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Road closing soon: East Benton Street work set to start May 7

April 27, 2012

Motorists using East Benton Street through these first few weeks of construction will no longer be permitted down the street starting May 7 when paving contractors move in.

Workers with Celina-based Shinn Brothers start work that Monday and the street will be closed until the $779,680 full-depth street reconstruction project is complete. The project is scheduled to be done by Sept. 30.

Collecting coins: Penny drive to help school rebuild

April 27, 2012

Tightly grasping handfuls of pennies, kindergartners dropped them into large collection buckets this week at Wapakoneta Elementary School.

As they gave all the pennies they had they said they were donating them to help fix the “broken school.”

They brought with them from home not just their pennies, but nickels, dimes, quarters and even dollar bills — anything they could find — to help students just like them who had lost part of their school to a tornado earlier this year.

Teams gear up for Relay

April 27, 2012

With the Auglaize County Relay for Life only eight weeks away, team captains are working at full force preparing for the special day.

Relay for Life is scheduled to be held Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, and team captain Kim Klingler and her team, TSC Purple Stars, are creating a tribute book, The Greater Auglaize County Tribute Book, which will be available for sale at the event.

Keeping interest low: Loan rate extension supported by Brown, Portman

April 27, 2012

College students would not have to worry about the interest rate on their student loans doubling for at least one more year, if Congress votes today to pass on legislation to extend the existing interest rate.

Ohio’s two U.S. senators favor the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would extend the 3.4 percent interest for one more year. The two legislators also favor extending the rate longer.

Local hits 700 Club

April 27, 2012

A local shop owner had cameras following his every move this week as he gave his testimony for a documentary.    

Mike Smithson, owner of Wapakoneta’s Art Your Mind Design was recently interview by The 700 Club, a program on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) this week.

They were with him for approximately 11 hours Wednesday, filming his story.

“I turned in my testimony, after becoming partners with The 700 Club, and they wanted to share my story,” Smithson said.

Wapak Middle School: ‘You are our hero’

April 27, 2012

Wapakoneta sixth-grade teacher Janet Steinke was able to offer her students an inside look during their study of ancient civilizations.

Steinke’s nephew, 2005 St. Marys graduate Deron Steinke, is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan for six months. It resulted in a perfect opportunity as students wrote letters to Deron Steinke during his time in Afghanistan to learn about the culture.

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