April 22nd, 2014
Take a look into your garbage or recycle bins — to most, empty glass bottles or an overused box-spring mattress might seem like junk, but one shop owner has made a living out of repurposing what others might throw away.
Michele Shicora, owner of Relics in downtown Wapakoneta, described repurposing as turning “trash to treasure.”
“Something that someone would think was junk and turning it into something funky and cool,” Shicora said.
For Wapakoneta residents looking to participate in the city’s curbside recycling program, there are a few rules that need to be followed to insure that recyclable materials can be processed properly.
The first thing to remember is what can be placed in the red recycling bin and what cannot.
Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel or tin cans, No. 1 plastic containers and No. 2 plastic containers are all acceptable items that can be recycled.
Janet M. Walter Klein, 66, of Northfield, Ohio, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of William and Florence (Hemmert) Walter, who preceded her in death. On May 23, 1986, she married Norman C. Klein, and he survives.
Donald L. "Don" Method, 82, of rural New Knoxville, died at 11:29 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, in the E.R. Deptartment of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys, following a sudden illness, with his daughter at his side. He was born May 23, 1931, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Burdette Hartman and Helen Louise Crowl Method, who are deceased. In 1949, he married Norma J. Slater, who is deceased, and in 1955, married Patricia A. Jay, who also is deceased. On Oct. 3, 1966, he married Letha A. Hager Hennon, who survives.
Tim Hurley and Archie Stafford are both employees of the United States Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Station and they are considered unmanned aerial system (UAS) subject matter experts working for the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of their small UAS outreach program.
The duo was in Wapakoneta on Friday showing friends and family members their UAS by taking it for a test flight around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
Five thousand Easter eggs were distributed around the Wapakoneta First United Methodist grounds by church members early Saturday morning in preparation for the community-wide Easter egg hunt.
Egg hunt committee chair Nan Stiger estimated 400-500 people, including, children, parents and grandparents, attended the hunt.
“It’s family. People just love to get together,” Stiger said. “It’s a tradition that you just don’t forget — egg hunting with your family.”
Motivational speaker Bruce Boguski will provide a free seminar Tuesday to discuss his new book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides techniques to allow students to raise their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.
The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner encourages students, parents and teachers to attend.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
We’ve all heard these words throughout our lives, especially in the classroom. This theme is still being used today to teach children the importance of protecting our natural resources, as evidenced at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday.
Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, has spent the past seven years going to all six school districts in Auglaize County, talking to children about the importance of recycling.
A special adult event is being held Tuesday, April 22 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Auglaize County Public District Library.
Andrea Burton, adult services coordinator at the ACPDL has prepared a program called Green Cleaning Workshop & Idea Swap, in which she will present information on how to get started with green cleaning supplies, and participants will have the opportunity to share some of their own tips, ideas and techniques.
Burton explained she came up with the idea for this program through things she has seen online about going green and green cleaning.
The City of Wapakoneta was recognized April 9 as a Tree City USA in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony co-hosted by the City of Kenton, the Village of Mt. Victory, and their Tree Commissions. This is the 27th time our community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.