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August 16th, 2012

Hands-on learning: German interns experience common law

August 16, 2012

Between cheering on the Olympics with their host families, trying fried pickles at the Auglaize County Fair, and learning about the common law system, three German interns have a lot to share with friends and family when they return home.

Three students from the University of Muenster, in Germany, came to Wapakoneta to study common law and complete a three-week internship with Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Fred Pepple.

School bus safety: Drivers and children urged to be cautious

August 16, 2012

Throughout the summer, crews from the Ohio State Highway Patrol have been working on inspecting every school bus in the state to ensure they are safe to transport children when classes resume this month.

Across Ohio, the Highway Patrol has 23 teams of motor vehicle inspectors who check every bus in the state at least twice each year — once before the beginning of the school year and once during the year — equaling 138,231 inspections between 2009 and 2011.

Local Bobcat on alumni board

August 16, 2012

Just 30 years ago, Craig Brown was a resident of Lincoln Hall at Ohio University taking charge of raising money for a new Bobcat mascot by collecting donations at a football game. Now he is taking his passion for the university to a whole new level.

Craig Brown, a resident of Wapakoneta and a 1982 alumnus of Ohio University, was recently selected to join the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors, making him one of 22 representing the university.

August 15th

Swine flu monitored

August 15, 2012

Although no cases of a flu virus being spread after exposure to sick hogs have been reported in Auglaize County, health officials continue surveillance.

“We became aware of cases from the Butler County Fair right at the end of July, beginning of August, when our fair was just starting,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Tuesday.

She said random samples of swine were taken here by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a fair veterinarian and all came up negative.

W-G approves teachers’ contract

August 15, 2012

The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education and the Waynesfield-Goshen Education Association (WGEA) have reached a contract agreement after four months of negotiating.

The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved the new one-year agreement to extend through June 30, 2013, with the WGEA during a regular monthly meeting this week.

C’ville to sell fire unit

August 15, 2012

Out with the old and in with the new.

The front of Cridersville Village Hall has a new, temporary addition to the parking lot, as the fire department is looking to sell one of its units.

The 1978 GMC grass fire truck is on display at the front of the parking lot of the Cridersville Village Council chambers on Main Street, as Cridersville Fire Chief Ron Mertz and his crew are ready to sell the vehicle.

August 14th

National awareness: Breastfeeding benefits focus of August

August 14, 2012

Imagine that someone had invented a new wonder product to feed and immunize everyone on Earth.

Imagine also that it was readily available everywhere, needed no storage or delivery and even reduced the risk of cancer and obesity.

“The wonder product is human breast milk, available to all of us at birth, and sadly many babies are not getting it,” said Jenny Boroff, a registered nurse with Auglaize County’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Family and friends plan benefit dinner and auction

August 14, 2012

Family and friends of a woman who would do anything for anyone else are joining together to do what they can to make a rough time easier for her.

“No words can even explain how it makes me feel, to know they care that much,” said Tonja Klima Horn, who is battling breast cancer, which has spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes.

Council supports Rams

August 14, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — With the Cridersville Rams Midget Football team gaining a record number of players and cheerleaders this season, they exhausted their funds for additional uniforms and supplies and are seeking help from the village council to boost their budget.

Rams cheerleading advisor Tracy Hibbard came to the Cridersville Village Council on Monday evening to discuss the number of players participating on the football team and cheerleading squad this year, and how they

need more funds for the organization.

August 13th

Repair after storm

August 13, 2012

After the June windstorm left downed trees, debris and mild devastation across Wapakoneta and the rest of Ohio, one athletic facility will be receiving an upgrade for the upcoming season.

The baseball field at Wapakoneta High School is to receive renovations and repairs after damage from the windstorm left the dugouts unusable.

“The tops of the dugouts were blown over,” said Brad Rex, athletic director of Wapakoneta High School. “The insurance company deemed them totaled.”

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