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October 15th

Safety issues

October 15, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Resident safety and property concerns were brought to Cridersville Village Council members’ attention on Monday.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake requested Cridersville Village Council members schedule a Safety and Street Committee meeting to discuss a concern regarding the semi-trucks driving down Carlisle Street to the lumber yard.

Wapak prepared for leaves and snow

October 15, 2013

Taking a page from the Boy Scout motto, Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews are prepared — for this fall’s leaf collection and this winter’s ice and snow, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said city crews have already prepared the equipment for leaf collection and have taken the time to get the snow plow equipment ready for snow removal.
For more information about the city's weather preparedness, see the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Horse therapy

October 15, 2013

More than 460 riders, sponsors and guests came out this weekend to support the The Equestrian Therapy Program’s mission — to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities. 
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.

School to add walking track

October 15, 2013

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.
“We wanted to encourage active lifestyles for our students,” said Amy Burke, who teaches physical education at the elementary school. “By creating a walking club, we hope to increase activity at recess and give the students one more option to be active.”

October 14th

Saving energy

October 14, 2013

All eyes were on the front of the classroom as the teacher held a small, noise-making ball that glowed red — but only during the “closed circuit” 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.

New firm for bridge

October 14, 2013

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.

Threat made at WHS

October 14, 2013

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 “generalized threats,” 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.

October 11th

Portman proposes 3- point plan

October 11, 2013

Continuing his crusade to cut wasteful spending and fighting for tax and regulatory reform, a U.S. lawmaker seeks a “smart way forward” to deal with the federal shutdown and debt ceiling in an effort to support and best serve his constituents.
“The shutdown is not easy for my constituents, a lot of them are concerned about it,” Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference, “and 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.

Budget review

October 11, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — 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.
“We wanted to start thinking about what we need to do for our budget for next year,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “We are making sure plans are in place.”  
For more information about the Cridersville Finance meeting, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Safety rules school walk

October 11, 2013

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.

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