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April 8th, 2013

Electricity off for short time

April 8, 2013

Electrical work this Sunday which required the entire city of Wapakoneta to be without power took far less than the time allotted for the work.

American Electric Power (AEP) requested the city shut down its substations and go “off line” so they could replace capacitors and switches at the Hamilton Street Substation, which is the central point for power coming into the city.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said they set aside two hours for the outage in case other work needed to be done. The power was out for 25 minutes.

Students give money back to help others

April 8, 2013

Three fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School gave back their earnings from an economic project to help others.

Braden Fisher, Taylor Schneider and Hannah Feathers all elected on their own to give their $5 initial investment that was returned to them as profit to the Ronald McDonald House, the school’s community service learning project.

“I felt like people at the Ronald McDonald House needed our help and support,” Braden said. “They are sicker than I am.”

April 5th

Coming attractions: Musical twist on fairy tale

April 5, 2013

More than 40 students are preparing to present the comic take of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” to audiences beginning next week at Wapakoneta High School.

This year’ s musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” is a little more light-hearted than performances of past years. The musical comedy written by Mary Rodgers first became a broadway hit around 1960. Wapakoneta High School art students and parent volunteers bring the scenes to life again on the Performing Arts Center stage.

Locals urged to vote

April 5, 2013

While area residents don’t have a lot to vote on in the May primary, the Auglaize County Elections Board director is encouraging those who can vote on the issues to make their voice heard.

Theatre Guild's spring production set

April 5, 2013

Members of the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild are preparing for their annual spring production — one that the director notes will be filled with laughter and a few surprises.

“A Night in the Theatre,” which is set to be performed on April 12, 13 and 14, and April 19, 20 and 21, focuses on four main characters — two couples.

Time to listen

April 5, 2013

CELINA — For the past year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s administrators have spent a lot of their time — listening.

They listened to farmers as well as representatives of commodity groups, Farm Bureaus, farmer unions — more than 125 groups total — in how the department should address the issues facing agriculture in Ohio and the department’s responsibilities, state Agriculture Director David Daniels told area commissioners and farm leaders from the region on Thursday in Celina.

Fun with Dr. Seuss

April 5, 2013

Approximately two dozen children visited the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) on Thursday to have a party in honor of a notable author — Dr. Seuss.

Children took advantage of the opportunity to read books written by Dr. Seuss, including some of his most popular works such “Cat in the Hat,” and then made a special craft to go along with the book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” which happens to be Destiny Comer’s favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Botkins hires new fiscal officer

April 5, 2013

BOTKINS — On March 26, the village of Botkins officially hired its third treasurer in the past year.

Tammy Ganger, of rural Houston, was officially hired as village fiscal officer.

“I am grateful for this opportunity,” Ganger said of her new position.

April 4th

New Knoxville student garners Walter Award

April 4, 2013

An area student — who has a passion for English and writing — was selected as the county representative for an annual award, and she nominated an inspirational teacher who introduced her to this passion.

Lydia Felty, a senior at New Knoxville High School, was chosen from among six county students to represent Auglaize County for state recognition for the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award.

Building contracts awarded

April 4, 2013

BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools Board of Education members selected Charles Construction Services Inc. as its construction manager during Tuesday’s special board meeting.

Charles Construction Services, of Findlay, submitted the lowest bid to complete construction of the new school building approved by voters in November. Groundbreaking for the new school is April 14.

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