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July 17th

Waynesfield soldier dies

July 17, 2013

Staff Writer
WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday while on active duty, Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman confirmed Monday.
The grandmother said Zimmerman was currently serving his fourth tour in Afghanistan and had just recently returned to a tour of duty after being wounded a few weeks ago.
“This was to be his last tour there,” Loretta Zimmerman said. “I guess it is.”
His grandfather was Ron Zimmerman, long-time public employee for the village of Waynesfield.

New teacher evaluation system trial planned

July 17, 2013

A trial of a new teacher evaluation system is to be implemented by Wapakoneta City Schools during the 2013-14 school year.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Brown backs bill for workers training

July 17, 2013

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown recently announced his re-introduction of legislation to help dislocated workers gain the skills needed for their region.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Louella Kipp, 91

July 17, 2013

Louella C. Kipp, 91, of Anna, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born April 29, 1922, in Kettlersville, to the late Amanda (Egbert) and Ernst Brokreide. On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Eldred L. “Bud” Kipp Sr. in Gainesville, Texas, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2009.

Jacob Ulrey, 31

July 17, 2013

Jacob A. Ulrey 31, of Ada, formerly of Wapakoneta, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
Services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta. with the Rev. Tony Dirr officiating. Burial is to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Solar generation

July 17, 2013

Managing Editor
Starting today, the city of Wapakoneta should benefit from the 11,500 solar panels aimed at the sun.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains announced Monday the solar field should be connected to the city’s electric grid today and generating a nameplate of 3 megawatts of power for the city and its electric consumers.

Crops stand up to storms

July 17, 2013

While recent heavy rains and a powerful wind storm did affect local crops, the effects were amazingly minimal, still leaving local yields on a schedule of a good harvest.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

W-G hires new treasurer

July 17, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A member of the state Auditor’s Office will serve as the new treasurer for the Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools District.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 16th

Area youth softball team headed to Florida

July 16, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — An area youth softball team has qualified for the World Series in Orlando, Fla., which will start Saturday, July 20.

The team, Ohio Xtreme, based in Bluffton, is a 12-and-under traveling softball team in the United States Specialty Sports Association.

Local youth on the team include Carlee Hosterman, from Wapakoneta; Madison Howell, from St. Marys; Katie Goodman, from Elida; and Madison Pugh, Kara May and Kendra Johnston, from Spencerville.

Botkins refutes OPERS

July 16, 2013

Staff Writer
BOTKINS — An Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) official says the agency is confident they made the correct interpretation of the Ohio Administrative Code that led to a decision effectively disqualifying previous council members from drawing funds from the account the state’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
However, Botkins officials are in disagreement with the decision, and they are not yet ready to give up the fight.


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