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April 17th, 2012
With scenes larger than ever before and a cast the most numerous its been for many years, Wapakoneta High School students are putting the final touches on their production of “The Sound of Music” this week.
Including crew, costuming and lighting, more than 60 students are involved with the musical to be presented Thursday through Sunday at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
A new deal makes marketing the Job Ready Sites (JRS)-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center even more powerful.
Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday city administrators have reached a deal with American Electric Power (AEP) for an additional 30 megawatts of power should a large end-user locate in the industrial park.
A local physician, who has been practicing medicine in the Wapakoneta area for 31 years, has recently received a prestigious award from the state of Ohio.
Dr. Thomas Freytag, the medical director at Occupational Health within Lima Memorial System, was recently named the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician Award.
Freytag, who was the family physician with Lincoln Family Practice for year, serves as the team physician in Wapakoneta and has been doing this for 32 years.
While Dominion Gas has started replacing natural gas lines and laterals, Wapakoneta administrators received official notice the city was awarded $330,028 for the East Benton Street reconstruction project.
The Ohio Public Works Commission notified the city of the award late last week.
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.