September 30th, 2014
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders followed through on their game plan, scoring an early goal and sitting on the lead, against the unbeaten and state-ranked Wapakoneta Redskins.
The Roughriders prevailed to notch a 1-0 upset win Monday over the Western Buckeye League-leading Redskins in varsity boys soccer action at Roughrider Field.
“What a nice team,” St. Marys coach Dave Ring said. “Wapak is a fantastic team. We had our game plan. We got our goal and stuck to it.”
Work has begun on the Glynwood Road project. According to Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart, Glynwood Road from Overholser Street in Wapakoneta west to the Buckland River Road is planned for resurfacing later this week.
A Russian Bible lies on the desk of Wapakoneta High School teacher Bill Sammons, serving as a constant reminder of a mission trip he took to the country more than one year ago, and bringing to mind the fact that its people still need help.
In the summer of 2013, Sammons and three pastors took a 16-day expedition to several cities in Russia. The group traveled to Moscow and Yekaterinburg — two of the country's largest cities — as well as remote villages with little to no contact with the outside world.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Department investigated a report of two dogs entering a neighbor's yard and killing a dog at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at a Cridersville residence.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said the owner of the deceased dog had the Chihuahua mix tied out in the yard at the 300 Block of West Sugar St., Cridersville, when two dogs, a husky and a part wolf breed, entered the yard and attacked the Chihuahua.
The Wapakoneta community came together Saturday afternoon and into the evening to celebrate with wings, football and favorite beverages at the 13th Annual Wapak Wing Fest to support the Lima VA clinic.
SIDNEY — The sounds of raw brass, delicate woodwinds and percussive instruments could be heard resonating together off of Sidney Memorial Stadium Walls on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the 28th annual Sensational Sounds Marching Band Festival.
Wapakoneta High School Marching Band performed along with high schools from Covington, Miami East and Sidney in an event fully dedicated to showcasing young musicians’ talents.
A former receptionist has been indicted by the Darke County grand jury for allegedly stealing or attempting to steal more than $360,000 from the estates of a Wapakoneta couple.
Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78, of rural Spencerville, died 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness, with his family at his side. He had been a Spencer Twp. Trustee for the past 12 years.
Charles E. Stonehill, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Orange Twp., Hancock County Ohio to the late Swan Doyal and Harriett Mary Ewing Stonehille. He married Evelyn I. Stemen July 3, 1958 and she survives in Wapakoneta.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and keep distance between them and the Celina Bulldogs on the scoreboard Friday.
Wapakoneta remained unbeaten in 2014 with a 34-12 win Friday over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest in Celina.
The Redskins have started the season 5-0, with four of those wins coming on the road, including Friday night.