September 5th, 2012
Area law enforcement and safety services responded to a rollover accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near the Cridersville exit after a vehicle containing the pyrotechnic equipment of two nationally known rock bands crashed.
A semitrailer carrying the equipment for rock bands Motley Crue, popular during the 1980s and early 1990s, and KISS, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, lost control in the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 118 between Wapakoneta and Cridersville after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield law enforcement officers arrested two individuals on drug charges after a traffic stop at 10:58 p.m.Friday in Waynesfield.
Mark Fletcher, 40, of Mansfield, was arrested for assembly or possession of chemicals to make methamphetamines, a second-degree felony, and Joanna Schaub, 34, of Lexington, was arrested on fifth-degree felony charges for possession of a schedule two drug.
The Riverside Art Center is gearing up for a workshop favorite to host a collage seminar — which a center member says may fill up quickly.
Dayton resident Nita Leland will be teaching a one-day collage workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta. The deadline for registration is Sept. 15.
The fourth annual Heirloom Bulb Sale, featuring 12 varieties of bulbs, starts today with a deadline for ordering the bulbs being Sept. 30.
The Auglaize County Historical Society is offering the bulbs, all of which are older varieties rarely seen in garden centers, a historical society official says, with the bulbs being introduced to the world as early as 1594 and as late as 1925.
The Wapakoneta City Schools and St. Marys are now closed. Botkins Local Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are still on a 2-hour delay this morning due to fog. A dense fog advisory was in effect until 10 a.m.
Ellen V. Drexler, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Augsburg, Germany, the daughter of Franzika and Nikolaus Brunnhuber, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, she married Walter L. Drexler, and he survives.
Russell H. "Russ" Briem, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born June 20, 1926, in Springfield, the son of Effie (Smith) and George Briem, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 13, 1952, he married Janis E. Merkle, and she survives.
FRYBURG — With rain and thunderstorms expected all weekend including Sunday, the Fryburg Homecoming Festival escaped the remnants of Hurricane Isaac when it came time for the one-day event.
The rain held off despite overcast skies as the small community held the 122nd annual event Sunday
“We were all scared of the rain,” festival chair Cindy Koenig said. “Basically it turned out to be a perfect evening. I think people were praying for it.”
Wapakoneta City Schools have again been ranked effective, with three of the district’s four buildings receiving excellent ratings.
The information is based on preliminary 2012 state report card data released by the state to Wapakoneta City School’s Superintendent Keith Horner. Due to cheating concerns at the state level this year by some schools in the state, Ohio Department of Education (ODE) officials have delayed the release of each district’s information to the public as it typically does in the middle of August.
ST. MARYS — As the calendar changes to September, a local county official says residents should keep the threat of severe weather in mind during fall.
September is Preparedness Month — a campaign sponsored by FEMA that looks to make residents cognizant of severe weather and disasters and how to plan accordingly for the events. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said fall has become an active weather season for Auglaize County.