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August 26th, 2011
A 1999 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and former homecoming king has made it a long way from home.
Todd Brown, who has been living in Hollywood, Calif., since 2001, is returning home in September with his band, Sons of Jack, to share what he has been up to with family and friends.
Wapakoneta City Schools continue to be labeled âeffectiveâ based on results of state report cards released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, but its performance index improved.
âIn general, weâre pretty darn proud of the progress weâve done,â Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.. âWe havenât made leaps, but weâve certainly moved a couple of steps forward. There are some reasons for celebration.â
Administrators at both the Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen school districts voiced their pleasure with their respective school districtâs report card numbers that were released this week.
Botkins Local Schools students managed to meet all 26 indicators on the report card, while Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools students managed to meet 21 of the 26.
For Botkins students, it marked the sixth straight year that they achieved a perfect mark meeting the 26 indicators and receiving the excellent designation.
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield Village Council members met briefly Thursday and finally approved an insurance package plan after listening to a local health insurance agent explain the new policy.
Finance Committee members recommended at Mondayâs regular meeting that the full council accept Derryberry & Davis Insurance after researching new plans. The former plan had expired effective July 1 and the council was temporarily paying for the former policy on a month by basis.
Americans and their elected leaders face a pivotal moment in U.S. history in regard to the national debt, deficit and budget, a member of Congress says, and he trusts Americans to make the right decisions.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University-Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.
The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported receiving numerous telephone calls regarding an earthquake.Â
Approximately 70 child pedestrians, who were between the ages of 5 to 15 years of age were severely injured in Ohio during the 2010-11 school year.
As the summer winds down, and students are back in school, an area police chief encourages motorist and pedestrians to stay alert in residential areas, near schools and in school zones.
âThe first week of school is where we see the most problems,â Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said.
A group of residents living in a local apartment complex joined together to provide a Back to School Bash for children in the community.
âItâs the first year for us to try something like this,â Valley View Volunteer Program President Jennifer Young said.
Just a couple months into its inception, residents have used the program to get those living in the complex to become part of a larger community, starting with flower plantings and cookouts and then into the back to school bash, which they hope serves as a building block for more plans in the future.
WAYNESFIELD â An issue over selecting new employee health benefits seemed to be finally settled only after a flurry of questions resulted in an Auglaize County villageâs elected officials postponing the decision temporarily once again.
Applications are currently being accepted for a class that is designed to help community members have a better understanding of Auglaize County.
âThe main purpose of the program is to provide people with a greater understanding of county operations and services in the county,â Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said.