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October 18th, 2013
The new kid in school typically has trouble getting their locker open or sometimes finding the right classroom. They often sit by themselves during lunch and talk little to others during the school day.
Three years ago, Wapakoneta Middle School students took full ownership of a program to break down those barriers â€” the Ambassadorâ€™s Club â€” which helps new students become acclimated with the school and intermingle with other students.
â€śYou get to show new students around the school,â€ť fifth-grader Gwen VanVorhees said, explaining they sit with them during lunch for a week to help.
Many students struggle to find help outside of the classroom for homework, tests and everyday studying. For Wapakoneta Middle School fifth-graders, they should look no further than their own school.
Seventh-grade tutor Brooke Mullen, 13, said she chose to help fifth-graders because she wants to use her gifts to help others.
She said school is easy for her, but she understands that many students do not learn as quickly. She said her favorite subject is math, which is the subject she enjoys tutoring the most.
â€śI get to help kids that donâ€™t exactly understand the concepts,â€ť Brooke said.
Citing a mid-year change in the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) policy, Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks members voted to maintain the street width for a section of West Auglaize Street scheduled for reconstruction in 2015.
A 39-year-old Lima man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 75 near the Bellefontaine Street overpass in Wapakoneta.
John R. Austin was driving a dump truck south on I-75, approaching the Bellefontaine Street overpass at 1 p.m. when witnesses said his dump bed started to rise. The dump bed struck the overpass causing the truck to overturn and trap Austin in the cab.
The construction of a county dog shelter is approximately a week ahead of schedule at this time, the Auglaize County dog warden says.
In a meeting with Auglaize County commissioners this week, Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the roof is being started and is expected to take more than a week to complete. A natural gas line also was recently ran to the building located off Dearbaugh Avenue along U.S. 33 behind the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office and to the back of the camping area at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
A trooper at the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed there has been a fatality in the crash along southbound Interstate 75.
Due to the crash, traffic had to be routed through Wapakoneta using Ohio 67, County Road 25A, Wood Street and Bellefontaine Street. The crash caused delays in school buses getting children home after school today.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson responded to the scene because of a diesel fuel spill.
A high-speed chase — that went through five Ohio counties before the vehicle was stopped — began in Auglaize County on Tuesday.
Three of the four occupants of the vehicle leading troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) on the multi-county pursuit on Interstate 75 are now in custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors today after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
The Breakfast Optimist club is hosting a pulled pork dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday as a fundraiser for the new playground and park on Water Street, in the location of the previous Centennial Elementary School where they have been working to add the second phase of playground equipment.
“This is one of our two big fundraisers we have throughout the year that we do to raise funds for the community,” Breakfast Optimist Past President Terry Blosser said.
Two drivers were injured in separate crashes at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Friday.
Dustin Ingle, of Lima, who drives the family-owned non-wing sprint car sponsored by Hefner’s Dairy Barn, Smuggler’s Cove Campground and DPI Racing Engines, was injured during heat race action when his car made contact with another car which caused Ingle to flip upside down, Waynesfield Raceway Park announcer Gerry Keysor said.