair. Daugherty would finish 2nd.
Bids rained from the skies during Saturdayâ€™s livestock sale â€” which saw a record paid for a lamb that eventually helped a long-time 4-H scholarship fund â€” at the Auglaize County Fair.
Bidders packed into the show ring as hogs and lambs were displayed for sale in the new hog building. The morning kicked off with a frenzied bidding for the Grand Champion Market Barrow, showed by RaNae Bornhorst. When the final bids were tallied, the hog netted $8,000 for the daughter of Terri and Glenn Bornhorst.
Domino, a black-and-white cocker spaniel-dachsund mixed puppy, sits quietly in his ownerâ€™s lap waiting for their turn in the fenced off show arena in the Junior Fair Building.
He would at times switch laps to one of Ky Knochâ€™s friends or relatives, getting a better view of his surroundings and a few more pettings on his head and scratches under his chin.
Ky, 10, of Botkins said she thought bringing Domino to the fair and training him for the obedience portion of the show would be fun and would be good training for the 10-month old puppy.