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Retiring teacher says he will miss job

March 23, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
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.
Smith’s mother and grandmother also dedicated their careers to teaching.
“My mom was a Spanish teacher here, and she taught Spanish at the high school,” Smith said. “She 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.”

Mother urges gun safety

March 23, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Six years ago a Wapakoneta woman’s son was killed in an accidental shooting.
The pain hasn’t lessened in that time, and with the passing this week of the sixth anniversary of 18-year-old Josh Martin’s death, Brenda Martin again issued a plea to families everywhere.
“Please talk to your loved ones about gun safety,” Martin said as tears streamed down her face.

Living to the fullest

March 23, 2012

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
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.

Exploring the world: Wapak grad travels across the world to teach

March 23, 2012

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.

LEPC considers projects to fund

March 23, 2012

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.

Safe oil supply key to policy

March 23, 2012

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.

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