April 26th, 2013
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week voiced their support of the Apollo Career Center, which serves the district.
Apollo administrators are asking for support in the communities the school serves with a levy on the May 7 ballot.
The money the levy is expected to raise would be combined with $23 million in matching funds from the state to improve, expand and renovate buildings and facilities, acquire career and technical equipment, and upgrade the 36-year-old school site to meet the needs of 21st century learning.
Economic development directors in two counties touted a new website designed to match employment opportunities with the skilled labor force for those jobs.
Mercer County Economic Development Director Jared Ebbing and Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Executive Director Greg Myers explained the new website they spearheaded to “connect the dots” of local workers, or workers with local ties, with area companies.
The quest for perfection continues for the Wapakoneta Redskins junior varsity squad.
After two victories last week, the Redskins improved to 9-0 with wins against the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds and the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
Junior pitcher Jake Bruns shut down the T-birds with three innings of relief, striking out three and keeping unblemished mark in hits and walks as the Redskins came back for a 9-6 win.
Cleola Miller, 86, of Pleasant Hill, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born June 24, 1926, to the late Dora (Ross) and William Agne. Cleola is survived by her husband of 70 years, Paul E. Miller.
Life would be a little easier if people just laughed a little and took a little bit better care of themselves, an expert and humorist says.
Humorist Kay Frances presented a humorous look at relieving stress and being healthy during the Administrative Professionals Luncheon held Wednesday in observance of Administrative Professionals Day.
After spending nearly 75 minutes debating aspects of the proposed $2.1 million West Auglaize Street reconstruction project, a Wapakoneta city official stresses the key is striking a balance between the interests of neighborhood and city residents for the betterment of the entire community.
If a bipartisan bill passes, one of the co-sponsors says he believes the legislation will connect employers with the workers they need and workers with the training they need to secure a better employment future.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, discussed Wednesday the benefits “The Careers through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining Act” would have on job seekers and employers. The CAREER Act is legislation he co-sponsored with Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, of Colorado.
CELINA — Both juniors on the Wapakoneta varsity baseball squad hit home runs in their 10-0 rout of the Celina Bulldogs Tuesday.
Chandler Kaeck had a grand slam in the third inning and Chace Culver had a solo shot in the sixth, providing more than enough offense for the Redskins.
Culver helped himself out Tuesday with his homerun, as he was the pitcher for Wapakoneta. He pitched 6.0 innings of 2-hit baseball.
A parent’s worst nightmare.
Flashing emergency vehicles lights greeted the onrushing mother, who soon saw the carnage. Two vehicles badly damaged. Twisted metal. Blood and broken bones. Now broken lives.
Parent concerns about bed bugs, heat exhaustion and not enough meals during band camp last year were brought up Tuesday during the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting.
Band Director Klayton Hilleary addressed the concerns as he discussed this year’s band camp, planned for the end of July. A parent had written a letter to board members about her concerns and Hilleary said he had the same concerns and began addressing them late last year.