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April 9th

Hand grenade found in Wapak

April 9, 2013

A Wapakoneta woman found a hand grenade under a tree along an alley between Logan and Court streets, south of the 300 block of West Benton Street, Tuesday evening. The hand grenade was safely removed by the Allen County Regional Bomb Squad and detonated at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range off of Wapak-Cridersville Road.

For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Fielding errors doom Redskins against Minster

April 9, 2013

 

Despite jumping out to a 4-0 lead inning, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity baseball team fell to the Minster Wildcats Monday afternoon.

Minster pitcher Devon Poeppelman gave up four runs in the first inning, but then completely shut down the Redskin offense with his off-speed pitches, as the Wildcats battled back to win, 8-4.

Discussion of water, sewer rates continue

April 9, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — As village councilors and administrators continue their discussion on a possible increase of utility rates, they knew one thing is for sure — they want to inform the residents of the village and let their voices be heard.

County Fair Board urged to consider construction of large building

April 9, 2013

The need for a large building on the grounds of the Auglaize County Fairgrounds has existed for years and fair officials had the project near the top of a 15-year improvement list.

After years of making improvements to other buildings and  with other less expensive projects jumping to the front of the list, the project has finally cycled back to the top of the list.

New dispatcher grew up at WPD

April 9, 2013

The new dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department spent time in the office through the years and knew even then it was something she wanted to do.

“I always wanted to do it,” Ashley McEldowney, 21, of rural Wapakoneta, said.

Her father cleans the Wapakoneta City Administration Building offices, and growing up she always came with him to the job and would spend time visiting with dispatchers, even sitting on their laps.

Helen Jauert, 91

April 9, 2013

Helen M. Jauert, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Donnie Fisher, 82

April 9, 2013

Donnie M. Fisher, 82, of Lima, died at 9:44 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

April 8th

Day the music stops

April 8, 2013

Minutes after their Saturday evening performance, members of the Wapakoneta High School’s drumline exchanged hugs and cheers, smiles and tears.

Impulse, which is comprised of eighth-graders through high school seniors, had just concluded their 2013 season in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association Championships held for the third time at Wapakoneta High School. The event showcased 20 drumlines and 42 color guards.

Electricity off for short time

April 8, 2013

Electrical work this Sunday which required the entire city of Wapakoneta to be without power took far less than the time allotted for the work.

American Electric Power (AEP) requested the city shut down its substations and go “off line” so they could replace capacitors and switches at the Hamilton Street Substation, which is the central point for power coming into the city.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said they set aside two hours for the outage in case other work needed to be done. The power was out for 25 minutes.

Students give money back to help others

April 8, 2013

Three fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School gave back their earnings from an economic project to help others.

Braden Fisher, Taylor Schneider and Hannah Feathers all elected on their own to give their $5 initial investment that was returned to them as profit to the Ronald McDonald House, the school’s community service learning project.

“I felt like people at the Ronald McDonald House needed our help and support,” Braden said. “They are sicker than I am.”

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