Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
The Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate hours to their former level prior to cuts in 2008.
The move pushes the total hours the district libraries will be open to 180 from 132, a 36 percent increase. The increases were 48 hours from 40 hours in Wapakoneta, 20 hours from 13 in Cridersville, 32 hours from 26 in Minster, 32 hours from 20 in New Bremen, 24 hours from 13 in New Knoxville, and 24 hours from 20 in Waynesfield.
A dog that attacked a Wapakoneta man Monday night is being quarantined for 10 days by orders of the Auglaize County dog warden.
Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the 3-year-old male boxer and lab mix is being kept in quarantine at the owner’s house on Murray Street.
The dog is owned by Mike Jackson, 30, according to a Wapakoneta police officer’s report.
An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected, Wapakoneta police clerk Denise Kohler said.
Life can take people in many directions. Wapakoneta resident Nancy Scott is a shining example.
Scott recently received the Award of Service medal from the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, for her service in the Women’s Land Army in England.
With scenes larger than ever before and a cast the most numerous its been for many years, Wapakoneta High School students are putting the final touches on their production of “The Sound of Music” this week.
Including crew, costuming and lighting, more than 60 students are involved with the musical to be presented Thursday through Sunday at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
A new deal makes marketing the Job Ready Sites (JRS)-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center even more powerful.
Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday city administrators have reached a deal with American Electric Power (AEP) for an additional 30 megawatts of power should a large end-user locate in the industrial park.
A local physician, who has been practicing medicine in the Wapakoneta area for 31 years, has recently received a prestigious award from the state of Ohio.
Dr. Thomas Freytag, the medical director at Occupational Health within Lima Memorial System, was recently named the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician Award.
Freytag, who was the family physician with Lincoln Family Practice for year, serves as the team physician in Wapakoneta and has been doing this for 32 years.
While Dominion Gas has started replacing natural gas lines and laterals, Wapakoneta administrators received official notice the city was awarded $330,028 for the East Benton Street reconstruction project.
The Ohio Public Works Commission notified the city of the award late last week.
Running paint brushes over walls and dressing room fixtures of Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta Electric Department and Public Works Department employees donated their time Saturday to a national Day of Caring effort by the United Way.
The group donated their time last year as well. Last year, they found themselves working at the downtown Wapakoneta thrift store but repairing flood damage then.
An interest in a career in fashion design has led a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader to create her own business.
Emma Nolte, 10, enjoys sketching designs for clothes in her spare time. She watches wedding dress shows on TV for inspiration and then puts her ideas together for her own fashions.
After sketching her ideas for clothing for several years, Emma said she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up.
By WILLIAM LANEY
An analysis of the cityâ€™s demographics and location along Interstate 75 and near U.S. 33 proves Wapakoneta would be an ideal location for a Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, a company executive says, but the company does not operate and manage stores and thus a franchisee would have to be found.
Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Franchising and Marketing Vice President Grant Benson said an area where people work, shop and play is a potential location for a Dunkinâ€™ Donuts restaurant.
He noted stores could be in downtown Columbus, a suburb, or in a rural community such as Wapakoneta.