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May 7th, 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.
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.
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.”
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
After being promoted to a higher class at the beginning of the season, Wapakonetaâ€™s Impulse Drumline went on to receive a bronze honor in the state in that more difficult division.
â€śItâ€™s what we strive for, not just competing against other drumlines, but getting better ourselves,â€ť Impulse Instructor Steve Wimmers said.
By CARLA MEYER
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 eventâ€™s purpose hit closer to home three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Facility inspections at the 63 Auglaize County operations with hazardous chemicals are to begin soon.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said 13 of the facilities need to have the inspections this year to stay up to date and those appointments are being scheduled.
â€śWe divide the facilities out so that we are back into the same facilities again every five years,â€ť Anderson said.
Community members, representatives from local organizations and area pastors came together Thursday afternoon to pray for the nation.
“It is important to be a part of the National Day of Prayer,” St. Mark’s Lutheran Church pastor the Rev. Mark Bauer said at noon at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta as part of a nation celebration where American communities pray for their local leaders and the country. “We’re thinking about our community in partnership with other communities and the leaders and supporters of these communities.”
Parents of students at Wapakoneta City Schools no longer have the choice in what teacher their children get in the fall.
A letter sent home with students at Wapakoneta and Cridersville elementary schools this week informed parents of the change to be implemented with the 2012-2013 school year.
“It was a tough decision to make, but I hope parents trust us to continue to do the best to place children in the appropriate classrooms and they can always call teachers to work out concerns,” Wapakoneta Elementary School Principal Mark Selvaggio said.
Ohio’s state treasurer spoke to an audience swelling to more than 100 people Thursday at The Grand Plaza ballroom about his run for the U.S. Senate.
Republican Josh Mandel, 34, of Beachwood, is seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is seeking his second semester. The event was hosted by the Auglaize and Allen County Patriots.
Mandel, who was elected to the state treasurer position in November 2010, said he has made common sense changes while in office effectively reducing the budget by $1.2 million by the end of his first fiscal year.
CRIDERSVILLE — In a room with a capacity of 38, approximately 60 village residents sat and stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the council chambers during a Cridersville Village Council Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Wednesday as councilors focused on overtime concerns of the village’s police chief.
A recent news article about overtime hours of area police chiefs caused the stir in this village of approximately 1,850 people, and the mayor along with councilors addressed this issue.