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November 6th, 2014
Julia Pepple, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, never imagined a four-day trip would change her life the way it has as her high school career begins to end and the launch to her college career is right around the corner.
It all began when Pepple participated in the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 15-18, to share her research of a third world country’s domestic issues.
A large portion of Wednesday morning’s Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting was spent discussing the need to focus on doing a better job of spreading knowledge about chemicals and hazardous materials.
In fact, the LEPC was put in place by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986 to do just that.
An incident on a school bus that led to the arrest of a Wapakoneta High School student Monday has caused at least one parent to question the way the school district handled the situation.
Village voters again failed to pass a 4-mill, 5-year levy Tuesday. It was one of a trend of failed levies over the past years as the village tries to keep its bills paid and stay afloat.
The county auditor certified in June that the proposed levy would have raised $9,120 per year over the life of the levy.
“We have our next regular council meeting Thursday, Nov. 13,” Mayor Dan Lambert said earlier today, “so we’ll have to discuss where we go from here.”
The Auglaize County Public Library will be hosting its third annual “Used Book Sale” Thursday through Saturday, and though the event is being held in the library’s basement, the fundraiser is actually run by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library and not the staff.
Unofficial election results show the Heritage Park District levy and the Buckland levy failing. Details in Wednesday's WDN.
At-Large Councilman Dan Graf gave council members an update on activities at the Streets and Alleys Committee at council’s regular meeting Monday.
As part of the report, Graf said that the sidewalk on state Route 501 to the north edge of the Happy Daz property would be completed this fall by either Happy Daz or the city.
A Wapakoneta High School student was taken to the West Central Juvenile Detention Center Monday after making threats to other students on a school bus.
“We basically had a kid who became very disruptive on a bus, making threats, that type of thing,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said. “The bus driver very appropriately called the police, and that student is now incarcerated.”
The Auglaize County Humane Society, located on 616 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta, shelters animals of all kinds such as cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits, but does not have enough room to shelter kittens and cats.
The Auglaize County Public Library not only allows patrons to rent out books, CDs and DVDs, but now kitchenware.
Yes, kitchenware. Anything from pots and pans to cookie cutters and oven mitts the library launched its Kitchen Collection campaign on Saturday in hopes of broadening its audience.