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April 11th

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

Easements.

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.

April 10th

Driver in stolen vehicle crashes into bridge rail

April 10, 2014

A driver operating a stolen vehicle lost control and crashed into the northbound guardrail of the bridge while traveling southbound across North Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, at 2:39 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wapakoneta police officers responded and discovered the vehicle at the intersection of North Blackhoof and West Auglaize St.

According to the report, Bradley Drexler, 31, of Wapakoneta, was operating a 2008 Mercedes-Benz owned by Mike Swaney Buick GMC. Drexler is employed by the car dealership. The vehicle sustained disabling damage.

County preps for election

April 10, 2014

Auglaize County is still in need of poll workers for the upcoming general election on May 6.

Board of Elections Director Michelle Wilcox said the staff as already had to move around and shuffle people in order to get the right amount of republicans and democrats at each polling site.

Deputy Director Peggy Matheny said this year she has seen more republican poll workers cancel out on her than democratic workers, which is a blessing in disguise because usually the democratic party is not as vast as the republican party is in Auglaize County.

Schwartz's 1st-inning slam guides Wapak past LCC

April 10, 2014

LIMA — A first-inning grand slam by Alexis Schwartz was enough cushion for the rest of the game, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior blasted a pitch over the wall in right field to give her team a 4-0 lead with zero outs in the frame.

The four runs proved to be enough as the visiting Redskins posted a 5-3 win Wednesday over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in a non-league varsity softball game at Faurot Park in Lima.

Church plans inaugural Eggstravaganza

April 10, 2014

The Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene will hold its first ever Community Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, featuring a black light Easter egg hunt and several other activities for children up to grade five and their families.

The church is located on the corner of Benton and Court Streets, and the event will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Senior Pastor Stephen Ambrose said the event was planned as a way to engage with members of the community.

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