June 9th, 2011
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH INTO THE REGION TODAY. THIS
WILL ALLOW FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP. SOME OF THESE
STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BEING THE
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
For one retiring Wapakoneta High School teacher, he enjoyed working with the students on their English skills.
â€śFor the most part, the kids were very nice,â€ť retiring Wapakoneta retiring teacher Mike Schepp said. â€śThey were fun to work with and deal with.â€ť
Those are two things that 32 years boiled down to for Schepp, one of five teachers recently honored upon their retirement from the Wapakoneta City Schools district.
Schepp, who is a Lima native and still lives there, said the small town atmosphere found in Wapakoneta is special.
A Wapakoneta resident voiced concerns Monday about flooding in front of his home for the second time in the last decade and wants to know what these city administrators plan to do to alleviate the problem.
Jim Elshire, 314 Dogwood Avenue, addressed Wapakoneta City Council members about the slow drainage of water into his nearby stormwater sewer when rains cause flooding in front of his property.
The cityâ€™s electrical power portfolio will include electricity from the Fremont Energy Center, but at a level far less than requested by American Municipal Power (AMP) executives.
Wapakoneta City Council members approved Monday an ordinance for the city to participate at a level of 3 megawatts, less than the 17 megawatts suggested by AMP officials. Councilors made the decision based on a recommendation from their energy consultant John Courtney, of Courtney & Associates.
The fallacy of the five-inning â€śmercyâ€ť rule is the use of the word â€śmercy.â€ť
The merciful thing to do would have been to end this one a lot sooner than five innings.
Wapakoneta thoroughly thrashed New Knoxville 21-1 in an ACME baseball game Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak pounded out 19 hits. Every player on the roster reached base as least once. And all nine starters scored at least one run.
During Mondayâ€™s meeting, Wapakoneta City Council president announced he is resigning from his post effective June 8.
Council President Don Jump informed his fellow councilors during Mondayâ€™s council meeting that he accepted the position of emergency response coordinator with the Auglaize County Health Department and must resign from the legislative body.
A Wapakoneta City Council member objected to a resolution to pave a section of Hamilton Street because it included the replacement of curbs which are being charged to the property owner.
A second councilor argued the assessments of individual property owners could be brought up later since an ordinance must be passed to assess the owners for the work actually completed, but he wanted the joint project with the Auglaize County Engineerâ€™s Office to repave Hamilton Street from Auglaize Street to Glynwood Road to proceed.
WAYNESFIELD â€” As a school district that has seemingly seen its share of dark clouds lately, a ray of sunshine came as welcome news.
Preliminary Ohio Graduation Test scores for the class of 2013 showed students met all indicators with double digit improvements in all categories.
â€śIt shows plans that we have put into effect lately are working,â€ť Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said. â€śThe improvement ensures the strategies we have been working on.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€” The St. Marys Post 323 American Legion baseball team puts its trio of Wapakoneta grads right in the heart of its order and at the center of its hopes for success this summer.
As it opens the 2011 season, the trio of Greg Stoll, Dustin Gerlach and Kaleb Coil anchors Bill Shoffnerâ€™s team.
â€śWe really donâ€™t know all of our teammates yet, so itâ€™s nice to have some teammates around,â€ť Coil said. â€śHaving two other guys who have big-game experience who played in a regional finals a couple years ago helps, too.â€ť
COLUMBUS â€” It was almost over before it had barely begun.
Now it is over.
And the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers girls 400-meter relay team is the fastest in the land.
The Tigers erased the memory of an almost disastrous district preliminary race that could have ended their tournament run with a dominant performance in the Division III state final Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
W-Gâ€™s foursome of senior Abbey Gray, junior Morgan Horn, senior Frankie James and junior Ivy Horn was virtually flawless.
â€śOur handoffs were probably the best theyâ€™ve ever been,â€ť Gray said.