March 2nd, 2012
LIMA — The waters could only be held back for so long.
Then the dam finally gave way and the wave came crashing down.
Underdogs all season long, the Wapakoneta Redskins made a run at an upset Friday night only to watch the Elida Bulldogs make their own run to pull out a 51-39 win in a Division II sectional final at Lima Senior High School.
COLUMBUS — A pin here, a pin there.
Eventually they piled up.
After a strong start, the Wapakoneta Redskins faltered and finished seventh at the state boys bowling tournament Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
The Coldwater Cavaliers, who Wapak edged in last week’s district tournament and in the regular season standings, knocked off Springfield Kenton Ridge for the state title.
COLUMBUS — Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin’s dream of a state championship vanished on Day One.
Goal No. 2, to place, disappeared on Day Two.
Martin came up short in his bid to become the third state wrestling champion and was bumped out of the top eight on Friday.
The 106-pounder opened on Thursday with a loss to Eaton freshman Michael May, the No. 2 seed out of the Goshen district, on a pin at the 5:40 mark.
Verbal threats, name calling, rumors and tags on Facebook are all forms of bullying Wapakoneta High School students say they have experienced from other classmates.
“It’s a pretty big problem,” junior Kiesha Simpson said.
Megan Steinke, also a junior, said the biggest way students are bullied at the school is online, typically on Facebook.
“The same people do it, they just change who they do it to,” Megan said.
While the girls said for the most part they try to ignore it, name calling and gossip still hurts.
Federal budget cuts the past two years and additional cuts expected for 2013 is forcing a local farm executive to trim services for area farmers.
Auglaize County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Anita Green said the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) experienced 12 percent budget cuts in 2011 and 2012, with additional cuts forthcoming in 2013. To help with the budget crisis, all federal employees experienced a wage freeze the past two years.
If a law enforcement officer believes a gun is for real, then the law enforcement officer will likely treat that weapon as being real, city leaders say.
The best way to avoid an incident, they advise, is to practice safety measures as if the airsoft toy weapon is a real gun.
Willetta Goodin, 61, of Waynesfield, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1949 in Middlesborough, Ky. to the late Zelma Brown and James Goodin. She is also preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Goodin.
She is survived by a son, James (Kellie) Goodin, of Waynesfield; three grandchildren, James II, Zackary, and Nickolas; and three aunts, Marcella Owens and Bessie Brooks, both of Cridersville; Norma (Coolidge) Smith of Barbersville, Ky.
Ruth Ann Kruse, 75, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Fair Haven Shelby County Home.
She was born on June 4, 1936, in Greenville, the daughter of the late Hazel (Hill) and Ralph Hunt. On April 8, 1962, she married Lowell Kruse, who preceded her in death March 13, 2009.
Mrs. Kruse was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High School. She worked as a former office assistant. She was a member of the Anna United Methodist Church, where she formerly taught Catechism. She was associated with and supported the Humane Society, and leaves behind her beloved cats.
A PDS tornado watch has been issued for most of Auglaize and Shelby County until 9 p.m. tonight.â€¨Weather maps showed a particularly strong area of storms in the area of Indianapolis at about 3 p.m. that were causing several tornado warnings in that area.â€¨Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said a severe thunderstorm warning is likely to be issued for the area soon. The weather forecast includes strong thunderstorms during the evening that will give way to partly cloudy skies after midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado with some of the storms are possible.
Beginning today, a new application should make navigating Auglaize County geographic information system (GIS) mapping easier.
“We tried to keep it similar to what we already had and make it simpler to use,” Auglaize County GIS Director Joe Collin said as he clicked through the site, noting changes, many of which make it more user friendly. “There are no real changes to the map application put in place in 2005 other than a few layers added over the years. It’s a lot of the same tools, we’ve just made them easier to use.”