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April 3rd, 2013
A Wapakoneta resident is representing North America, as he was selected as the recipient of a prestigious award from Ford Motor Company.
Ryan Kelly was named “Health and Safety Professional of the Year” for North America.
“It’s a huge honor to even be considered and being selected is very rewarding,” Kelly said.
The world headquarters of Ford Motor Co., in Dearborn, Mich., recently announced the 2012 President’s Health and Safety Awards. These awards honor outstanding achievements at Ford plants worldwide.
The Auglaize County branch of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is joining a statewide drive to help end hunger and is partnering with a local agency to make a difference here.
State Registrar Mike Rankin became involved in Operation Feed on a local level in the Columbus area and decided to extend the effort across Ohio.
After applying a federal grant rewarded to the city last year to a street project, Wapakoneta city administrators have resubmitted work on the Heritage Park river walkway project for a similar grant — and they have good indications they may receive the funds.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the first reading to apply for $2.14 million in a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
A deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized as the top law enforcement officer in the district by a district service organization.
K-9 Deputy Mike Peterson, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office full-time for 17 years was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 2012-2013 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 2. He has served as K-9 officer for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006.
Peterson said the award was humbling.
County residents who have been touched by cancer now have a local support group to which they can turn.
The Cancer Association of Auglaize County is forming a cancer support group with the mission of being a resource for survivors, those battling the disease and family and relatives of people with cancer to come together.
ST. JOHNS — Twenty lucky kids spent the afternoon picking up Easter eggs at St. Johns United Methodist Church.
With only 20 children showing up to scamper around the grounds to pick up 1,000 eggs, the numbers divided out for each children collecting many eggs, looking for extra bags, baskets, or whatever else they could find to fit them all in when their initial container quickly filled.
While Wapakoneta City Council members are preparing to hear the second reading of an ordinance applying for $500,000 for a third round of federal grant money for Safe Routes to Schools, councilors will hear the first reading of an ordinance to proceed with plans for the second round of Safe Routes to Schools funds.
Frost Roofing Inc. in Wapakoneta will give a completely new roof to a lucky winner.
Frost Roofing Inc. owners J.J. and Sarah Smithey recently announced they will participate in the No Roof Left Behind program, in which a homeowner will be selected to have their roof done for free.
“We had been searching for a way to give back to the community,” Sarah Smithey said. “This way, we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.”
Before the Rev. Becky Sunday spoke on the topic, âHe was cut offâŠâ she read a few words from the Passion.
This chapter in the book of John talks about the events leading up to Christâs death and resurrection.
âJesus said âI am thirsty,ââ Sunday read during the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Good Friday Lenten worship at St. Markâs Lutheran Church. âSo sour wine was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it up to Jesusâ lips.â
A love for art and creativity in completing projects, led two Cridersville Elementary girls to have their artwork selected for a state exhibit.
Kindergartener Nevaeh White and fourth-grader Sierra Sutton both had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the 2013 Ohio Art Education Associationâs Youth Art Month Exhibition. The exhibit represents Ohio art students in kindergarten through eighth grades and was on display at the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) building, at 275 E. Broad St., Columbus, throughout March.