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October 15th

Resident, councilors talk pot problem

October 15, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Local resident Jim Vastano brought it to Cridersville Village Council members’ attention that a large flower pot owned by the village is located on land that he claims is owned by his family.
During Monday’s council meeting, he requested the flower pot be removed, stating that it is a hazard for his elderly father-in-law to mow the grass around it.
For more information about the property debate, see the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Fair by-laws hit ballot for November

October 15, 2013

Auglaize County Agricultural Society at-large members will cast ballots on Nov. 2 in the Junior Fair Building on the Auglaize County Fairgrounds for new fair board members and changes to the organization’s constitution.
Fair Board Treasurer Dennis Dicke explained during Monday’s board meeting the two changes — one which will effect when the ballots can be cast and the second when people can sign up to be members.
For more information about the fair board, see the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Safety issues

October 15, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Resident safety and property concerns were brought to Cridersville Village Council members’ attention on Monday.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake requested Cridersville Village Council members schedule a Safety and Street Committee meeting to discuss a concern regarding the semi-trucks driving down Carlisle Street to the lumber yard.

Norman Binkley, 64

October 15, 2013

Norman Binkley, 64, of 118 S. Wagner Street in Wapakoneta, died 10:16 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born June 11, 1949, in Lima to Byron and Marian (Merricle) Binkley.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Goins, of Celina; a son, Paul (Tina) Binkley, of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Julie Binkley, of New Knoxville; and niece, Connie (Allen) Schroer, of New Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Marian Binkley; and his brother, James “Mike” Binkley.

James B. Titus, 92

October 15, 2013

James B. Titus, 92, of Botkins, died at 6:05 p.m., Friday Oct. 11, 2013, at the Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Pomeroy, Ohio, the son of Margaret (Wolfe) and James S. Titus, who preceded him in death. On March 15, 1950, he married Joyce E. Varney, and she died Dec. 13, 2003.

Wapak prepared for leaves and snow

October 15, 2013

Taking a page from the Boy Scout motto, Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews are prepared — for this fall’s leaf collection and this winter’s ice and snow, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said city crews have already prepared the equipment for leaf collection and have taken the time to get the snow plow equipment ready for snow removal.
For more information about the city's weather preparedness, see the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Horse therapy

October 15, 2013

More than 460 riders, sponsors and guests came out this weekend to support the The Equestrian Therapy Program’s mission — to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities. 
In addition to the pumpkin festival and silent auction on Saturday, 54 therapy riders rode their horses during the Ride-A-Thon, with the goal of gaining pledges to raise money for the therapy program.
For more information about the Equestrian Therapy fundraiser, see the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

School to add walking track

October 15, 2013

A walking club needs a walking track and both are coming to Wapakoneta Elementary School.
For more than a year, staff at the school have been working on developing a club first and then a track, springing off the idea of creating more active youth.
“We wanted to encourage active lifestyles for our students,” said Amy Burke, who teaches physical education at the elementary school. “By creating a walking club, we hope to increase activity at recess and give the students one more option to be active.”

October 14th

Saving energy

October 14, 2013

All eyes were on the front of the classroom as the teacher held a small, noise-making ball that glowed red — but only during the “closed circuit” of electricity that occurred when it was in contact with skin.
Laughter echoed throughout the room as she demonstrated the closed circuit by holding hands with her helper at the front of the classroom, breaking the connection and tapping her helper on the nose.
Auglaize County Multiple Disabilities (MD) unit teacher Gretchen Schmitz said the class has been given $2,500 worth of materials for their year-long science curriculum.

New firm for bridge

October 14, 2013

After the low bidder failed to secure all the materials needed for a planned bridge project on Deep Cut Road, the contract has been awarded to the second lowest bidder.
In late July, the Auglaize County commissioners awarded the bridge project over the Miami and Erie Canal to Hume Supply, of Lima, for approximately $112,730.
For more information, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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