Archive - 2014 - News Article
The United Way of Auglaize County exceeded its 2013 monetary goal and looks to continue the success in 2014.
Executive Director of the United Way of Auglaize County, Randy Fisher said they raised $330,000 for 2013, and their goal was set at $325,000.
Fisher said that in the past, making goals has been a real problem for this county.
The 2014 Winter Olympics begins today in Sochi, Russia, but for some local children, the celebration began yesterday evening at the Auglaize County Public Library.
The library held its first ever “Kids Olympics Party” to get children interested and excited for the Olympic Games.
It’s a situation not many people wish to think about — an armed person entering a school or workplace — but, for law enforcement and school officials, it’s a reality that calls for community preparedness.
The Wapakoneta and Cridersville Police Departments organized an active shooter training school for officers and officials throughout Auglaize and surrounding counties last week at the previous St. Joseph Elementary School.
Created as a movement-wide effort to raise awareness of the skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, National Girl Scout Cookie Day will be celebrated this Friday and Saturday.
Communications Manager of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Shonna King said this will be the second year the event is taking place and will hopefully boost sales nationwide.
“The event was such a success that it was decided to extend the celebration, which is why we have National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend,” King said.
On Feb. 2, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Travis Fisher received an award that will stay with him for the rest of his life — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable for members of the Boy Scouts of America, and only 2 percent of scouts achieve this distinction.
ST. MARYS — Voters in several school districts will see levies on the May primary ballot.
In St. Marys, voters within the school district are slated to vote on five-year, 6.8 mill renewal levy. Voters in New Bremen will vote on a renewal of a 1 percent income tax for operating expenses. County residents who live in the Botkins School District will vote on a renewal of a five-year, 2 mill permanent improvement levy, and those who live within the Indian Lake School District will vote on a five-year, 7.2 mill renewal and increase levy.
A local art center will be accepting photography work from the community for its annual photography contest and exhibit to open Feb. 28.
Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta is welcoming the public to submit photographs to be judged for the “2014 Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus.” Work will be accepted from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
A local fourth-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary may be the future president of the United States of America.
Gavin Sutton, 10, said he thinks he could be a good president one day.
“Everyone in my class says I should run for it, and I think I could do it,” he said.
Sutton will likely begin his political career when he makes the transition to middle school. He said he plans to run for representative of each grade, and as class president when he makes it to seventh grade.
Yesterday evening and today have brought the area yet another winter storm. With snow accumulating several inches so far, there is a lot of cleanup to be done.
Whether you prefer a snowblower, shovel or a form of ice melter, surely someone in your household will be out clearing off sidewalks and driveways.
True Value Store Manager Mike Meiring said when preparing for weather like this it is important to make sure your snowblower is in good condition.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon reports that Auglaize County roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways are also icy. Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.