March 29th, 2013
Wapakoneta City Schools administrators elected to use a special waiver day granted by the state to train staff on school safety.
Students are not to attend school on Friday, May 17, so staff throughout the district may receive updated training with the Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Since the waiver day was approved by the Ohio Department of Education, it counts as a day students are in session. They were originally scheduled to attend class that day.
After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, a decrease from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.
Quinton Charles McLean, 85, of Walled Lake, Mich., passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.
He was born April 5, 1927, in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Ruth (Minnich) McLean; three children, Sharon Llewellyn of Rochester Hills, Mich., Stan (Beth) McLean, of Caledonia, Mich., and Darlene (Steven) Mengyan, of Brighton, Mich; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. McLean worked for over 50 years as a Design Engineer in the automotive and aeronautics industry. He was a proud World War II veteran.
Wapakoneta football coaches are preparing for Frye’s Football Fundamentals Camp this summer, with hopes of growing the Wapakoneta football program from the ground up.
Bo Frye, the son of varsity football coach Doug Frye and an assistant on the Wapakoneta squad, will be the camp director this year, and is excited about the camp this year, to build tradition at Wapakoneta.
One elementary principal publicly announced his retirement, while another’s contract was extended three years during a meeting this week of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.
Cridersville Elementary School Principal Dave Tester’s retirement, scheduled for June 30, was approved Tuesday by board members.
Tester said after 32 years teaching and serving as principal, he felt it was time to move on to something else.
A professional from Wapakoneta will help set the standard for the skills of professionals who help make people look more beautiful.
Apollo Career Center senior cosmetology instructor Tasha Sheipline, who also serves as the managing cosmetologist at the school, received an appointment this March by Gov. John Kasich to serve a 5-year term on the State Board of Cosmetology. She is a representative for career technical instructors.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced two arrests Wednesday morning in the double homicide of Robert Grube, 70, and his daughter Colleen Grube, 47, of east Fort Recovery, after a 16-month investigation.
The victims were found bound with duct tape and dead from gun shot wounds on Nov. 30, 2011 in their home by a family member.
Richard Bowersock, 92, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Roselawn Manor, where he had resided for the past two years.
He was born May 2, 1920, in Salem Township, Auglaize County, to Viola McMillen and Grover Bowersock, who preceded him in death. On July 1, 1940, he married Dorotha Irene Smith, who died Dec. 6, 2005.
Surviving are three daughters, Konita G. â€śConnieâ€ť Klaus, of Spencerville, Barbara I. Crites, of Spencerville, and Laurie E. Ball, of Spencerville.
With a group of local high school students in the midst of learning about investing and the stock market, they received a lesson on the free market from a person who is a college graduate with an economics degree and a U.S. representative.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, discussed federal budget issues and other challenges on Capitol Hill with students in Bill Dellinger’s economics class Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The new treasurer for Wapakoneta City Schools says she is looking forward to the position and ready for the challenges it will bring.
Angie Sparks, 36, of Wapakoneta, was unanimously hired Tuesday by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members for the position of treasurer with a starting salary of $71,000 beginning June 1. Her three-year contract ends July 31, 2016.
Until she takes over the role, Sparks is working with treasurer Susan Rinehart, who is retiring at the end of May. During Sparks’ training, she is to be paid $250 per day.