Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
Parents should expect changes to how students are dropped off and picked up at Wapakoneta City Schools beginning in August.
While the new policies apply to students at all grade levels, its primary focus is elementary age children, district administrators said.
â€śWe had some mistakes that were very concerning,â€ť Superintendent Keith Horner said as to why the new policy was being implemented. â€śA couple of situations last year would best be described as scary.
Crews from multiple area fire departments responded to a house fire at 12:07 p.m. Monday at 16470 Blackhoof Creek Road.
Uniopolis Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wenning said four family members were at home at the time of the fire but all escaped without injury. The residence belongs to Esther and Thomas Huelskamp.
The fire to the structure destroyed the garage, and the home received significant smoke and fire damage. Wenning said that a value has not been determined on the loss, but that it will not be deemed a total loss.
Humane Society of Auglaize County officials terminated a deal with the city of Wapakoneta effective July 31.
In a letter presented by local Humane Society Secretary-Treasurer Tom Harrison and in a presentation by President Sandra Harrison, the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often referred to as ACHS, will cease accepting dogs picked up in the city by Wapakoneta police officers and by the county dog warden.
Area youth brought some â€śmagicâ€ť to the stage Saturday as they entertained a crowd for more than 90 minutes.
Of the nearly 20 performers, two young women performed at the Summer Moon Festival scholarship pageant, another tried out earlier in the day for the Disney Channel and a third recently returned home from trying out for American Idol.
In total, 17 area youth took to the stage Saturday and displayed their talent and courage in front of more than 150 people gathered in the Summer Moon Festival Entertainment Tent.
Speeding cars weave down Perry Street avoiding collisions.
A monster-style truck takes to a 3-foot ramp and flies through the air landing on its wheels as some in the crowd give out a collective â€śahh.â€ť
Kiernan McMahan, of New Knoxville, raced his car up and down the first block of Perry Street during the RC Fun Run as part of the Summer Moon Festival on Saturday. He pulled his car to where he was standing to make some minor adjustments before running the car again.
Policies for the medical management of vaccine reactions in adult patients is now necessary.
Annual updates to the information were released in April.
â€śLast month we approved the new child and teen ones, now its time to approve the one for adults,â€ť Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said as she recommended the approval to the Auglaize County Health Board members.
The three-part recommendations are approved every year.
Emergency personnel and businesses again are being reminded of the importance of notifying the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) of spills.
â€śThereâ€™s been a delay in getting notified,â€ť Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said.
He said while each situation is different, any time a vehicle ends up laying on its side in a ditch, there is a good chance that fluid will go into the ditch.
â€śA ditch is a type of waterway and we need to be notified about that,â€ť Anderson said.
An area police chief needs more money and more manpower to combat a growing problem as traffickers sell and move illegal drugs through the Auglaize County village.
Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter plans to approach village councilors later this month about increased funding to address the ever-increasing drug problems in the small village.
Motter said that if councilors approve the necessary village funding, all of the money will be concentrated to additional personnel.
Youth Night at the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent will be filled by praise and worship music this year.
The band â€śAt The Crossâ€ť is bringing new-age music along with worship music for the youth crowd at the fair on Youth Night, which is Wednesday, Aug. 3.
This is the second year for Rodney Ritchie, of Unleashed Youth Ministries, to help Tom Knoch, of the Gospel Tent Committee, with finding talent to perform for Youth Night at the Gospel Tent. Ritchieâ€™s goal is to help
bring up the attendance during Youth Night in the Gospel Tent at the fair.
To date, six change orders have been approved for the Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said itâ€™s about what they expected going into the approximately $8 million project, facing unknown factors particularly in the basement and attic areas.
â€śWe were advised to allow for $250,000 in contingencies,â€ť Lenhart said. â€śWeâ€™re at about $100,000 in change orders and weâ€™re getting most of the way through the unknowns.â€ť
In total, there have been four change orders for general contractor Peterson Construction amounting to approximately $114,540.