Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
A local dancing celebrity will be returning home to host a dance workshop to raise funds for his alma mater.
A âDance Worshop with Kent Boydâ is scheduled be held at 6 p.m. July 12 at Botkins High School with the proceeds to benefit the Botkins Music Boosters.
âItâs a good way to give back to the school,â Kent Boydâs mother, Lori Boyd said. âKent was very active in choir in high school.â
Boyd said her son recently held a dance workshop in Fort Wayne, ind., around Easter and she attended the event to help him sell t-shirts. She thought the workshop was a neat idea.
The office of the Waynesfield Baptist Church was reportedly broken into overnight Monday.
The burglary is believed to have occurred between 9:15 p.m. Monday and 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church, located at 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield, according to a deputyâs report from the Auglaize County Sheriffâs Office.
Beth Hudson, 208 S. Westminster St., reported it.
No additional information was available on the incomplete report.
âą A Wapakoneta woman reported problems with telecommunication harassment between 8:35 and 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.
The Auglaize County Relay for Life, which raises money for the fight against cancer, is quickly approaching.
The theme for this yearâs event will be âHappy Birthday: A Celebration of Life, Come Celebrate Your Birthday With Us.â The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with an opening ceremony, followed by a Survivorâs Lap and Survivorâs Dinner. The event is slated to end at noon on Saturday, concluding with closing ceremonies.
âWe all have our own reason why we relay,â spokeswoman Tiffany Fullenkamp said. âFor me, itâs for my brother.â
With a growing concern regarding the use of âbath salts,â legislation is being crafted to ban the synthetic drug from store shelves and to make the use of the cocaine-LSD substitute a criminal offense.
Wapakoneta City Council Health and Safety Committee members recommended city Law Director Dennis Faller to write legislation for the city using an ordinance developed by the city of Mansfield along with verbiage from the stateâs amendment to budget bill banning the substance with additional information from other municipalities.
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 sheriffâs offices and troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol assisted in the search.Â
With interest expressed from firms in Wapakonetaâs 471-acre Job Ready Sites (JRS) manufacturing site, Wapakoneta City Council elected to continue with a two-year agreement with CB Richard Ellis, the worldâs 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 cityâs building code dealing with erosion and sediment control.
A new fun event for the family is being incorporated into a local Fourth of July festival this year.
The St. Joe Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on July 2. Registration the day of the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the race is slated to start at 9 a.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event is sponsored by St. Joseph Church and is in conjunction with the St. Joe Fourth of July Festival. For a registration form, go to www.speedy-feet.com, and select the âracesâ tab.