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Christmas store opens

October 31, 2013

Nativity scenes bless one table. Angels adorn another table. Different types of Christmas candles and wreaths are situated on other tables.
Nearly two weeks prior to the store’s opening, people checked the locked door to see if they could enter and peered through the windows to get a glimpse of the items going up for sale.
What they would see is an array of goods collected throughout the year.
“That first day they stand in line outside to get in,” Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith said. “It is like the day after Thanksgiving at the mall.”

Grant OK'd for guardrail

October 31, 2013

A $160,000 grant is to be used to install 4,600 feet of guardrail along county roadways.
The federal gasoling tax grant filtered through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is considered a safety project, requiring no matching funds.
“Approximately half of this will replace existing rail that is in excess of 30 years old, with many rotten wood posts, at the wrong height, and doesn’t have a secondary steel backup member that is a standard for rail installations today,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Approach, tax hot topics

October 31, 2013

In the contested race for Wapakoneta City Council’s three councilors-at-large seats, the four candidates laid out their decision-making process from relying on research to depending on experience, as well as their talents in consensus building or having the fortitude to make a decision based on their character.
The candidates for councilor-at-large — Rachel Barber, Tom Finkelmeier Jr., Randy Fisher and Dan Graf — addressed approximately 30 people Wednesday gathered at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.

October 30th

TRICK OR TREAT

October 30, 2013

WAPAKONETA TRICK OR TREAT has been changed noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween, Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz declared today.

The village of Cridersville has changed trick or treat to 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween.

Miller's buys Sun Industrial

October 30, 2013

Sun Industrial Chemical Inc, a business that has been in operation in Wapakoneta for nearly 30 years, will be under new ownership beginning Friday. The company sold to Miller’s Textile Service.
“I’d like to thank all our customers, and especially Wapakoneta, for its cordialness and support over the many years,” owner Pat Koester said.
Sun Industrial Chemical has been providing commercial cleaning products and hygienic paper supplies in 12 counties, with Auglaize County and Wapakoneta serving as the main “hub.”

Dinner supports area cancer group

October 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — All year long, the Cancer Association of Auglaize County (CAAC) provides nourishment for cancer patients who are losing weight due to treatment, but Friday the group will feed the community at large while raising the money to support those patients for the rest of the year.
Its annual spaghetti dinner, in its 10th year, is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Marys Eagles Club.

Poppe: Hasan case exposes conflict in Bill of Rights

October 30, 2013

Representing the man who is responsible for the worst mass murder on a military base in U.S. history and who wants to die for his crimes, his attorney says military justice officials are now realizing a conflict can arise from the U.S. Constitution.
Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who had an informal discussion with members of the Auglaize County Bar Association Tuesday, said the trial of Maj. Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 people and shot nearly three dozens others, brings into conflict two provisions in the Bill of Rights.

October 29th

3 write-ins on ballot

October 29, 2013

With three candidates officially running as write-ins in Tuesday’s general election, voters have been curious how to properly cast ballots in their favor.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox explained that the ballot has a space on it that says “write in” followed by a line, on which the candidate’s name should be written. An oval beside “write-in candidate” must also be filled in to indicate a desire to vote for that person.

Traditions keep Fall Fest alive

October 29, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Halloween creatures paraded Cridersville in a search for candy and family fun during the annual Fall Festival and parade Monday night.
Locals crowded East Main Street to get a glimpse of the businesses and organizations participating in the parade. More than 200 parents and children followed the parade back to the Cridersville Fire Department, where the facilities hosted the annual costume contest and fall festivities. 

Animal ordinance tweaked

October 29, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Property owners and Waynesfield village officials continue to disagree over a proposed ordinance on eventually eliminating farm animals within the village limits — with those grandfathered prior to its passage being required to register the land where the animals live instead of the animals themselves.

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