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March 27th, 2012

Local Marine surprises cousin

March 27, 2012

A 5-year-old boy thought it was just a normal day at his preschool until he was pleasantly surprised by his older cousin — Kevin Creviston, who he has not seen in two years.

Creviston, who is a member of the U.S. Marines and who has been in training in Japan, California and Hawaii for the past two years, surprised his young cousin, Michael Brown, who attends preschool at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, on Monday afternoon.

March 26th

Music and much more

March 26, 2012

While they still have two more performances on the horizon as the school year draws to a close, the nine seniors, who are members of Singsation saw the Music & More competition hosted by the  Wapakoneta High School as their their last hurrah and a culmination of four years of hard work.

Direct payments could be cut in bill

March 26, 2012

TROY — Removing direct payments from the 2012 Farm Bill leaving farmers to rely more heavily on crop insurance grabbed the attention of farmers and others gathered Saturday at the 21st annual Farm Forum.

The event, held at Troy Christian Elementary School, is hosted by House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester.

While talk revolved mainly around the 2012 Farm Bill, many other topics both inside and outside the farming industry were touched on by  Boehner and members of a select panel.

Wapak Schools to reduce staff

March 26, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members again are turning to a reduction-in-force (RIF) process in an attempt to save money for the district.

During Tuesday’s meeting, board members will vote on the RIF of one employee, an elementary music teacher due to “financial reasons and changes in curriculum” as stated in the resolution.    

March 23rd

Retiring teacher says he will miss job

March 23, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A Wapakoneta City Schools faculty member comes from a long line of teachers.
Wapakoneta Middle School science teacher Bart Smith has graded his last test, taught his last lesson and has packed up his classroom, as he recently retired from the school district.
Smith’s mother and grandmother also dedicated their careers to teaching.
“My mom was a Spanish teacher here, and she taught Spanish at the high school,” Smith said. “She used to run the Pepsi stand for the Spanish Club at the (Auglaize County) fair, and I helped her do that when I was a kid.”

Mother urges gun safety

March 23, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Six years ago a Wapakoneta woman’s son was killed in an accidental shooting.
The pain hasn’t lessened in that time, and with the passing this week of the sixth anniversary of 18-year-old Josh Martin’s death, Brenda Martin again issued a plea to families everywhere.
“Please talk to your loved ones about gun safety,” Martin said as tears streamed down her face.

Living to the fullest

March 23, 2012

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Twelve-year-old Seth Thuman has a thing or two to teach most people about what it is truly like to roll with the punches.
Seth suffers from a rare form of atypical meningioma, a type of brain cancer. Despite countless brain surgeries, Seth is proceeding through life with the typical youthful vigor a person expects to see out of children approaching their teens.

Exploring the world: Wapak grad travels across the world to teach

March 23, 2012

A Wapakoneta native, who has a passion for traveling and teaching, has found a way to do both.

Paula Davies, a 2000 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, teaches at an international school in the country of Tunisia, which is in northern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, where she has spent the last school year living and teaching.

LEPC considers projects to fund

March 23, 2012

Grant money originally slated for a shooting range to train local law enforcement is being reallocated for other emergency planning needs of the county.

“We tried four times,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said.

The state failed to approve plans for a tactical shooting range and training facility, he said, even after they made tweaks each time to try to meet their criteria.

Safe oil supply key to policy

March 23, 2012

The U.S. energy problems are multi-faceted but it is primarily based on the basic principle of supply and demand, a U.S. legislator says.

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