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July 17th, 2014

Sara Foor crowned Queen

July 17, 2014

Self-expression, beauty and creative talents took the stage at the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant 2014, where the queen's crown and title was passed on to this year's pageant winner.

The crown for the 2014 Miss Summer Moon Scholarship pageant was awarded to Senior Sara Foor, 17, the daughter of Anita and Mike Foor. 

Man’s calling leads to Wapakoneta

July 17, 2014

After nearly 30 years as both an accountant and a teacher, Pastor Neil Brady finally answered the call to the ministry — a calling Brady said he has felt since he was a child.

New park is for the dogs

July 17, 2014

As far as the city’s concerned, we have a dog park.

Boy Scout Travis Rohrbach of Troop 14, whose Eagle Scout project was designed to delight Wapakoneta’s four-legged residents and their two-legged companions, said Tuesday that the park is “functionally complete.”

July 16th

German students enjoy the sights

July 16, 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.

Board names choice for health chief

July 16, 2014

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.

City council seeking committee members

July 16, 2014

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

July 16, 2014

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.

17 arrested on drug charges

July 16, 2014

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.

July 15th

Overturned vehicle leads to injury

July 15, 2014

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.

Vehicle plunges into feeder

July 15, 2014

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. 

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