April 11th, 2013
Wapakoneta City School Board of Education meetings are going electronic.
Still a work in progress, school board members tried out the new software system during Turesday’s meeting.
“It’s a work in progress,” Wapakoneta City Schools Board President Eric McKinniss said as he led the first meeting testing out the new system. “We are still learning the program. There are a lot of advantages.”
McKinniss said those advantages include saving money by using less paper and being able to communicate better with the public.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members confirmed rumors Wed-nesday that had been circulating for nearly a month by hiring Doug Foley as the school’s varsity football coach.
“I am excited to get started,” Foley said of his hiring after Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Foley was just one of several dozen applicants for the position, but the field narrowed quickly as many suitors were also looking for a full-time teaching position.
Included among the applicants was a former
More than 70 years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act, a Democratic Congressman from Ohio is pushing to raise people’s standard of living by introducing the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is a co-sponsor on proposed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in three steps and provide the first minimum wage increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years.
The Wapakoneta Daily News received several inquiries about a possible water line break at the intersection of East Auglaize and Brighthorn streets early Wednesday. The situation turned out to be general maintenance as a 3/4-inch line to a home was being replaced at about 9:30 a.m. Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews then worked on lines near the intersection of East Auglaize and Water streets. This is part of the $2.3 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction project.
The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad safely removed a hand grenade from an alley in Wapakoneta Tuesday evening and detonated the explosive device at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range near the city composting facility on Wapak-Cridersville Road.
Carol Bogart, 408 Court St., was cleaning yard debris from under an evergreen tree along an east-west alley between Logan and Court streets in the 300 block of West Benton Street when she discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade under the tree.
A familiar face will be taking the helm of Cridersville Elementary School beginning in August.
Misty Baker, who currently teaches second grade there, was named the new principal of the school Tuesday during a meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.
“We feel awfully happy to have Misty join our administrative team,” Superintendent Keith Horner said. “She did a good job preparing herself for this experience.”
He said she knows the school and the district and has been working toward this goal.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville elected officials agreed to allow a contracting company to use their land to store their equipment and use as a warehouse during a project.
With an upgrade of power poles stretching from Wapakoneta to Shawnee along Shawnee Road, contractors have pitched the idea of having a storage site on location at Delong Pioneer Park in Cridersville at a joint committees meeting last month — which is the halfway point of the 10-mile project.
Holding a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning, it seemed the Wapakoneta varsity baseball team had figured out its recent defensive problems, and was on its way to victory.
When it rains, it pours.
The Shawnee bats came alive in that sixth inning and they scored 11 runs in the frame, all but sealing the victory, 11-3.
Roy A. Kohler, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Helen M. Jauert, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.