Today
35°
Mostly Sunny
Tonight
28°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
40°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Tomorrow Night
35°
Chance Rain
39%
Sunday
44°
Chance Rain
42%
Sunday Night
41°
Rain Likely
76%
Monday
50°
Rain
80%
Monday Night
31°
Rain Likely
60%
Tuesday
34°
Chance Snow
29%
Tuesday Night
24°
Partly Cloudy
7%
Wednesday
33°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Wednesday Night
22°
Mostly Cloudy
11%
3 Day
Extended
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

District to charge fee to attend athletic events

Fort Recovery Junior High

By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - For the first time ever, the school district will begin charging admittance to junior high athletic events, interim high school Principal Ed Snyder said.
"We've always been resistant to this," Snyder said during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday night, pointing out Fort Recovery is one of the last schools in the area to charge patrons.
Tickets to junior high volleyball and football games will be $3 for adults and $2 for students.
However, both adults and parents who attend multiple events can save money by purchasing a season pass. Students who pay $5 and adults who pay $10 can go to every junior high sporting event, Snyder said.
"We're hoping that that works well," Snyder said about the season pass.
Asked why the district decided to charge, Snyder said due to rising expenses involved with the sports.
"We just felt it's time now because of finances," he said.
Snyder also reported that the number of students playing sports this fall is consistent with previous years.
"Those numbers are okay. Our enrollment is not growing," he said.
There are 30 girls on the volleyball team; nine boys and 16 girls on the cross country team; 11 boys and no girls on the golf team; and 40 boys on the football team.
Though the football rooster is low, Snyder said the coaches still intend to have a junior varsity and freshman team this year.
On Aug. 19, there will be a mandatory Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSA) meeting in the elementary auditeria for all athletes and their parents, Snyder said.
In other news, elementary Principal Shelly Vaughn said the school will hold the open building night and the meet the teacher meetings together before the beginning of the school year.
"We've changed things pretty dramatically from years past," she said.
The joint meetings will be held Aug. 18 for parents of students in K-2 and Aug. 20 for parents of students in third through fifth grades.
"The whole idea behind this kind of schedule is that parents can have some choice about how to plan their evening/evenings and we are hopeful that by building it all into one night, there will be better attendance at those grade level meetings," Vaughn wrote in a recent newsletter.
Vaughn also said the fifth-grade schedule will have a middle school feel this year as a study hall has been added.
Additional online stories on this date
Late planting due to a wet spring, unseasonably cool weather and a lack of rainfall are combining to put a triple whammy on local crops.
Rain has b [More]
The golf season got underway this week, with Celina's girls opening up their season by hosting the Celina Invitational on Tuesday at The Fox's Den. [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Elderly not a priority for local H1N1 vaccine
Celina woman's death still under investigation
Sheriff working to stop ID theft
St. Marys assistant fire chief position eliminated
Auglaize County health officials debate the importance of TB testing at schools
Grant allows students to learn community relations first hand
New high school principal hired
Store gets approval for revolving loan
Shop offers unique choices
A pampering place in Minster