January 18th, 2012
WAPAKONETA â€” Just when Travis Bertram was getting warmed up, it was time to cool down.
After scoring just two points in the first half, the Redskinsâ€™ leading scorer rallied Wapak with nine quick points to open the third quarter.
But when Bertram headed to the bench with his fourth foul midway through the period, the Redskinsâ€™ momentum â€” and one-point lead â€” vanished.
In his absence, the New Knoxville Rangers went on a 14-0 run and pulled away for a 55-38 rout in a non-league varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
ALLIANCE â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling team bounced back from a tough weekend two weeks ago at the Brecksville tournament with a solid showing Friday and Saturday in the Top Gun Tournament in Alliance.
Three Redskins wrestlers placed in the elite event, which is widely considered to be a preview of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament in March.
John Martin led the way for Wapak with a second-place finish at 106 pounds.
Holden Hengstler and Alec Brown both recorded fifth-place finishes at 170 and 182 pounds, respectively.
The “Finkelmeier Plan” remained intact.
The plan now faces the scrutiny of Wapakoneta Law Director Dennis Faller and of Wapakoneta City Council ad hoc committee members comparing the plan to other municipalities who have enacted similar legislation.
During a meeting held Tuesday at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building, Term of Office Ad Hoc Committee members started vetting the “Finkelmeier plan” regarding staggering and extending terms of city elected officials.
The type of flu the majority of those in northwestern Ohio may be experiencing is not the same as what’s prevalent nationwide.
Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said she has no idea why this is the case, but it continues to repeat as each week’s flu numbers are tallied in the region.
Of 13 positive influenza labs in a four-county region, which includes Allen and Auglaize counties, Jones said 10 of them were type B and three were type A.
ST. MARYS — The age of a dog at the center of civil suit determining ownership spiraled into the organization defending its right to maintain a three-day ownership rule and the questioning of a Wapakoneta organization’s non-profit status.
Auglaize County Municipal Judge Gary Herman heard witness testimony for more than three hours Tuesday and was forced to schedule the case continued until 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
Herman heard testimony from three veterinarians as well as Humane Society of Auglaize County Director and President Sandra Harrison regarding
Gladys Amelia (Stroh) Fledderjohann, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
She was born Oct. 16, 1921, in her childhood home near New Knoxville the daughter of Ella (Vordermark) and Vernon Stroh.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Michael, of Madison, Wis., Nancy Archer, of Sidney; and two sons, Larry Fledderjohann, of New Knoxville, Jay Fledderjohann, of New Knoxville.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Michael officiating.
Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.
Frances C. Keysor, 93, formerly of 17674 Moulton-Fort Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
She was born March 9, 1918 in Plymouth, Mich. the daughter of Mary (Knuth) and Daniel Miller, who preceded her in death. She married J. Delmar Keysor, who is deceased.
Homeowners in three townships can join an association which enlists the help of the Wapakoneta Fire Department as a responder to the area.
Pusheta-Washington Townships Mutual Fire Protective Association board members started a recruitment drive to enlist more members into the organization.
Wapakoneta police officers are investigating a domestic violence situation, which involved a stabbing.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said that an 18-year-old female called for assistance shortly before 9:40 a.m. Sunday after an argument escalated at the apartment she shares with her boyfriend on Edgebrook Drive.
The woman, who suffered minor injuries according to the police officer’s report, called concerned about events that transpired after she yielded a steak knife in her defense, the police chief said.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area tree commission is taking beautification of the village through a step-by-step process.
Cridersville Tree Commission President Ken Dreitzler recently unveiled the board’s plan for work on Main Street.
“There are 10 to 11 trees that should come down because of crackage, blocking view of intersections and other issues,” Dreitzler said during a recent report to Cridersville Village Council.