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April 24th, 2013
A parent’s worst nightmare.
Flashing emergency vehicles lights greeted the onrushing mother, who soon saw the carnage. Two vehicles badly damaged. Twisted metal. Blood and broken bones. Now broken lives.
Parent concerns about bed bugs, heat exhaustion and not enough meals during band camp last year were brought up Tuesday during the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting.
Band Director Klayton Hilleary addressed the concerns as he discussed this year’s band camp, planned for the end of July. A parent had written a letter to board members about her concerns and Hilleary said he had the same concerns and began addressing them late last year.
A representative from the Dayton Children’s says 75 to 90 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly — and a check of a local parking lot backed her claim.
As Jessica Saunders, community relations manager and Safe Kids Greater Dayton Coalition Coordinator for Dayton Children’s, helped check more than a dozen car seats at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA on Tuesday, she found something wrong with nearly every car seat they checked.
No bomb was found and a suspect located as Cridersville Elementary School students returned to the building shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.
“We have a student who did it, we know who did it and are now going through the disciplinary process,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
A fourth-grade student at the school wrote the bomb threat on a note that staff members were alerted to by a student at 7:45 a.m., Horner said. The building was immediately evacuated and students arriving were rerouted.
WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield resident who barely lost in her quest for a fourth term to village council has been reinstated to her post.
Ronda Knox, 68, 305 N. Westminster St., was the lone applicant after councilor Cheryl Jerew officially resigned her seat on April 5 after she moved out of the village.
“I am just happy to be of service to my community again,” Knox said.
A bill proposed this week, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister, although they still couldn’t vote until they turned 18.
Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland, who co-sponsored the bill said she believes it is never too early to start engaging young people about their right and their responsibility to vote.
Students and staff were rerouted and evacuated from Cridersville Elementary School this morning after a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the threat was discovered at this school this morning shortly before 7:45 a.m., requiring that they make other plans for 37 staff members and 341 kindergarten through fourth-grade students, as well as preschoolers who attend class in the building each day.
“It happened at the time of day that as soon as we found out we started evacuations and rerouting kids,” Horner said.
One Wapakoneta High School junior this spring stepped down as a member of royalty.
Aprille Steinke, who served the last year as the Auglaize County Dairy Princess, says Kimberly Brown needs to cherish the position of helping promote the work of dairy farmers and dairy products in the county and the region.
Football, football and more football.
That is what is on the mind of one Cridersville Elementary School fourth-grader.
He plays it in the fall and practices his skills on video games and watches old game replays on ESPN the rest of the year.
Ten-year-old Connor McDonald is a running back for the Cridersville Rams and says his favorite thing about playing football is hitting people.
This spring he also is playing soccer. It’s his second year of using the sport to help with his running and other skills used in playing football.
Itâ€™s hard to find an organization or office in Wapakoneta that performs a service for others that doesnâ€™t have a framed writing by a local man hanging on its wall.
James L. Matson Sr.â€™s writings can be found in the Auglaize County Courthouse, and throughout the county in police and fire stations, military posts and clubs, service clubs, recreational centers, post offices, nursing homes, libraries, schools, businesses and even homes.