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March 1st, 2013
Historians from across the state will soon be gathering in Wapakoneta.
The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting a regional conference, aimed at bringing together historians from across Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 16 at St. Joseph Church Parish Life Center.
The theme for the conference is “Connecting Treasured Pasts & Bright Futures.”
A nearly 3 1/2-hour standoff at the Western Suite Inn in Wapakoneta ended peacefully at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday when two men wanted on warrants out of Logan County surrendered to local law enforcement.
Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team managed to talk the two men — one wanted on a charge of burglary and the second on a charge of domestic violence — to surrender without incident.
This school organization helps hundreds of students who participate in athletics in the Wapakoneta City School system.
The Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, consisting of members off the former Dad’s Club and other parent organizations, exists to help the sanctioned sports offered at Wapakoneta High School and Wapakoneta Middle School through donations.
With the new year, a downtown organization has a new president and a busy schedule ahead.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) recently named Judie Presar as their president during this month’s annual dinner meeting on Feb. 12. She said there are many items on the agenda for this year, as the organization continues to grow since it’s establishment a few years ago.
“We are making a push for the community to partner with downtown,” Presar said. “Downtown is the heartbeat of the community.”
Wapakoneta City Schools is on a two-hour delay this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.
Apollo Career Center and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools also are on two-hour delays this morning, Feb. 28, due to snow-covered and icy roads.
Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) took two men into custody at approximately 6:30 p.m. after a nearly 3 1/2 hour standoff in Wapakoneta.
In her fifth year at Botkins Local Schools, the school district’s treasurer is learning the responsibilities of her position continually change.
Along with rules and regulations changing on a yearly basis, Jody Jones is seeing her responsibilities increasing even more as the district tackles a new building project.
The district recently passed a levy to build a new school with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) program. and planning is currently underway as the project’s groundbreaking is scheduled for April.
FORT LORAMIE — With the extension to the 2008 Farm Bill, area farmers have decisions and options to consider, area farming specialists say.
Executive directors and staff of Farm Service Agencies (FSA) of Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties provided information and answered questions for farmers during a special tri-county informational meeting held Tuesday at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.
The first steps to divest the local school district of a building on Pine Street took place Tuesday.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education agreed Tuesday to move forward and take the initial steps to place the former Board of Education building and bus garage at 3 N. Pine St. on the auction block. Board members authorized Operations Director Mike Watt to begin the process to auction the school building and property that location with a reserve price to be set.
The director of Auglaize County Veterans Services knows first hand about the men and women she is serving.
Lynne Skaggs is a veteran.
So is her husband, as well as her father, her grandfather, her great-grandfather, her uncles, her brother and cousin. One of her uncles was killed in Vietnam.
Her husband Todd’s father, grandfather and brother also have served in the U.S. military and the couple is likely to have a future veteran growing up in their house.