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April 13th

W-G hosts mock crash

April 13, 2012

While a mock crash was staged Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School prior to prom weekend, the reaction of what it can be like felt real for several students.
The mock crash came with all the effects. Prom goers, who had been drinking, were staged to have a head-on collision with another prom patron who had not been drinking. Cars were cut open so victims could be removed and treated. The collision resulted in one fatality, who was removed from the car and loaded into a hearse.

Contest adds fun to event

April 13, 2012

One of the first men to wear the crown of “Miss Relay” at the Auglaize County Relay for Life said he would encourage others to wear a dress, get made up and don a wig for the fun event.
Scott Steinke, better known as “Porky,” of Fryburg, was crowned in 2000 in an event few people have forgotten.
Laura Kelley, team recruiter for this year’s Auglaize County Relay for Life, remembers well how Steinke looked in that outfit.
“I heard about the contest and I like to have a good time,” Steinke said. “I told the women on my team to ‘make me pretty.’”

Operation busts nine: Pair arrested in Wapak Wal-Mart parking lot for trafficking

April 13, 2012

A two-day enforcement initiative in Auglaize and Mercer counties netted nine felony arrests — including two drug arrests in Wapakoneta resulting in men receiving $1 million bonds — and more than $20,000 in drugs seized.

Seven local law enforcement agencies joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in its Operation Shield program targeting traffic safety and criminal activity in the two-county area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Screenings prompts referrals

April 13, 2012

Auglaize County Health Department officials presented the number of children screened and subsequent referrals made after recent Help Me Grow screenings to Health Board members this week.

Help Me Grow Project Director Charlotte Axe reported they screened approximately 80 children, 50 of which were in Wapakoneta.

Workshop helps with unexpected obstacles

April 13, 2012

A workshop to help community members handle life’s unexpected obstacles will soon be held in Wapakoneta.

The Community Health Professionals Tri-County and Schlosser Funeral Home are co-hosting a workshop “Leaving a Love Legacy,” which will present practical tips for organizing important documents that are needed in the event of an emergency or sudden death of a spouse or significant other.

April 12th

Suitehearts laughs: Wapak Theatre Guild preparing for play

April 12, 2012

Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”

In this PG-13 play, two married couples —  a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.

“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”

Transfer maintains school fund

April 12, 2012

The amount of money annually transferred from the Income Tax Permanent Improvement Fund to a maintenance fund within Wapakoneta City Schools is being increased.

Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Susan Rinehart said the increase, which was approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, would be from $158,424 to $208,000.

She said the recommendation to make the change was hers and is one of the ways she is trying to get things in place prior to her planned retirement in August 2013.

Auction benefits Buckland FD

April 12, 2012

In an effort to support the men serving their community, the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a quarter auction Saturday to benefit the department.

“The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department is a private entity and relies on fundraisers to raise money to insure the department can operate with the best equipment possible,” Buckland Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Vice President Rachel Winkler said.

The auction is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the fire department in downtown Buckland. Doors open at 5 p.m.

April 11th

‘At a crossroads’: Apollo superintendent explains center’s needs

April 11, 2012

Considering their options, Apollo Career Center administrators are planning a community forum this week to discuss future funding and renovation options.

Apollo Superintendent Judy Wells addressed Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday to explain the needs of the career and technical education center.

Contract cuts money for C’ville

April 11, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville fire chief brought up a new proposed fire contract by a neighboring community.

Fire Chief Ron Mertz informed Criderville Village Council members Monday that Shawnee Township trustees want to cut the amount they pay on a service contract with the village.

Typically, the two government entities sign a three-year contract with Shawnee Township paying $17,000 per year for Cridersville’s fire and rescue service to the township.

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