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Drug raid nabs 9

November 15, 2013

A Wapakoneta woman and three Cridersville residents were among nine drug-related arrests made Friday morning after several months of investigation by the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Joining members of the Task Force in making the arrests were officers from the Wapakoneta, St. Marys, and Cridersville police departments, and members of the Allen County Drug Task Force, who served the indictments from the Auglaize County Grand Jury.

Portman pushes bill to promote re-entry

November 15, 2013

A bipartisan, bicameral effort is underway to reauthorize legislation to reduce crime by helping people released from prison re-enter society and the work force.

New run ties to movie

November 15, 2013

When Amy Kentner, probably Wapakoneta’s best-known runner of note, made the decision to organize a run in Cleveland in honor of the movie “A Christmas Story,” even she had no idea how the idea would take off.
Kentner can regale the listener with the myriad of details associated with planning a run that seemingly has taken on a life of its own, but one of the details adds a little spring to her step these days.
Thanks to the Wapakoneta Rotary Club and member Nicole Bowen, the Christmas Story Run will also be offered in Wapakoneta on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Deer crash leads to I-75 fuel spill

November 15, 2013

A deer crash led to a diesel fuel spill along Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning.
Calvin Hurst, 62, of Detroit, was driving a 2009 Volvo VNL semitrailer south on I-75 when his semitrailer struck and killed a deer crossing the road from the east at 5:38 a.m. in Duchouquet Township, near mile marker 118, just south of the Allen County line, according to a report from a trooper with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Obama’s ACA misses mark, cost real problem, Portman says

November 15, 2013

While President Barack Obama continues to push for implementation of his national health plan, one U.S. legislator says the Affordable Care Act does not work and will not work because it does not address the real problem plaguing the United States and by delaying implementation of a flawed system is “just kicking the can down the road.”
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman attacked the Affordable Care Act, which has adopted the president’s name and is known as Obamacare, because the plan promises too much and does not address the most daunting problem in regard to health care coverage.

Borgert named top "Citizen"

November 15, 2013

The 2013 “Citizen of the Year” title was awarded to a local woman for her many demonstrations of leadership throughout the community, including the generous act of donating a vital organ to someone in need.
Joyce Borgert was presented as “Citizen of the Year” during Thursday’s Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Community Awards banquet. 
Friend and kidney recipient Steve Archer said Borgert’s first reaction to his need for a kidney transplant was to ask “what do you have to do to be a donor?”
“She’s really a giving person,” Archer said. “There was never any hesitation.”

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