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April 12th, 2013

Dispatchers recognized for ‘silent service’

April 12, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
The first line of communication between the public and emergency responders, dispatchers perform a “silent service.”
Their duties, which often go unseen by the public, are being recognized this week through Saturday, as part of National Telecommunicators Week.
Auglaize County Commissioner Don Regula read a proclamation on Thursday declaring the week of April 14 through April 20 in honor of the service provided by the seven dispatchers with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. He then presented the dispatchers with a copy of the resolution.

Costs climb to fix buses

April 12, 2013

Staff Writer
A total cost for damage done from a vandalism incident Friday has yet to be calculated, but it will go into several thousands of dollars.
Wapakoneta City Schools administrators were forced to delay classes for two hours Friday morning after a bus mechanic found tires on several buses had been punctured. The damage was reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department at 5:58 a.m.

Show features talents

April 12, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
An annual talent show and final performance of this year’s show by Singsation is being planned for Friday, May 3.
Cabaret features talent acts by freshman through senior show choir members, with acts to be determined next week, and concludes with Singsation members performing this year’s final performance of their show, “Through the Looking Glass.”
A dinner catered by Perfect Party Planning, of St. Marys, is to be served before the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost for dinner and the show per person is $20. Tickets for the show only are $5.

School delayed, buses vandalized

April 12, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools were delayed two hours this morning after a large percentage of the district’s buses had their tires punctured.

Fifteen buses were able to continue their regular routes on a normal 2-hour delay schedule, while parents of students on other buses were asked to bring their children to school if possible in the morning. All buses were expected to return to their normal routes by the afternoon. Children who did not have a way to school were to be excused.

April 11th

Wapakoneta BOE goes electronic

April 11, 2013

Wapakoneta City School Board of Education meetings are going electronic.

Still a work in progress, school board members tried out the new software system during Turesday’s meeting.

“It’s a work in progress,” Wapakoneta City Schools Board President Eric McKinniss said as he led the first meeting testing out the new system. “We are still learning the program. There are a lot of advantages.”

McKinniss said those advantages include saving money by using less paper and being able to communicate better with the public.

Foley named Tiger coach

April 11, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members confirmed rumors Wed-nesday  that had been circulating for nearly a month by hiring Doug Foley as the school’s varsity football coach.

“I am excited to get started,” Foley said of his hiring after Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Foley was just one of several dozen applicants for the position, but the field narrowed quickly as many suitors were also looking for a full-time teaching position.

Included among the applicants was a former

Brown pushes Minimum Wage Act

April 11, 2013

More than 70 years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act, a Democratic Congressman from Ohio is pushing to raise people’s standard of living by introducing the Fair Minimum Wage Act.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is a co-sponsor on proposed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in three steps and provide the first minimum wage increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years.

April 10th

Water line replaced

April 10, 2013

The Wapakoneta Daily News received several inquiries about a possible water line break at the intersection of East Auglaize and Brighthorn streets early Wednesday. The situation turned out to be general maintenance as a 3/4-inch line to a home was being replaced at about 9:30 a.m. Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews then worked on lines near the intersection of East Auglaize and Water streets. This is part of the $2.3 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction project.

Hand grenade discovered, authorities detonate

April 10, 2013

The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad safely removed a hand grenade from an alley in Wapakoneta Tuesday evening and detonated the explosive device at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range near the city composting facility on Wapak-Cridersville Road.

Carol Bogart, 408 Court St., was cleaning yard debris from under an evergreen tree along an east-west alley between Logan and Court streets in the 300 block of West Benton Street when she discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade under the tree.

Baker takes helm at C’ville

April 10, 2013

A familiar face will be taking the helm of Cridersville Elementary School beginning in August.

Misty Baker, who currently teaches second grade there, was named the new principal of the school Tuesday during a meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.

“We feel awfully happy to have Misty join our administrative team,” Superintendent Keith Horner said. “She did a good job preparing herself for this experience.”

He said she knows the school and the district and has been working toward this goal.

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