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May 8th, 2012
An attempt to build a 125-foot wind turbine last year in the city prompted Wapakoneta City Council members to review city ordinances and building codes to best deal with renewable energy sources, or green energy.
Now more than a year’s worth of work by council’s Lands and Buildings Committee members is before councilors for their approval. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors heard the first of three readings of two pieces of legislation aimed to help residents know what is acceptable and what is not.
A local museum director hopes to start a midnight movie tradition.
Beginning Saturday, The Armstrong Air and Space Museum is hosting a midnight showing of a science fiction once a month, on the 56-foot diameter Astro Theatre in the museum.
“Midnight movie screenings are a long tradition in the sci-fi genre,” The Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said. “The series will also feature films not commonly experienced in a cinema setting.”
UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council members voted unanimously to pay off a debt in anticipation of unincorporating the village in November.
During the April council meeting, councilors approved a move transferring $37,000 from its savings to pay off a sewer loan and set aside another $7,400 to pay on the wastewater lagoon project.
Councilors continue to move in the direction of unincorporating, or dissolving the village, and discussed the issue during a brief meeting on Monday.
Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck will forever be etched in the memories of their classmates as the class of 2012 winds down its last few days of school.
Now there will be a visual memory as well for everyone to reflect on.
Nearly 70 people turned out Saturday as the parents of the two Wapakoneta students dedicated a memorial in front of the high school on Saturday. Both boys died to cancer before reaching graduation.
If area residents are interested in a dog park in a section of a planned park where Centennial Elementary School used to be located, two city officials encourage them to come forward.
Mayor Rodney Metz and 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee, advised residents seeking an area to exercise their dogs to come forward soon before plans for the park are finalized.
With warmer, longer days approaching, law enforcement officials are reminding motorists and motorcyclists to take extra caution on the road.
“In general, we would like to remind motorists to share the roadway and always be aware of their surroundings,” Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Wapakoneta Post Sgt. Brian Jordan said. “Motorcycles are sometimes hard to see and a second look before pulling from a stop sign may save a life. We also strongly discourage drinking and riding, keeping riding skills sharp and riders alert.”
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
After being promoted to a higher class at the beginning of the season, Wapakonetaâ€™s Impulse Drumline went on to receive a bronze honor in the state in that more difficult division.
â€śItâ€™s what we strive for, not just competing against other drumlines, but getting better ourselves,â€ť Impulse Instructor Steve Wimmers said.
By CARLA MEYER
A local, who has been participating in Relay for Life for many years, says she never in a million years thought cancer would come knocking on her door.
Kim Klingler, who is a team captain for TSC Purple Stars and the retention chair for the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life, has been active in the event for 11 years. The eventâ€™s purpose hit closer to home three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Facility inspections at the 63 Auglaize County operations with hazardous chemicals are to begin soon.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said 13 of the facilities need to have the inspections this year to stay up to date and those appointments are being scheduled.
â€śWe divide the facilities out so that we are back into the same facilities again every five years,â€ť Anderson said.
Community members, representatives from local organizations and area pastors came together Thursday afternoon to pray for the nation.
“It is important to be a part of the National Day of Prayer,” St. Mark’s Lutheran Church pastor the Rev. Mark Bauer said at noon at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta as part of a nation celebration where American communities pray for their local leaders and the country. “We’re thinking about our community in partnership with other communities and the leaders and supporters of these communities.”