Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
A local woman who has a rare genetic deficiency will not let her condition get in the way of her goals.
Formerly of St. Marys, Jennifer Young was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and will have to undergo treatments once a week for the rest of her life, with each treatment lasting 2 1/2 hours.
“It’s a hard thing to go through when you are 30,” Young said. “For me, it’s hard, because I hate being sick.”
ST. MARYS — An economic development official says he hopes a 400-acre site in Wapakoneta serves as a regional economic shift for Auglaize County.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.
City administrators demoted a Wapakoneta Fire Department captain alleging “dishonesty” and a “failure to follow directives.”
The firefighter claims he is being disciplined for his inability to recall the exact comments, times and dates he made comments to Wapakoneta City Council members as a private citizen and the fact his memory is faulty should not be constituted as “lying.”
BOTKINS — Approximately 60 people turned for a special Botkins Local School Board of Education meeting Monday to discuss plans for the new school building.
Board members came to the meeting with a petition circulated and signed by 81 residents expressing concerns they had with the school.
Botkins Local School District residents approved a 7.99-mill property tax levy on Nov. 8 to build a new school and provide money to maintain those facilities for a maximum of 35 years.
A 5-year-old boy thought it was just a normal day at his preschool until he was pleasantly surprised by his older cousin — Kevin Creviston, who he has not seen in two years.
Creviston, who is a member of the U.S. Marines and who has been in training in Japan, California and Hawaii for the past two years, surprised his young cousin, Michael Brown, who attends preschool at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, on Monday afternoon.
While they still have two more performances on the horizon as the school year draws to a close, the nine seniors, who are members of Singsation saw the Music & More competition hosted by the Wapakoneta High School as their their last hurrah and a culmination of four years of hard work.
TROY — Removing direct payments from the 2012 Farm Bill leaving farmers to rely more heavily on crop insurance grabbed the attention of farmers and others gathered Saturday at the 21st annual Farm Forum.
The event, held at Troy Christian Elementary School, is hosted by House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester.
While talk revolved mainly around the 2012 Farm Bill, many other topics both inside and outside the farming industry were touched on by Boehner and members of a select panel.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members again are turning to a reduction-in-force (RIF) process in an attempt to save money for the district.
During Tuesday’s meeting, board members will vote on the RIF of one employee, an elementary music teacher due to “financial reasons and changes in curriculum” as stated in the resolution.
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.
Smithâ€™s mother and grandmother also dedicated their careers to teaching.
â€śMy mom was a Spanish teacher here, and she taught Spanish at the high school,â€ť Smith said. â€śShe 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€ť