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September 28th, 2012
WAYNESFIELD — Roope Metsa’s experience of being a foreign exchange student at Waynesfield-Goshen High School has produced plenty of positives for all.
Metsa, 18, who is a native of Finland, coming from the city of Jarvenpaa, said the country’s most popular sport is ice hockey and not football — a sport he now plays for the Tigers.
Due to the recent rain the past three days, the bonfire and associated activities at Harmon Field have been canceled for tonight. It was supposed to start at 7:40 p.m. at the football field and move to the softball diamond to the east of the Wapakoneta WaterPark. Organizers thought it best to cancel the event to the wet ground and mud in the area.
NEW HAMPSHIRE — While an investigation is incomplete, a fire that caused extensive damage to a residence at 13290 McBeth Road in New Hampshire Wednesday night appears to have been caused by an overloaded circuit at an electrical outlet.
Wayne Township Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a fire at the residence to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Wapakoneta City Schools expenditures and revenue are both anticipated to remain relatively flat for the next three years, the district’s superintendent reported during a monthly financial report this week.
Superintendent Keith Horner in presenting the information to the district’s Board of Education members showed actual operating expenditures for fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012 as compared to operating revenues during those same years. Then he compared them to estimated expenditures and revenues for 2013 through 2015.
The Pumpkin Prize Patrol will soon be driving through the streets of Wapakoneta looking for the most “spooky” scene.
This is the seventh year for the Orange Light District, and local residents are invited to decorate their homes in orange lights and Halloween decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
Anyone that lives in Wapakoneta is eligible to compete, by participating for a chance to win prizes.
The Wapakoneta Redskins have scheduled their annual homecoming week bonfire to start at 7:40 p.m.. Thursday at Harmon Stadium
Music is to be played on the public address system with the introduction of the Wapakoneta High School Marching Band and its directors Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers. The cheerleaders are to be introduced next.
Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football head coach Doug Frye takes the microphone and will introduce the Redskins football team with the senior players and cheerleaders addressing the crowd.
WAYNESFIELD — Employee health insurance again hit the forefront as Waynesfield Village Council members discussed the topic during Monday’s council meeting.
Councilors Rich Libby and Chris Kaufman presented an option to council that would still provide the village with a savings of $10,259 but according to the committee’s findings they also would provide the village’s seven employees with a good plan.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members heard a presentation Tuesday regarding plans for students to attend the FFA National Convention.
Wapakoneta High School FFA adviser Chris Turner discussed with board members plans for students to attend the annual convention in Indianapolis.
BOTKINS — Botkins Village Council members voted Tuesday to apply for Issue I money from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) to replace the old South Street lift station during its regular council meeting.
Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the lift station has reached the end of its usage expectancy and it was time for council to start looking into its replacement.
“The current substation is over 40 years old,” Kent told councilors.
WAYNESFIELD —Waynesfield Village Council members have been forced to schedule two special meetings for later this week after two village councilors voted against suspending the rule of three readings and declaring an emergency that would have made transfers from certain fund to others and would have appropriated other funds to their proper accounts.
Village Clerk Judith Quinlan requested $43,350 be appropriated into various accounts and another $17,500 be transferred in an effort to pay various bills that were due or coming due soon.