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October 11th, 2011

Council member resigns: C’ville councilor ends years of service by local family

October 11, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — A village councilor with a family history of serving and helping a local village has submitted her resignation.
Long-time Criderville Village Council member Beverly Wood submitted her letter of resignation and will no longer be serving as a member of the village council, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers announced during Monday’s council meeting.

Students join in International Walk to School Day

October 11, 2011

Walking to school safely as well as getting some physical activity each day were lessons Wapakoneta Elementary School students took time out to learn Monday morning as they participated in the International Walk to School Day.
The school’s 875 kindergarten through fourth-grade students all walked a lap before heading to the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center for a brief presentation on the importance of being safe when walking as well as getting some kind of physical activity each day.

BOE reduces tuition fee for preschool

October 11, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — During Monday’s meeting, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members voted to waive tuition for qualifying children for the school’s preschool program.
Board members approved the move after it was recommended by Elementary Principal Tim Pence. Pence told the board members that the current $100 per month was proving to be too steep for some low-income families.

BOE reduces tuition fee for preschool

October 11, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — During Monday’s meeting, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members voted to waive tuition for qualifying children for the school’s preschool program.
Board members approved the move after it was recommended by Elementary Principal Tim Pence. Pence told the board members that the current $100 per month was proving to be too steep for some low-income families.

October 10th

W’field drug bust: New K-9 helps in car stop

October 10, 2011

The newest member of the Waynesfield Police Department has made his first bust exactly two weeks after beginning work.
Yukon, the department’s recently acquired drug sniffing dog, sniffed out a 34 grams of marijuana, some drug paraphernalia and $8,040 cash during a routine traffic stop at 7:08 p.m. Friday night.
“I am very happy with Yukon’s work,” Police Chief Nathan Motter said. “Exactly two weeks after we certified as a K-9 team, to come across a find like this is very rewarding.”

Finding the way

October 10, 2011

A new sign on West Auglaize Street directs visitors to the football field, the high school, city hall and the county fairgrounds.
The first of 38 new signs, which are to be installed throughout Wapakoneta, was unveiled by Wapakoneta Wayfinding Committee members
The sign, now on display on West Auglaize Street near the Blackhoof Street intersection, was uncovered in front of approximately 30 guests Thursday.

Partners devote month to awareness

October 10, 2011

Community Partnering for Effective Domestic Violence Response Committee members say they hope several events this month make people aware of and recognize the dangers domestic violence.
“We are trying to enhance the community’s understanding of domestic violence,” Auglaize County Crisis Center Director Shirley Longworth said.

October 8th

Knippen Triple Threat: Triplets prove to be their own support system

October 8, 2011

For some high school students, it is not uncommon for siblings to be a big part of a support system for one another.
For one Wapakoneta family, the support group grows a little larger, as the Knippen triplets are always there for each other in their lives.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Ashley, Courtney and Jim Knippen have been able to lean on each other through the years, and with this being their last year in high school they are thinking about the next chapter in their lives — college.

Wal-Mart honors Wapak teachers with grants

October 8, 2011

As part of a national program, 10 Wapakoneta Elementary School teachers each received $100 gift cards to use in their classrooms.
Throughout the country, Wal-Mart plans to award $4.5 million to 45,000 teachers with teacher reward certificates as part of the annual program.
Each year, Wal-Mart stores are to honor local teachers of kindergarten through eighth-grades with the gift cards. Last year, Cridersville teachers received the cards, which are treated as grants, while this year it was Wapakoneta’s turn, Wapakoneta Wal-Mart Community Involvement Coordinator Martha Steinbrugge said.

Wapa Theatre to enter digital age

October 8, 2011

While ticket prices are still the least expensive around, a Wapa Theater spokeswoman says attendees will see an increase in movie prices beginning Nov. 1 followed by an improvement in picture and sound quality.
The change is being made due to the industry completely switching over to digital from 35mm film. The transition is expected to be completely finished by October 2012.
“This will enable us to get more first-run movies,” theater manager Becky Jordan said. “However, we do have to raise the prices to be able to stay open. The equipment alone for the upgrades will cost $85,000.”

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