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Night of awards

June 1, 2011

More than one-third of the graduating class of 216 was recognized with a little more than $2 million in financial awards or other honors in front of a packed house at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Tuesday.
“We thought this was an exceptional class,” Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said. “We really pushed kids to apply for scholarships this year. The parents and our guidance counselors deserve a lot of the credit — and the students should be proud of their hard work in the class and at home. The students will be able to come out of college without as much debt.”

OSHP reports no fatals during holiday

June 1, 2011

Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol handled no crashes involving injuries or fatalities during the Memorial Day weekend.
Lt. Scott Carrico, commander of the local post, described it as a “nice, quiet weekend.”
He said troopers handled just five property damage crashes.
They made contact with 763 motorists and issued 395 citations and 281 warnings.

Rain dampens BFA attendance

June 1, 2011

The 22nd annual Buckeye Farm Antiques (BFA) Show went on without a hitch despite periods of inclement weather, one of the organizer’s says.
“We had a big rain on Thursday and Saturday,” BFA Advertising Director Esther Gaier said. “So attendance was down a bit because of that, but we had good attendance on Saturday and Sunday. We had attendance of about 5,000 the four days.”
Due to the weather, the tractor and truck pulls, which typically bring in large crowds, had to be cancelled, along with the garden tractor show.

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