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December 14th

Sad about Connecticut shooting, glad about local safety measures

December 15, 2012

The school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the second deadliest shooting at a school and the most ever at an elementary school, prompted areas school officials and students to reflect on safety here.

Area school officials and students were unanimous in their sadness over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but they remarked they believe things are safe at their respective schools.

“I just can’t imagine someone doing that,” Wapakoneta High School junior Logan Martin said. “It is hard to imagine.”

Academic Team continues winning tradition

December 15, 2012

A popular game show is what prompted several members of a championship academic team to compete to test their knowledge.

Wapakoneta High School senior Ross Kohler and junior Austin Klingler both started on the high school’s Academic Team the first chance they got in fifth grade. Junior George Jose joined as an eighth-grader after coming to the school from St. Joseph School. Junior Colin Jarvis is the newcomer, joining the team this year.

Former veterans helping veterans with gift

December 15, 2012

Fulfilling the wishes of a couple who served in the U.S. military, representatives with the state and county Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organizations accepted a $100,000 check this week to help veterans with training and transportation.

On behalf of Lt. Col. Marie Bilyj and Col. Stephen Bilyj, Susan and Tom Stinebaugh presented the check Wednesday to state DAV Commander Michael Stith and State Adjustant Will Davis. Stinebaugh is a nephew of Marie Bilyj.

Our thoughts and prayers are for the victims

December 14, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are for all the victims in the school shooting in Connecticut.

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December 14, 2012

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Speller takes bee title

December 14, 2012

Two fifth-graders shined during an annual spelling bee, but a seventh-grader claimed the win — and could finally call the title her own.

Wapakoneta Middle School student Loren Hire placed first during the Wapakoneta Middle School Spelling Bee on Thursday afternoon.

“It feels really good, because the other years I got second and third,” Hire said of the win.

In 2010, during her fifth-grade year, she placed third, and in 2011, her sixth-grade year, she placed second, both behind LeeAnn Jose.

Reform key to budget

December 14, 2012

A U.S. congressman from Ohio continues to hammer that tax reform, entitlement reform and regulatory reform need to be part of the budget discussion to avoid this and future fiscal cliffs.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who vowed to stay in Washington, D.C. through the holidays to work on a budget deal, says it important Congress “stay here and get its work done with the president in resolving this issue” because the alternative will weaken an already weak economic recovery.

Options discussed for old county records

December 14, 2012

Options for storing Auglaize County’s old paper records are being discussed going into the new year.

In a meeting with representatives of the Clerk’s of Court’s Office, Common Pleas Court and Informational Technology Department, the Auglaize County commissioners this week sat down to develop a “game plan” for short- and long-term storage of these records.

December 13th

Merry Christmas!

December 13, 2012

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FAA funds sought

December 13, 2012

The Neil Armstrong Airport plans to file a pre-application for more than $600,000 in construction funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Auglaize County Airport Manager Sean Stroh said the pre-application, approved by the Auglaize County commissioners, serves as a placeholder for funding from the FAA and is something they put in for every year to cover annual projects.

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