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April 16th, 2012
Running paint brushes over walls and dressing room fixtures of Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta Electric Department and Public Works Department employees donated their time Saturday to a national Day of Caring effort by the United Way.
The group donated their time last year as well. Last year, they found themselves working at the downtown Wapakoneta thrift store but repairing flood damage then.
An interest in a career in fashion design has led a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader to create her own business.
Emma Nolte, 10, enjoys sketching designs for clothes in her spare time. She watches wedding dress shows on TV for inspiration and then puts her ideas together for her own fashions.
After sketching her ideas for clothing for several years, Emma said she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up.
By WILLIAM LANEY
An analysis of the cityâs demographics and location along Interstate 75 and near U.S. 33 proves Wapakoneta would be an ideal location for a Dunkinâ Donuts, a company executive says, but the company does not operate and manage stores and thus a franchisee would have to be found.
Dunkinâ Donuts Franchising and Marketing Vice President Grant Benson said an area where people work, shop and play is a potential location for a Dunkinâ Donuts restaurant.
He noted stores could be in downtown Columbus, a suburb, or in a rural community such as Wapakoneta.
While a mock crash was staged Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School prior to prom weekend, the reaction of what it can be like felt real for several students.
The mock crash came with all the effects. Prom goers, who had been drinking, were staged to have a head-on collision with another prom patron who had not been drinking. Cars were cut open so victims could be removed and treated. The collision resulted in one fatality, who was removed from the car and loaded into a hearse.
One of the first men to wear the crown of âMiss Relayâ at the Auglaize County Relay for Life said he would encourage others to wear a dress, get made up and don a wig for the fun event.
Scott Steinke, better known as âPorky,â of Fryburg, was crowned in 2000 in an event few people have forgotten.
Laura Kelley, team recruiter for this yearâs Auglaize County Relay for Life, remembers well how Steinke looked in that outfit.
âI heard about the contest and I like to have a good time,â Steinke said. âI told the women on my team to âmake me pretty.ââ
A two-day enforcement initiative in Auglaize and Mercer counties netted nine felony arrests — including two drug arrests in Wapakoneta resulting in men receiving $1 million bonds — and more than $20,000 in drugs seized.
Seven local law enforcement agencies joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in its Operation Shield program targeting traffic safety and criminal activity in the two-county area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Auglaize County Health Department officials presented the number of children screened and subsequent referrals made after recent Help Me Grow screenings to Health Board members this week.
Help Me Grow Project Director Charlotte Axe reported they screened approximately 80 children, 50 of which were in Wapakoneta.
A workshop to help community members handle life’s unexpected obstacles will soon be held in Wapakoneta.
The Community Health Professionals Tri-County and Schlosser Funeral Home are co-hosting a workshop “Leaving a Love Legacy,” which will present practical tips for organizing important documents that are needed in the event of an emergency or sudden death of a spouse or significant other.
Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”
In this PG-13 play, two married couples — a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.
“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”
The amount of money annually transferred from the Income Tax Permanent Improvement Fund to a maintenance fund within Wapakoneta City Schools is being increased.
Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Susan Rinehart said the increase, which was approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, would be from $158,424 to $208,000.
She said the recommendation to make the change was hers and is one of the ways she is trying to get things in place prior to her planned retirement in August 2013.