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March 23rd, 2012

Exploring the world: Wapak grad travels across the world to teach

March 23, 2012

A Wapakoneta native, who has a passion for traveling and teaching, has found a way to do both.

Paula Davies, a 2000 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, teaches at an international school in the country of Tunisia, which is in northern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, where she has spent the last school year living and teaching.

LEPC considers projects to fund

March 23, 2012

Grant money originally slated for a shooting range to train local law enforcement is being reallocated for other emergency planning needs of the county.

“We tried four times,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said.

The state failed to approve plans for a tactical shooting range and training facility, he said, even after they made tweaks each time to try to meet their criteria.

Safe oil supply key to policy

March 23, 2012

The U.S. energy problems are multi-faceted but it is primarily based on the basic principle of supply and demand, a U.S. legislator says.

March 22nd

Dual EOCs planned: Future of county emergency operations centers considered

March 22, 2012

Having two emergency operation centers in the county is a likely possibility as Auglaize County officials look into future planning.

“We’re looking at having one in both places,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said, referring to Wapakoneta and St. Marys. “We would be unique in that we would be one of the only counties to have two.”

Understanding Jesus: The Rev. Davis talks on ‘He is calling Elijah’ at lenten lunch

March 22, 2012

The Rev. R.J. Davis, of First United Methodist Church, spoke to the congregation at the latest installment of Lenten Lunch about understanding.

His meditation was on “He is calling Elijah,” which is one of the words spoken to Jesus as he died on the cross.

After reading Mark 15:33-36, Davis said that the words spoken by Jesus had great emotion, especially when Jesus cried out in a loud voice “EliEli, EliEi, lemalema sabachthanisabachthani?” which is translated to “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?”

Rice Krispy contest at library underway

March 22, 2012

With the success of last year’s contest, the local library staff will be hosting another Rice Krispy Art contest for area residents.

The director Auglaize County Public District Library says she is excited for the second ever Rice Krispy Art Contest and believes the event should be fun for all ages again.

“It’s a fun activity for everyone to do,” Director Beth Steiner said. “It’s a creative thing to do as a family.”

March 21st

The Wright stuff

March 21, 2012

A Wapakoneta High School 2002 graduate put up a fight as the returning champion for Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy, but he was unable to keep the title as another contestant took the lead after the Final Jeopardy question.

Mandel runs on job growth

March 21, 2012

A Republican candidate for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat says he is focusing his campaign on creating jobs in the Buckeye State and basing his campaign on the fact he is a candidate of the people and not beholden to either party.

Ohio’s state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who was elected in 2010, is seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to his current position in 2007.

Music and More set

March 21, 2012

In its 11th year, Music and More features 11 show choirs from three states during the competition to be held Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.

Groups begin performing at 9 a.m. with finals set to begin at 7 p.m. Wapakoneta High School’s own Singsation is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

March 20th

Street work dispute: City takes tree report under advisement

March 20, 2012

An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.

Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.

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