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Wapakoneta Cleared For Playoffs

October 31, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said officials with the Wapakoneta City Schools met with Dr. Dan Ross, Commissioner of the OHSAA and his Assistant Commissioners at their office in Columbus.

"After having a discussion, we are happy to say that we will be participating in the Ohio High School football playoffs," Horner said in a statement. "We wish all the students athletes participating in any sport good luck in their playoff or tournament. Wapakoneta City School officials will not have any further comment."

Weekly Happenings

October 31, 2011


Oct. 31: The New Knoxville Community Library will hold storytime from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

A Zumba class will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.


Nov. 1: The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster will hold storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today for 3 to 5-year-olds.

5 To Face Off For NB BOE

October 31, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Five candidates will be competing for two open slots next week in the New Bremen Board of Education election.

Scott Bertke, Kami Fox, Troy Grillot, Robert Parker and Timothy Paul are on the ballot for two spots in the Nov. 8 election.

Bertke, a lifelong resident of New Bremen, said he is interested in joining the school board because he would like to serve the community.

Heroes, Cartoons Turn Out For Cider Time

October 31, 2011

NEW BREMEN — The products of hours of hard work and an abundance of creativity were on display Sunday afternoon at Crown Pavilion as area children and adults participated in the annual Cider Time Parade and costume contest.

The annual event, organized by the American Legion Post 241, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 241 and the New Bremen EMS, began with a parade through New Bremen, starting at La Piazza and ending at Crown Pavilion, where participants were met with donuts and cider.

October 28th

A Soldier’s Story

October 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys native went back to school to speak about his experience as a soldier with a unique duty to eighth-grade students on Friday at St. Marys Middle School.

La Vern “Vern” Pax visited all the eighth-grade middle school students in their social studies class periods on Friday, explaining what his duties were as a member of the Honor Guard.

DECA Kicks Off Competitions

October 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A group of local junior and senior high school students recently competed in a district competition as part of a class.

Memorial High School students in DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — attended the District 3 Fall Leadership Conference held Oct. 5 at Ohio Northern University.

"It was a general competition to introduce the students to some of the competitive events they will work on throughout the year," DECA Adviser Heidi Lisi said.

Wine Guilty Of GSI

October 28, 2011

WAPAKONETA — After almost 13 hours of deliberations spread across two days, a jury in the rape trial of a St. Marys optometrist issued a verdict.

The jury of six men and six women found Douglas Wine, 52, guilty of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, and not guilty of sexual battery and rape, a first-degree felony.

While Wine was indicted on the rape charge, Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple instructed jurors they could consider the gross sexual imposition and sexual battery charges as lesser included offenses.

Wine Found Guilty of GSI

October 28, 2011

WAPAKONETA — After close to 13 hours of deliberations spread across two days, an Auglaize County jury found Douglas Wine guilty of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, and not guilty of sexual battery and rape, a first-degree felony.

Wine faces a maximum of 18 months in prison when sentenced. He also will appear at a sex offender status hearing.

Jurors Still Out

October 28, 2011

WAPAKONETA — After close to eight hours of deliberations, jurors in the rape trial of a St. Marys optometrist were sent home.

Students Learn Internet Lessons

October 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local DARE officer visited a local health class to discuss the dangers of sexting and being too open on the Internet.

Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office DARE Deputy Sam Blank visited the freshmen and sophomore students in Monica VanderHorst’s health classes at Memorial High School on Thursday.

“He’s here to talk about the importance of the media,” VanderHorst told her students. “What great  influence it has. It can be positive, but it’s also a negative influence how you use it.

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