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February 28th

Standoff ends peacefully

February 28, 2013

A nearly 3 1/2-hour standoff at the Western Suite Inn in Wapakoneta ended peacefully at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday when two men wanted on warrants out of Logan County surrendered to local law enforcement.

Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team managed to talk the two men — one wanted on a charge of burglary and the second on a charge of domestic violence — to surrender without incident.

Athletic Boosters seek new members, new ideas

February 28, 2013

This school organization helps hundreds of students who participate in athletics in the Wapakoneta City School system.

The Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, consisting of members off the former Dad’s Club and other parent organizations, exists to help the sanctioned sports offered at Wapakoneta High School and Wapakoneta Middle School through donations.

New president takes over DWP, has many ideas for 2013

February 28, 2013

With the new year, a downtown organization has a new president and a busy schedule ahead.

The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) recently named Judie Presar as their president during this month’s annual dinner meeting on Feb. 12. She said there are many items on the agenda for this year, as the organization continues to grow since it’s establishment a few years ago.

“We are making a push for the community to partner with downtown,” Presar said. “Downtown is the heartbeat of the community.”

Snow delay

February 28, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools is on a two-hour delay this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.

Apollo Career Center and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools also are on two-hour delays this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.

February 27th

Standoff at Western Inn Suites

February 27, 2013

 

Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) took two men into custody at approximately 6:30 p.m. after a nearly 3 1/2 hour standoff in Wapakoneta.

Responsibilities change, but treasurer loves serving area

February 27, 2013

In her fifth year at Botkins Local Schools, the school district’s treasurer is learning the responsibilities of her position continually change.

Along with rules and regulations changing on a yearly basis, Jody Jones is seeing her responsibilities increasing even more as the district tackles a new building project.

The district recently passed a levy to build a new school with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) program. and planning is currently underway as the project’s groundbreaking is scheduled for April.

FSA officals give farmers choices to consider

February 27, 2013

FORT LORAMIE — With the extension to the 2008 Farm Bill, area farmers have decisions and options to consider, area farming specialists say.

Executive directors and staff of Farm Service Agencies (FSA) of Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties provided information and answered questions for farmers during a special tri-county informational meeting held Tuesday at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.

BOE begins sale of land

February 27, 2013

The first steps to divest the local school district of a building on Pine Street took place Tuesday.

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education agreed Tuesday to move forward and take the initial steps to place the former Board of Education building and bus garage at 3 N. Pine St. on the auction block. Board members authorized Operations Director Mike Watt to begin the process to auction the school building and property that location with a reserve price to be set.

February 26th

Veteran helping others through county veterans agency

February 26, 2013

The director of Auglaize County Veterans Services knows first hand about the men and women she is serving.

Lynne Skaggs is a veteran.

So is her husband, as well as her father, her grandfather, her great-grandfather, her uncles, her brother and cousin. One of her uncles was killed in Vietnam.

Her husband Todd’s father, grandfather and brother also have served in the U.S. military and the couple is likely to have a future veteran growing up in their house.

Gas process OK’d

February 26, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — An attempt to bring natural gas to the village of Waynesfield moved even closer to reality when Waynesfield Village Council members approved Monday a resolution to conduct an assessment of the properties.

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