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May 2nd

Two vie for 82nd

May 2, 2014

The Republican primary for the Ohio House of Representatives will take place May 6, pitting an incumbent with 18 years of government experience against a Wapakoneta resident who is  competing in his first election.

Incumbent Tony Burkley, R-Payne, and newcomer Brett Eley, R-Wapakoneta,  will face off in the battle for state representative of the 82nd Ohio House District, which includes Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert Counties, as well as portions of Auglaize County that includes all of Wapakoneta.

Voters to decide on alcohol sales

May 2, 2014

Area voters will decide on Tuesday, May 6 whether or not two businesses in Auglaize County will receive permits in order to sell alcohol on Sundays — the Wapakoneta Walmart and the St. Marys Eagles.

Registered voters in Wapakoneta precinct 3-B will be deciding whether or not Walmart Supercenter, at 1257 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, will be able to sell beer, wine and mixed beverages between 10 a.m. and midnight on Sundays.

Wapakoneta crushes Waynesfield-Goshen in 5

May 2, 2014

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were apparently surprised to be leading after the first inning Thursday but before they knew it, they were quickly out of the game.

The Tigers owned a 2-0 lead after their at-bat in the first inning and had that lead cut in half when the Wapakoneta Redskins scored once in their at-bat.

Wapakoneta, however, poured on 10 runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead, cruising to a 13-2 win by run-rule in five innings over W-G in non-league varsity softball contest at Wapakoneta High School.

City celebrates ‘National Day of Prayer’

May 2, 2014

Representing a multitude of religious denominations, local community members gathered at Heritage Park Thursday afternoon to pray for community leaders and the nation as a whole.

The event was part of the National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May that invites people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

The Bull Moose visits Wapakoneta

May 2, 2014

The Auglaize County Public District Library and Auglaize County Historical Society treated guests to a trip in a time machine last night, all the way back to 1912.

History buffs, members of the Otterbein community in Cridersville and even a handful of elementary school students gathered to meet the 26th President of the United States of America, the Bull Moose, the Rough Rider, the Happy Warrior, T.R., Theodore Roosevelt himself, portrayed by presidential interpreter Gib Young.

Making the move to senior living

May 2, 2014

Area seniors gathered at Otterbein Cridersville Thursday for a discussion on lifestyle choices, including the effects of staying in a house as opposed to moving into a retirement community.

Speaker Rick Hunsicker, with a background in both real estate and senior living, visited Otterbein to help seniors understand the lifestyle and financial issues of staying in their houses for too long.

May 1st

Persuasive gas company attempts to sway customers

May 1, 2014

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains has brought attention to the fact that a gas supplier has been calling residents and using "high-pressure tactics" to get them to change their gas supplier.

“We want to make our people aware, our citizens aware, that they do not have to listen to that," Rains said.

Rains explained residents can get a plethora of information on gas rates from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio website, The website provides good comparisons on rates.

Lee Boedicker, 74

May 1, 2014

Lee Boedicker, 74, passed away at 11:47 p.m., April 29, 2014, at the Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. Lee was born July 29, 1939, in Lima, to Doll and Daisy McVicker Boedicker, who preceded him in death.

Cridersville mulls flood remedies

May 1, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE —  Village of Cridersville’s utilities committee held a meeting last night at 5:30 p.m. to give residents a chance to bring forth some of the problems that have arisen in their yards, basements and lives due to standing water on their property.

The same three residents who presented their problems at the April village council meeting were present last night to share their frustrations with council.

Derby hats for derby day

May 1, 2014

Several Wapakoneta women gathered at Casa Chic on Wednesday night to participate in a workshop that helped them design one of the Kentucky Derby’s greatest traditions: derby hats.

The workshop was led by Suzanne Hoelscher, a St. Marys resident who has been designing unique hats for nearly 15 years.

Hoelscher said that for women, fashion is just as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the actual race itself.

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