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January 25th, 2013

Donation honors former sheriff

January 25, 2013

The family of a longtime Auglaize County sheriff honored him by giving to a program to help area children.

“Every year, at our Christmas party, in lieu of buying gifts for each other, my family donates to a needy cause,” said Janice Longsworth, the wife of former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry Longsworth, who died in June after a battle with esophageal cancer.

YMCA begins annual support plan

January 25, 2013

Through the support of the community, a local facility is able to change lives for the better.

As a leading non-profit for strengthening the community, financial gifts given to the Wapakoneta Family YMCA will help advance programming and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

January 24th

Ready for cold temperatures

January 24, 2013

With the cold temperatures in the air, people are dressing in more layers and are more cautious of exposure to the outside environment.

In addition with being conscious of the winter weather, there are many safety precautions to take when it comes to heath and safety.

When it comes to snow and ice, a local fire chief notes the proper way to walk without falling and slipping.

“Footwear is definitely a big issue,” Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. “Wear something that has traction when walking on ice.”

LTCP project should start in ’13

January 24, 2013

A fund dealing with the initial costs for city’s costliest sewer project in history is healthy as it is expected to top $1 million in 2013, a Wapakoneta City Council committee chair says.

Rex submits resignation

January 24, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week approved several personnel matters including, the resignations of Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex and Wapakoneta High School Secretary Jennifer Adkins.

Rex’s resignation is effective Feb. 1, while Adkins’ was effective Jan. 22.

Rex, who has been with the district 16 years, seven of which he spent as high school principal, plans to start in his new position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools on Feb. 4.

January 23rd

School board members, volunteers recognized

January 23, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and community volunteers were recognized for their service to youth.

In the first of a new recognition for volunteers in the district, Linda and Terry Blosser were honored Tuesday during the school board meeting with a plaque for 30 years of devotion to students through the Octagon Club.

“You are two tremendous people who have impacted a lot of lives,”  Superintendent Keith Horner said in introducing the Blossers.

Study shows Wapak viable site

January 23, 2013

Preliminary analysis of a 14-month wind study shows a new General Electric (GE) turbine at 80 meters could generate enough electrical power for Wapakoneta to justify the costs and provide cost-efficient energy for the city’s consumers.

North Coast Wind & Power Managing Director Tom Williams explained his firm’s findings to Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting in council chambers. He provided a summary of the firm’s results from a wind study conducted between April 2011 and May 2012.

W’field band tops local charts

January 23, 2013

Three Waynesfield-Goshen High School students, along with the help of some graduates, have turned a family’s musical background into a band.

A year later they can claim they are even No. 1, according to one poll’s ranking.

Last winter, Joliffe Huber, 17, a junior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, was jamming with his brother-in-law, Devin Shobe, 24, in the top of the barn at Huber’s home.

Within 45 minutes, the pair had written its first song, “I’m Keeping Me.” Immediately they decided it was time to form a band.

January 22nd

Senior plan OK’d

January 22, 2013

Residents from a Wapakoneta subdivision greeted senior housing developers from Columbus with concerns regarding water running off the property and trees being cut down.

John Stock and Walt Whitmyer, developers of the proposed senior housing project, approached Wapakoneta City Council members during their meeting Monday seeking a resolution of support to gain points in an application process with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Study to impact airport funding

January 22, 2013

A statewide survey could impact how funding is dispersed to airports throughout Ohio.

The Ohio Airports Focus Study, being conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), is expected to help ODOT and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) make “informed decisions” for Ohio’s 97 publicly-owned general aviation airports.

The study, which began in the fall, is being used to optimize investment in Ohio’s airport system with an eye toward safety, efficiency and economic growth, according to ODOT.

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