Archive - 2011 - News Article
Religion has played an important part in a Wapakoneta High School seniorâ€™s experiences and in part impacted the college she selected to attend for the next four years.
Chloe Hire, 18, plans to attend the University of Dayton (UD) and earn her degree in religious studies with possibly earning a second bachelorâ€™s degree in either English or Spanish.
Hire figures she still has some time to decide what educational path she will pursue as she has yet to decide what kind of job she might like to have when she leaves school.
ST. MARYS â€” After 20 weeks of hard work, dieting and exercise, participants of the Grand Health Challenge wrapped up this yearâ€™s competition Thursday evening.
The Evening Leader Publisher Deb Zwez welcomed participants to the Grand Health Challenge finale, which was held at Memorial High School.
â€śIâ€™d like to congratulate you all for being losers, but in losing, that youâ€™re all winners,â€ť Zwez said. â€śWe really had an extraordinary year this year because I think this year we had the fewest number of dropouts throughout the challenge.â€ť
Ohio avoided slipping into an economic depression from a recession with the passage of the auto rescue package aimed to aid two U.S. automakers and a myriad of auto parts plants, a U.S. legislator touts.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the auto rescue package did not just save General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, but it kept hundreds of their suppliers in business and spurred growth in the domestic auto industry.
A local garden club is hosting a tour of local gardens in Wapakoneta on Sunday.
The Roots and Shoots Garden Club will have a tour of five private gardens and one public garden in the area. This event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
â€śLocal home owners have graciously opened their beautiful gardens for public viewing to benefit the Roots and Shoots Garden Club,â€ť member of the Roots and Shoots Garden Club Michele Bishop said.
The newest trustee appointed to serve on the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation is fulfilling her late mother-in-lawâ€™s last term.
Denise Wintzer is to serve for Mary Alice Wintzer, one of the boardâ€™s original members since 1989, through her termâ€™s expiration on Oct. 31, 2015.
While Denise Wintzer said no one can replace her mother-in-law, she was looking forward to the position and its ability to allow her to give back to her community.
Larry Tester, who serves as the foundationâ€™s executive director, said the younger Wintzer came highly recommended.
With renewal of a contract with an international realtor pending, Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) members discussed ways they would improve the deal.
WAEDC Executive Director Greg Myers said he believes renewing the contract, which came up for review this May as it creeps toward its one year anniversary, would be beneficial for Wapakoneta as city administrators continue to seek investment into the 471-acre Job Ready Site certified manufacturing site.
More than one-third of the graduating class of 216 was recognized with a little more than $2 million in financial awards or other honors in front of a packed house at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Tuesday.
â€śWe thought this was an exceptional class,â€ť Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said. â€śWe really pushed kids to apply for scholarships this year. The parents and our guidance counselors deserve a lot of the credit â€” and the students should be proud of their hard work in the class and at home. The students will be able to come out of college without as much debt.â€ť
Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol handled no crashes involving injuries or fatalities during the Memorial Day weekend.
Lt. Scott Carrico, commander of the local post, described it as a â€śnice, quiet weekend.â€ť
He said troopers handled just five property damage crashes.
They made contact with 763 motorists and issued 395 citations and 281 warnings.
The 22nd annual Buckeye Farm Antiques (BFA) Show went on without a hitch despite periods of inclement weather, one of the organizerâ€™s says.
â€śWe had a big rain on Thursday and Saturday,â€ť BFA Advertising Director Esther Gaier said. â€śSo attendance was down a bit because of that, but we had good attendance on Saturday and Sunday. We had attendance of about 5,000 the four days.â€ť
Due to the weather, the tractor and truck pulls, which typically bring in large crowds, had to be cancelled, along with the garden tractor show.