Archive - Nov 12, 2013 - News Article
The title of a new book focuses on the life of a turn-of-the-century baseball player, but its author says it is so much more than a biography about an athlete.
Long-time newspaper reporter, columnist and editor Mike Lackey, who spent 36 years writing sports for The Lima News, penned a 368-page book about the life of Auglaize County resident Bob Ewing in the book, â€śSpitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing.â€ť
No violations were reported during a recent week of emphasis on school bus safety, an Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) official says.
OSHP Wapakoneta Post Assistant Commander Sgt. Kristina Bennett said troopers followed 110 school buses on portions of their routes and worked school zones during restricted hours as part of National School Bus Safety Week at the end of October.
â€śThere were no violations for passing a stopped school bus witnessed by our troopers and no citations were issued for speeding violations in a school zone,â€ť Bennett said.
Wapakoneta Middle School students got a glimpse of their â€śreal worldâ€ť future, where taxes, child care and credit debt lie in store for them.
â€śReal Money. Real World.,â€ť an Ohio State University Extension program, was created to give youth an opportunity to make budgeting decisions in a â€śreal worldâ€ť simulation.
â€śThis helps teach kids how to man a household, keep a checkbook, learn about taxes and deductions, understand the importance of an education and how that can influence income,â€ť OSU Extension Educator Beth Miller said.