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March 28th, 2012

One day at a time

March 28, 2012

A local woman who has a rare genetic deficiency will not let her condition get in the way of her goals.

Formerly of St. Marys, Jennifer Young was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and will have to undergo treatments once a week for the rest of her life, with each treatment lasting 2 1/2 hours.

“It’s a hard thing to go through when you are 30,” Young said. “For me, it’s hard, because I hate being sick.”

Myers: Hopes JRS site prompts shift

March 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — An economic development official says he hopes a 400-acre site in Wapakoneta serves as a regional economic shift for Auglaize County.

New Knoxville School evacuated

March 28, 2012

 

NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.

March 27th

Capt. demoted: Dishonesty insubordination alleged after investigation

March 27, 2012

City administrators demoted a Wapakoneta Fire Department captain alleging “dishonesty” and a “failure to follow directives.”

The firefighter claims he is being disciplined for his inability to recall the exact  comments, times and dates he made comments to Wapakoneta City Council members as a private citizen and the fact his memory is faulty should not be constituted as “lying.”

Issues voiced over plans

March 27, 2012

BOTKINS — Approximately 60 people turned for a special Botkins Local School Board of Education meeting Monday to discuss plans for the new school building.

Board members came to the meeting with a petition circulated and signed by 81 residents expressing concerns they had with the school.

Botkins Local School District residents approved a 7.99-mill property tax levy on Nov. 8 to build a new school and provide money to maintain those facilities for a maximum of 35 years.

Local Marine surprises cousin

March 27, 2012

A 5-year-old boy thought it was just a normal day at his preschool until he was pleasantly surprised by his older cousin — Kevin Creviston, who he has not seen in two years.

Creviston, who is a member of the U.S. Marines and who has been in training in Japan, California and Hawaii for the past two years, surprised his young cousin, Michael Brown, who attends preschool at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, on Monday afternoon.

March 26th

Music and much more

March 26, 2012

While they still have two more performances on the horizon as the school year draws to a close, the nine seniors, who are members of Singsation saw the Music & More competition hosted by the  Wapakoneta High School as their their last hurrah and a culmination of four years of hard work.

Direct payments could be cut in bill

March 26, 2012

TROY — Removing direct payments from the 2012 Farm Bill leaving farmers to rely more heavily on crop insurance grabbed the attention of farmers and others gathered Saturday at the 21st annual Farm Forum.

The event, held at Troy Christian Elementary School, is hosted by House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester.

While talk revolved mainly around the 2012 Farm Bill, many other topics both inside and outside the farming industry were touched on by  Boehner and members of a select panel.

Wapak Schools to reduce staff

March 26, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members again are turning to a reduction-in-force (RIF) process in an attempt to save money for the district.

During Tuesday’s meeting, board members will vote on the RIF of one employee, an elementary music teacher due to “financial reasons and changes in curriculum” as stated in the resolution.    

March 23rd

Retiring teacher says he will miss job

March 23, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A Wapakoneta City Schools faculty member comes from a long line of teachers.
Wapakoneta Middle School science teacher Bart Smith has graded his last test, taught his last lesson and has packed up his classroom, as he recently retired from the school district.
Smith’s mother and grandmother also dedicated their careers to teaching.
“My mom was a Spanish teacher here, and she taught Spanish at the high school,” Smith said. “She used to run the Pepsi stand for the Spanish Club at the (Auglaize County) fair, and I helped her do that when I was a kid.”

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