September 28th, 2011
A rural Wapakoneta woman was sentenced to six months in jail after a plea agreement was reached regarding the misuse of funds of a youth football team.
Karen F. Bailey, 54, 16501 Blank Road, Wapakoneta, was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a negotiated plea of unauthorized use of property, a fifth-degree felony, for misusing thousands of dollars in funds from the Uniopolis Browns Midget Football League team.
WAYNESFIELD - Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Joann Kerekes has officially announced that she will be leaving the school district in about a month to take another position.
ST. MARYS â€” After almost 73 minutes of scoreless soccer, St. Marys and Wapakoneta each scored a goal in the gameâ€™s final seven minutes as they played to a 1-1 tie in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls soccer match Monday at West Field in St. Marys.
After the Roughriders took a late 1-0 lead, Wapak scored the equalizer and threw the proverbial wrench into St. Marysâ€™ WBL title defense.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls volleyball team improved its record to 9-6 with a four-game win over the Indian Lake Lakers on Monday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak won handily in the first two games â€” 25-18 and 25-13 â€” before the Lakers bounced back to take the third game 25-19.
But the Redskins were too much for Indian Lake in the fourth, pulling out a 25-18 win.
Senior hitters Morgan Quellhorst and Krissy Stienbaugh led Wapak with 12 kills each.
Quellhorst added four blocks. Junior libero Amber Dickerson had 30 digs.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield village administrators continue to investigate the possibility of alternative energy sources for future village needs.
Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe informed Waynesfield Village Council members Monday about the possibilities for wind-generated energy and natural gas being brought to the village in the future.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield Village Solicitor Bob Fitzgerald advised Waynesfield Village Council members that wording in the new budget bill could prove to be expensive for Waynesfield and other small villages.
He said he believes wording in the new budget bill carries a requirement for all municipalities to advertise all ordinances in public media.
â€śI received a letter from the state (addressing the new requirement),â€ť Fitzgerald said during Mondayâ€™s Waynesfield Village Council meeting. â€śThis will cost a lot of small villages a lot of money.â€ť
An approved variance and a variance denial became part of the official record Monday as Wapakoneta City Zoning Board of Appeals members read the changes into the record.
Residents receiving the variance still must wait at least four days before they can start with building a new porch in case a legal objection is filed by a neighbor.
Netty and Chad Poe, 1 W. Silver St., want to tear down an existing porch and to build a new porch that is 2 feet closer to the street. The porch would extend the full length of the house, which is 32 feet, 6 inches. The existing porch is shorter.
For one Wapakoneta native, she says it is good to be back playing on the dirt infields at Veterans Memorial Park, driving down Bellefontaine Street and being in her hometown to see family and friends.
For the past two falls, Erica Bryan, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2010, has been a member of the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, the only team to play all 14 years in a college softball tournament organized by former Wapakoneta Redskin softball coach Bob Elsass at the end of September.
The former Wapakoneta High School varsity softball coach knew it would be difficult to take members of his team to a couple of college softball games each year, so in 1997 he did the next best thing â€” he brought them to Wapakoneta.
On Saturday, Bob Elsass, who organized the 14th Red And White College Softball tournament, watched the nine teams visiting Wapakoneta play their games throughout the day at Veterans Memorial Park.
The staff, who is working hard at the stand for Woodyâ€™s Restaurant, reveals a secret about the competition, but not much about a new secret sauce.
â€śWe created one sauce just for Wing Fest,â€ť said Cody Counts, an employee of Woodyâ€™s Restaurant and in charge of the stand at the 10th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest. â€śWe sell five at the restaurant and we developed a sixth flavor for the competition.â€ť
Counts would not reveal the special secret ingredients, just that restaurant owner Dan Stinebaugh and his brother, Bruce Stinebaugh, developed the new flavor.