Archive - 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.
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.
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.
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.”
All three outfielders for the Wapakoneta Redskinsvarsity baseball team hit home runs in Tuesday’s victory against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans.
Johnny Crawford in center field, Andrew Hines in right field and Dylan Knoch in left field combined for four RBIs on their three home runs to give the Redskins a 6-4 victory.
CELINA — Students are raising money to help pay for a classmate’s heart transplant with a 5K called “Find the Beat Again” at Wright State University (WSU) Lake Campus at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Friends of WSU student Rachel Doseck planned the event to help her in some way after an extended illness caused her body to reject her initial heart transplant.
Doseck, who had a heart transplant 11 years ago, received a second heart on Jan.10.
Darvin R. Luginbuhl, 91, of Bluffton, died Friday morning, April 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Bluffton, to Fannie (Steiner) and William Luginbuhl. On May 26, 1946, he married Evelyn Johnson, and she survives.
The Wapakoneta varsity baseball team edged out Bath in a Western Buckeye League match up, thanks in part to solid pitching from a junior that went the distance Monday.
Chace Culver pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 runs, 5 hits and 3 walks, and picking up the victory over the Bath Wildcats, 3-2.
For $2.56 per month per household, an Apollo Career Center administrator says the staff can better be able to fulfill the school’s mission of teaching students, young and adult, the skills they will need for the rest of their lives.
The community will be gathering together this week to celebrate a national event locally.
The National Day of Prayer is set to start at noon Thursday at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta.
The Rev. Mark Bauer, of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said the national event is celebrated annual in Wapakoneta and the goal is to bring the community together in prayer.