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June 5th, 2012

Flooded with problems: SSD to attend seminar dealing with flooding issues

June 5, 2012

A city administrators says he hopes to learn more about state and federal requirements calling for the demolition of structures existing in a flood plain if the structure sustains more than 50 percent damage during an event.

Safety-Service Director Bill Rains is scheduled  to attend a conference on the matter next week in Columbus to gain a firmer grasp on the policy and to report back to Mayor Rodney Metz and Wapak-oneta City Council members.

10 from Wapak arrested in drug operation

June 5, 2012

Seventeen people, including 10 from Wapakoneta, have been arrested on various drug charges after a five-month investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

In a news release this morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said 19 people have been indicted by an Auglaize County grand jury.

The busts covered a variety of hard drugs including the sale of heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, bath salts and prescription medications. Two vehicles were impounded and a substantial amount of powder cocaine and drug paraphernalia was recovered.

Retiring teacher loved teaching sixth grade

June 5, 2012

A teacher who started out as a physical education instructor found her passion to be teaching sixth-grade language arts.

Paula Quatman, who  recently retired from the Wapakoneta City School District, enjoyed being a sixth-grade teacher at Wapakoneta Middle School.

“I love being a sixth-grade teacher,” Quatman said. “It’s an interesting age. They are eager to learn. They understand humor and are pretty sweet kids.”

June 4th

‘Won the battle’

June 4, 2012

Moments after losing the Division II championship game by one run, members of the 2012 Wapakoneta Redskins varsity baseball team had one message — “we will be back.”

Family, friends and fans gathered Sunday at Wapakoneta Redskins Field for the presentation of the season’s trophies and recognition of the accomplishments of the 21 players on the team.

Professor educates on Mars rovers

June 4, 2012

An area professor and a Mars rover engineer says a person only has one shot when it comes to designing rovers to study the red planet.

Dr. Eric Baumgartner, dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, was the guest speaker at the second installment in a series of public programs hosted by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Sunday.

Student succeeds early in life

June 4, 2012

BOTKINS — Botkins Middle School seventh-grader Micah Smock says he likes being a well-rounded person. He demonstrates those interests in the activities he.

“My mom and dad push me to succeed,” the son of Mary Lee and Phil Smock said.

Smock is learning to succeed early in life. He is a was a center-forward on the seventh-grade basketball team. He was a defender on the soccer team.

June 1st

Teaching runs in family

June 1, 2012

Teaching is a long-standing tradition in Jean Turner’s family.

The Wapakoneta Elementary School teacher, who recently retired after 35 years, said her grandmother taught in the Buckland building when it was new. It’s the same place Turner started her career.

Other family members through the years have followed suit, with some continuing to teach in the area.

As for why Turner pursued a teaching career, she said she loves helping children learn, especially those who may struggle.

Relay third year at grounds

June 1, 2012

With the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life only three weeks away, it will also be the third year the event has been hosted at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

“We were trying to give relay a boost by changing the venue,” Relay for Life Team Recruitment and Co-Media Chair Laura Kelley said. “When you are at a relay, you want people to be involved in everything.”

Local places third in FFA competition

June 1, 2012

Placing in the top three in anything at the state level is a once in a lifetime achievement for most.

A recent Wapakoneta graduate has done it in back-to-back years.

Tyler Armstrong, 18, placed third in the placement category in swine proficiencies during FFA competition.

Last year, the son of Candy and Keith Armstrong, placed second in the same category.

He said he had been hoping for first place, but he was still happy with the overall results.

Wapakoneta heads back to Columbus

June 1, 2012

COLUMBUS — The battle continues.

Thanks to some defensive greatness, a gritty performance on the mound, and more timely hitting the Wapakoneta Redskins are playing for the first team state championship in school history.

Wapakoneta advanced to the Division II title game with a 3-2 win over the West Holmes Knights (23-7) in a semifinal matchup Thursday morning at Huntington Park in Columbus.

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders followed through on their game plan, scoring an early...
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and...
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