Archive - Oct 2013
All eyes were on the front of the classroom as the teacher held a small, noise-making ball that glowed red â€” but only during the â€śclosed circuitâ€ť of electricity that occurred when it was in contact with skin.
Laughter echoed throughout the room as she demonstrated the closed circuit by holding hands with her helper at the front of the classroom, breaking the connection and tapping her helper on the nose.
Auglaize County Multiple Disabilities (MD) unit teacher Gretchen Schmitz said the class has been given $2,500 worth of materials for their year-long science curriculum.
After the low bidder failed to secure all the materials needed for a planned bridge project on Deep Cut Road, the contract has been awarded to the second lowest bidder.
In late July, the Auglaize County commissioners awarded the bridge project over the Miami and Erie Canal to Hume Supply, of Lima, for approximately $112,730.
For more information, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A Wapakoneta High School student was removed from the building Wednesday morning and could face charges after making threats to damage property.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said Friday that the 15-year-old male made what he described as â€śgeneralized threats,â€ť which other students overheard and reported at 9:41 a.m.
For more information about the school threat, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
From staff reports
Allie Zofkie won her first Western Buckeye League championship Saturday representing Wapakoneta High School, as the Redskins’ freshman was the top finisher Saturday at the WBL girls cross country meet at the former St. Marys Memorial High School.
Zokfie won Saturday’s race with a time of 19 minutes, 38.85 minutes. She finished 23 seconds ahead of the runner-up, St. Marys senior Kristen Dammeyer.
The Redskins placed sixth out of 10 schools Saturday with a team point total of 171.
From staff reports
The Floras were each third in their respective races Saturday as the Botkins Trojans competed in the Shelby County Athletic League cross country championships at Anna Elementary School in Anna.
Cameron Flora and the Trojans’ boys teams took third in the meet.
Flora, a sophomore, ran Saturday’s course in a time of 16 minutes, 54.3 seconds, among 86 runners.
Also a sophomore, Chloe Flora and the Botkins’ girls team placed fourth out of five teams with 96 points.
OTTAWA — When the Wapakoneta Redskins were cruising on offense, Keaton Metz was involved Friday, as the junior not only returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown but also accounted for a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown.
Metz and the Redskins powered past a 45-13 win Friday over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Titan Stadium in Ottawa.
WAYNESFIELD — Putting as many as eight and nine people in the box, daring the Ridgemont Golden Gophers to throw the ball, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dominated on the defensive side of the ball.
The Waynesfield-Goshen offense needed the defensive dominance until nearly the end of the first half when they started clicking and then the defense even joined in the scoring as Tigers defeated Ridgemont 34-8 in front of home crowd on Senior Night in Northwest Central Conference action.
Continuing his crusade to cut wasteful spending and fighting for tax and regulatory reform, a U.S. lawmaker seeks a â€śsmart way forwardâ€ť to deal with the federal shutdown and debt ceiling in an effort to support and best serve his constituents.
â€śThe shutdown is not easy for my constituents, a lot of them are concerned about it,â€ť Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference, â€śand others strongly believe we need to hold firm because of the spending issues.
For more information about Portman's plan, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” The time is now to begin talking about pay packages and changes for next year as Cridersville Village Council members start to discuss the 2014 village budget.
â€śWe wanted to start thinking about what we need to do for our budget for next year,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śWe are making sure plans are in place.â€ť Â
For more information about the Cridersville Finance meeting, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Walking a lap through the parking lot of Wapakoneta Elementary School, students were joined Thursday by cheerleaders, local mascots and city and police officials as they celebrated International Walk to School Day.
The event focused on how to use sidewalks safely and stay healthy.