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Archive - 2014

September 12th

Cridersville Elementary helps cats, raises money for humane society

September 12, 2014

The students and staff at Cridersville Elementary School have a special place in their hearts for furry, four-legged individuals.

This special quality became prominently evident when three students were playing on the playground in mid-August while their mother worked to prepare her classroom for the upcoming school year.

The McGaughy siblings, Abbie, Allie and Connor were playing and keeping each other company when they spotted a tiny, black kitten.

Officials: Home fires more dangerous than ever

September 12, 2014

If a fire alarm woke you in the middle of the night, would you know how to escape through a window, rescue your children or keep smoke and fire from spreading through the house?

It may not be an easy subject to think about, but local fire officials are asking residents to consider the facts when making plans to escape from fire. Their suggestions might not be what you expect.

Three inmates captured near Allen Correctional

September 12, 2014

LIMA (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said.

T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two State Highway Patrol troopers at 1:20 a.m. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane.

Downtown shop centers on early game consoles

September 12, 2014

If you’re a fan of retro video games, a new store in downtown Wapakoneta may be the place for you.

Moonlight Games & Media, located on 107 East Auglaize St., specializes in selling video games and consoles that have been released within the past 30 years.

Man wins shopping spree at Community Markets

September 12, 2014

After winning the raffle for a shopping spree at Community Markets in Wapakoneta, one lucky person had 90 seconds to pile his cart with food Thursday morning.

Tony Allen, of Wapakoneta, said he had specific items in mind before the shopping spree, which was sponsored by the Decorative Arts Committee, a committee within the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP).

September 11th

McDonald’s expansion on track

September 11, 2014

After more than three months of construction, the new McDonald’s restaurant on Bellefontaine Street will celebrate its official grand opening Sept. 25.

The restaurant, which has been drive-thru only since Aug. 27, will open its doors starting at 6 a.m. on the day of the grand opening. A ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the store’s official opening will be held at 10 a.m. and will last between 30 and 45 minutes.

Board gets update on sewer rules

September 11, 2014

Curt Anderson, director of environmental health in Auglaize County, said he hoped this was the final time he would have to update the board of health on the state sewage regulations after a long seven- year period.

The new process will deal with new properties within the county and the sewage system implemented when the land is built on.

Rescue squad addresses Botkins council

September 11, 2014

BOTKINS — During a regular Village of Botkins council meeting,  Anna Rescue Squad Chief Ben Luthman addressed council members to discuss the squad’s recent takeover of ambulance services in Jackson Center and Jackson Township.

Luthman said the new monthly contract would not change the current services provided to the Botkins area.

Luthman said Botkins should not see a decrease in services. The department houses two ambulances in Anna and one ambulance in Botkins.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

John Henry Jackson, 83

September 11, 2014

John Henry Jackson, 83, of Wapakoneta, went to be with the Lord at 8:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1931, in Pineville, Ky., to Gillis and Roseiena (Simpson) Jackson, who preceded him in death. He married Myrtle Brock, who survives in Wapakoneta, with whom they have four children. He then married Anna B. Martin, who passed away in 1997.

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