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November 10th

Cisco to take reins as solid waste chief

November 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — Scott Cisco is a hardworking, homegrown St. Marys man who never wants to stop learning, and his life up to now supports that notion.

His career began when he worked livestock for his father, becoming a city worker for 17 years, creating his own lawn care business and now the soon-to-be district coordinator at the Auglaize County Solid Waste plant.

Thrifty Treasures reopens

November 10, 2014

Thrifty Treasures, on 117 W. Auglaize St., is reopen for business after a five-week hiatus and the reopening happened to come at the perfect time.

“It’s good to be back,” said co-owner Donna Parsons.

The business shut down for roughly five weeks to “revamp” the shop. Parsons said the building that houses the store was in need of a new roof and a new identity.

Election board seeks $99,800

November 10, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Elections requested $99,800 for 20 new voting machines at a budget meeting with the county commissioners Oct. 30.

BOE officials said many of the machines they have now are failing due to old age, and replacing these failing machines before the 2016 presidential election is essential.

November 7th

Wapakoneta stops Braves, Thomas for playoff win

November 8, 2014

Maurice Thomas routinely showed his big-play ability Friday, but the Wapakoneta Redskins were ultimately able to keep the Talawanda Braves’ star tailback in check routinely.

Elsewhere, the Redskins made big plays in all areas of the game and held a huge advantage when it came to doing the little things right during a commanding 49-14 win Friday over Talawanda in a high school football Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta, playing a first-round playoff game at home for the second straight year.

What’s your child saying?

November 8, 2014

Editor’s note: A local resident recently contacted us regarding language being used among teens, so we sought out a couple of expert opinions on the topic. The following includes what may be considered offensive language.

Name calling is nothing new for society and has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, but at what point does name calling and using offensive words toward others cross the line from casual use to unacceptable?

WPD officer retires after 33 years

November 8, 2014

After 33 years on the force, Lt. Barry Truesdale is saying goodbye to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

On Friday, Truesdale celebrated his last day on the job with family, friends, co-workers and city officials who gathered in the Wapakoneta City Council chambers for his retirement party. 

Horner mum on witness comments

November 7, 2014

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said he is choosing not to respond to a student’s allegation that high school staff members did nothing to stop an altercation between a father and son on school grounds, other than to say “the evidence stands by our statements and we’ll let the investigation proceed on its own.”

Holiday Open House in stores

November 7, 2014

Many businesses in downtown Wapakoneta are participating in this weekend’s holiday open house fun.

Auglaize Antique Mall, located on 116 W. Auglaize St., will have free homemade cookies, cider and coffee to enjoy while shopping for items 15 to 50 percent off. The store will also close at 8 p.m. on Friday, instead of the usual 6 p.m.

True Value hosts special events

November 7, 2014

With various stores in downtown Wapakoneta having their Holiday Open House, True Value Hardware, on 811 Defiance St., is having their own for the holiday season.

This year though, the event is not just one day, but all weekend long with specific events for each day.

Local boy meets QB at Princeton with same name

November 7, 2014

Rarely, if ever, does someone get the chance to meet someone else who shares the exact same name. Yet, for two individuals to both have the same, yet uncommon, first and last name, and not knowing if they are related, is quite rare and astonishing.

Yet, it happened recently for a local boy — Quinn Epperly — and the unusual coincidence sparked an arranged meeting at a football game in New Jersey last month.

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