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October 17th

Franklin D. Melton, 80

October 17, 2014

Franklin D. Melton, 80, of Lima, died at 2:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1934, in Calumet City, Ill., to the late Lester and Virginia Shields Melton. He married Sylvia Buswell on March 8, 1956, in Nashua, N.H., and she survives in Lima.

Event aids downtown businesses

October 17, 2014

It was all about raising your paddles, dropping quarters and a chance for some great prizes Thursday as the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership sponsored its “Spook”tabular quarter auction.

“This all goes to benefit the downtown building owners,” Judie Presar, president of the DWP, said before the auction started. “We try to raise funds to help them restore their buildings.”

Neuhardt touts rural focus

October 17, 2014

November's gubernatorial election is not about voting for one political party over the other, it is about doing what's best for Auglaize County, said the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, Sharen Neuhardt, when she visited the Wapakoneta Daily News Thursday. 

Benefit to aid cancer victim

October 17, 2014

A benefit honoring Scott McEldowney, a Wapakoneta resident battling stage four pancreatic cancer, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Knights of Columbus, 614 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta. 

The benefit is being hosted by McEldowney’s friends and family.

Brian Michael Stolzenburg, 29

October 17, 2014

Brian Michael Stolzenburg, 29, of Harrod, died at 3:23 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident at state Route 67 and state Route 235 in Hardin County.

He was born on March 26, 1985, in Bellefontaine, to Mark A. (Jackie) Stolzenburg and Linda L. Martin. His father survives in Harrod and his mother survives in Fort Recovery.

Ruby L. Shepherd Monsanto Kinninger, 91

October 17, 2014

Ruby L. Shepherd Monsanto Kinninger, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born July 3, 1923, in Lima, the daughter of Samuel Elzy and Myrtle Ann (Maxwell) Shepherd, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 11, 1965, she married Bob Kinninger, Sr., and he died May 11, 1978.

October 16th

VIDEO: Two Ohio schools shut down over Ebola scare

October 16, 2014

No classes today for students at a middle school and an elementary school in northeast Ohio. Both campuses are shut down over an Ebola scare.

Sister City groups say farewells

October 16, 2014

It was an evening of dinner, music, special gifts and presentations, magic, song and dance.

The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, said its farewells Wednesday night at a formal dinner and 20th anniversary ceremonies at Wapakoneta High School.

Following dinner, guests were invited into the Performing Arts Center, where they were first treated to a slideshow on the 20-year history of the relationship between the two cities.

Noon Optimists to hold annual Arts & Crafts Show

October 16, 2014

The Noon Optimist Club of Wapakoneta will host its 11th annual Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Wapakoneta High School.

The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria and gymnasium. Admission is $3, and patrons can receive $1 off the admission price if they print out a coupon that can be found on the Noon Optimist Club’s Facebook page.

Board tests voting system

October 16, 2014

The time of the year has come for the Board of Elections to test the voting machines for next month’s Election Day, which was the case during Wednesday’s meeting. 

The board has a new voting machine, the DS200, that will be used during November’s election. The machine has a touch screen on the top as voters slide their ballots in a slot under the touch screen. The machine is to be more user-friendly.

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