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July 20th, 2011
The first theatrical season for the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center is set to feature popular stories and music, as well as a big green dinosaur, Scrooge and the Cat in the Hat.
â€śWe are so excited about the first season at the Performing Arts Center (PAC),â€ť PAC Events Coordinator Pam Egbert said. â€śWe have picked shows that not only appeal to the school- aged children, but also the local residents that not only enjoy theater but enjoy coming to the Performing Arts Center to see a good show.â€ť
â€˘ Thaddeus Rex and Rock the Dinosaur on Tuesday, Sept. 13
As NASA retires the three remaining space shuttles to museums, the space program is on halt as they will be working on sending astronauts beyond the bounds of Earth later this century.
The space shuttles have been in operation for 30 years, and a local museum director says it is time to trade them in for something new.
â€śThe shuttles were quite old,â€ť Armstrong Air and Space Museum Director Chris Burton said, â€śand there is not something to replace them yet.â€ť
This means that the United States will not have means to go out on space explorations for several years.
Parents should expect changes to how students are dropped off and picked up at Wapakoneta City Schools beginning in August.
While the new policies apply to students at all grade levels, its primary focus is elementary age children, district administrators said.
â€śWe had some mistakes that were very concerning,â€ť Superintendent Keith Horner said as to why the new policy was being implemented. â€śA couple of situations last year would best be described as scary.
Crews from multiple area fire departments responded to a house fire at 12:07 p.m. Monday at 16470 Blackhoof Creek Road.
Uniopolis Assistant Fire Chief Michael Wenning said four family members were at home at the time of the fire but all escaped without injury. The residence belongs to Esther and Thomas Huelskamp.
The fire to the structure destroyed the garage, and the home received significant smoke and fire damage. Wenning said that a value has not been determined on the loss, but that it will not be deemed a total loss.
Humane Society of Auglaize County officials terminated a deal with the city of Wapakoneta effective July 31.
In a letter presented by local Humane Society Secretary-Treasurer Tom Harrison and in a presentation by President Sandra Harrison, the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often referred to as ACHS, will cease accepting dogs picked up in the city by Wapakoneta police officers and by the county dog warden.
Area youth brought some â€śmagicâ€ť to the stage Saturday as they entertained a crowd for more than 90 minutes.
Of the nearly 20 performers, two young women performed at the Summer Moon Festival scholarship pageant, another tried out earlier in the day for the Disney Channel and a third recently returned home from trying out for American Idol.
In total, 17 area youth took to the stage Saturday and displayed their talent and courage in front of more than 150 people gathered in the Summer Moon Festival Entertainment Tent.
Speeding cars weave down Perry Street avoiding collisions.
A monster-style truck takes to a 3-foot ramp and flies through the air landing on its wheels as some in the crowd give out a collective â€śahh.â€ť
Kiernan McMahan, of New Knoxville, raced his car up and down the first block of Perry Street during the RC Fun Run as part of the Summer Moon Festival on Saturday. He pulled his car to where he was standing to make some minor adjustments before running the car again.
Policies for the medical management of vaccine reactions in adult patients is now necessary.
Annual updates to the information were released in April.
â€śLast month we approved the new child and teen ones, now its time to approve the one for adults,â€ť Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said as she recommended the approval to the Auglaize County Health Board members.
The three-part recommendations are approved every year.
Emergency personnel and businesses again are being reminded of the importance of notifying the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) of spills.
â€śThereâ€™s been a delay in getting notified,â€ť Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said.
He said while each situation is different, any time a vehicle ends up laying on its side in a ditch, there is a good chance that fluid will go into the ditch.
â€śA ditch is a type of waterway and we need to be notified about that,â€ť Anderson said.
An area police chief needs more money and more manpower to combat a growing problem as traffickers sell and move illegal drugs through the Auglaize County village.
Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter plans to approach village councilors later this month about increased funding to address the ever-increasing drug problems in the small village.
Motter said that if councilors approve the necessary village funding, all of the money will be concentrated to additional personnel.