Archive - 2011 - News Article
In the 1983 movie âUncommon Valor,â retired Col. Cal Rhodes tells the financier of an incursion into Laos and Vietnam to free Americans, including sons of Rhodesâ and the financierâs, held at a prisoner of war camp years after the war was over. Rhodes said he could not talk his son out of serving because of his familyâs military history.
âItâs the only thing we are good at,â Rhodes, played by Gene Hackman, says as he traces his ancestors back to the Civil War. âItâs the only thing we want to do.â
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter proposed a village-wide ordinance to ban the use, possession and sale of synthetic drugs within village limits during Mondayâs Waynesfield Village Council meeting.
The goal of the legislation is to ban the substance which has become known as âbath salts,â a recreational hallucinative drug which has become a problem in the county since the beginning of the year.
An area theatre group has been practicing hard for the past five weeks and has been putting the final touches on their upcoming musical.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi Theatre presents âSeussical,â this Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Waynesfield-Goshen School Auditeria.
The company picked this musical because their idea was to involve as many children as possible.
âWe try to, in the summer, involve as many children as we can,â co-producer Pat Noykos said. âWe have something where the kids can participate.â
The Auglaize County Relay for Life had a good turnout with weather and participants this weekend, organizers say, as teams walked all night for the fight against cancer.
Raising a total of $38,969, teams and organizers said they were thrilled with the total, as it was announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Organizers said this event has two major goals â to raise awareness of cancer and to raise funds for research.
A local gospel group, who have been together for 11 years, plans to help kick off the Auglaize County Fair by performing on July 31 in the Gospel Tent.
Just Us Quartet sings a variety of music, including gospel, while sharing their faith through music. The group is a local quartet from Wapakoneta, and are a regular to the Gospel Tent each year.
The group consists of lead vocalist Dale Dicus, tenor Everett Gross, baritone Garth Parsons, bass Don Bailey and accompanist Karen Butler.
âWe sing at places all over the area,â member Don Bailey said. âWe will go to any place that invites us.â
A maintenance agreement on ballot counting equipment should continue to ensure voter confidence, the Auglaize County Elections Board director says.
The hardware maintenance services and software maintenance contact and support agreement with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) recently was approved by the Auglaize County commissioners at an annual cost of more than $15,700. The five-year contract automatically renews and extends through April 30, 2016.
The county uses ES&Sâs voter tabulation equipment and licensed software.
AS A WARM FRONT PUSHES NORTH INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON...MODERATE
INSTABILITY IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE WARM SECTOR. THIS INSTABILITY
ALONG WITH FAVORABLE SHEAR SUGGESTS THAT STORMS WHICH DEVELOP SHOULD
BECOME ORGANIZED. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON
INTO TONIGHT WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING DAMAGING WINDS.
Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Edwin Pierce says that communication at both the local and state levels has been the key weapon in combatting the ever-growing problem of âbath saltsâ use.
That communication likely will lead to sweeping legislation that has been attached to the stateâs budget bill which would take effect July 1.
Pierce said that an amendment has been proposed to add onto Ohio House Bill 153, The Ohio biennial operations budget bill, which will declare the drug as a controlled substance in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
Whether its another child they look like or someone with the same name, students at Wapakoneta Elementary School sometimes find themselves involved in a case of mistaken identity.
Alice and Anne
Alice and Anne Grumblis, twins in kindergarten this past year, said they like a lot of the same things but not everything about them is similar, even if most of their classmates couldnât tell them apart.
âA couple of our friends can, but I donât know how,â Alice said. âOur parents can and our teachers, sometimes, now that weâve had them all year.â
A Wapakoneta native who recently attended a leadership conference will take all of the information she learned back to her university in hopes of saving lives.
Devon Golden, a 2009 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, attended the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. from June 6-June 17.
âIt was the best experience Iâve ever had,â Golden said.
Golden, who plays basketball at Georgetown College in Kentucky, was one of the 14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) college athletes chosen to attend this special leadership conference.