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February 28th, 2014
A contract between Wapakoneta firefighters and city officials that was supposed to be signed Thursday has been delayed due to “housekeeping issues,” according to Safety-Service Director Bill Rains.
Rains said he expects to have the finalized contract by early next week, and will sign it as soon as he receives it.
The document is currently being reviewed by Clemans, Nelson and Associates, a human resources management firm.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed the City of Delphos their solution for frozen pipes is not allowed, and Wapakoneta has been using that same solution. Garden hoses.
The city’s addressed these issues in the form of a hose being hooked up to to a neighboring house suppling water to the residents without.
Wapakoneta City Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said there are probably somewhere around 30 houses without their own running water, therefore they are supplied water from neighbors via garden hoses.
Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.
The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.
Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.
“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.
Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the contract of head high school football coach Travis Moyer with a vote of 5-0 during a regular board meeting at Cridersville Elementary School on Tuesday evening.
“We are extremely thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a part of this community,” Moyer said, addressing the board members. “We’re going to work extremely hard to make all of you proud, and we’re very excited and humbled to be here.”
After participating in flea markets for six years, Mike Tingler was ready to open up a store of his own.
On Jan. 8, Tingler opened Endless Knives & Gifts, located at 105 E. Auglaize St., which is a store that truly does offer endless opportunities for gifts and personal purchases.
“I just get into more of this and that kind of stuff,” Tingler said. “That’s why I say Endless Knives & Gifts because hopefully it is endless.”
BOTKINS — Community beautification was the topic of discussion at a regular Botkins Village council meeting on Tuesday.
Angie Woodruff, with the Botkins Beautification Club, addressed council with a request to apply for funding for new snowflake light decoration to top 14 poles in the village to be installed in the fall. She said the cost would be approximately $5,000.
Council members discussed how the new lights would be an alternative to the previous decorative banners.
Woodruff said the lights would be donated to the village.
Waynesfield Village Council member Rich Libby expressed hesitation to commit his business, IPS West, to bringing natural gas to Waynesfield at a council meeting Monday evening.
Libby said he was concerned that the board and the village itself are moving in the wrong direction, and is unsure if he could commit to a multi-year natural gas project because he doesn’t know if he will be able to operate his business in Waynesfield for that long.
Five Wapakoneta City Schools students participated in the Fraternal Order of Eagles “God, Flag, and Country” speech contest this past Sunday at the Eagles Lodge in Wapakoneta.
In an informational packet sent to local schools, Herb Limbert, chairman of the God, Flag and Country committee, said “the purpose of this program is to instill in our young people a deeper understanding of the place of God, Flag and Country in our common lives, to make them more aware of their heritage and to make it more meaningful to them in the world today.”
Police responded to a large fight outside of Lulu’s bar in Wapakoneta at 2:28 a.m. on Sunday.
Upon arrival, officers observed two intoxicated males fighting in the street in front of the bar.
One of the subjects appeared to have been hit in the back of the head.
The suspect is a 33-year-old male, of Wapakoneta. According to a police report, the suspect's wife was also struck during the altercation. She requested a rescue squad, and she later refused transport.
The victim was Billy Nichols, 35, of Lima.