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September 13th, 2013

Mom enters arena

September 13, 2013

BOTKINS — With three school-aged children and one preschooler, Casey Deitz never pictured herself as a politician.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wapak fire truck sale moot, must be advertised for bids

September 13, 2013

A local village took steps to move forward this week with the purchase of a fire truck from the city of Wapakoneta, but the sale may have hit a snag.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 12th

Teen runaway sought

September 12, 2013

Memorialized

September 12, 2013

Managing Editor
Tears rolled down Sonny Zimmerman’s mother’s face as she placed a rose at the base of the Afghanistani and Iraqi War Memorial as Zimmerman’s parents revealed his name etched on the marble facing.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Tuesday, July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

Ballots, training set for election

September 12, 2013

The Auglaize County Election Board meeting Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of 9/11, began with a moment of silence.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

HIPAA record concerns addressed by local officials

September 12, 2013

Auglaize County Health Department officials will be making changes regarding confidential patient records, in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 11th

Author spreads message of a horse’s strength

September 11, 2013

The comeback story of a race horse proved to be an inspiration for its riders and eventually a book honoring his strength.
“The Horse Who Could Do Anything” is a child’s book based on a true story of a horse owned by author Laura Klein, who has ties to Wapakoneta. Written from the horse’s point of view, the horse starts out in the pasture when a little girl tells him he can do anything.

Plant clean-up underway

September 11, 2013

Even prior to being made aware of a complaint two weeks ago from a Wapakoneta resident, city administrators contacted the manager of Koneta Rubber about his plans to clean up the open storage area to the east and north of the plant on Park Street and installing a privacy fence.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Land discrepancy to be resolved later

September 11, 2013

BOTKINS – Botkins Village Council members decided to put aside an issue causing a discrepancy regarding approximately 60 feet of land for when it may become a problem at a later date.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 10th

Virtual school offers alternative learning option

September 10, 2013

Staff Writer
For many students, back-to-school involves being assigned a locker and a homeroom.
For Ohio Virtual Academy students, this time of year they will be video chatting and messaging teachers through their computers about their new classes.
OHVA Lead Middle School teacher Lisa Jordan said OHVA is not traditional “home schooling.”
“Although this is at home, it’s not home school,” Jordan said. “This is a public school.”