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February 3rd, 2012

BASKETBALL: Redskins rip Riders

February 3, 2012

Once the nerves subsided, nearly every shot one team took tickled the twine, while the other team struggled to rattle the rim.

The offensive onslaught continued the entire first half as the Wapakoneta Redskins held a 16-0 lead before St. Marys hit a long-range bomb at the first-quarter buzzer. The struggles continued in the second quarter as the Redskins built a 36-7 half-time lead en route to a 61-27 victory.

BASKETBALL: Tigers topple Fairbanks

February 3, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers earned a much needed Northwest Central Conference win, defeating the Fairbanks Panther 66-50 Thursday night in Waynesfield.

The Tigers are now 9-8 overall and 5-1 in NWCC play.

“Our shooting started out great,” W-G varsity coach Ted Patton said.

The Tigers started with a 20-12 lead in the first quarter of play. Hard defensive pressure prevented the Panthers from scoring.

Fairbanks caught up late in the second with rebounds.

“Rebounds did help us initially. They kept us in the game,” Fairbanks varsity coach Brock Oakes said.

February 2nd

STOCK bill backed

February 2, 2012

A new bill being introduced by two senators would require Congressional members to divest themselves of stock holdings or place them in a blind trust.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, and Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, penned and sponsored the Putting the People’s Interests First Act of 2012 which would build on the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, or the STOCK Act, which is aimed at preventing Congressional members from using inside information gained on Capitol Hill to make money on the stock market or to increase their stock portfolio.

Honda investment

February 2, 2012

ANNA — Honda of America  Manufacturing Inc. executives officially announced Wednesday the company plans to invest $98 million at its engine plant in Anna to make high-tech components for its new transmission and to help Honda start its comeback in the United States after tough fourth quarter.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who visited the plant for the ceremony, addressed the crowd of several hundred during the company’s announcement.

BASKETBALL: Wapak, St. Marys renew rivalry

February 2, 2012

Statistically there isn’t a lot riding on Friday night’s showdown between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the St. Marys Roughriders.

Like that’s ever mattered before.

The cross-county foes renew their rivalry with little else on the line besides bragging rights and momentum heading into the home stretch of the season.

Neither team is a contender in the Western Buckeye League standings, where they share identical 1-4 league records.

Both teams are trying to salvage seasons that are on the verge of spiraling out of control.

Family thankful to have missing dog back

February 2, 2012

A small, 6-pound dog disappeared from her owners during a snowy weekend in January, and was found days later. Owners say it was a miracle she survived.

The Claytons — Meisha, 19, Monique, 11, and their mother, Tina, had lost their 7-year-old pomeranian, Coco, prior to a snowy weekend on Jan. 20, and were emotionally devastated. They hoped for the best, but prepared for the worst.

“I personally think that this is proof that God exists because I couldn’t see how a little dog like her could survive in snow,” Meisha said.

Mildred Botkin, 93

February 2, 2012

Mildred A. Botkin, 93, formerly of 1033 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Xenia where she had resided for the past two years.
She was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Rockford, the daughter of Frances (Witter) and John Alspaugh.
On June 11, 1946, she married Charles Botkin, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2010.
Surviving is a daughter, Jean Rupert, of Xenia.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Miller-Long in St. Marys, with the Rev. Tim Smith, officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Jody Heppeard, 47

February 2, 2012

Jody M. Heppeard Hughes, 47, of Celina, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 18, 1964, in Celina, the daughter of Mary Heppeard Massengill and Bill R. Hughes, who both survive.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard Kupper, of Wapakoneta, William Brown, of Celina, and Randy Hughes, of Washington; and two daughters, Kaylea Beougher, of Celina, and Sherri Kupper, of Wapakoneta.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at The Lord’s Church in Celina, with the Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
There will be no visitation.

February 1st

Jody Heppeard, 47

February 1, 2012

Jody M. Heppeard Hughes, 47, of Celina, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 18, 1964, in Celina, the daughter of Mary Heppeard Massengill and Bill R. Hughes, who both survive.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard Kupper, of Wapakoneta, William Brown, of Celina, and Randy Hughes, of Washington; and two daughters, Kaylea Beougher, of Celina, and Sherri Kupper, of Wapakoneta.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at The Lord’s Church in Celina, with the Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
There will be no visitation.

Fatalities down: Traffic fatalities down in 2011

February 1, 2012

A year ago, troopers across the state were asked one question under the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s new mantra — Trooper Shield — what were they going to do each day to contribute to a safer Ohio.

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