Archive - Jun 21, 2011 - News Article
Wapakoneta and several villages in Auglaize County were part of a widespread power outage Tuesday when electricity on a main power line near Shawnee was interrupted.
The outage occurred as a storm with heavy lightning moved through the area after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Power to the city was interrupted at approximately 6:15 p.m., with electricity off for approximately two hours as city crews started to restore power to residents at approximately 8:15 p.m.
A two-car collision resulted in one person being transported by Wapakoneta EMS to an area hospital at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Law enforcement personnel at the scene said not much information was available until completion of an investigation at the scene of the accident.
From information gathered at the scene it appears a white van was heading east on County Road 33A, and another vehicle lost control while heading west and struck the van. The tan vehicle rolled onto its top and came to a rest on the highway.
MINSTER â€” Officers in Minster are investigating a break-in at a local pharmacy.
At approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday, officers responded to an alarm at Schwieterman Pharmacy, 324 N. Main St. When officers arrived, they reportedly spotted an individual wearing dark clothing who was fleeing the building. Officers gave chase before losing the suspect behind houses in the neighborhood.Â
Officers from the New Bremen Police Department, deputies from the Auglaize and Shelby County sheriffâ€™s offices and troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol assisted in the search.Â
With interest expressed from firms in Wapakonetaâ€™s 471-acre Job Ready Sites (JRS) manufacturing site, Wapakoneta City Council elected to continue with a two-year agreement with CB Richard Ellis, the worldâ€™s largest real estate company.
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Executive Director Greg Myers explained the terms of the existing contract and additional information his board member would like from the commercial realtor. Myers wanted to know if councilors wanted to continue with the second year of a two-year deal.
Wapakoneta city administrators and elected officials claim they are taking a proactive step in avoiding state Environmental Protection Agency oversight by seeking legislation that cleans up the streets and storm sewers of dirt and debris.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing a new section in the cityâ€™s building code dealing with erosion and sediment control.