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March 6th, 2013
Wapakoneta City Schools closed today, March 6, due to inclement weather.
Other schools closed due to inclement weather includes Botkins Local Schools, St. Marys City Schools, and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools.
A northwest Ohio man died this morning after the vehicle he was driving slid across the median and into the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 south of Botkins and collided with a semitrailer.
Bret Woods, 46, of Toledo, died from injuries suffered from the collision at 3:15 a.m. today, according to a trooper’s report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). His wife, Bernadette Woods, was transported by Anna EMS to Lima Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A winter storm is barreling down on the region, bringing the chance for close to a foot of snow to Auglaize County.
National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a winter storm warning for the county, effective through Wednesday morning.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said nailing down a definitive snowfall prediction is difficult because
there are two fronts coming together, with Auglaize County in the middle.
With the Auglaize County Fair less than five months away, organizers took the time Monday to thank those who make the 4-H program a success each year.
The Auglaize County 4-H Leadership Banquet awarded two prestigious awards — Outstanding 4-H Adviser and Friend of 4-H — and Beth Miller, Auglaize County 4-H youth development extension educator, told a room full of people in the Junior Fair Building Monday evening just how important volunteers are.
... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW AND SLEET.
* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.
* TIMING... SNOW AND SLEET WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
The mayor of Wapakoneta intends to review rules for seating members on two commissions to expand the net from which to entice members as well as to take advantage of the expertise of individuals in the region.
Mayor Rodney Metz said he needs to fill one position each on two commissions — one on Wapakoneta City Waste Minimization Commission and one on the Wapakoneta City Tree Commission — but he wants to do some research before he submits names to serve.
A local school employee is retiring from a place where she not only spent her career, but where she also spent her high school years.
Diane Schlosser retired from her duties as a cafeteria monitor and food service employee from the Wapakoneta Middle School at the end of February, but she will still be coming back to the building as she continues her duties as the administrative assistant for the Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA).
The reigning spelling bee champion is gearing up for a regional competition this month, but in the meantime she has been studying.
Wapakoneta Middle School seventh-grader Loren Hire, who napped the top spot at the school’s annual spelling bee, moves on to compete in the regional contest on March 23 in Lima.
“The school gave me a spelling packet, and it tells of different origins of words,” Hire said of a list of words she has been studying to prepare for the competition.
The Goodwill store in Wapakoneta officially opened its doors this week.
The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami County had been working on the store opening since mid-2012.
District Manager Gene Motycka said the company was more than happy to locate in Wapakoneta, and that feedback has been extremely positive the first week.
“As you can see, it is a large store,” Motycka said. “We have a showroom that is about 6,700-square foot and a back room where we do processing that is about 4,200-square foot.
One young woman spent her 21st birthday — not celebrating with friends and family — in a hospital waiting on a heart transplant.
Botkins resident Rachel Doseck recently underwent a second heart transplant in January — and is now on the road to recovery.
Doseck had to be rushed to the Cleveland Clinic at the beginning of January after she became ill, and then she had to stay there more than a month after she received a heart transplant.