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January 24th, 2013

Rex submits resignation

January 24, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week approved several personnel matters including, the resignations of Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex and Wapakoneta High School Secretary Jennifer Adkins.

Rex’s resignation is effective Feb. 1, while Adkins’ was effective Jan. 22.

Rex, who has been with the district 16 years, seven of which he spent as high school principal, plans to start in his new position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools on Feb. 4.

January 23rd

Sharon Bakhtiarian, 70

January 23, 2013

Sharon E. Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Marciel Tyndall- and Arthur P. Shull. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond Shull.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sarah Cox, of Nevada, and Suzanne Harris, of Oklahoma; a sister, Patricia (Larry) Baeumel, of Cridersville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Alice Clayton, 55

January 23, 2013

Alice Louise Clayton, 55, mother, sister and soon to be Grandma, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1957, a daughter of the late Mary Gearing and Walter Scott, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 1, 1977, she married William Clayton, welcoming two loving sons, Jason and Christopher.

School board members, volunteers recognized

January 23, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and community volunteers were recognized for their service to youth.

In the first of a new recognition for volunteers in the district, Linda and Terry Blosser were honored Tuesday during the school board meeting with a plaque for 30 years of devotion to students through the Octagon Club.

“You are two tremendous people who have impacted a lot of lives,”  Superintendent Keith Horner said in introducing the Blossers.

Study shows Wapak viable site

January 23, 2013

Preliminary analysis of a 14-month wind study shows a new General Electric (GE) turbine at 80 meters could generate enough electrical power for Wapakoneta to justify the costs and provide cost-efficient energy for the city’s consumers.

North Coast Wind & Power Managing Director Tom Williams explained his firm’s findings to Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting in council chambers. He provided a summary of the firm’s results from a wind study conducted between April 2011 and May 2012.

W’field band tops local charts

January 23, 2013

Three Waynesfield-Goshen High School students, along with the help of some graduates, have turned a family’s musical background into a band.

A year later they can claim they are even No. 1, according to one poll’s ranking.

Last winter, Joliffe Huber, 17, a junior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, was jamming with his brother-in-law, Devin Shobe, 24, in the top of the barn at Huber’s home.

Within 45 minutes, the pair had written its first song, “I’m Keeping Me.” Immediately they decided it was time to form a band.

January 22nd

Sharon Bakhtiarian, 70

January 22, 2013

Sharon Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Mary Howe, 92

January 22, 2013

Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Marie (Emerick) and Clarence Weber. On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy, of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe, of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy, of Wapakoneta; and two great –grandchildren, Madison Loy, of Wapakoneta, and Noah Loy, of Wapakoneta.

Senior plan OK’d

January 22, 2013

Residents from a Wapakoneta subdivision greeted senior housing developers from Columbus with concerns regarding water running off the property and trees being cut down.

John Stock and Walt Whitmyer, developers of the proposed senior housing project, approached Wapakoneta City Council members during their meeting Monday seeking a resolution of support to gain points in an application process with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Study to impact airport funding

January 22, 2013

A statewide survey could impact how funding is dispersed to airports throughout Ohio.

The Ohio Airports Focus Study, being conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), is expected to help ODOT and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) make “informed decisions” for Ohio’s 97 publicly-owned general aviation airports.

The study, which began in the fall, is being used to optimize investment in Ohio’s airport system with an eye toward safety, efficiency and economic growth, according to ODOT.

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