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May 9th, 2012

Two leave B’land posts

May 9, 2012

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council is looking for two new members as two were removed from their posts during Tuesday’s council meeting.

Councilor Rusty Jones submitted a letter of resignation, effective May 7, citing an “inability to be able to attend all council meetings because of meeting time change, my work schedule, and my family.”

Later in the meeting, Councilor Matt A. Pleiman was removed from his council seat for failing to attend meetings.

Drop & Swap, waste day hits Saturday

May 9, 2012

Wapakoneta is the place to be Saturday morning for area residents spending time doing some spring cleaning or scavengers seeking unappreciated treasures.

The city’s annual Drop and Swap event and Auglaize County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day is this weekend at the Wapakoneta Public Works Building, 110 Harrison St.

May 8th

Green energy code: Wind, solar bill hits councilors’ desks

May 8, 2012

An attempt to build a 125-foot wind turbine last year in the city prompted Wapakoneta City Council members to review city ordinances and building codes to best deal with renewable energy sources, or green energy.

Now more than a year’s worth of work by council’s Lands and Buildings Committee members is before councilors for their approval. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors heard the first of three readings of two pieces of legislation aimed to help residents know what is acceptable and what is not.

Museum launches midnight movies

May 8, 2012

A local museum director hopes to start a midnight movie tradition.

Beginning Saturday, The Armstrong Air and Space Museum is hosting a midnight showing of a science fiction once a month, on the 56-foot diameter Astro Theatre in the museum.

“Midnight movie screenings are a long tradition in the sci-fi genre,” The Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said. “The series will also feature films not commonly experienced in a cinema setting.”

Money shifted to pay final bills

May 8, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council members voted unanimously to pay off a debt in anticipation of unincorporating the village in November.

During the April council meeting, councilors approved a move transferring $37,000 from its savings to pay off a sewer loan and set aside another $7,400 to pay on the wastewater lagoon project.

Councilors continue to move in the direction of unincorporating, or dissolving the village, and discussed the issue during a brief meeting on Monday.

May 7th

Etched in stone

May 7, 2012

Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck will forever be etched in the memories of their classmates as the class of 2012 winds down its last few days of school.

Now there will be a visual memory as well for everyone to reflect on.

Nearly 70 people turned out Saturday as the parents of the two Wapakoneta students dedicated a memorial in front of the high school on Saturday. Both boys died to cancer before reaching graduation.

Bark park sought: City officials encourage dog owners to attend meeting

May 7, 2012

If area residents are interested in a dog park in a section of a planned park where Centennial Elementary School used to be located, two city officials encourage them to come forward.

Mayor Rodney Metz and 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee, advised residents seeking an area to exercise their dogs to come forward soon before plans for the park are finalized.

Bikers, motorists reminded to drive cautiously

May 7, 2012

With warmer, longer days approaching, law enforcement officials are reminding motorists and motorcyclists to take extra caution on the road.

“In general, we would like to remind motorists to share the roadway and always be aware of their surroundings,” Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Wapakoneta Post Sgt. Brian Jordan said. “Motorcycles are sometimes hard to see and a second look before pulling from a stop sign may save a life. We also strongly discourage drinking and riding, keeping riding skills sharp and riders alert.”

May 4th

Impulse receives honors

May 4, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
After being promoted to a higher class at the beginning of the season, Wapakoneta’s Impulse Drumline went on to receive a bronze honor in the state in that more difficult division.
“It’s what we strive for, not just competing against other drumlines, but getting better ourselves,” Impulse Instructor Steve Wimmers said.

Cancer survivor helps others

May 4, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A local, who has been participating in Relay for Life for many years, says she never in a million years thought cancer would come knocking on her door.
Kim Klingler, who is a team captain for TSC Purple Stars and the retention chair for the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life, has been active in the event for 11 years. The event’s purpose hit closer to home three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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