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Prepare for the worst: Motter says village school should be ready for shooting

February 28, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter told Waynesfield Village Council members it was time to develop a contingency plan in case of a violent school event.

Motter said he contacted Waynesfield-Goshen High School Principal T.J. Winkler Monday after a gunman opened fire inside a high school cafeteria in Chardon at the start of the school day, wounding three students, two of whom later died. A suspect, now reported as being a 17-year old student, was arrested a short distance away. The school is approximately 30 miles east of Cleveland.

Wind turbine movie set

February 28, 2012

Three showings of the film, “Windfall,” have been scheduled for the next month with the first viewing possible this weekend.

“Windfall,” a film directed by Laura Israel, documents how the development of a wind farm outside of Meredith, N.Y. divides the residents of the city and the surrounding area.

The film mirrors Wapakoneta with Auglaize Neighbors United against the wind turbines being built so close to residences and the city of Wapakoneta and surrounding villages.

Churches to host lenten luncheons

February 28, 2012

Local churches are coming together this Lenten season to offer prayer and fellowship.

The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association has been hosting Lenten Lunches, which are held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday during lent, for numerous years during Lent.

“It’s a good Lenten practice to add prayer to our daily routine,” the Rev. Patrick Sloneker, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, said. “This is a good way to add prayer and fellowship.”

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