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May 3rd

New man to serve

May 3, 2013

BOTKINS — A Botkins resident said the opening on village council was the perfect opportunity to do something he had always wanted to do.

“I wanted to be more active in the community,” Lance Symonds said. “This was something I was looking for.”

Botkins Village Council members unanimously elected Symonds to fill the opening on council at Tuesday’s meeting. The spot came open March 26 after Tammy Granger was hired as village treasurer.

May 2nd

Redskins fall to Minster, 13-3

May 2, 2013

 

After their game against the Ben Logan Raiders was called off, the Wapakoneta Redskins softball team scheduled a pick-up game against the Minster Wildcats. 

Redskin varsity coach Bill Sammons used the unexpected match-up to get his younger girls and other non-starters some playing time before tournament and the end of the season. 

Bernard McCullough Jr., 90

May 2, 2013

Graveside services for Bernard C. “Barney” McCullough Jr., 90, of Wapakoneta, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W.
Barney died Feb. 2, 2013, at his residence.

Charlene Waterman, 80

May 2, 2013

Charlene Waterman, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Shawnee Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Paul Brown, 80

May 2, 2013

Paul B. Brown, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Bernard McCullough Jr., 90

May 2, 2013

Bernard C. McCullough Jr., 90, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
He was born June 9, 1922.
A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Memorial donations may be given to Grand Lake Hospice.

EMA to develop plan for handling exotic animals

May 2, 2013

Emergency Management agencies throughout the state are being charged with creating plans to handle exotic animals.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said state officials are  requiring such plans be made after more than 50 exotic animals escaped from a farm near Zanesville in October 2011.

Forty-nine of the animals, including tigers, lions, black bears, mountain lions, grizzly bears, wolves and a baboon, were killed when law enforcement responded. Six animals, a grizzly bear, leopards and monkeys, were captured alive.

Idea denied

May 2, 2013

Wapakoneta city officials rejected a proposal to convert the city’s fleet of vehicle to natural gas.

Wapakoneta City Council Utilities Committee members declined to give a favorable recommendation on a written proposal by Dennis Black with King Clean Energy LLC, of Tipp City, who provided documents showing the city would save thousands of dollars switching the city’s vehicles to natural gas from gasoline.

May 1st

Cultural lessons: Flat Stanleys’ adventures teach students

May 1, 2013

Gummy bears and Euro coins came back with one Flat Stanley after a trip to Germany.

Instead of returning with tourist photos, this Flat Stanley brought a PowerPoint of all the places he visited to share with the class. He also was dressed in a handmade traditional German outfit.

Other Flat Stanleys sent out by second-graders in Diane Sammons’ class at Wapakoneta Elementary School visited California, Florida, and other states, as well as cities throughout Ohio.

Time to talk: Arming school personnel should be discussed now

May 1, 2013

An Ohio school plan risk manager says now is the time for everyone involved to start a serious discussion on the topic of authorizing school employees to possess weapons on school property.

“Research shows that people that take a proactive approach survive more often,” Travis Thompson told approximately 30 people who attended a forum at Wapakoneta High School. “Nothing will get done if we have our head in the sand.”

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