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October 5th, 2012
A Wapakoneta resident serving his country in the Middle East says he has a strong feeling of accomplishment after returning last week from northern Afghanistan.
“We were given a job and we did it,” 1st Lt. Lyle Williams said. “Personally I felt we did a good job serving our country. It felt good to do the job we were given. It gives you a strong sense of accomplishment.”
Wapakoneta Police Department officers are investigating a call reporting a a threatening comment made by a 15-year-old student to another student while being transported home Wednesday on a school bus.
A call came in at 4:10 p.m. reporting the student had harassed another student According to the report, High School Principal Aaron Rex had already made contact with the student and his parents and had addressed the situation.
Needing a universal interpretation of one clause in a proposed amendment to the city curfew law is desired before a Wapakoneta City Council committee will place its stamp of approval on the necessary changes.
Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Tom Finkelmeier Jr. and his committee members, 2nd Ward Councilor Dan Lee and Councilor-at-large Steve Walter, want the city administrators, police officers and the juveniles judges to interpret “having care and custody” of a non-adult to have the same meaning to each of the respective parties.
A midday rain Wednesday did not stop local student from learning valuable lessons during the International Walk to School Day — which are keeping safe and staying healthy.
The Wapakoneta Middle School students participated in a International Walk to School Day in the gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon. The students were supposed to take a lap around Harmon Field, but the rain moved them inside. Despite the move, the students still listened to an array of speakers.
Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Board of Education District 1 candidate Ann Jacobs and Ohio 82nd District state representative candidates, Pete Schlegel and Tony Burkley, made abbreviated remarks about their plans if they are elected and their qualifications for the posts.
Two local officials also addressed issues area residents will have the opportunity to vote on.
BOTKINS — Botkins Board of Education members reviewed a detailed list of materials for building the new school and items and furnishings that will be housed in the building.
The report was detailed to the point of listing every staple, screw and other materials that will be used and their cost to the school district.
Botkins Board of Education President Jack Koenig called for Tuesday’s special board meeting to for a detailed review of the list as the deadline for specifications approaches.
With Halloween comes scary creatures. Perhaps there is not one that is more scary than or more popular as a Halloween costume than Count Dracula.
Count Dracula is the central character in Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s horror story, “Dracula,” published in 1897.
With a tight city budget already in 2012, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members and the mayor favor an earlier start on the budget process for 2013.
Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor and Finance Committee Chair Bonnie Wurst says she intends to contact City Auditor Gail Walter about having spreadsheets showing expenses for the first nine months this year so they can extrapolate year-end totals and start the budget process for next year.
Local students and fans will be wearing pink during sporting events this week and next week all for one cause — to raise awareness for breast cancer.
With October being breast cancer awareness month, the Wapakoneta Redskins will host a soccer, a volleyball and a football game, and the fans can dress up in pink, by purchasing a t-shirt through the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, to wear for these games.
This is the second year Wapakoneta has participated in this type of fundraiser.
UNIOPOLIS — Nearly 60 residents attended the Uniopolis Village Council meeting Monday to ask questions and get details on different scenarios as a vote to surrender the village’s corporate powers quickly approaches in November.
Most people in attendance expressed comments backing the move to unincorporate the village as the best financial scenario for the village and its residents. However, several addressed concerns for the switch, which would surrender governing powers to the Union Township Trustees.