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December 16th

Practice makes perfect for holiday concert

December 16, 2014

The sounds of holiday music once again filled the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center on Monday night. Under the direction of Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers, the middle school and high school bands performed their Christmas Concert.

Kicking off the middle school program at 6:30 p.m. was the fifth grade band. They performed “Hot Cross Buns,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells.”

December 15th

Three earn Eagle Scout honors

December 15, 2014

Three young men earned the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts on Saturday in a ceremony at St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Cody Benny, Dan Reichenbach and Dillon “DJ” O’Neill became Eagle Scouts under the leadership of Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14 Scoutmaster George Herman.

Prosecutor seeks little in budget

December 15, 2014

At a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Prosecutor Ed Pierce proposed a budget for 2015 that is nearly identical to the one he submitted last year. 

The proposed budget is up just $1,000, rising from $514,629 in 2014 to $515,629 in 2015. Accounting for the increase is the supplies line item, which went from $4,000 to $5,000.

Village honors retired K-9

December 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — He seized more than a quarter of a million dollars in drug money, caught criminals, forged relationships and became a beloved family member and member of a community. All without saying a word.

Max served as a savvy veteran on the police force as the title member of the K-9 unit.

December 12th

Chief touts police app

December 12, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville Police Department is rolling out a new program to better serve its residents and to connect with them when situations arise.

Starting as early as Jan. 7 or 8, the CPD will be using an application called MyPD. Residents can download the app using Android, Android phones, iPhone and iPad. It requires an Android software of 2.3 or higher.

Engineer retires after 41 years

December 12, 2014

Dan Bennett was on his way to visit his girlfriend, when he decided to stop at the Auglaize County Engineer’s office. Having just graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in civil engineering, he was on the hunt for employment.

Miracle meal keeps serving

December 12, 2014

A free holiday meal benefitting hundreds of local residents will be offered on Monday, Dec. 15 in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

This year marks the 19th Annual Miracle Meal Christmas Dinner, hosted by Miracle Meal Inc., whose purpose is to “serve others spiritually, physically and materially, and to share the love and message of Christmas.”  The organization also relies on local volunteers, churches and businesses. 

Ammo maker seeks expansion

December 12, 2014

BUCKLAND — As the village continues to struggle financially, councilors took a step forward Thursday evening that may alleviate the lion’s share of their problems.

Brian Sutton of American Ammunition has offered to lease the former school building.

Service helps those who suffered loss

December 12, 2014

Coping with the loss of a family member the first year after they’re gone is often the most difficult to get through, especially around the holidays.

Families who are in this situation can unite together this Saturday, Dec. 13, for a special Service of Remembrance, hosted by the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Wapakoneta. 

Officers take time to shop

December 12, 2014

On Saturday morning, law enforcement officers and families from across the county will take to the aisles of Walmart for the 20th annual Shop With a Cop Program.

Children ages 2 to 11, along with their families, will be accompanied by officers as they choose $50 worth of toys and $100 worth of clothes. In order to be a part of the program, families submit applications. They are then chosen based on need.


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