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Board nixes petition to recall councilor

July 31, 2014

On July 23, Waynesfield Village Council held an emergency meeting to address the abolishment of the position of village administrator and return to having a locally elected board of public affairs.

The second reading of the proposed ordinance ended in a tie, with council members Bill Motter, Dick Hardin and Sharon Ewing voting in favor of the change and Glen Valenti, Vickie Zimmerman and Rich Libby voting to retain the village administrator position.

W-G educator wins teacher of the year

July 31, 2014

A Waynesfield-Goshen High School teacher was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Civil War Trust for his work as a history teacher and with the school’s Civil War Brigade.

Joe Foster was presented with the award at the Civil War Trust’s National Teacher Institute in Atlanta on July 18. The ceremony was part of a three-day event that featured various speakers, workshops and Civil War battlefield tours.

Clarence L. Landt, 92

July 31, 2014

Clarence L. Landt, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born in Glenbrook, Iowa, the son of Edwin and Elsie (Luchie) Landt, who preceded him in death. On May 23, 1945, he married Irene Roop, and she died Aug. 29, 1973.

Survivors include three children, Terry Landt, of Wapakoneta, Larry Landt, of Elkton, Ohio, and Janice Landt, of Iowa, and two granddaughters, Kendra and Rochelle.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Landt.

Charles Edward "Ed" Wells, 70

July 31, 2014

Charles Edward "Ed" Wells, 70, of 9631 state Route 274, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8:09 a.m., at his residence after a three-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Sidney, the son of the late Charles Homer and Olga (Eschmeyer) Wells.

July 30th

Showtime for lamb

July 30, 2014

A 16-year-old New Bremen resident and a 17-year-old who lives near Botkins were crowned Showman of Showmen and Market Lamb Grand Champion at the Auglaize County Fair’s Junior Fair Lamb Show Tuesday night.

Deion Hoehne, an incoming junior at New Bremen High School, was crowned Showman of Showmen after he competed in the showmanship portion of Tuesday’s lamb show. Grand champion of the market lamb competition was Whitney Bornhorst, who will be a senior at Botkins High School this upcoming school year.

Swaney dealership celebrates 30th year

July 30, 2014

He is described by employees as a good, honest guy who couldn’t be any nicer or sweeter, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of his local business.

Mike Swaney Buick-GMC is asking the community to join in the celebration of 30 years in town by hosting a first annual family fun run and 5k.

On Aug. 23 the celebration will begin at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC located at 211 E. Auglaize St. The 5k run/walk will start at 9 a.m. and the family fun run will begin at 9:05 a.m.

VFW to host car show

July 30, 2014

Attention car lovers, veterans and community members — the Wapakoneta VFW Post 8445 is hosting its “Veterans Helping Veterans Auto Show” on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the VFW, 712 North Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta.

Interested participants can register their automobiles for a $10 fee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine. Any make, model or year of a vehicle is welcome to participate, including cars, trucks and motorcycles.

July 29th

Fair royalty crowned

July 29, 2014

 Royalty was crowned at the Augliaze County Fair on Monday night.

The grandstands were full of cheering people showing their support for the Fair Court. This was Wapakoneta native Julia Pepple’s first year on the Auglaize County Junior Fair Court. She was excited to be chosen as one of the five girls, and didn’t expect to be voted on, she said.

Court members go through an interview process, submit their resume and are voted in by everyone involved in the Junior Fair.

“It’s just an honor,” she said.

Justice makes second trip to Auglaize County

July 29, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French stopped by the Auglaize County Fair Monday as part of her second consecutive tour throughout all 88 Ohio counties.

Monday’s visit to Auglaize County marked her 77th stop on the tour that French said is all about educating herself about the entire state of Ohio so that she can become a better supreme court justice.

City’s vintage fire truck needs help

July 29, 2014

In 1943, as World War II continued to strike harsh effects across the country and globe, vehicles for civilian use took a back seat for the production of vehicles dedicated to the war efforts.

During this time, the City of Wapakoneta was in need of a new fire engine, and sought special permission from the War Department for the purchase.

According to retired honorary auxiliary member with the Wapakoneta Fire Department, Delmar Merricle, the truck is still in pretty good shape.

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