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April 4th, 2013
An area student — who has a passion for English and writing — was selected as the county representative for an annual award, and she nominated an inspirational teacher who introduced her to this passion.
Lydia Felty, a senior at New Knoxville High School, was chosen from among six county students to represent Auglaize County for state recognition for the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award.
BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools Board of Education members selected Charles Construction Services Inc. as its construction manager during Tuesday’s special board meeting.
Charles Construction Services, of Findlay, submitted the lowest bid to complete construction of the new school building approved by voters in November. Groundbreaking for the new school is April 14.
The entire city of Wapakoneta is scheduled to be without power on Sunday for two hours.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said American Electric Power (AEP) officials have informed the city they need to shut down the electric grid to make improvements on their system.
A Wapakoneta resident is representing North America, as he was selected as the recipient of a prestigious award from Ford Motor Company.
Ryan Kelly was named “Health and Safety Professional of the Year” for North America.
“It’s a huge honor to even be considered and being selected is very rewarding,” Kelly said.
The world headquarters of Ford Motor Co., in Dearborn, Mich., recently announced the 2012 President’s Health and Safety Awards. These awards honor outstanding achievements at Ford plants worldwide.
The Auglaize County branch of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is joining a statewide drive to help end hunger and is partnering with a local agency to make a difference here.
State Registrar Mike Rankin became involved in Operation Feed on a local level in the Columbus area and decided to extend the effort across Ohio.
After applying a federal grant rewarded to the city last year to a street project, Wapakoneta city administrators have resubmitted work on the Heritage Park river walkway project for a similar grant — and they have good indications they may receive the funds.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the first reading to apply for $2.14 million in a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
A deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized as the top law enforcement officer in the district by a district service organization.
K-9 Deputy Mike Peterson, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office full-time for 17 years was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 2012-2013 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 2. He has served as K-9 officer for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006.
Peterson said the award was humbling.
County residents who have been touched by cancer now have a local support group to which they can turn.
The Cancer Association of Auglaize County is forming a cancer support group with the mission of being a resource for survivors, those battling the disease and family and relatives of people with cancer to come together.
ST. JOHNS — Twenty lucky kids spent the afternoon picking up Easter eggs at St. Johns United Methodist Church.
With only 20 children showing up to scamper around the grounds to pick up 1,000 eggs, the numbers divided out for each children collecting many eggs, looking for extra bags, baskets, or whatever else they could find to fit them all in when their initial container quickly filled.
While Wapakoneta City Council members are preparing to hear the second reading of an ordinance applying for $500,000 for a third round of federal grant money for Safe Routes to Schools, councilors will hear the first reading of an ordinance to proceed with plans for the second round of Safe Routes to Schools funds.