Archive - 2014
Five young women entering their senior year of high school were invited to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State (BGS) program held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Wapakoneta High School students Kaitlin Hughes, Julia Pepple, Jenna Sawmiller, Beth Severt and Megan Watt, were recognized by the school administration to participate as delegates in the 2014 week-long program.
The girls have been at BGS since last Sunday and will be returning home today.
While many students have taken a break from education during their first full week of summer vacation, five young men entering their senior year at Wapakoneta High School spent last week learning about city, county and state government at the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program at Bowling Green State University.
ST. MARYS — Law enforcement officials in St. Marys are looking for a suspect who held a woman up at knife point and stole a car at a local bank.
At approximately 12:21 p.m. Friday, employees from 3Rivers Federal Credit Union on Greenville Road called the St. Marys Police Department to report the incident. St. Mary Police Chief Mark Ernst said a white male approached a woman in the parking lot, displayed a knife, stole her purse and car and fled the scene.
It’s come down to two miles.
The harsh winter, the cost of materials and reduced revenue has resulted in the county — out of 350 miles of roadway — only being able to resurface two miles with hotmix this year.
As people gathered at the Bowsher Log Cabin at 507 East Main St., Cridersville, they were treated with the opportunity to churn and taste their own butter.
From 5-7 p.m. at the cabin the Johnny Appleseed Park was on hand in association with the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and Cridersville Healthcare Center to bring people back in time for the first Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days for the summer.
For the full story, see the Friday, June 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Students in the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class which focuses on spreading knowledge on the businesses and organizations throughout Auglaize County, graduated Thursday with a better understanding of their community.
VALU is co-sponsored by Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce.
Adult leaders from the surrounding areas came together every month from September to June for a comprehensive look of the county.
Robert F. “Bob” George, 93, of Botkins, died at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Frank and Mary (Veit) George, who preceded him in death. On June 8, 1946, he married Evelyn A. Wieging, and she survives.
Joseph F. Voisin, 71, of 2100 Celina Road in St. Marys, died at 8:08 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to Joseph and Fetta Grace (Martin) Voisin. On Sept. 5, 1989, in Sevierville, Tenn., he married Lana Jean Minkner-Zeigler, who survives.
A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.
Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.
The Wapakoneta WaterPark set a new one-day attendance record for the month of June Tuesday.
A total of 1,546 people attended the water park that day, breaking the previous record of 1,329 for a single day in June.
“For the month of June, that’s a pretty good number,” Wapakoneta WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett said. “We normally don’t have those kind of days in June.”