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December 19th

Crash drives intersection changes

December 19, 2014

Wednesday night’s accident involving two vehicles in the intersection of Stinebaugh Drive and Lincoln Avenue, has forced Wapakoneta Safety and Service Director Bill Rains to consider making changes at the intersection in order to make it safer for drivers. 

WES pupils help El Salvadorans go to school

December 19, 2014

The ability to gain a free education is something many students in the U.S. take for granted, but in the country of El Salvador, public school is often a recruitment tool for local gangs and private school is expensive.

That’s why Maggie Herbst, a Title I reading teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary School, decided to create a fundraiser that allowed students to bring in coins that will be sent to El Salvador to help students pay for a private school education.

Lanterns do more than light the way

December 19, 2014

In the past, lanterns have lit up streets and guided those who traveled by night. These days, however, they are becoming more of a want than a need.

“In the last couple years, it seems they have really taken off as a home interior decorator item,” said Mick Haehn, owner of Haehn Florist & Greenhouses.

December 18th

Middle School names top speller

December 18, 2014

 

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Groups, students helping veterans

December 18, 2014

A local veterans organization will host its annual Christmas program at the Dayton VA Medical Center this Saturday, Dec. 20. And students at Wapakoneta Middle School will help.

Athletes pay it forward

December 18, 2014

Seven Wapakoneta High School athletes spent some time reading to second-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon.

December 17th

Wycuff bond changed in rape case

December 17, 2014

COLUMBUS — The bond for Charles Wycuff, the man accused of sexually abusing a minor, was modified by a visiting judge from the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday during a hearing at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. 

VFW names teacher of the year

December 17, 2014

Class had just let out, time for Joni Wade, a seventh-grade teacher at Wapakoneta Middle School, to take a small break from her teaching duties, but instead, it was time to celebrate.

Pair to leave park board

December 17, 2014

Two key members of the Heritage Trails Park District will be stepping down in the near future, putting the current state of the park district in question moving forward.

During Tuesday’s monthly meeting, held at the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta, Executive Director Allison Brady announced that will resign from her position at the end of the year.

December 16th

Council seeks to wrap up year

December 16, 2014

Money matters and support for the Eastern Shawnee topped the list of topics at Monday’s meeting of the Wapakoneta City Council.

First-Ward Councilman and Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee James Neumeier reported on the financial status of the parks fund.

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