July 16th, 2014
Although the German exchange students have been in the U.S. for a mere two days, they have not wasted any time before immersing themselves in American culture.
The Wapakoneta Sister Cities student visit 2014 began with a welcome picnic on Sunday and a trip to Cedar Point on Monday, leaving time to get familiar with Wapakoneta on Tuesday.
Chaperone Ulrike Schlamann said this is her first visit to Wapakoneta.
The Auglaize County Health Department announced the individual who will be named the new Auglaize County Health Commissioner after a regular board meeting Tuesday.
New Health Commissioner Oliver N. Fisher, M.S., R.S., is set to begin in mid-August, as current Health Commissioner Charlotte Parson’s final day is Friday, Aug. 29.
Members of the Wapakoneta City Council are looking to appoint local residents to the Waste Minimization Committee for the purpose of developing and maintaining recycling standards in the city.
At the July 7 council meeting, At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Barber brought the issue up with council members, saying the committee “essentially went defunct” as the terms of former committee members expired.
“Nobody was re-appointed and there was no effort to revive it,” Barber said. “That’s why I brought it up.”
Edith C. Bell, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. She was born June 17, 1914, in Uniopolis, the daughter of Floyd and Emma (Focht) Gesler, who preceded her in death. On March 17, 1936, she married John W. Bell, and he died Sept. 7, 1994.
Seventeen arrests were made on numerous drug charges by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and local officers for suspects in the Auglaize County area on Tuesday.
"The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the task force," Sheriff Al Solomon said in a press release.
Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and members, the Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Marys Police, New Bremen Police and Cridersville Police.
A driver was injured after overturning his vehicle on Moulton-Fort Amanda Road at 3:56 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 in Logan Township.
Anthony Lane, 39, of Harrod, was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by Buckland EMS for non-incapactitating injuries.
A driver was transported to the hospital after driving off an embankment near Greenville Road and rolling his vehicle into the Miami and Erie Canal Feeder at 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 13 in St. Marys.
Andrew Brogan, 23, of St. Marys, sustained possible injuries and was transported to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital by St. Marys EMS.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council approved amendments to a prior resolution that made permanent appropriations for village expenditures during fiscal year 2014 at a regular council meeting Monday night.
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland Indians’ game against the Chicago White Sox at Progresive Field in Cleveland.
The Indians hosted A Christmas Story House & Museum Night on Friday, featuring trivia and giveaways throughout the game relating to the popular 1983 film, parts of which were filmed in Cleveland.
She was asked to throw out the first pitch Friday — with a huge caveat attached.
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim team brought home the Western Ohio Aquatic League title, and smashed some records along the way.
WOAL is an eight-team league that also includes teams from Ada, Bluffton, Van Wert, Kenton, the Sherwood and Westside swim clubs and the Shawnee Country Club. This year’s final meet was held at Kenton.
Ryan Schneider, 14, set a new meet record in the boys 13-14 50-meter butterfly with a finals time of 28.52. The previous record was 28.83, set in 1993.