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December 22nd

City ready for Mother Nature

December 22, 2014

The Wapakoneta Public Works Department has its trucks and equipment primed for snowfall this winter, which could come as early as Christmas Eve. 

With the latest weather forecast predicting snow starting Wednesday night and continuing into Christmas Day, crews have already loaded up the city’s fleet of seven trucks with salt, brine and beet juice. 

Library updates website

December 22, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library has completed a much-needed update of their website,  an update the library believes will better serve their patrons.

“We wanted to do something that was first and foremost more user-friendly,” said Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator for ACPL. “It is easier to navigate and easier to find the information that our patrons are looking for.”

The library’s website was officially launched on Thursday, Dec. 11. 

Christmas Cheer numbers grow

December 22, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved with this year’s Christmas Cheer Program, 336 needy families will have a bountiful Christmas.

December 19th

Redskins rout Kenton with big 2nd half

December 20, 2014

The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter after a lull in the second quarter against the visiting Kenton Wildcats.

The Redskins rolled to 47 points in the second half, stretching their lead to 30 points, 72-32, midway through the fourth quarter, while junior point guard Ethan Good scored a career-high 23 points.

Blevins on the mend

December 19, 2014

Leo Blevins is one tough kid.

More than two months after he was struck by a vehicle on the side of county Road 25A near his home in Cridersville, Leo is back at home and doing better than anyone expected. 

“I’m doing pretty good,” Leo said Thursday. “My right hand is a lot better but it’s not like it was, and my leg kinda hurts every once in awhile, but other than that I’m good.”

Teen won’t be held down

December 19, 2014

She’s down in the post, under the basket. One dribble, holds the ball and shoots, but misses her shot. She fights for the rebound, that small, 5-foot-2 frame against that mammoth 6-footer, but while she’s at it, scrapping and fighting for that loose ball, she throws in an elbow for good measure. Right into the gut of that overbearing center.

Offensive rebound, dribble, shoot, score. Live to fight another day.

Carver enters plea deal

December 19, 2014

After initially pleading innocent to 15 charges, including eight illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance counts, a Wapakoneta man has entered a plea negotiation Friday in front of Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple.

Crash drives intersection changes

December 19, 2014

Wednesday night’s accident involving two vehicles in the intersection of Stinebaugh Drive and Lincoln Avenue, has forced Wapakoneta Safety and Service Director Bill Rains to consider making changes at the intersection in order to make it safer for drivers. 

WES pupils help El Salvadorans go to school

December 19, 2014

The ability to gain a free education is something many students in the U.S. take for granted, but in the country of El Salvador, public school is often a recruitment tool for local gangs and private school is expensive.

That’s why Maggie Herbst, a Title I reading teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary School, decided to create a fundraiser that allowed students to bring in coins that will be sent to El Salvador to help students pay for a private school education.

Lanterns do more than light the way

December 19, 2014

In the past, lanterns have lit up streets and guided those who traveled by night. These days, however, they are becoming more of a want than a need.

“In the last couple years, it seems they have really taken off as a home interior decorator item,” said Mick Haehn, owner of Haehn Florist & Greenhouses.

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