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August 12th

Village reimbursed for storm

August 12, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council took time to approve resolutions during its August council meeting held Monday night.

Looking back to the storm, deemed by the state a microburst, that hit last summer the village was pleasantly surprised when a reimbursement check was received from the state of Ohio for the costs of damages to the village and emergency assistance from the fire department.

As explained by Candy Stevely, village clerk-treasurer, Resolution 2244 deals with the appropriations of funds received from the state.

W-G board hires 30 as two resign

August 12, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved the employment of more than 30 classified substitutes and accepted the resignation of two staff members at a regular board meeting Monday night.

Bus driver Larry Beers will resign effective Jan. 1, 2015, due to his retirement. Upon accepting his resignation, the board offered a statement regarding Beers’ service to the district.

Man arrested at wedding for disorderly conduct

August 12, 2014

A man was arrested for disorderly conduct at a wedding reception at 9:20 p.m. Aug. 8, at SoSerene, 16000 block of Boundry Road, Wapakoneta.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by the facility’s management of an altercation between guests. Arrested was Edward Crist, of Cridersville. Crist is suspected of using alcohol.

A man was injured in a 4-wheeler accident at 4:02 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Pusheta Creek MX, 10000 block of Winemiller Road, Wapakoneta.

August 11th

Carl E. Shaffer, 92

August 11, 2014

Carl E. Shaffer, 92, of 207 West Street, Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at 4:18 p.m., at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born on Nov. 12, 1921, in Lakeview, the son of the late Farren and Myrle (Weber) Shaffer.

Ruth Ann Gerber, 83

August 11, 2014

Ruth Ann Gerber, 83, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:29 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

 She was born in Shelby County on Jan. 8, 1931, to the late Paul and Marjorie (Johnston) Kerns. On Nov. 14, 1953, she married Wayne Gerber and he survives.

Amy L. Bolmowski, 56

August 11, 2014

Amy L. Bolmowski, 56, of Romulus, Mich., passed away on Aug. 5, 2014. Amy was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Charles Huebner and Genevieve (Hill) Huebner.

Amy enjoyed watching Detroit Tigers games, studying the Bible and praying. Amy enjoyed going to Ohio to visit her family and also loved TV shows.

Botkins goes back to school

August 11, 2014

BOTKINS — As Botkins Local School students gather their bookbags and sharpen their pencils, they are preparing for the very last, first day of school in their current facility.

“It’s going to be a tough move,” Superintendent Connie Schneider said. “Kids’ parents went to school here. It’s right in the center of town. We’re going to try to recognize the importance of this building even though it’s going to be gone.”

Readers, dancers relax

August 11, 2014

This weekend was the weekend of the pool party.

As a way to celebrate, come together and have fun the Auglaize County Public District Library held its end of the summer reading program pool party Saturday evening at the Wapakoneta WaterPark and the Dance Centre held its party Sunday at the Botkins Memorial Pool, after the original pool party date was rained out.

Kristine Spyker, ACPDL youth services coordinator said the summer reading program drew more than 1,900 kids from across the county this year.

Church celebrates 175th anniversary

August 11, 2014

The Uniopolis United Methodist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 14 with a special service commemorating the milestone.

The service will begin at 9 a.m. at the church, located seven miles east of Wapakoneta at 145 state Route 65 in Uniopolis. Following the special service will be a fellowship gathering for members of the church where food and drinks will be served.

After the fellowship there will be a performance by Soul’d Out Quartet at 1:30 p.m.

August 8th

Preston takes helm as administrator

August 8, 2014

The opportunity to work and live full time in the town she grew up in was the driving force behind newly appointed Auglaize County Administrator Erica Preston’s decision to accept the position, the 32 year old said Friday in an interview with the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Preston, who moved back to Wapakoneta in October after seven years of living in Dublin, Ohio, had been commuting from home to her job at a law firm in downtown Columbus for nearly nine months before accepting the position in early July.

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