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July 18th, 2013

Soldier’s dream defending country

July 18, 2013

Staff Writer
The world has a way of twisting together the fates of people and sometimes those twists and turns can turn cruel, and even unbearable, especially to friends and family that lose a loved one.
Their paths crossed with 25-year-old Sonny Zimmerman, a 2005 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School, who died Tuesday while serving in the U.S. Army over seas.
Shortly before noon Wednesday, U.S. Department of Defense officials announced Zimmerman died Tuesday, July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

County plans for fuel upgrade

July 18, 2013

Auglaize County officials are determining how they can recoup costs to fund upgrading a fuel complex used by multiple offices and agencies.
For the full story, see the Thursday, July 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Royal blush

July 18, 2013

As one of nine young women left, this 2013 Wapakoneta High School graduate could not believe she heard her name as Miss Summer Moon 2013.
For the full story, see the Thursday, July 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 17th

Waynesfield soldier dies

July 17, 2013

Staff Writer
WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday while on active duty, Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman confirmed Monday.
The grandmother said Zimmerman was currently serving his fourth tour in Afghanistan and had just recently returned to a tour of duty after being wounded a few weeks ago.
“This was to be his last tour there,” Loretta Zimmerman said. “I guess it is.”
His grandfather was Ron Zimmerman, long-time public employee for the village of Waynesfield.

New teacher evaluation system trial planned

July 17, 2013

A trial of a new teacher evaluation system is to be implemented by Wapakoneta City Schools during the 2013-14 school year.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Brown backs bill for workers training

July 17, 2013

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown recently announced his re-introduction of legislation to help dislocated workers gain the skills needed for their region.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Solar generation

July 17, 2013

Managing Editor
Starting today, the city of Wapakoneta should benefit from the 11,500 solar panels aimed at the sun.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains announced Monday the solar field should be connected to the city’s electric grid today and generating a nameplate of 3 megawatts of power for the city and its electric consumers.

Crops stand up to storms

July 17, 2013

While recent heavy rains and a powerful wind storm did affect local crops, the effects were amazingly minimal, still leaving local yields on a schedule of a good harvest.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

W-G hires new treasurer

July 17, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A member of the state Auditor’s Office will serve as the new treasurer for the Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools District.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 16th

Botkins refutes OPERS

July 16, 2013

Staff Writer
BOTKINS — An Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) official says the agency is confident they made the correct interpretation of the Ohio Administrative Code that led to a decision effectively disqualifying previous council members from drawing funds from the account the state’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
However, Botkins officials are in disagreement with the decision, and they are not yet ready to give up the fight.

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