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War of 1812 recalled

June 19, 2012

With Monday marking the anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812, locals gathered for a special ceremony to commemorate the event.

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Britain. Now, 200 years later, the day was remembered, and the Auglaize County county administrator, representatives from the Historical Society and local reverends gathered outside of the Auglaize County Administration Building to raise a flag to remember day.

Crossing questions: Local physician, wife seek review of sidewalk plan

June 19, 2012

A Wapakoneta couple brought their concerns regarding a proposed sidewalk path which crosses a busy city street in the middle of the block — a concern, a city councilor says, that is to be addressed by city administrators and school officials.

Gwynne and Dr. Thomas Freytag voiced their concerns with the Safe Routes to School sidewalk plan which includes a crosswalk crossing Lincoln Highway, or Ohio 501, at Liberty Street. The Freytags discussed the issue with Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting.

Wapakoneta’s ‘biggest fan’ dies

June 19, 2012

A man who was considered “Wapakoneta’s No. 1 fan” and his children and grandchildren’s “biggest fan” has died.

Ferd Heller, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday at the age of 86.

Heller contributed much to the Wapakoneta community, especially through his 12 years that he served on the Wapakoneta City School Board of Education, which he was president for four years during the building of the new high school.

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