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Roads in, rails in, studies done, ... Ready!

April 11, 2014

Under the tagline “Roads, Rail, Ready,” the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council has spent the last several years preparing a 476-acre parcel of land to become an Ohio Certified Job Ready Site that will allow companies to build factories on the property known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC). 

To do this, the council needed to perform all the necessary analytics and create an infrastructure that was conducive to industrial capacity. 

Working as a region

April 11, 2014

When it comes to attracting businesses to Western Ohio, local economic development leaders understand it is up to the  combined force of a like-minded region, not only individual cities and counties.

Shovel-ready, job ready

April 11, 2014

Along I-75 and County Road 25A sits a 476-acre parcel of land which can be subdivided into shovel ready sites ranging from 40 to 400 acre plots.

This large piece of land is a Ohio Certified Job Ready Site (JRS), which means the land is ready to be built on by any interested industrial companies. The area is known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC).

Mercy honors volunteers

April 11, 2014

In honor of the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, Mercy Unlimited held an appreciation luncheon Thursday at R J’s Coffey Cup to give thanks to all its volunteers, and to hand out the 2014 volunteer of the year and runner-up volunteer of the year awards. 

Barb Fuller was chosen out of 18 people to be recognized as volunteer of the year and Donna Ellinger was runner-up.

Local program focuses on youth body image

April 11, 2014

“Free Being Me,” a program dedicated to educating girls about body image and self esteem will be hosted by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in the Cridersville and Waynesfield-Goshen areas starting next week.

“We focus on the 7-10 year olds. We talk to them about how it’s not about what’s on the outside that matters most, it’s what’s on the inside,” Girl Scouts recruitment manager Jessica Crawford said. “Self esteem and building each other up and having self value.”

Mayor allays fears over easements

April 11, 2014


To some, they are a necessary evil.

To others they are just necessary.

The issue of easements reared its ugly head at a recent city council meeting, where concerns were raised about the city’s easements for the Auglaize Street sewer project.

Suggestions were made that the city administration changed the easements for the project and that residents were getting no answers from city hall.

Internet, phone lines open at WCS after outage

April 11, 2014

Phone lines and Internet are back up and running at Wapakoneta City Schools after a power source malfunctioned Wednesday night, leaving the district without access until 9:45 a.m. Friday. 

The lack of Internet and phone access reached all four of the district's school buildings, as well as the district board office. 

Early runs lead Wapakoneta to win over New Bremen

April 11, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings and never looked back in a 10-4 win Thursday over the New Bremen Cardinals.

The Redskins scored three runs in the first inning and five in the second to help cushion themselves in a matchup of two young rosters in non-league varsity softball action at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak (5-0) was helped by two New Bremen errors in the first inning and had three hits of its own, including a two-run double by Alexis Schwartz, who now has an extra-base hit in every game this season.


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