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September 30th, 2011

D.C. trip draws concerns

September 30, 2011

A mother, who said she was speaking on behalf of many other parents, brought concerns about an annual trip to Washington, D.C. before Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week.
“I don’t feel honesty and fairness is too much to ask from the district,” said Lara Sutton, a mother of three children who attend Wapakoneta City Schools.
Her concerns dealt with the inability of parents to chaperone the trip and the practice of using only staff members’ children to participate in demonstrations while they were there.

September 29th

Concerns expressed about bus stops

September 29, 2011

After several parents approached Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week about safety concerns at bus stops, school administrators plan to again review those in question.
Evelyn Jones addressed board members about the bus stop for her great-granddaughter, who attends Wapakoneta Elementary School and who lives in the 600 block of Willipie Street.
Jones said her great-granddaughter is three blocks from the nearest bus stop and either must cross Maple Street or the railroad tracks to get to a bus stop.

Alum levels drop, exceed expectations

September 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.
Directors of the Ohio departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and the EPA released a report Wednesday afternoon detailing the effectiveness of the alum treatment on 4,000 acres of Grand Lake St. Marys. The report, compiled by Dr. Harry Gibbons of Tetra Tech, noted the treatment successfully reduced levels of phosphorus in the test region as well as the lake as a whole.

Quarter auction benefits DWP funds

September 29, 2011

A local organization will be hosting an event, which is open to the community, to raise funds to help beautify downtown Wapakoneta.
A quarter auction, sponsored by the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Marley’s Downtown.
Food and preview will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a pasta buffet and salad available until 7 p.m. in the ballroom on the second floor of the building. The auction is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and a cash bar and snacks are available all evening.

September 28th

W-G superintendent resigns

September 28, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Joanne Kerekes officially announced she will be leaving the school district in approximately one month to take a state position covering the region.
Kerekes confirmed reports from district workers, administrators and village residents this morning that she has taken a job with Race to the Top, a product of 2009’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Bust leads to high speed chase

September 28, 2011

Substantial amounts of cash involved in an undercover drug transaction was thrown from a suspect vehicle during a police pursuit Tuesday night in Wapakoneta.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told the Wapakoneta Daily News this morning that no other evidence was thrown from the vehicle of a Dayton man as law enforcement officers pursued him during an undercover illegal drug sale set up by the Auglaize/Mercer Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

Local sentenced in youth FB funds case

September 28, 2011

A rural Wapakoneta woman was sentenced to six months in jail after a plea agreement was reached regarding the misuse of funds of a youth football team.
Karen F. Bailey, 54, 16501 Blank Road, Wapakoneta, was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a negotiated plea of unauthorized use of property, a fifth-degree felony, for misusing thousands of dollars in funds from the Uniopolis Browns Midget Football League team.

September 27th

Kerekes announces her resignation

September 27, 2011

WAYNESFIELD - Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Joann Kerekes has officially announced that she will be leaving the school district in about a month to take another position.

Village seeks alternative energy sources

September 27, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield village administrators continue to investigate the possibility of alternative energy sources for future village needs.
Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe informed Waynesfield Village Council members Monday about the possibilities for wind-generated energy and natural gas being brought to the village in the future.

Budget bill could prove expensive

September 27, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Solicitor Bob Fitzgerald advised Waynesfield Village Council members that wording in the new budget bill could prove to be expensive for Waynesfield and other small villages.
He said he believes wording in the new budget bill carries a requirement for all municipalities to advertise all ordinances in public media.
“I received a letter from the state (addressing the new requirement),” Fitzgerald said during Monday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting. “This will cost a lot of small villages a lot of money.”

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