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July 28th, 2011
The Readmore Hallmark store was being packed up and cleaned out on their last day of business on Wednesday.
The Readmore Hallmark‚Äôs last day was Wednesday, as they had a 75 percent off sale on the remaining items throughout the store on Willipie Street in Wapakoneta.
Owner Steve Brunner, of Lima, announced in February that the Wapakoneta Readmore Hallmark would be closing.
After the Wal-Mart Supercenter opened in the city, business changed for the worse, Brunner claimed.
‚ÄúWhen Wal-Mart came in, we lost a quarter of our business and it never came back,‚ÄĚ Brunner said.
The gifted coordinator, gifted intervention specialist and literacy coach for Wapakoneta City Schools has a new job title.
During a meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education Tuesday, Carrie Knoch was unanimously approved for the position as assistant principal at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
The employment in the position for the 2011-12 school year is at a salary of more than $59,000 for 192 days.
‚ÄúShe has very good experience from an instructional standpoint and a good skill set for what the needs are,‚ÄĚ Horner said. ‚ÄúShe will be an excellent fit.‚ÄĚ
ST. MARYS ‚ÄĒ A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on six counts, two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.
Faced with an opportunity to increase the number of acres in the city‚Äôs park system, a Wapakoneta City Council member unveiled a proposal to purchase the former Centennial Elementary School property.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier presented the proposal, which requires borrowing money from the Electric Expansion Fund, to purchase the Centennial Elementary School property and the land from the Harmon Park gazebo east to the football practice field.
Since 2004, Wapakoneta Police Department officials have been inviting members of the public to attend the National Night Out.
Scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harmon Park Gazebo, this year‚Äôs event offers free refreshments ‚ÄĒ¬†hot dogs, chips and cookies‚ÄĒ¬†child identification kits, bike helmets, pool passes and giveaways, including two bikes.
Salaries for Wapakoneta City Schools administrators are being frozen.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members unanimously approved the salary freeze for the 2011-12 school year during Tuesday‚Äôs meeting.
The freeze would apply to the superintendent, operations director, director of instruction, treasurer and athletic director, as well as principals and assistant principals of the elementary schools, the middle and high school.
While a Wapakoneta man was working on his doctorate in psychology, he never expected to find himself on the road as a professional comic.
Tom Imondi toured as a comedian throughout the 1990s, appearing many times on Comedy Central, but through the years his career continued to evolve.
Imondi said it was his older brother, Rudy, who he originally had hoped to get interested in comedy and describes him to this day as the funniest person he‚Äôs ever known.
Changes in the city‚Äôs notification policy prompted Wapakoneta City Zoning Board of Appeals members to seek a hike in the variance request fee.
Board members voted to raise the fee to $275 from $200 to cover the cost to notify more people as required by a change in the city ordinance and for more work by Engineering Department workers because of the larger radius of people to be notified. The recommendation to raise the fee is to be forwarded to Wapakoneta City Council for their approval.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ Two issues that councilors were not ready to vote on forced them to schedule a special council meeting for 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Councilors chose to table the issue of approving health insurance coverage of the village‚Äôs seven full-time workers.
A youth drama camp focused on more than just honing acting talents, as it encouraged more than 30 participants to be the best they could be.
Through exercises in improv, stage movement, character development, diction and projection, the 33 participants, ages 6 through 18, participating in the ‚ÄúTo Be or Not To Be Drama Camp,‚ÄĚ learned what camp director Cheryl Mulholland described as the most important lesson ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúbeing the best you can be and not judging yourself against others.‚ÄĚ
Drama camp attendees also received audition lessons and feedback, something which can be rare in the business.