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October 18th, 2011

W-G list down to three possibles

October 18, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members interviewed three people during an executive session Monday to fill the seat of interim superintendent.
The position is being vacated because Superintendent Joanne Kerekes, who announced her intent to resign and take a position with the state’s Race to the Top program, plans to begin work with the state on Nov. 1.
The three chosen for interviews were from a list of eight candidates who submitted resumes for the position. J. Chris Pfister, Randy Earl, and Susan Miko were all given interviews during the executive session.

Wapak’s natural gas aggregate price set for ’11-’12 winter

October 18, 2011

Peddlers of natural gas deals should not be tolerated, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains informed Wapakoneta City Council members at their meeting Monday that Police Chief Russ Hunlock did not issue any permits for door-to-door salesmen to offer natural gas contracts.
“They tend to get real aggressive,” Rains said, “and we still offer our natural gas aggregation program which is very affordable.”

October 17th

Peddling ‘happiness’: Craft show fun for buyers and sellers

October 17, 2011

People may have come for all different reasons but most of those attending and peddling their wares at the Wapakoneta Craft Show on Saturday left happy.
For a St. Marys woman, craft shows have allowed her family to maintain their level of living and stay in their home after her husband lost his job a year ago.
A mother of four, Stacey Stephens, has perfected the art of not just diaper cakes, but diaper creations including diaper four- wheelers.

W’field woman listed as serious

October 17, 2011

Alcohol use is suspected in a two-vehicle collision Saturday that left one person in critical condition and another in serious condition.
Austin Lloyd, 17, of Harrod, was driving south in a 1992 Nissan Sentra on Lawrence Road, east of the town of Harrod at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the Alger Road intersection and drove into the path of a vehicle driven by Carol Stiles, 46, of Waynesfield. Stiles was driving west in a 1997 Plymouth Neon.

Sisters, brother share commonalities and differences

October 17, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Sometimes the Craft siblings get along, but sometimes they don’t — just like they like to do a lot of the same things, but not always.
“I don’t like being in the middle, both of them are mean,” Bill, who celebrated his 8th birthday on Friday, said with a snicker.
After he said one thing and his older sister said another he said they like to argue with him.
His sisters, Rachel, 9, and Sara, 6, like to look on the sunny side of life and say they do not argue a lot.

October 14th

Silent auction benefits Mercy

October 14, 2011

A silent auction is to benefit Mercy Unlimited while also highlighting some of the donations the thrift store receives each year.
“We’ll be auctioning close to 75 items — housewares, glassware, furniture, lamps and artwork,” said Mercy volunteer Linda Johns, who is coordinating the project.
Everything to be auctioned has been donated.
“We receive some beautiful stuff,” Johns said. “We’ll be auctioning vintage items and antiques, plus some newer items, some of which have never been used or are still in the original box.”

Never forgotten — Remembering pregnancy, infant loss

October 14, 2011

One of every four women will experience the loss of a baby at some point in their lives, says the leader of a national organization.
With today marking the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a local mother is sharing her story, in hope to break the silence and taboo surrounding pregnancy and infant loss.
Leslie Phillips and her husband, Dave Phillips, Jr., moved to Wapakoneta in 2001, when Phillips was pregnant with twin boys. On Dec. 20 of that year, her sons were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) during a routine check up.

ONA notes law

October 14, 2011

The impact a section written into the Ohio budget bill will have depends on how well the governing agencies were already complying with existing law, an Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) official says.
Rumors are swirling around about the potential impact of the changes on smaller communities, but the law already required government entities to post their ordinances prior to the new budget bill taking effect.
According to an existing section in

Elmcroft resident lives out his dream

October 14, 2011

Charles Burrell, 79, a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima, loves to sing. Other residents at Elmcroft can vouch for that.
He loves to sing so much, in fact, that he has always had dreams of having his name flashing in lights as he prepared for a captive performance.
However, he figured it would always be a dream. But thanks to a special program for seniors, Burrell’s dream came true at precisely 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police host bike safety day for kids

October 14, 2011

Keeping children safe as they ride their bicycles is the goal of an upcoming safety event hosted by an area police department.
The Cridersville Police Department is starting a new tradition and hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe and they ride their bike to school.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and his officers will be hosting the first annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Cridersville Elementary School.
“We want to teach kids how to ride bikes safely,” Drake said, regarding the purpose of the event.

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