Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
A high-speed chase — that went through five Ohio counties before the vehicle was stopped — began in Auglaize County on Tuesday.
Three of the four occupants of the vehicle leading troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) on the multi-county pursuit on Interstate 75 are now in custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors today after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
The Breakfast Optimist club is hosting a pulled pork dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday as a fundraiser for the new playground and park on Water Street, in the location of the previous Centennial Elementary School where they have been working to add the second phase of playground equipment.
“This is one of our two big fundraisers we have throughout the year that we do to raise funds for the community,” Breakfast Optimist Past President Terry Blosser said.
Two drivers were injured in separate crashes at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Friday.
Dustin Ingle, of Lima, who drives the family-owned non-wing sprint car sponsored by Hefner’s Dairy Barn, Smuggler’s Cove Campground and DPI Racing Engines, was injured during heat race action when his car made contact with another car which caused Ingle to flip upside down, Waynesfield Raceway Park announcer Gerry Keysor said.
Supporters of people living with disabilities will be walking, running or rolling in a Halloween-themed 5K marathon in Wapakoneta.
An organization made up of disabled “self-advocates,” People First of Auglaize County will be hosting the “Falloween 5K Walk, Run, Roll” and family fun day at 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.
Jim Polutnick, of Lima, is an adviser for the People First organization in Allen County. He said he also supports the organization in Auglaize County.
The Petersburg Parishes’ Social Justice Lecture Series is to feature “Human Trafficking is the Modern Day Slave Trade” at 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Parish Life Center of St. Joseph Church, Wapakoneta.
People are asked to please use the entrance off the South Blackhoof Street parking lot. The program is free and open to the public.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” Local resident Jim Vastano brought it to Cridersville Village Council membersâ€™ attention that a large flower pot owned by the village is located on land that he claims is owned by his family.
During Mondayâ€™s council meeting, he requested the flower pot be removed, stating that it is a hazard for his elderly father-in-law to mow the grass around it.
For more information about the property debate, see the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Auglaize County Agricultural Society at-large members will cast ballots on Nov. 2 in the Junior Fair Building on the Auglaize County Fairgrounds for new fair board members and changes to the organizationâ€™s constitution.
Fair Board Treasurer Dennis Dicke explained during Mondayâ€™s board meeting the two changes â€” one which will effect when the ballots can be cast and the second when people can sign up to be members.
For more information about the fair board, see the Tuesday, Oct. 15 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” Resident safety and property concerns were brought to Cridersville Village Council membersâ€™ attention on Monday.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake requested Cridersville Village Council members schedule a Safety and Street Committee meeting to discuss a concern regarding the semi-trucks driving down Carlisle Street to the lumber yard.
Taking a page from the Boy Scout motto, Wapakoneta Public Works Department crews are prepared â€” for this fallâ€™s leaf collection and this winterâ€™s ice and snow, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said city crews have already prepared the equipment for leaf collection and have taken the time to get the snow plow equipment ready for snow removal.
For more information about the city's weather preparedness, see the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.