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March 2nd, 2012
If a law enforcement officer believes a gun is for real, then the law enforcement officer will likely treat that weapon as being real, city leaders say.
The best way to avoid an incident, they advise, is to practice safety measures as if the airsoft toy weapon is a real gun.
A PDS tornado watch has been issued for most of Auglaize and Shelby County until 9 p.m. tonight.â€¨Weather maps showed a particularly strong area of storms in the area of Indianapolis at about 3 p.m. that were causing several tornado warnings in that area.â€¨Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said a severe thunderstorm warning is likely to be issued for the area soon. The weather forecast includes strong thunderstorms during the evening that will give way to partly cloudy skies after midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado with some of the storms are possible.
Beginning today, a new application should make navigating Auglaize County geographic information system (GIS) mapping easier.
“We tried to keep it similar to what we already had and make it simpler to use,” Auglaize County GIS Director Joe Collin said as he clicked through the site, noting changes, many of which make it more user friendly. “There are no real changes to the map application put in place in 2005 other than a few layers added over the years. It’s a lot of the same tools, we’ve just made them easier to use.”
Most parents know their children can be ornery, no matter their age.
Under the circumstances, Annette Hensley is likely to forgive that tendency in her son.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Jordan Hensley surprised his mother Thursday at the Wapakoneta Elementary School Thursday with a visit. Annette Hensley works in the cafeteria at the school.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area village’s website will soon get a makeover, as village officials are looking into different avenues for a redesign.
Cridersville Village Administrator John McDonald and Village Operator Jarid Kohlrieser have been researching companies and individuals to hire to create a new website for the village of Cridersville.
“(Mayor) Lorali Myers asked us to check on web design options suggested by (council president) Eric West and (former councilor) Jeff Bassitt,” McDonald said.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown proposed business incubator legislation he says would create business incubators that would ultimately lead to more jobs in Ohio.
The bill, deemed the Business Incubator Promotion Act (BIPA) is aimed at creating high-skill, high wage jobs across the state. Brown said that an independent report completed by the Economic Development Council (EDA) has indicated that every $10,000 in EDA funds invested in business incubators has led to the creation of 47 to 69 jobs in the state.
As several retirees received recognition for their work by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members, board members approved several other upcoming retirements.
Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne, Technology Coordinator Steve Schuler, third-grade teacher Yvonne Cook, high school social studies teacher Dennis Cosart, middle school science and social studies teacher Edna Elisha Smith, Title I reading teachers Jean Turner and Melanie Webb, bus driver Sheryl Beers, and Wapakoneta Elementary School para-educator Nancy Hunter are retiring this year.
A new member of the Auglaize County Elections Board was sworn into office Wednesday.
Brent Henschen, of New Knoxville, who serves as the chair of the Auglaize County Democratic Executive Committee, was the only nominee for the position left vacant after Larry Fledderjohann’s recent death. Fledderjohann served on the board since 2003.
CSX Corp. announced this week Wapakoneta’s West Central Ohio Industrial Center earned certification under its new CSX Select Sites program.
Wapakoneta city leaders received notification Tuesday that the 471-acre site — developed using state Job Ready Sites (JRS) funds and certified by the Ohio Department of Development in October 2010 as one of the first JRS site in the state — received CSX certification as one of the first CSX Select Site.
Today is Leap Day.
As most people understand Leap Day, they fall on Feb. 29 every four years on the Gregorian calendar, which is the standard calendar for most of the world. The entire year in which a Leap Day falls is known as a Leap Year.
Common knowledge says that the reason for Leap Day is to compensate for the fact that a period of 365 days is shorter than a solar day by six hours. Hence