Archive - 2012 - News Article
A local high school senior is currently undecided what to study in college, but he knows his passion for basketball may help guide him along the way.
Wapakoneta High School student Kaleb Page plans to attend Bowling Green State University this fall and is contemplating positions in education or journalism.
“I have a few ideas,” Page said of a career choice. “I’m thinking about possibly becoming an elementary or high school teacher or get into sports journalism or broadcasting.”
Verbal threats, name calling, rumors and tags on Facebook are all forms of bullying Wapakoneta High School students say they have experienced from other classmates.
“It’s a pretty big problem,” junior Kiesha Simpson said.
Megan Steinke, also a junior, said the biggest way students are bullied at the school is online, typically on Facebook.
“The same people do it, they just change who they do it to,” Megan said.
While the girls said for the most part they try to ignore it, name calling and gossip still hurts.
Federal budget cuts the past two years and additional cuts expected for 2013 is forcing a local farm executive to trim services for area farmers.
Auglaize County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Anita Green said the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) experienced 12 percent budget cuts in 2011 and 2012, with additional cuts forthcoming in 2013. To help with the budget crisis, all federal employees experienced a wage freeze the past two years.
If a law enforcement officer believes a gun is for real, then the law enforcement officer will likely treat that weapon as being real, city leaders say.
The best way to avoid an incident, they advise, is to practice safety measures as if the airsoft toy weapon is a real gun.
A PDS tornado watch has been issued for most of Auglaize and Shelby County until 9 p.m. tonight.â€¨Weather maps showed a particularly strong area of storms in the area of Indianapolis at about 3 p.m. that were causing several tornado warnings in that area.â€¨Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said a severe thunderstorm warning is likely to be issued for the area soon. The weather forecast includes strong thunderstorms during the evening that will give way to partly cloudy skies after midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado with some of the storms are possible.
Beginning today, a new application should make navigating Auglaize County geographic information system (GIS) mapping easier.
“We tried to keep it similar to what we already had and make it simpler to use,” Auglaize County GIS Director Joe Collin said as he clicked through the site, noting changes, many of which make it more user friendly. “There are no real changes to the map application put in place in 2005 other than a few layers added over the years. It’s a lot of the same tools, we’ve just made them easier to use.”
Most parents know their children can be ornery, no matter their age.
Under the circumstances, Annette Hensley is likely to forgive that tendency in her son.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Jordan Hensley surprised his mother Thursday at the Wapakoneta Elementary School Thursday with a visit. Annette Hensley works in the cafeteria at the school.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area village’s website will soon get a makeover, as village officials are looking into different avenues for a redesign.
Cridersville Village Administrator John McDonald and Village Operator Jarid Kohlrieser have been researching companies and individuals to hire to create a new website for the village of Cridersville.
“(Mayor) Lorali Myers asked us to check on web design options suggested by (council president) Eric West and (former councilor) Jeff Bassitt,” McDonald said.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown proposed business incubator legislation he says would create business incubators that would ultimately lead to more jobs in Ohio.
The bill, deemed the Business Incubator Promotion Act (BIPA) is aimed at creating high-skill, high wage jobs across the state. Brown said that an independent report completed by the Economic Development Council (EDA) has indicated that every $10,000 in EDA funds invested in business incubators has led to the creation of 47 to 69 jobs in the state.
As several retirees received recognition for their work by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members, board members approved several other upcoming retirements.
Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne, Technology Coordinator Steve Schuler, third-grade teacher Yvonne Cook, high school social studies teacher Dennis Cosart, middle school science and social studies teacher Edna Elisha Smith, Title I reading teachers Jean Turner and Melanie Webb, bus driver Sheryl Beers, and Wapakoneta Elementary School para-educator Nancy Hunter are retiring this year.