February 3rd, 2013
By LANCE MIHM
Area superintendents, who attended a meeting Thursday in Columbus, learned of a pleasant surprise regarding school funding as the basics of a Gov. John Kasichâs overhaul plan started to be revealed.
With most area school districts administrators waiting for the state budget plan to come out in early February, attendees at the meeting for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) learned the plan will narrow tax-based disparities between richer and poorer school districts, reward innovation and expand access to vouchers.
By CARLA MEYER
With the temperatures making a sudden change from record highs to single-digit lows in a matter of days this time of year, a local safety official says it is imperative to be careful about being exposed to prolong cold temperatures.
Not only can the cold weather can cause hypothermia, but frostbite is something to be cautious about.
âI recommend, as a safety precaution, to go out in the cold with someone, so if you have some type of problem, you can call for help and get aid,â Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said.
Assistant Managing Editor
Working with students as they complete a watercolor project, a senior at Wapakoneta High School learns what it would be like to teach in a multiple disabilities classroom.
Courtney Fisher began volunteering in classrooms at Wapakoneta Elementary School her sophomore year and has continued ever since, including during the senior instructional leadership class she is taking now.
While she typically spends her time in a first-grade classroom, part of the requirements of the class are volunteering in a special education classroom, too.
Prepping for the game against the St. Marys Roughriders, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley preached about needing to win the battle in the paint.
Trailing 24-22 at the half-time break, he delivered the same message.
Erma J. Wauben, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:58 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of to Polly (Prater) and Bob Griffith, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1960, she married Walter H. Wauben, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Terry Lee (Robin) Wauben, of Columbus, two granddaughters, Hailey Wauben and Hannah Wauben; two brothers, John âBuddyâ (Imogene) Griffith, of Cridersville, and Grover (Mary) Griffith, of Lima; and a sister, Joyce (Kenneth) Diltz of Cloverdale.
Walter Seigle Horner Jr., 68, of St. Maryâs, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, after an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Ravenna, the son of Eloise (nee Marks) and Walter (Jack) Horner, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by two nieces, Kim Ullman (Mark Schmidt), of Cuyahoga Falls, and Kyle Ullman (Richard Freeman), of Gosport, Ind.; and numerous extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dixie Lee (Horner) Ullman.
ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta’s Nicole Brown darted all over the floor, looking for a crevice of space to get off yet another 3-point attempt and break two school records she’s been stalking for a few years now.
Everyone in the gym knew another launch from the 5-foot-6 senior was coming and yet St. Marys couldn’t stop her.
Surveying what remained in his office, Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex prepared for his last day today.
Some of the Wapakoneta items he had collected through his 16 years at the school he planned to leave with others, but some he would take with him when he left.
“Over the years I have accumulated a lot of Redskins stuff,” Rex said.
Jerseys, certain clothing items, a football helmet and a Redskins clay pot made by the art teacher all will find their way to Rex’s home in Archbold.
CRIDERSVILLE — The village of Cridersville has a new president taking over the helm of village council meetings this year.
Councilor Tony Zuppardo was nominated president for 2013 for the Cridersville Village Council, and councilors approved the appointment Thursday during a special council meeting.
Eric West served as the former council president.
By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
An assistant principal has been named to join the Wapakoneta High School staff for the remainder of the school year.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced this week Will Snyder, a Wapakoneta Middle School math and science teacher with the district since 2007, is to serve in the position alongside new principal Scott Minnig, who Horner appointed upon Rex’s resignation.