The Wapakoneta Redskins are looking to regain health in a hurry because they are falling behind in the Western Buckeye League wrestling standings, possibly to the point already where they cannot win the regular season title.
The team took its second loss in league play Thursday in a 46-27 defeat to the Bath Wildcats and also landed a sound 55-12 win over the Elida Bulldogs in a WBL tri-match at Elida High School.
After watching the Elida Bulldogs dominate the style of play and scoreboard, Wapakoneta Redskin varsity coach Rusty Allen preached to his team to slow down, regain their composure and take over the tempo in the Western Buckeye League matchup.
Allen acknowledged there had to be nervous fans as the Bulldogs came out hot and scored on their first four possessions and hit 9-of-15 from the floor, but he was not one of them.
Instead of a heavy snow storm, Auglaize County and the surrounding area will be receiving heavy rain from Mother Nature. Due to the heavy rainfall predicted in addition to the snowmelt, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Auglaize County starting late tonight through Sunday morning. The snowmelt has elevated streams and the additional water will increase the flood threat.
The NWS is predicting between 1.5 inches and 4 inches of rain to fall between tonight and Saturday night.
Marcia M. Walls, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1934, in Shelby County, the daughter of Carl & Mary (Rinehart) Rickert, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1953, she married George J. Walls, and he died Nov. 22, 2005.
Thomas A. â€śTomâ€ť Taylor, 82, of Lakeview, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital while surrounded by his family.
Tom was born on March 13, 1931, in Stokes Twp, Logan Co., to the late Lester B. & Mildred A. Babcock Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a son, Todd Taylor; a daughter, Karen Kindle; a stepson, Greg Worthington; a granddaughter, Kacie Wray, and a brother, Stanley Taylor. In February 1975, he married the former Janet Sanders in Cridersville, and she survives.
James W. â€śJimboâ€ť Kiser, 48, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1965, in Dayton to John W. & Connie S. (Howard) Kiser.Â His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.
R. Mary Schneider, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013, at her residence after and extended illness.
She was born July 2, 1952 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Raymond T & Ruth O. (DeLawder) Friestuhler who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son, Anita (Mike) Foor and Calvin (Jamie) Schneider, both of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Serena, Sara, Connor Foor, Jacob and Cody Metzger and Kyle Schneider.
She was preceded in death by a brother Raymond Friestuhler.
Paula J. â€śPoohâ€ť Roy, 44, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, following a short battle with cancer. She was born June 3, 1969, in Lima, the daughter of John and Barbara Jean (Newland) Norman. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman survives in Wapakoneta, and her father & step-mother, John and Mary Norman survive in Lima.
While many Ohio homeowners received mortgage assistance through federal and state relief programs in 2013, they may owe taxes on the assistance they receive if the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act is not extended before the first of the year.
â€śAddressing the housing crisis is, we know, critical to our economy,â€ť said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). â€śWhat pulls us out of a recession is housing and manufacturing.â€ť
Local students who qualified for this year’s spelling bee at the Wapakoneta Middle School found the courage to show their study efforts this past year while spelling out words in the spotlight.
Tyler Shroyer, 12, won first place in the spelling bee, despite the nerves he faced while competing with his peers. His winning word, “bountiful” is now his favorite word, he said. “I’ve never been up there before,” Shroyer said. “I didn’t think I would win because of all the 7th graders.”