May 16th, 2012
Bids for bituminous materials used for the county’s sealing program came in approximately 20 percent higher than last year.
Bids for RS2P, a polymer modified liquid asphalt and stone used for full and strip sealing, came in at $1.96 per gallon from low bidder Asphalt Technologies, of Edison, and ranged up to $2.27 for the high bid from Terry Asphalt Materials, of Hamilton. Other bidders included Asphalt Materials, of Oregon, and K-Tech Speciality Coatings, of Ashley, Ind.
Those prices ranged from a low bid of $1.79 and a high bid of $2.11 in 2011.
Wapakoneta City School fourth-graders will showcase their scientific talents Thursday with a science fair from 6 to 7 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria.
The students got a chance Tuesday to warm-up for their moment in the spotlight by presenting their projects to fellow classmates during school.
“It’s to help them learn the scientific method and be in the shoes of an actual scientist,” Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tim Duncan said.
CRIDERSVILLE — A local village is working on creating a legacy for their residents — in the form of park.
Former Cridersville Village Council member Dorance Thompson proposed an idea to council at the end of 2011 to create a park on the site of the former Cridersville Elementary School on Main Street.
Cridersville Village Council, Cridersville Lion’s Club and the Cridersville Historical Society have all paired to work together on this project.
Wapakoneta Middle School students came together on Monday afternoon to take pride in their school and help clean it up.
Students and staff celebrated the first-ever Pride Day, an idea that came about in a teacher-leadership team meeting whose focus is community pride.
“We want the kids to be proud of their school and take care of it and have some ownership,” Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne said.
CRIDERSVILLE — Officials with a local village continue to discuss employee salaries, focusing primarily on overtime pay.
On Monday, Cridersville Village Council members hit a road block when they struggled to make a motion to pay necessary bills for May.
“When we pay bills does this OK wages for employees?” Councilor Rick Walls said when Council President Eric West asked for a motion to pass this.
“The pay package ordinance was a done deal and approved at the beginning of the year,” Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members officially accepted a submission from a long-time resident and made that design the official logo for the school.
Alice Carter, a familiar sight at athletic and other school-related events in the community, submitted the winner entry out of 28 submitted. Carter is a professional photographer and takes pictures at many school events.
Living on a farm, a Wapakoneta Elementary School first-grader helps feed the calves and pigs and even gets to drive a Ford tractor.
âItâs not fake, itâs real,â Tyler Houser says. âItâs like 10 feet in the air. Iâve been driving it for a year and a half and Iâm pretty good at it.â
But heâs quick to note he doesnât drive cars, just the tractor around his familyâs rural Wapakoneta farm.
With it, he fills in holes, covers spots, picks up rocks and uses the forks to lift straw bales for bedding.
Tyler still rides with his dad in the sprayer and loves it when he drives fast.
Elmer Neumeier, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Harold A. Engel, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Ardath R. Rohm 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Dunbar, Pa., the son of Gypsey and Charles H. Moyer, who preceded her in death. In 1948, she married Ervin âEdâ Rohm, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Keith (Joy) Rohm, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Karen (Keith) Martin, of Louisville, Ky; a grandson, Matthew (Sharon) Rohm, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Sarah Martin, of Lexington, Ky.; and two great-granddaughters, Alexa Rohm, of Wapakoneta, and Jasmine Rohm, of Wapakoneta.