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August 26th

German experiences U.S. culture, law

August 27, 2011

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 bachelor’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 — where he will soon start back up with fall classes.

Wapak grad returns to share music

August 27, 2011

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.

Wapak Schools continue to be rated effective on reports

August 26, 2011

Wapakoneta City Schools continue to be labeled “effective” based on results of state report cards released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, but its performance index improved.
“In general, we’re pretty darn proud of the progress we’ve done,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.. “We haven’t made leaps, but we’ve certainly moved a couple of steps forward. There are some reasons for celebration.”

Botkins, W-G admins pleased with state report cards

August 26, 2011

Administrators at both the Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen school districts voiced their pleasure with their respective school district’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.

W’field approves insurance

August 26, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — 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 Monday’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.

August 24th

Jordan has faith: Rep. addresses U.S. budget, economy

August 24, 2011

Americans and their elected leaders face a pivotal moment in U.S. history in regard to the national debt, deficit and budget, a member of Congress says, and he trusts Americans to make the right decisions.

Quake shakes area

August 24, 2011

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University-Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.
The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported receiving numerous telephone calls regarding an earthquake. 

School zone safety tips to follow

August 24, 2011

Approximately 70 child pedestrians, who were between the ages of 5 to 15 years of age were severely injured in Ohio during the 2010-11 school year.
As the summer winds down, and students are back in school, an area police chief encourages motorist and pedestrians to stay alert in residential areas, near schools and in school zones.
“The first week of school is where we see the most problems,” Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said.

August 23rd

Valley View residents join together

August 23, 2011

A group of residents living in a local apartment complex joined together to provide a Back to School Bash for children in the community.
“It’s the first year for us to try something like this,” Valley View Volunteer Program President Jennifer Young said.
Just a couple months into its inception, residents have used the program to get those living in the complex to become part of a larger community, starting with flower plantings and cookouts and then into the back to school bash, which they hope serves as a building block for more plans in the future.

W’field village seeks talks with Wapak agents

August 23, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — An issue over selecting new employee health benefits seemed to be finally settled only after a flurry of questions resulted in an Auglaize County village’s elected officials postponing the decision temporarily once again.

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