A new man is in charge of the Wapakoneta Electric Department and he hopes to be a positive influence.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday longtime employee Donnie Schnarre as the new Electric Department superintendent, replacing Bill Lambert, who retired Aug. 31 after 32 years with the department. The mayor made the announcement during Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members opened Mondayâ€™s school board meeting with a moment of silence in honor of a school employee.
Deb Boday, who had been employed with the school district for 26 years as a bus driver, died early Monday morning at Lima Memorial Health System.
Board members collectively agreed that their hearts went out to Bodayâ€™s family.
â€śShe was very involved with the community and the school,â€ť Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said. â€śShe will be missed.â€ť
Wapakoneta city leaders learned Monday a city street project set for 2013 received an additional $560,000 to enhance the roadwayâ€™s look and appeal.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains told Wapakoneta City Council members the city received a $559,680 Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for a streetscape project. This is the second grant the city has received from ODOT for the project. They earlier received a $1.34 million for the estimated $2.5 million street reconstruction project.