Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
More than 460 riders, sponsors and guests came out this weekend to support the The Equestrian Therapy Programâ€™s mission â€” to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.Â
In addition to the pumpkin festival and silent auction on Saturday, 54 therapy riders rode their horses during the Ride-A-Thon, with the goal of gaining pledges to raise money for the therapy program.
For more information about the Equestrian Therapy fundraiser, see the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A walking club needs a walking track and both are coming to Wapakoneta Elementary School.
For more than a year, staff at the school have been working on developing a club first and then a track, springing off the idea of creating more active youth.
â€śWe wanted to encourage active lifestyles for our students,â€ť said Amy Burke, who teaches physical education at the elementary school. â€śBy creating a walking club, we hope to increase activity at recess and give the students one more option to be active.â€ť
All eyes were on the front of the classroom as the teacher held a small, noise-making ball that glowed red â€” but only during the â€śclosed circuitâ€ť of electricity that occurred when it was in contact with skin.
Laughter echoed throughout the room as she demonstrated the closed circuit by holding hands with her helper at the front of the classroom, breaking the connection and tapping her helper on the nose.
Auglaize County Multiple Disabilities (MD) unit teacher Gretchen Schmitz said the class has been given $2,500 worth of materials for their year-long science curriculum.
After the low bidder failed to secure all the materials needed for a planned bridge project on Deep Cut Road, the contract has been awarded to the second lowest bidder.
In late July, the Auglaize County commissioners awarded the bridge project over the Miami and Erie Canal to Hume Supply, of Lima, for approximately $112,730.
For more information, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A Wapakoneta High School student was removed from the building Wednesday morning and could face charges after making threats to damage property.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said Friday that the 15-year-old male made what he described as â€śgeneralized threats,â€ť which other students overheard and reported at 9:41 a.m.
For more information about the school threat, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Continuing his crusade to cut wasteful spending and fighting for tax and regulatory reform, a U.S. lawmaker seeks a â€śsmart way forwardâ€ť to deal with the federal shutdown and debt ceiling in an effort to support and best serve his constituents.
â€śThe shutdown is not easy for my constituents, a lot of them are concerned about it,â€ť Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference, â€śand others strongly believe we need to hold firm because of the spending issues.
For more information about Portman's plan, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” The time is now to begin talking about pay packages and changes for next year as Cridersville Village Council members start to discuss the 2014 village budget.
â€śWe wanted to start thinking about what we need to do for our budget for next year,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śWe are making sure plans are in place.â€ť Â
For more information about the Cridersville Finance meeting, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Walking a lap through the parking lot of Wapakoneta Elementary School, students were joined Thursday by cheerleaders, local mascots and city and police officials as they celebrated International Walk to School Day.
The event focused on how to use sidewalks safely and stay healthy.
With a piece of legislation introduced Monday calling for hikes in refuse fees, one Wapakoneta City Council member inquired about taking it a step further â€” investigating the costs of contracting for refuse and recycling collection.
After the ordinanceâ€™s first reading, Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier questioned the wisdom of legislation calling for a 50 cent increase each year in refuse fees on residentâ€™s utility bills for perpetuity and requested city administrators seek rates from refuse and recycling haulers for the sake of comparison.
ADA â€” During the year-long controversy and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman, many citizens found themselves questioning their legal rights of self-defense.
Dr. C. Antoinette Clarke, Ohio Northern University (ONU) criminal law and juvenile justice professor, presented â€śShoot First, Ask Questions Later: Self Defense, Stand Your Ground, and the Trayvon Martin Tragedyâ€ť at the universityâ€™s College of Law Tuesday afternoon.