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Fire takes NB building

February 27, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Groups of New Bremen residents gathered on West Monroe Street Monday night watching as firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a historic downtown building.

Fire crews were dispatched to the Fireside Pub, 115 W. Monroe St., at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. The pub shares the building with Que’s Barbershop. No one was injured in the fire, as the pub closes at 2 p.m. Mondays.

Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews began working to extinguish the fire.

1 killed, 4 wounded in school shooting in Ohio

February 27, 2012

CHARDON (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a high school cafeteria at the start of the school day Monday, wounding five students, one of whom later died, authorities said. A suspect — believed to be a student — was arrested a short distance away.

The suspect was taken into custody near his car about half a mile from the suburban Cleveland school, said FBI agent Vicki Anderson.

Students screamed and ran in panic through the halls when gunfire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School.

Harrod ’12 Pork Queen: Wapak FFA member crowned county’s industry royalty

February 27, 2012

The daughter of Barb and Jeff Harrod of Wapakoneta took home the honor Sunday of being named the 2012 Auglaize County pork industry queen during the Auglaize County Pork Producers annual banquet.

Ann Harrod, who is a member of the Wapakoneta High School track and tennis teams and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is involved in FFA and the Student Senate and works as a student teacher assistant at the school.

Mothers, sons have fun night

February 27, 2012

The Wapakoneta Parent Teacher organization (PTO) held its annual mother-son fun night on Saturday.

Approximately 350 people attended the event, which was held with a “carnival” theme. It was the biggest turnout ever for the event, PTO President Shelley Mowery said.

Student handles busy schedule

February 27, 2012

BOTKINS — High school has been a juggling act for Botkins’ resident Christine Johnson. However, she has learned to handle her busy schedule with precision.

The 18-year-old Botkins High School senior has maintained a 3.8 grade point average, and she has done it with a flurry of activities. No matter what she tries, she seems to always come out successful.

Local child places in national tractor pull

February 27, 2012

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
More often than not, a five year old can be amused easily. Making crafts, drawing pictures or playing games can keep them happy.
But while rural Moulton resident and five-year-old Jacob Ott may sometimes partake in those activities in his pre-kindergarten class at the Wapakoneta Learning Center, he takes his threshold for thrills to a whole new level.
Ott recently competed in the Grand National Tractor Pulling championship Jan. 29 at Power Show Ohio in Columbus and placed third nationally.

Candlelight Missions reaching out to community

February 27, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Unable to see the difference they were making in a national fundraising cause, two Wapakoneta women started their own to help those living within their community.
Candlelight Missions, which Mandy Tangeman and Cindy Colaprete began six years ago, has stayed on a relatively small scale, but it’s just what the pair was hoping to accomplish.

Local business owner is designer for Cash museum

February 27, 2012

In tough times, a local business owner thought about closing the door on his dream.

But an opportunity arose by the late “Man in Black”, which gave Art Your Mind Design owner Mike Smithson guidance — and an opportunity for him to do design work for one of his favorite musicians.

Smithson, who has owned his downtown Wapakoneta business since June 2011, recently received an e-mail from Bill Miller, who developed the idea to create a Johnny Cash Museum to be built this summer in Nashville, Tenn.

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