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August 14th, 2013

Schools to hold open houses

August 14, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools administrators and teachers are inviting students and parents to join them in a back-to-school celebration.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 13th

Dogs now taken to Allen County

August 13, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
After the collapse of a building at the temporary rented facilities the Auglaize County dog warden was operating out of, all recovered dogs are now being cared for in Allen County.
“All dogs are going straight to Allen County now,” Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Rollback to end for taxes

August 13, 2013

New legislation regarding school funding could bring both positives and negatives to school district voters, depending on their willingness to continue existing property tax levies that have already been approved.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Cridersville discusses storm damage

August 13, 2013

Cridersville community and city council members gathered Monday evening to speak about recent storm damage during a regular village council meeting.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 12th

Loving it all — Wapak WaterPark tops area as best pool

August 12, 2013

Six years ago, only a small rectangular pool attracted on average approximately 30 patrons daily. Attendance numbers had fallen off from the hundreds that would crowd the pool during the 1950s and 1960s.
On July 4, 2008, the Wapakoneta WaterPark opened with a zero-entry pool, a three-loop water slide and two diving boards into a competition pool and the attendance numbers soared. The numbers climbed higher the next year as a speed slide was added.

Lasting shelter project — local Boy Scout builds shelter house to help park

August 12, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School sophomore works with a small crew of men Saturday at Breakfast Optimist Park, the former site of Centennial Elementary School, building a shelter house on the north edge of the property.
Dan Reichenbach, 15, who is a Boy Scout with Troop 14 under George Herman, lifts a preconstructed rafter for the roof of his Eagle Scout project. He is building a 16-foot by 24-foot shelter house for the park near playground equipment.
For complete story see the Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 11th

Chasing a dream

August 11, 2013

 

Campers came back to  Earth during the last day of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum space camp, after launching rockets into the sky as their last activity on Friday. 

Counting down from 10, the campers cheered on each child as they waited their turns to launch their rockets. 

Building the rockets, feeling weightlessness in a swimming pool, designing mission patches, flying in a private plane and other hands-on activities gave campers the feeling they were astronauts in training during space camp. 

Retired psychologist notes changes

August 11, 2013

 

A psychologist retiring after 29 years at Wapakoneta City Schools spent her first seven years in education teaching.

While she spent much of her time working in the district’s elementary schools, Roberta Parker also evaluated children with multiple disabilities and worked with children attending programs outside of the district and filled in as needed at other buildings. Her assignments changed frequently as needed. 

No suspects in multiple vehicle break-ins

August 11, 2013

 

Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputies have no suspects in at least six separate incidents of thefts from at least eight different vehicles.

The thefts took place within a 3-mile radius south and east of Wapakoneta overnight Thursday, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said.

He said a number of items were removed from the vehicles, with at least one vehicle forcibly entered to remove an item visible to the suspect.

The sheriff said his deputies continue to investigate the incidents.

August 9th

Renovations recognized

August 9, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Renovations to the Auglaize County Courthouse are being recognized again with another historic preservation award from a state organization.
The courthouse has been named a recipient of the Preservation Merit Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society.

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