Archive - Aug 26, 2011 - News Article
The sheriff at the Auglaize County Jail said goodbye to a long-time employee this week, and he filled his shoes with another familiar face.
Mark Fuerstenau, administrative captain of the 72-bed facility, took over Monday as executive director of the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima. On Thursday, Lisa Wright was hired to fill his former position.
A student from Germany traveled all the way to the United States to dig deeper and learn more about law with a local judge.
Twenty-five-year-old Sven Renker, of Frohburg, Germany, just completed a three-week internship at the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court with Judge Fred Pepple.
Renker, who earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in law from the University of Dresden in Germany, interned here before continuing his studies in the field at the University of Munster â€” where he will soon start back up with fall classes.
A 1999 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and former homecoming king has made it a long way from home.
Todd Brown, who has been living in Hollywood, Calif., since 2001, is returning home in September with his band, Sons of Jack, to share what he has been up to with family and friends.
Wapakoneta City Schools continue to be labeled â€śeffectiveâ€ť based on results of state report cards released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, but its performance index improved.
â€śIn general, weâ€™re pretty darn proud of the progress weâ€™ve done,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.. â€śWe havenâ€™t made leaps, but weâ€™ve certainly moved a couple of steps forward. There are some reasons for celebration.â€ť
Administrators at both the Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen school districts voiced their pleasure with their respective school districtâ€™s report card numbers that were released this week.
Botkins Local Schools students managed to meet all 26 indicators on the report card, while Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools students managed to meet 21 of the 26.
For Botkins students, it marked the sixth straight year that they achieved a perfect mark meeting the 26 indicators and receiving the excellent designation.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield Village Council members met briefly Thursday and finally approved an insurance package plan after listening to a local health insurance agent explain the new policy.
Finance Committee members recommended at Mondayâ€™s regular meeting that the full council accept Derryberry & Davis Insurance after researching new plans. The former plan had expired effective July 1 and the council was temporarily paying for the former policy on a month by basis.