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Archive - 2014

June 12th

Former Wapak super coming ‘full circle’

June 12, 2014

Findlay City Schools Superintendent and Wapakoneta native Dean Wittwer said he is coming “full circle” as he prepares to leave his current position for a job in Lima — the same city where he began his career as an educator.

Wittwer, who served as Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent for 12 years before leaving for Findlay, began his career as an art teacher at Lima Shawnee High School in 1976.

On Aug. 1, Wittwer will take over as superintendent of the Allen County Educational Service Center in Lima, under a two-year contract.

ScienceWOW gets wet and wild

June 12, 2014

During this summer’s second installment of ScienceWOW Wednesday, Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker taught a handful of children the meaning of the word density by conducting several experiments.

By using water, vegetable oil and food coloring, Spyker showed that even though oil is the heavier substance, it rises when poured into water because water has a greater density causing it to sink.

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

June 11th

Auglaize Street trees get another look

June 11, 2014

Urban forester Alan Siewart provided his opinions of the conditions of trees along West Auglaize Street on Tuesday during a walk through of the site.

Siewart was brought in at the recommendation of urban forester Stephanie Miller, who has been working with the city on their tree program. Both Siewart and Miller work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.

Airport projects on track

June 11, 2014

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Auglaize County Airport Authority discussed plans for two major projects during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at the terminal building of the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Airport Manager Sean Stroh said airport officials are still in the planning stages for a crack-seal runway project set to begin in September 2014, and an airport terminal and storage facility expansion project that will be constructed beginning in 2016, with completion in 2017.

Village mulls brick options

June 11, 2014

BOTKINS — A representative from the Botkins Beautification Club addressed council at a regular meeting to discuss leaving the possibility open for more engraved bricks to be added to the Botkins Veterans Park in future years.

Council members discussed whether laying down sand, as opposed to asphalt, would be a better option in the park walkway, if they are wanting to replace blank bricks with engraved in the future.

Woodruff said once locals saw the work begin, the club started getting more orders for engraved bricks.

Deputies continue to probe death

June 11, 2014

 

Law enforcement officials are now investigating the death of an Auglaize County man as a homicide. The man was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

Charles E. Hicks, 54, of Uniopolis, was found dead inside his home after deputies were dispatched to 2 S. Main St., Uniopolis, at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a welfare check. Hicks reportedly was not recently seen by coworkers and friends.

June 10th

Police probe report of assault

June 10, 2014

An assault of a woman was reported at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Normandy Ridge Apartments.

Ryan Plaugher, of Normandy Ridge, contacted the Wapakoneta Police Department to report an assault of his fiancé.

According to the report, Kayla Milton, 20, of the residence, told police she was approached by unknown male subject while in the laundry room in building G of the apartment complex. 

Mayor raises concerns over solicitations

June 10, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE —  Mayor Lorali Myers shared her concerns about solicitors with council and present community members Monday evening at the June council meeting.

Myers shared that time to time Cridersville seems to have visitors in the community going door-to-door to solicit for something.

County seeks new administrator

June 10, 2014

Auglaize County Commissioners have begun accepting applications for a new county administrator and hope to hire someone within the next four to six weeks, Commissioner John Bergman said Monday.

The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.

Norman J. Gerstner, 84

June 10, 2014

Norman J. Gerstner, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:23 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shawnee Manor.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Joseph and Marie (Gehrlich) Gerstner, who preceded him in death.

In 1952, he married Mary “Kitty” Steinke and she survives in Wapakoneta.

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