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Sixth-grader confesses to writing bomb threat

January 11, 2013

A sixth-grade Wapakoneta City Schools student confessed to writing a note on a school desk Thursday which led to the evacuation of Wapakoneta Middle School.

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said through an officer’s investigation a student of interest was identified and interviewed. During the interview, an 11-year-old girl confessed to leaving the note.

School officials have confirmed the girl did not have access to a bomb or materials to make one. The case has been forwarded to prosecutors with the Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Young artists in spotlight

January 11, 2013

A local art gallery is gearing up for an annual art show — one that members say is rewarding for everyone involved.

The Riverside Art Center’s fifth annual Children’s Art Exhibit is currently being set up, and the opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19, and a member says its one of the Riverside Art Center’s favorite shows of the year.

GED program changes in 2014

January 11, 2013

A new GED test will be starting in 2014, and an area instructor encourages all who are considering to take the test to do so now.

“This test is going to be much harder and more expensive,” West Central Ohio ABLE-GED Program instructor Candice Dicke said. “We would like the people in Wapakoneta to be aware that the last time you will be able to take the old test will be the summer of 2013.”

The current GED test is multiple choice and essay questions. It consists of five parts, and once a part is passed it will not have to be taken again.

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