February 28th, 2012
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter told Waynesfield Village Council members it was time to develop a contingency plan in case of a violent school event.
Motter said he contacted Waynesfield-Goshen High School Principal T.J. Winkler Monday after a gunman opened fire inside a high school cafeteria in Chardon at the start of the school day, wounding three students, two of whom later died. A suspect, now reported as being a 17-year old student, was arrested a short distance away. The school is approximately 30 miles east of Cleveland.
Three showings of the film, “Windfall,” have been scheduled for the next month with the first viewing possible this weekend.
“Windfall,” a film directed by Laura Israel, documents how the development of a wind farm outside of Meredith, N.Y. divides the residents of the city and the surrounding area.
The film mirrors Wapakoneta with Auglaize Neighbors United against the wind turbines being built so close to residences and the city of Wapakoneta and surrounding villages.
Local churches are coming together this Lenten season to offer prayer and fellowship.
The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association has been hosting Lenten Lunches, which are held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday during lent, for numerous years during Lent.
“It’s a good Lenten practice to add prayer to our daily routine,” the Rev. Patrick Sloneker, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, said. “This is a good way to add prayer and fellowship.”
Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin is heading to the state wrestling tournament for the third time.
He will open the event against a wrestler making his first trip.
Martin will square off with Eaton freshman Michael May in the first round of the Division II 106-pound state tournament, which starts at 4:15 Thursday at Value City Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University.
Martin is coming off a third-place finish at the district tournament last weekend in Marion. He has a 37-6 record on the season.
NEW BREMEN — Groups of New Bremen residents gathered on West Monroe Street Monday night watching as firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a historic downtown building.
Fire crews were dispatched to the Fireside Pub, 115 W. Monroe St., at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. The pub shares the building with Que’s Barbershop. No one was injured in the fire, as the pub closes at 2 p.m. Mondays.
Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews began working to extinguish the fire.
CHARDON (AP) â€” A gunman opened fire inside a high school cafeteria at the start of the school day Monday, wounding five students, one of whom later died, authorities said. A suspect â€” believed to be a student â€” was arrested a short distance away.
The suspect was taken into custody near his car about half a mile from the suburban Cleveland school, said FBI agent Vicki Anderson.
Students screamed and ran in panic through the halls when gunfire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School.
SPENCERVILLE — There was only so much the Wapakoneta Redskins could do.
Emily Ruhe was just that good.
The Bath junior scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds — both game highs — to lead the Wildkittens past the Redskins, 48-31, in a Division II girls basketball sectional final Saturday night at Spencerville High School.
ROSSFORD — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team is headed back to the state tournament.
Runners up a year ago, the Redskins rolled their way to a district championship Saturday at Interstate Lanes in Rossford to earn a trip the state tournament Friday in Columbus.
Wapak piled up a team score of 4,000. Coldwater was a distant second at 3,873. Port Clinton was third at 3,820.
MARION — Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin took another step forward in his quest for a state wrestling championship.
Martin qualified for the state meet thanks to his third-place finish at the district meet Saturday in Marion.
The top four finishers in each district advanced to the state tournament, which starts Thursday at Value City Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus.
KENTON — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers fell short 51-45 in overtime to the Upper Scioto Valley Rams in a hard-fought Division IV girls basketball sectional final Saturday night in Kenton.
The game went into overtime with the scored tied at 40-40. But the Rams pulled away for the victory.
W-G’s small bench made it hard for their young players to step up to USV.