Archive - 2013
The new treasurer for Wapakoneta City Schools says she is looking forward to the position and ready for the challenges it will bring.
Angie Sparks, 36, of Wapakoneta, was unanimously hired Tuesday by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members for the position of treasurer with a starting salary of $71,000 beginning June 1. Her three-year contract ends July 31, 2016.
Until she takes over the role, Sparks is working with treasurer Susan Rinehart, who is retiring at the end of May. During Sparks’ training, she is to be paid $250 per day.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools students experienced a new twist to their old career day format as they participated Tuesday in a Career Fair in the high school gymnasium.
The school district, which has been hosting a career day for 15 years in the community, typically had students listen to presentations from area professionals in different classrooms throughout the day.
An employee of the state of Ohio Auditor’s Office working in the region is expected to be hired as the new treasurer of Wapakoneta City Schools.
The district’s Board of Education members are expected to vote on the position today during their regular monthly meeting to be held at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
A county agency’s partnership should be able to help area residents save money when purchasing their prescriptions.
The United Way of Auglaize is teaming up with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, which is a nation-wide service that provides a free prescription drug discount card to help make prescriptions more affordable.
Wapakoneta Police Department personnel are investigating the possibility that someone intentionally poured a chemical down the hallway of a local motel.
Guests staying in 10 rooms and one employee were evacuated from the building when the call came in at 8:07 a.m. Monday from someone at the hotel.
Darlene E. Petty, 62, of Piqua, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
She was born June 9, 1950, in Lima, to the late Eugene and Dorothy (Stover) Hefner. On Sept. 23, 1988, in Troy, she married Darin â€śScottâ€ť Petty, and he survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Anna (Pat) Gibson, of Wapakoneta; three brothers, Dana (Cheryl)Hefner, of Whitehall, Tony (Vicki) Hefner, of Wapakoneta, and Loren (Kris) Hefner, of Perrysburg; father- and mother-in-law, Mitch and Janice Petty, of Piqua; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; and four God children.
Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Oct. 24, 1928, the daughter of Lucille C. (Koch) and Henry C. Nipgen, who preceded her in death. On May 7, 1949, she married Harold G. Duckro, and he died Oct. 26, 2000.
More than 1,000 youth in 17 show choirs converged on Wapakoneta High School on Saturday to take part in the annual Music & More show choir competition.
“It’s all about the kids,” first-time director Tim Smith said. “Nothing is as inspiring and energizing as working with kids.”
“Music & More is a chance for the students to come on stage, showcase all of he hard work they have put into their show and be cheered on by a full house of audience members,” he said.
Despite the loss of acreage and the decline in wild fowl numbers in the region, Auglaize County Pheasants Forever members came out in full force Saturday to continue their mission.
The non-profit organization is dedicated to conserving and expanding the number of pheasants, quail and other wildlife by preserving and expanding habitat through public awareness and education and land management policies and programs.
Most parents document their child’s first haircut.
In the case of a 3-year-old Wapakoneta girl, her parents are using it to help others.
“I’m getting my hair cut for kids without hair,” Merecedes Wren says matter-of-factly.
The blonde-haired blue-eyed girl clinged to her uncle as she sat in the lobby, tucking her face into his neck as she shies away from strangers entering Great Clips in Wapakoneta.