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August 29th, 2011

Dreams on display

August 29, 2011

The dark green Mercury draws the inspection of one couple and then favorable comments from some older teens.
The 1972 Cougar is one Wapakoneta native’s dream come true and now his dream car brings on-lookers such as those on Saturday at the second-ever KAPOW (Kids: A Priority of Wapakoneta) car show on the grounds of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
In 1981, Charles Drexler bought the car from one of his friends. While the car was in nice shape, he started fixing it up every once in a while but more so after graduating in 1982.

Art, math and music interest first-grader

August 29, 2011

A first-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School says she is glad she lives here now rather than Texas.
“I like Ohio a lot better,” said 6-year-old Lydia Brigham. “First, there are not killer bees here.”
But, in addition to that, she said it also cools down in west-central Ohio.
“I don’t want to stay indoors all my life,” Lydia said. “Every day in Texas was about 300 degrees.”
And she does not like getting hot or sweating!

Regatta a success, caps off summer of events at lake

August 29, 2011

CELINA — The 2011 Governor’s Cup Regatta capped off a summer of successful events held at Grand Lake St. Marys, adding to the recovery of tourism at Grand Lake St. Marys.
The annual event, which was canceled last year because of water quality issues at the lake, was a success this year, bringing excited racers and spectators alike to the area. Co-chair Allen Baskett said the success of the event showed the enthusiasm of the committee and the community for the race.

August 26th

Jail time WORTH change: Fuerstenau moves to Lima center as Wright heads jail

August 27, 2011

The sheriff at the Auglaize County Jail said goodbye to a long-time employee this week, and he filled his shoes with another familiar face.
Mark Fuerstenau, administrative captain of the 72-bed facility, took over Monday as executive director of the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima. On Thursday, Lisa Wright was hired to fill his former position.

German experiences U.S. culture, law

August 27, 2011

A student from Germany traveled all the way to the United States to dig deeper and learn more about law with a local judge.
Twenty-five-year-old Sven Renker, of Frohburg, Germany, just completed a three-week internship at the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court with Judge Fred Pepple.
Renker, who earned his bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Dresden in Germany, interned here before continuing his studies in the field at the University of Munster — where he will soon start back up with fall classes.

Wapak grad returns to share music

August 27, 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.

Wapak Schools continue to be rated effective on reports

August 26, 2011

Wapakoneta City Schools continue to be labeled “effective” based on results of state report cards released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, but its performance index improved.
“In general, we’re pretty darn proud of the progress we’ve done,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.. “We haven’t made leaps, but we’ve certainly moved a couple of steps forward. There are some reasons for celebration.”

Botkins, W-G admins pleased with state report cards

August 26, 2011

Administrators at both the Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen school districts voiced their pleasure with their respective school district’s 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.

W’field approves insurance

August 26, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — 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 Monday’s 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.

August 24th

Jordan has faith: Rep. addresses U.S. budget, economy

August 24, 2011

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.

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