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Happy Holidays!

November 26, 2012

Jason takes a moment from his work in the Wapakoneta Daily News' composition department to wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

Auglaize County man contracts West Nile Virus

November 26, 2012

Six Ohioans died this summer from contracting West Nile Virus and 113 human cases of the disease, including one from Auglaize County, were reported, the most since 2003. The lone Auglaize County resident who contracted the disease is recovering.

The first case of West Nile Virus in a bird or mosquito was reported in 2001, according to Ohio Department of Health statistics and the first human case reported in 2002.

The Auglaize County case involved a 78-year-old man, who loved to fish and hunt, and lived in a heavily wooded area.

Fire strikes Perry Street home

November 26, 2012

Fifteen firefighters from two fire departments responded to a blaze in Wapakoneta early Saturday morning.

Eight firefighters and two engines from the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded to 611 Perry St. at 12:17 a.m. Saturday with two EMTs in back-up. Seven firefighters from the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aide on the fire.

Senior firefighter Eric Snapp reported the fire was confined to an upstairs bedroom. Capt. Jeff Orphal was in charge at the scene. No report on the amount of damage is known at this time.

Wapak Elementary student has passion for airplanes

November 26, 2012

A Wapakoneta Elementary School student says he is thankful for his family.

“I am thankful for my family,” kindergartener Henry Hoisington said.

His parents, Amber and Ryan, and his 3-year-old sister Brin got to eat “yummy” food on Thanksgiving Day.

The 6-year-old and his family recently moved to Wapakoneta from Kentucky.

“We moved here so we could be closer to family,” Henry said, as his grandparents are from the area. “I like this area.”

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