June 8th, 2011
The cityâ€™s electrical power portfolio will include electricity from the Fremont Energy Center, but at a level far less than requested by American Municipal Power (AMP) executives.
Wapakoneta City Council members approved Monday an ordinance for the city to participate at a level of 3 megawatts, less than the 17 megawatts suggested by AMP officials. Councilors made the decision based on a recommendation from their energy consultant John Courtney, of Courtney & Associates.
The fallacy of the five-inning â€śmercyâ€ť rule is the use of the word â€śmercy.â€ť
The merciful thing to do would have been to end this one a lot sooner than five innings.
Wapakoneta thoroughly thrashed New Knoxville 21-1 in an ACME baseball game Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak pounded out 19 hits. Every player on the roster reached base as least once. And all nine starters scored at least one run.
During Mondayâ€™s meeting, Wapakoneta City Council president announced he is resigning from his post effective June 8.
Council President Don Jump informed his fellow councilors during Mondayâ€™s council meeting that he accepted the position of emergency response coordinator with the Auglaize County Health Department and must resign from the legislative body.
A Wapakoneta City Council member objected to a resolution to pave a section of Hamilton Street because it included the replacement of curbs which are being charged to the property owner.
A second councilor argued the assessments of individual property owners could be brought up later since an ordinance must be passed to assess the owners for the work actually completed, but he wanted the joint project with the Auglaize County Engineerâ€™s Office to repave Hamilton Street from Auglaize Street to Glynwood Road to proceed.
WAYNESFIELD â€” As a school district that has seemingly seen its share of dark clouds lately, a ray of sunshine came as welcome news.
Preliminary Ohio Graduation Test scores for the class of 2013 showed students met all indicators with double digit improvements in all categories.
â€śIt shows plans that we have put into effect lately are working,â€ť Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said. â€śThe improvement ensures the strategies we have been working on.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€” The St. Marys Post 323 American Legion baseball team puts its trio of Wapakoneta grads right in the heart of its order and at the center of its hopes for success this summer.
As it opens the 2011 season, the trio of Greg Stoll, Dustin Gerlach and Kaleb Coil anchors Bill Shoffnerâ€™s team.
â€śWe really donâ€™t know all of our teammates yet, so itâ€™s nice to have some teammates around,â€ť Coil said. â€śHaving two other guys who have big-game experience who played in a regional finals a couple years ago helps, too.â€ť
COLUMBUS â€” It was almost over before it had barely begun.
Now it is over.
And the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers girls 400-meter relay team is the fastest in the land.
The Tigers erased the memory of an almost disastrous district preliminary race that could have ended their tournament run with a dominant performance in the Division III state final Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
W-Gâ€™s foursome of senior Abbey Gray, junior Morgan Horn, senior Frankie James and junior Ivy Horn was virtually flawless.
â€śOur handoffs were probably the best theyâ€™ve ever been,â€ť Gray said.
COLUMBUS â€” Waynesfield-Goshen junior Ivy Horn is used to being at the front of the pack.
And after three straight trips to the Division III state track meet, sheâ€™s used to sharing the front with some familiar faces â€” Rittmanâ€™s Crystal Barber and Sidney Lehmanâ€™s Gretchen Walter.
Horn finished second in the 100 dash on Saturday with a time of 12.48, just .06 behind Walter and .01 ahead of Barber.
Then in the 200, she finished third with a 25.81 behind Barber (25.44) and Walter (25.64).
â€śI knew it was going to be me, Gretchen and Crystal up there,â€ť Horn said.
The 211 members of the Wapakoneta High School Class of 2011 were encouraged to reach for their dreams and no matter where they end up to never forget where they came from.
â€śI encourage you to remember where youâ€™ve been no matter where youâ€™re heading,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education President Willie Sammetinger said.
His was a message that was echoed by several speakers during commencement exercises Saturday morning in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.
Graduates also were encouraged several times to make a difference.
A warm day brought out many for the Roots and Shoots Garden Clubâ€™s Wapakoneta Garden Tour.
On Sunday, five private gardens and one public garden were available for touring, along with receiving tips and helpful gardening hints from local gardeners. The proceeds from the tour go to the Roots and Shoots Garden Club to help fund their city projects that they do for the Wapakoneta area.
â€śItâ€™s been busy,â€ť Roots and Shoots Garden Club member Michele Bishop said on Sunday. â€śPeople are coming out, and itâ€™s nice for the club.â€ť