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August 15th, 2014

Shops celebrate ‘dog days’

August 15, 2014

The Auglaize County Humane Society does a lot for homeless pets in the area and the time, money and work that goes into keeping these animals safe, happy and healthy before finding a forever home is important.

To help lend a helping hand to the humane society the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops, or WASS, is running a promotion throughout the month of August to take in donations from community members to help support the humane society.

Dubbed the "Dog Days of Summer," local WASS shops are looking for items to donate to the humane society.

Local cheerleader to make jump across pond

August 15, 2014

A local cheerleader says she is going big places, and, after winning an “All American” award with Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), she is starting with the New Year’s Parade in London at the start of the year.

Abbey Gibson, 17, has been cheering for about nine years, starting with midget football cheerleading, and now a senior on the Wapakoneta Varsity Cheerleading.  

August 14th

Board preps for November

August 14, 2014

Prepping for the Nov. 4 general election has commenced.

The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to take action on a number of items dealing with precincts, precinct election officials, or PEOs, and upcoming training for PEOs.

An idea presented by the Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, is being implemented by the board for this election.

The position of a multi-precinct voting location manager was approved for the New Bremen polling location which consists of three precincts.

Vapor comes to Wapakoneta

August 14, 2014

A new business in downtown Wapakoneta is offering residents an alternative to cigarettes.

Dew Vapor, located on 3 Perry St., opened its doors Monday. The business, owned by Celina resident Donald Warden, specializes in selling electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and accessories. Warden also owns Grand Lake Vapor in Celina, which opened in November 2012.

Local artists invited to exhibit their work

August 14, 2014

Attention local artists — Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta is accepting work from craftspeople ranging in all age and experience levels to be exhibited in this year’s Annual Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit.

Artists are encouraged to bring up to seven works of art to the juried show, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, pencil and ink drawings, and carving, jewelry or other 3D art forms. Photographs will not be accepted.

Wayman wins county tournament

August 14, 2014

Drew Wayman captured an individual title Wednesday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior shot a 74 to lead all players in the Auglaize County Open.

Wayman and the Redskins placed third out of six teams with a 360 team score Wednesday in their second straight tournament in as many days at Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster.

“He was solid all day today,” Wapakoneta coach Kenny Wayman said Wednesday about his son, Drew. “He battled a few holes that his drive got away from him but battled back mentally and ended up with a very good round.”

August 13th

Highway dedicated to hero

August 13, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Speaking to a crowd of more than 50 people who gathered to honor his son’s life, Chris Zimmerman, father of the late Sonny Zimmerman, said Tuesday’s highway dedication ceremony was a happy day for him and his family.

“Three years ago today, almost to the hour, my son returned from his first tour,” Chris Zimmerman said. “It’s fitting we do this today because that was a happy day, just as this is.”

Airport manager resigns

August 13, 2014

Sean Stroh resigned Tuesday as manager of the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Stroh’s resignation is effective Aug. 22.

According his resignation letter submitted to the Board of County Commissioners of Auglaize County, Stroh is taking a position in the private sector.

Board mulls vaccine changes

August 13, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Health discussed the restructuring of their immunization department during a regular board meeting Tuesday morning.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones made board members aware that as of Jan. 1 the health department will begin billing insurers for the vaccine for children program. 

Dawn M. Plapp, 49

August 13, 2014

Dawn M. Plapp, 49, passed away at 2:54 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones after her year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on June 19, 1965, in Lima, to Merle and Linda (Byers) Hentze. On Feb. 11, 1989, she married Kurt F. Plapp, who survives in Waynesfield.

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