Archive - Nov 22, 2011 - News Article
A six-year veteran of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was selected as the 2011 âTrooper of the Yearâ at the Wapakoneta Post.
Joshua J. Carter was selected for the honor in recognition of his outstanding service throughout the year, Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.
Fellow troopers and supervisors assigned to the post chose Carter based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, and enthusiastic work attitude, along with his cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public.
A line item in a supplemental appropriation drew the attention of two Wapakoneta City Council members and the cityâs administration.
To balance the Wapakoneta City Recreation Departmentâs budget for the end of the year, a shift of $7,000 from the Wapakoneta WaterPark Fund to the cityâs Recreation Fund had to be made to cover outstanding expenses.
While the transfer is necessary this year, Mayor Rodney Metz said he does not want this to happen again in the future.
BOTKINS â Botkins High School senior Jenna Christman has approached high school with a solid philosophy. A philosophy, she says, she hopes more students will apply to themselves before they graduate.
âIf you want to try something, now is the time to do it,â Christman said. âThis is the time when you can try everything and see if you like it. Donât wait until you are a senior to try something. Iâve seen a lot of people wait until they were seniors and then they try something and find out they enjoyed it. They lose out on a lot.â
ST. MARYS â Five area residents were arrested on Monday as a result of investigations by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the suspects were arrested following a six-month drug investigation by the task force.Â
Those arrested were:
â˘ Gloria J. Steinke, 61, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in drugs.
â˘ Ralph D. Biederman, 49, of St. Marys, on two counts of trafficking in drugs.
â˘ Paul A. Ryan, 62, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in drugs.