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December 28th

Goodwill to open in Wapak

December 28, 2012

A Goodwill store will soon be opening its doors in Wapakoneta.

The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley will be opening up a Goodwill store at 1240 Bellefontaine St., in the shopping center across from Walmart, in February.

Miami Valley is the headquarters for the Wapakoneta region, which reaches as far north as Lima and as far south as Lebanon, and serves 23 counties.

LEPC to offer grants

December 28, 2012

Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members plan to offer scholarships for professional development for all types of emergency personnel.

Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites, who serves as LEPC chair, said after being approached about funding a trip to the academy for a couple of firefighters, LEPC members began discussing utilizing money available for training in other capacities as well.

December 27th

Storm hits hard

December 27, 2012

More than half a foot of snow and high winds forced Wapakoneta and Auglaize County crews to hit the roads Wednesday to help travelers get home as many work places closed early.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains explained the city operated with a different plan of attack for the winter storm that dumped approximately 5 inches of snow starting at daybreak and another 3 inches of snow during the afternoon.

Sales up for snow tools

December 27, 2012

Local businesses saw increases in sales for snow removal equipment Wednesday as a storm hit the Auglaize County area Wednesday and dumped more than half-a-foot of snow.

While they did see an increase in sales for shovels, snow blowers and other appliances, the normal rush for equipment prior to a forecasted storm was not as busy as usual.

“I think a lot of people were just afraid to go out,” Wapakoneta Sears store owner Ted Yewey said. “We did sell a few snowblowers and some shovels, but we still have plenty left.”

County employees trained for emergency situations

December 27, 2012

As more shootings and attacks in public places make the news, Auglaize County employees have been trained in what to do if such an event were to happen here.

While most of the details cannot be shared, county officials agree about the importance in being prepared for the worst case scenario.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said with the reopening of the Auglaize County Courthouse this fall after renovations, additional security measures were put in place. As part of that, courthouse staff and other county employees were given training.

Virginia Hoelscher, 89

December 27, 2012

Virginia Ann Hoelscher, 89, of New Knoxville, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Rose (Burk) and John Pitthan, who preceded her in death. On April 13, 1946, she married Myron Hoelscher, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2003.

Kathy Kayle, 57

December 27, 2012

Kathy M. Kayle, 57, of Findlay, died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1955, in Lorain, the daughter of the late Kathleen (Lindsey) and Vincent LaGana. On Oct. 8, 1976, she married Don Kayle, and he survives.

Viola Roettger, 98

December 27, 2012

Viola M. Roettger, 98, 17088 Kettlersville Road, Botkins, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born May 27, 1914, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, to Caroline (Fledderjohann) and Edward H. Arnett. On Sept. 8, 1940, at the United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, she married Marvin F. Roettger, and he preceded her in death.

December 26th

Happy Holidays!

December 26, 2012

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Snow and newspaper delivery

December 26, 2012

Due to the inclement weather, Wapakoneta Daily News motor route drivers and other carriers are working to delivery your newspaper today. If you do not receive delivery by dark, they will likely deliver the Wednesday edition with the Thursday edition to ensure the safety of our personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask for your patience. Thank you.

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