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 storeâ€™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.
â€śThat first day they stand in line outside to get in,â€ť Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith said. â€śIt is like the day after Thanksgiving at the mall.â€ť
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.
â€śApproximately 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 doesnâ€™t have a secondary steel backup member that is a standard for rail installations today,â€ť Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.
In the contested race for Wapakoneta City Councilâ€™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 â€” Rachel Barber, Tom Finkelmeier Jr., Randy Fisher and Dan Graf â€” addressed approximately 30 people Wednesday gathered at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.