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July 8th, 2013

Astronaut, USAF officer to appear at Run to the Moon

July 8, 2013

Each year, the number of competitors for the Run to the Moon continues to grow and this year organizer Amy Kentner says she hopes to attract even more to the one-day event.

The Run to the Moon will maintain its space theme with songs playing on the course from a 2001 Space Odyssey, Star Wars and other movies as well as news clips from the 1969 Apollo XI liftoff and moon landing to attract runners.

Lease inked for park

July 8, 2013

A lease between Wapakoneta City Schools and the village of Cridersville for park land should be mutually beneficial, school and village administrators say.

Approximately 7 acres directly south of the new Cridersville Elementary School, on Reichelderfer Road, are being leased to the northern Auglaize County village for $1 for the length of the 99-year contract.

The property is to be used to develop into a nature park, with walking paths.

WCS funds to increase

July 8, 2013

Investments in school funding in the state’s biennial budget include increases for Wapakoneta City Schools.

In fiscal year 2014, the district is expected to gain an increase of 6.25 percent in state aid and an increase of 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2015, according to estimates from the state budget signed into law by Gov. John Kasich this week.

Switch proves right for retiring teacher

July 8, 2013

BOTKINS — Luanne Powell did not originally decide to go into the educational field when she began her post-high school education. Early on, she made the switch.

Now, 30 years later, the last kindergarten child saw the benefits of that decision.

Powell’s retirement became effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, after 25 years at Botkins. Prior to that, she taught four years in the Waynesfield-Goshen School  system and one year in the New Knoxville School system.

July 5th

Freedoms Colors honors veterans

July 5, 2013

Managing Editor
A set of light tan boots, one laced up and the other missing its lace with desert sand underneath them, sit in front of a military rifle in a stand with a helmet on the butt. The symbol of a fallen warrior — in this case to honor Jon Michael Schoolcraft III.
His widow donated the items in his memory. Schoolcraft, of Cridersville, died in January 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Festival fires up locals with fun, fireworks

July 5, 2013

Keaton and Kyle Lenhart chase miniature basketballs around their booth at the St. Joseph Catholic Church’s annual Fourth of July Festival as young shooters try to get them into small baskets for prizes.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

LEPC honored by state

July 5, 2013

A new, detailed inspection form being used by the county is receiving recognition at the state level.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 3rd

Razing funds welcomed

July 3, 2013

While Wapakoneta city administrators welcome any additional state funds to help eliminate slum and blight, they say the process is primarily driven by property owners and not city officials trying to clean up a neighborhood.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wrong way to die

July 3, 2013

Wrong-way crashes more than likely end with a fatality, according to a new Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) study.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Diesel fuel spill makes way from Erie St. into Auglaize River

July 3, 2013

Managing Editor
A diesel fuel spill on Erie Street traveled through the city sewer system and made its way into the Auglaize River where booms were placed near the Water Street Bridge with a second precautionary barrier placed near the Harrison Street Bridge.
Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites directed firefighters and Wapakoneta Public Works Department personnel to place booms near the CSX railroad trestle, west of the Water Street Bridge, and a second set of booms east of the dam.

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