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June 13th, 2014

Hitting the streets for Father’s Day

June 13, 2014

Father’s Day is tomorrow and many local residents will be showing their appreciation to dads and husbands in a variety of ways. 

The Daily News hit the streets Friday to find out how some of these people will be celebrating and what makes their dad the greatest in the world. Here are some of their responses:

Brandon Miller

How will you be celebrating?

Gift ideas for dad

June 13, 2014

According to a report done by the National Retail Federation, Dad’s get the short end of the stick when it comes to presents on their special day.

The NRF predicts that this year the average person will spend $113.80 for Father’s Day, compared to the $162.94 predicted average for Mother’s Day.

Car lovers show off at Bob Evans

June 13, 2014

Locals showed off their old cars and gathered for a sunny evening cruise in Thursday at Bob Evans in Wapakoneta.

Deb Van Tilburg, of Wapakoneta, said she is continuing the regular cruise in that she started last year, and she wants to grow more of an interest by having people bring in their cars and showing them off on a weekly basis at Bob Evans.

“Maybe we will get more people to bring their cars out on Thursday nights, if nothing else just talk about old cars and enjoy company,” Tilburg said.

District going ‘Google’

June 13, 2014

In an effort to move toward a more technology-based education system, Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced the district is “going Google” — an initiative that will allow for increased shareability through devices and applications.

“The biggest difference between what we have currently and with Google is the ability to share information,” Horner said. “The other thing is the ability to have built-in classroom instructional applications.”

Cridersville turns back the clock

June 13, 2014

Summertime in Cridersville means it is time to put the Bowsher Log Cabin to use and remind community members how days of old used to be.

The Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days events during each month of the summer season give residents the opportunity to gain historical perspective, have a family-friendly event to attend and lend a helping hand to those in need.

Through sponsorships from the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and the Cridersville Healthcare Center residents are treated to a variety of experiences.

June 12th

Uniopolis Homicide

June 12, 2014

The Auglaize County Coroner’s Office released more information Thursday on the death of Charles Hicks of Uniopolis, whose body was found at his residence, 2 South Main St., on Monday.

A news release from Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag states that the manner of death was a homicide due to crushing injuries to the anterior neck due to beating by assailant(s).

The release further states that death occurred within minutes of the injuries, sometime between 8 p.m. June 7 and midnight June 8, 2014.

Program mixes fun with safety

June 12, 2014

Memories of fun and safety awareness are what children brought home Wednesday after the annual two-day Safety Camp hosted by the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, fire department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

“The biggest goal is to get them to go home, try to be aware, and if they run into something, say, ‘I’ve seen this, I know what to do,’” Firefighter Doug Kill said.

Former Wapak super coming ‘full circle’

June 12, 2014

Findlay City Schools Superintendent and Wapakoneta native Dean Wittwer said he is coming “full circle” as he prepares to leave his current position for a job in Lima — the same city where he began his career as an educator.

Wittwer, who served as Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent for 12 years before leaving for Findlay, began his career as an art teacher at Lima Shawnee High School in 1976.

On Aug. 1, Wittwer will take over as superintendent of the Allen County Educational Service Center in Lima, under a two-year contract.

ScienceWOW gets wet and wild

June 12, 2014

During this summer’s second installment of ScienceWOW Wednesday, Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker taught a handful of children the meaning of the word density by conducting several experiments.

By using water, vegetable oil and food coloring, Spyker showed that even though oil is the heavier substance, it rises when poured into water because water has a greater density causing it to sink.

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

June 11th

Auglaize Street trees get another look

June 11, 2014

Urban forester Alan Siewart provided his opinions of the conditions of trees along West Auglaize Street on Tuesday during a walk through of the site.

Siewart was brought in at the recommendation of urban forester Stephanie Miller, who has been working with the city on their tree program. Both Siewart and Miller work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.

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