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August 16th, 2011

Wapak pays dog warden to cover city

August 16, 2011

After much discussion, Wapakoneta City Councilors voted to shift money to the Auglaize County Dog Warden during Monday’s council meeting.
The council agreed to forward $5,000 that had already been set aside in the budget for the purpose of addressing animals running loose in the city to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey after the recommendation was made by Wapakoneta Health and Safety Committee Chairman Tom Finkelmeier and other members of the committee. The money allotted will assist with staffing.

August 15th

Robert Bayham, 95

August 15, 2011

Robert J. Bayham, 95, 04370 Poppe Road, St. Marys, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 14, 1916, in Dayton, the son of Flora (Hobler) and Frank Bayham. On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Cecilia M. Bochenek and she died Oct. 3, 2008.

First Showcase of Homes deemed a success

August 15, 2011

Two homes on Auglaize Street were the center of attention Sunday as the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta held its first Showcase of Homes.

Turkeys make first showing at county fair

August 15, 2011

Until this year, the Auglaize County Junior Fair had not hosted an event showing the Meleagris gallopavo. A local poultry club decided to give tradition up “cold turkey.”
While the junior fair had hosted an event for breeding turkeys in the past, market turkeys had never been shown at the fair. That is, until this year.
By the way, for those curious, Meleagris gallopavo is the scientific name for wild turkey, which domestic turkeys are descended.
Jim Nowicki, president of the Western Ohio Poultry Club (WOPC), said the event was overdue.

Drivers reminded to beware of distractions

August 15, 2011

With children soon returning to the classroom, an Auglaize County health official is reminding drivers to be extra cautious and focused on the road.
Citing a report on distracted driving recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said too many at the wheel of vehicles are voluntarily diverting their attention by either looking at something else, listening to something else, actively doing something else with their hands, or even thinking about something else while they are driving.

NFL: Horn misses Colts' opener

August 15, 2011

After missing much of the week of practice due to an injury, Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn sat out the Indianapolis Colts preseason-opening 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Horn was sidelined by a nagging back injury.
The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent on July 26 after the NFL lockout ended.
Late Sunday night, Horn posted on his Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/SundaysWith16): “Back on the field tomorrow #ColtsCamp can’t wait”

August 12th

Wapak football chicken dinner

August 12, 2011

The Wapak Football Parents will be holding a chicken dinner on Friday, Aug. 19 prior to the scrimmage with Minster and Triad.
The dinners are prepared by the American Legion and include a half chicken, applesauce, chips, and roll and butter. The presale ticket price is $7.
Pick up time is 4:30-6:30 at the west entrance to Harmon Field, with drive-up service on Hamilton St.
Come out and enjoy a chicken dinner and cheer on the Redskins! To order tickets call Dorinda Schmerge at 419-236-1531.
Saturday, Aug. 13 is the last day to order tickets.

Rollover crash

August 12, 2011

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Patrol investigated a one-car crash on U.S. 33 Friday. A passenger in the vehicle was transported from the scene. An officer said a female driver, a male passenger, and a child passenger were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. No other information was available.

UPDATE:
Further information revealed that in fact a male driver had been driving the vehicle after investigation was done by the OSP.

Petitions certified by county elections board

August 12, 2011

Crews from Shelley work on milling Hamilton Street, near the intersection of Auglaize Street, in preparation for paving on Friday. The paving company will continue today with paving beginning in the morning on Nottingham Drive in Sherwood Forest and later in the morning paving will begin on Hamilton Street between West Auglaize Street to Glynwood Road. On Monday, the contractor will be working to complete another job outside the Wapakoneta area, and on Tuesday, the contractor will finish paving Hamilton Street. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

United Way  selects 2011 campaign chair

August 12, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A former Wapakoneta city administrator and Auglaize County native is the 2011 United Way campaign chair, a United Way of Auglaize County official announced this week.
New Knoxville Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich agreed to serve as the United Way of Auglaize County campaign chair for 2011.
“I’m pleased to be able to work with Randy Fisher and the United Way Board to have a better opportunity to help those in need,” Katterheinrich said.

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