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May 8th

Museum launches midnight movies

May 8, 2012

A local museum director hopes to start a midnight movie tradition.

Beginning Saturday, The Armstrong Air and Space Museum is hosting a midnight showing of a science fiction once a month, on the 56-foot diameter Astro Theatre in the museum.

“Midnight movie screenings are a long tradition in the sci-fi genre,” The Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said. “The series will also feature films not commonly experienced in a cinema setting.”

Money shifted to pay final bills

May 8, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council members voted unanimously to pay off a debt in anticipation of unincorporating the village in November.

During the April council meeting, councilors approved a move transferring $37,000 from its savings to pay off a sewer loan and set aside another $7,400 to pay on the wastewater lagoon project.

Councilors continue to move in the direction of unincorporating, or dissolving the village, and discussed the issue during a brief meeting on Monday.

May 7th

Etched in stone

May 7, 2012

Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck will forever be etched in the memories of their classmates as the class of 2012 winds down its last few days of school.

Now there will be a visual memory as well for everyone to reflect on.

Nearly 70 people turned out Saturday as the parents of the two Wapakoneta students dedicated a memorial in front of the high school on Saturday. Both boys died to cancer before reaching graduation.

Bark park sought: City officials encourage dog owners to attend meeting

May 7, 2012

If area residents are interested in a dog park in a section of a planned park where Centennial Elementary School used to be located, two city officials encourage them to come forward.

Mayor Rodney Metz and 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee, advised residents seeking an area to exercise their dogs to come forward soon before plans for the park are finalized.

Bikers, motorists reminded to drive cautiously

May 7, 2012

With warmer, longer days approaching, law enforcement officials are reminding motorists and motorcyclists to take extra caution on the road.

“In general, we would like to remind motorists to share the roadway and always be aware of their surroundings,” Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Wapakoneta Post Sgt. Brian Jordan said. “Motorcycles are sometimes hard to see and a second look before pulling from a stop sign may save a life. We also strongly discourage drinking and riding, keeping riding skills sharp and riders alert.”

May 4th

Impulse receives honors

May 4, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
After being promoted to a higher class at the beginning of the season, Wapakoneta’s Impulse Drumline went on to receive a bronze honor in the state in that more difficult division.
“It’s what we strive for, not just competing against other drumlines, but getting better ourselves,” Impulse Instructor Steve Wimmers said.

Cancer survivor helps others

May 4, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A local, who has been participating in Relay for Life for many years, says she never in a million years thought cancer would come knocking on her door.
Kim Klingler, who is a team captain for TSC Purple Stars and the retention chair for the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life, has been active in the event for 11 years. The event’s purpose hit closer to home three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

County inspections set to begin

May 4, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Facility inspections at the 63 Auglaize County operations with hazardous chemicals are to begin soon.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said 13 of the facilities need to have the inspections this year to stay up to date and those appointments are being scheduled.
“We divide the facilities out so that we are back into the same facilities again every five years,” Anderson said.

Gathering for prayer

May 4, 2012

Community members, representatives from local organizations and area pastors came together Thursday afternoon to pray for the nation.

“It is important to be a  part of the National Day of Prayer,” St. Mark’s Lutheran Church pastor the Rev. Mark Bauer said at noon at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta as part of a nation celebration where American communities pray for their local leaders and the country. “We’re thinking about our community in partnership with other communities and the leaders and supporters of these communities.”

Schools axe teacher choice

May 4, 2012

Parents of students at Wapakoneta City Schools no longer have the choice in what teacher their children get in the fall.

A letter sent home with students at Wapakoneta and Cridersville elementary schools this week informed parents of the change to be implemented with the 2012-2013 school year.

“It was a tough decision to make, but I hope parents trust us to continue to do the best to place children in the appropriate classrooms and they can always call teachers to work out concerns,” Wapakoneta Elementary School Principal Mark Selvaggio said.

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