Archive - Mar 23, 2012 - News Article
By CARLA MEYER
A Wapakoneta City Schools faculty member comes from a long line of teachers.
Wapakoneta Middle School science teacher Bart Smith has graded his last test, taught his last lesson and has packed up his classroom, as he recently retired from the school district.
Smithâs mother and grandmother also dedicated their careers to teaching.
âMy mom was a Spanish teacher here, and she taught Spanish at the high school,â Smith said. âShe used to run the Pepsi stand for the Spanish Club at the (Auglaize County) fair, and I helped her do that when I was a kid.â
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Six years ago a Wapakoneta womanâs son was killed in an accidental shooting.
The pain hasnât lessened in that time, and with the passing this week of the sixth anniversary of 18-year-old Josh Martinâs death, Brenda Martin again issued a plea to families everywhere.
âPlease talk to your loved ones about gun safety,â Martin said as tears streamed down her face.
By LANCE MIHM
Twelve-year-old Seth Thuman has a thing or two to teach most people about what it is truly like to roll with the punches.
Seth suffers from a rare form of atypical meningioma, a type of brain cancer. Despite countless brain surgeries, Seth is proceeding through life with the typical youthful vigor a person expects to see out of children approaching their teens.
A Wapakoneta native, who has a passion for traveling and teaching, has found a way to do both.
Paula Davies, a 2000 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, teaches at an international school in the country of Tunisia, which is in northern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, where she has spent the last school year living and teaching.
Grant money originally slated for a shooting range to train local law enforcement is being reallocated for other emergency planning needs of the county.
“We tried four times,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said.
The state failed to approve plans for a tactical shooting range and training facility, he said, even after they made tweaks each time to try to meet their criteria.
The U.S. energy problems are multi-faceted but it is primarily based on the basic principle of supply and demand, a U.S. legislator says.