Archive - 2013
CBS News is reporting that police have surveillance video of someone bringing in multiple backpacks to the area of the explosions 20 minutes before they occurred.
Blood and limbs strewn throughout the blast area.
Update at 6:23 p.m.
From Staff Reports
This remains a breaking news story: Two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon's finish line. Multiple injuries reported.
A group of high school students enjoyed making audiences laugh over the weekend during their annual spring musical, as they had a fun time showing their more humorous sides.
More than 50 Wapakoneta High School students helped put on the production of “Once Upon A Mattress” this weekend.
“This is the best opening night we’ve ever had,” senior Cedric Gegel said.
Gegel remarked this production was different than the ones done previously during his high school career.
Poles just sticking out of the ground a few weeks ago along Wapak Cridersville Road now includes panels of dark glass slightly tilted to the south and east.
Crews from AP Alternatives, working for Columbus-based Solar Planet Inc., are methodically working to convert 30 acres of city ground into a solar panel field that will generate 3 megawatts of electric power for the city of Wapakoneta.
BOTKINS — Approximately 500 people turned out to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new elementary and high school scheduled to be built in Botkins.
“Whether you are a taxpayer, voter, or volunteer, you have helped make our future brighter,” Botkins Local Schools Superintendent Connie Schneider said.
Schneider thanked school board members and the volunteer Steering Committee that worked on educating the public and making tough decisions along the way.
Irene Campbell, 88, formerly of Botkins, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Keyo, Wis. Her adopted parents were Matilda (Holtkamp) and Ed Knierim, who preceded her in death. On March 17, 1946, she married Joseph Campbell, who died Feb. 9, 1970.
Darlene J. Hall, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System due to complications from open heart surgery.
She was born Oct. 23, 1934, in North Baltimore, the daughter of Gladys (Nungester) and Herman C. Crow Sr., who preceded her in death. On Jan. 28, 1955, she married Carl L. Hall, and he survives.
Assistant Managing Editor
The first line of communication between the public and emergency responders, dispatchers perform a âsilent service.â
Their duties, which often go unseen by the public, are being recognized this week through Saturday, as part of National Telecommunicators Week.
Auglaize County Commissioner Don Regula read a proclamation on Thursday declaring the week of April 14 through April 20 in honor of the service provided by the seven dispatchers with the Auglaize County Sheriffâs Office. He then presented the dispatchers with a copy of the resolution.
A total cost for damage done from a vandalism incident Friday has yet to be calculated, but it will go into several thousands of dollars.
Wapakoneta City Schools administrators were forced to delay classes for two hours Friday morning after a bus mechanic found tires on several buses had been punctured. The damage was reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department at 5:58 a.m.
Assistant Managing Editor
An annual talent show and final performance of this yearâs show by Singsation is being planned for Friday, May 3.
Cabaret features talent acts by freshman through senior show choir members, with acts to be determined next week, and concludes with Singsation members performing this yearâs final performance of their show, âThrough the Looking Glass.â
A dinner catered by Perfect Party Planning, of St. Marys, is to be served before the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost for dinner and the show per person is $20. Tickets for the show only are $5.