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May 10th, 2013

ONU students show replica of Mars rover

May 10, 2013

As a part of the Engineering Projects and Community Service (EPICS) program, Ohio Northern University students delivered Thursday an interactive, 1/4-scale replica of the Mars rover Curiosity to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

The replica was designed by engineering students at the university and was offered as an actual 1-credit hour class for students.

Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said the display will be a valuable educational tool that should draw a lot of interest at the museum.

Students watch cannon firing demo

May 10, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Several Waynesfield-Goshen Schools students got a big “bang” out of their education during class on Thursday.

Members of the school’s Civil War Brigade, as well as several other classes of students, were able to  watch a cannon firing demonstration. Members of each class participated as team members that fired the 12-pound, mountain Howitzer, the most common gun of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

The demonstration was presented by Taylor Batteries from Woodville, a Civil War historical preservation group.

Horner reflects on success, prepares for change

May 10, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools is celebrating its past successes, while preparing for future changes in how students and teachers are to be measured.

Superintendent Keith Horner highlighted Wapakoneta City Schools first excellent rating based on 2012 state report cards during his annual State of the Schools address Thursday before the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s a reflection of all the hard work the teachers are doing in the classroom every day,” Horner said.

May 9th

Mother inspires daughter

May 9, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School senior had a hard time narrowing down an essay nominating her mother for “Mother of the Year” — as she has done so much for her throughout her 18 years.

When Jocelyn Campbell nominated her mother, Tami Campbell, for “Mother of the Year,” a contest sponsored by the Wapakoneta Daily News, she never expected her essay to be chosen as the winner.

“I was really shocked,” Jocelyn said. “I just started thinking about things, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to the limit.”

Record first step

May 9, 2013

In an attempt to improve local government transparency, an effort is underway to investigate the feasibility to record Wapakoneta City Council meetings and to air them on local television outlets and computer websites.

Council’s Communications and Rules Committee members agreed improving transparency of government actions and decisions prompted the hour-long meeting to investigate possible options to video record meetings.

STOP Act seeks to halt drug abuse

May 9, 2013

With more Ohioans in recent years dying from accidental prescription drug overdoses than automobile mishaps, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to re-introduce a bill Wednesday to combat prescription drug abuse and to target “doctor shopping and pharmacy hopping.”

The bill — Stop Trafficking of Pills (STOP) Act — would crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.

May 8th

Fire levy fails

May 8, 2013

BUCKLAND — Buckland village residents let out a resounding “no,” as unofficial election results showed that a 4-mill fire and rescue levy was defeated by a 45-17 margin.

Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert said he was surprised and disappointed in the vote.

“I honestly thought the people would support it since it was for fire and rescue,” Lambert said. “I didn’t expect it to be defeated.”

The defeat marked the second consecutive election that a fire levy in the village went down in defeat.

Apollo bond, levy passes

May 8, 2013

The Apollo Career Center will have the funds to improve and expand the facility as voters passed a bond and tax levy to leverage Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) money.

Voters in Allen and Auglaize counties provided the winning margins Tuesday to pass a 0.31-mill bond levy to raise $11.64 million to be repaid over the next 30 years to expand the school buildings and 0.19-mill property levy to improve, enlarge and rebuild existing classroom. The total cost is $2.56 per month on a $100,000 property.

The school will receive $23 million from OSFC.

Apollo bond, levy passes

May 8, 2013

The Apollo Career Center will have the funds to improve and expand the facility as voters passed a bond and tax levy to leverage Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) money.

Voters in Allen and Auglaize counties provided the winning margins Tuesday to pass a 0.31-mill bond levy to raise $11.64 million to be repaid over the next 30 years to expand the school buildings and 0.19-mill property levy to improve, enlarge and rebuild existing classroom. The total cost is $2.56 per month on a $100,000 property.

The school will receive $23 million from OSFC.

W-G School levy approved

May 8, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen School District voters approved the renewal of a 4.9-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy on Tuesday by a 248 to 136 vote.

“We really appreciate the community’s support,” Superintendent. Chris Pfister said. “The community has always been supportive of the school.”

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