March 26th, 2014
BOTKINS — Zoning issues regarding the proposed front entrance sign at the new school building came up at a regular Botkins Village Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the sign is to exceed the limits of 32 square feet in size and 6 feet in height.
Mayor Steve Woodruff advised council of a similar situation when a sign exceeded allowed proportions. In that case, council did not make any exceptions.
A handful of people, ranging in age, gathered at the back of the performing arts center at Wapakoneta High School on Tuesday evening.
In a rush the current cast and crew of the 2014 WHS musical, the Music Man, came to greet their visitors and find out what they all have in common.
An emotional, educational and exciting alumni reunion followed as the visitors happened to be former cast and crew members of past productions of the Music Man.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved ticket prices for athletic events in the 2014-15 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The prices for three different types of tickets will change for the 2014-15 school year compared to what they are for the current 2013-14 school year.
Prices for adult tickets at volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and wrestling events will have increased by one dollar from $5 to $6. Prices for student tickets for those events will have decreased by one dollar from $4 to $3.
ELIDA — One task which had always come relatively easy to Sara Warner that she found to be challenging Monday was scoring points.
The Wapakoneta High School senior was a dependable points scorer on a team full of many of them.
Warner averaged 15 points per game during her senior season for the Redskins but went scoreless Monday.
Although she wanted to score at least once in Monday’s game, she realized why it was tough to do so.
The district advisory council met at the Auglaize County Health Department Monday morning for the annual meeting to discuss the progress, statistics and changes the health department encountered in 2013.
Auglaize County health commissioner Charlotte Parsons explained that most of the annual report for 2013 discusses change. Parsons said she has been in public health in Ohio for 24 years, and she has seen a lot of changes.
WAYNESFIELD — In front of a standing-room-only crowd, several Waynesfield residents spoke to the village council about their desire to keep Fred Rowe as village administrator during a meeting Monday night.
The duties of the current village administrator had previously been handled by a board of public affairs, which was abolished in 2007. The board was made up of three Waynesfield residents who were voted into their positions.
Two county facilities opened their doors to the public on Sunday — the Auglaize County Engineer and Dog Warden — giving tours and showing off equipment during their open houses.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said this is the first open house he has hosted since 30 years ago, when he started his position as engineer.
“I like to show the taxpayers the equipment they’ve got, and, in about another week or two, this equipment will be out on projects,” Reinhart said.
On Friday evening, the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center held an open house to celebrate the completion of its family fellowship center, an addition to the church that was the second of a three-phase building project that began three and a half years ago.
The church’s pastor, Dan Holbrook, said the fellowship center will serve as the main entrance to the building and will be a place where people can meet and socialize. The room features a fireplace, several couches and a multitude of tables and chairs.
Have you ever wondered how certain people can put on a pair of tennis shoes, headphones and athletic apparel and just go out and run?
Have you ever wanted to do just that, and maybe finish a 5k, or just get into better shape?
Is running something you would like to do, but are convinced you just can’t?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, the YMCA has a program to help overcome any doubts concerning beginning to run.
Barbara Faurot Goodwin, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on Nov. 9, 1939, to Elwood and Mary (Collins) Decker.Â At age 2, she was adopted by Irvin and Lavon Faurot, who all preceded her in death.