Archive - 2014 - News Article
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
We’ve all heard these words throughout our lives, especially in the classroom. This theme is still being used today to teach children the importance of protecting our natural resources, as evidenced at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday.
Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, has spent the past seven years going to all six school districts in Auglaize County, talking to children about the importance of recycling.
A special adult event is being held Tuesday, April 22 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Auglaize County Public District Library.
Andrea Burton, adult services coordinator at the ACPDL has prepared a program called Green Cleaning Workshop & Idea Swap, in which she will present information on how to get started with green cleaning supplies, and participants will have the opportunity to share some of their own tips, ideas and techniques.
Burton explained she came up with the idea for this program through things she has seen online about going green and green cleaning.
The City of Wapakoneta was recognized April 9 as a Tree City USA in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony co-hosted by the City of Kenton, the Village of Mt. Victory, and their Tree Commissions. This is the 27th time our community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.
Described as being a loving, fun, caring little boy, 5-year-old Isacc Hayes is facing an enormous challenge.
As a preschooler at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, located at 302 E. Pearl St., Isacc is learning and working toward preparing for kindergarden next school year.
In February Isacc had been sick with a terrible cough. His parents believed it to be something like bronchitis, but after taken him to urgent care they found something much worse.
One year ago Tuesday, Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner was going about a normal day at work when she heard the news.
At 2:49 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others.
Kentner, who has been an accomplished marathon runner for decades, wasn’t there that day. But 25 of her friends were.
She wondered, were they OK? How could this have happened? Who had done this? When will I hear from my friends?
A folk art painting with German inscription may hold a secret to a time in Auglaize County history that has faded. With no one around to tell the story of how the county historical society obtained the piece of art, the artist and his message has been, at least for now, lost in time.
Auglaize County Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said the painting is known to be native to St. Marys due to a recognizable, well-known hotel included in the painting that dates back to the 1840s.
CELINA — It’s rare for an adult to donate to Locks of Love.
It’s even rarer to find two men in their 50s and 60s to donate.
But for two Waynesfield residents, 56-year-old Bill Smith and 63-year-old Dan Macias, these facts mattered little, as long as they were helping people.
“It ain’t about me — what it’s really about is if this hair helps a cancer patient who can’t afford a wig, I think that’s great,” said Smith, owner of Smitty’s General Contracting in Waynesfield.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to complete the public testing of the equipment that will be used for the upcoming May 6 election.
Board members Fran Engle, Diana Dulebohn, Brent Henschen and Bill Roth went through a simulation of voters inserting their ballots into the polling machines along with Deputy Director Peg Matheny.
The three precincts that were included in the test were Waynesfield, Wapakoneta 2B and Logan Township.
Director Michelle Wilcox explained why these three were chosen.
The final Wednesday Lenten service organized by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association was held in honor of Holy Week at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Linda McCune, parish member of St. Joseph, said she enjoyed the Wednesday service, particularly Rev. David Williams’ homily.
“I thought it was excellent,” McCune said. “He gave the eulogy, he could play the organ, he could sing, he was very good.”
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education posthumously nominated U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni award at a regular board meeting Monday night.
Zimmerman was killed in action on July 16, 2013, in Afghanistan, from wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was 25 years old.