Archive - 2013 - News Article
While pouring their hearts into words and putting the words onto paper, three seniors were named top winners of an essay contest.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Ross Kohler, Nicole Brown and Joe Schneider were named third, fourth and fifth place winners in the “Laws of Life” contest at the high school.
This essay is an writing project their teacher, Linda Temple, assigned, and the object was to write about something near and dear to them, and that is exactly what Kohler did.
Union workers from Auglaize Acres, joined by family members of residents and friends, held a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening outside the Auglaize County Administration Building praying for a resolution to contract talks.
Battling a breeze to keep their candles lit, Susan Elliott, who serves on the executive board for the Auglaize Acres bargaining unit, led the group as they gathered along South Blackhoof Street.
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club, represented by Randy Fisher (left), presented the Wapakoneta YMCA with $1,000 to help kick-start its annual support campaign. Van Wright, and Josh Little, accept the donation.
Shifting a city employee from hourly to salary does not bother a city elected official, but the raise without an explanation does.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the second reading of an ordinance Monday to amend job titles and salary ranges for city employees — primarily to shift the Wapakoneta WaterPark general manager from hourly to salary.
Two high school students earned the top two spots in an essay contest — a contest that helped them to find themselves.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Salon Gegel and Makenna Salsbury each wrote an essay for the “Laws of Life” contest, and won first and second place at their school, respectively.
“I wrote about smiling,” Gegel said. “Just smiling at someone can change someone’s day. It can make their day a bit brighter.”
The city received three payments recently — all dealing with reimbursements for clean-up costs for the June 29 wind storm that caused millions of dollars in damage.
While the money is welcomed, city administrators say the money puts only a dent into the total amount spent on cleaning up the streets, fixing electrical lines and grinding up limbs and debris at the Wapakoneta Compost Facility.
A Wapakoneta man was among six Auglaize County residents as well as one Celina man arrested for trafficking in drugs, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office officials announced this morning.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests were the result of a recent investigation by the Auglaize-Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the St. Marys, Wapakoneta and Minster police departments.
“We Ended In Disaster” indeed sounds like a cool name for a band that straddles pop, punk and metal sounds and fits in perfectly with a genre of music known for its other nefarious group names, such as Against All Authority, the Dead Milkmen, and Gorilla Biscuits. However, in contrast to some of those famous names, the name of the local band based out of Wapakoneta came from true happenings amongst its members.
“It has inspirational meaning to us,” said Ben Gardner, 20, the lead guitarist of the band.
A local seventh-grader has a passion for cars.
In his spare time, Wapakoneta Middle School student Jerry Wright can be driving his RC cars.
“I do competitions with them,” Wright said of the remote control cars. “Dad’s Toy Shop holds a ‘Fun Run’ and I go there every summer.”
Wright said at these competitions, the hobbyists drive their cars around and see whose car can jump the highest.
Wright, who has a total of five RC cars, races them outside.
By LANCE MIHM
Area superintendents, who attended a meeting Thursday in Columbus, learned of a pleasant surprise regarding school funding as the basics of a Gov. John Kasichâs overhaul plan started to be revealed.
With most area school districts administrators waiting for the state budget plan to come out in early February, attendees at the meeting for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) learned the plan will narrow tax-based disparities between richer and poorer school districts, reward innovation and expand access to vouchers.