A Wapakoneta woman found a hand grenade under a tree along an alley between Logan and Court streets, south of the 300 block of West Benton Street, Tuesday evening. The hand grenade was safely removed by the Allen County Regional Bomb Squad and detonated at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range off of Wapak-Cridersville Road.
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
CRIDERSVILLE — As village councilors and administrators continue their discussion on a possible increase of utility rates, they knew one thing is for sure — they want to inform the residents of the village and let their voices be heard.
The need for a large building on the grounds of the Auglaize County Fairgrounds has existed for years and fair officials had the project near the top of a 15-year improvement list.
After years of making improvements to other buildings and with other less expensive projects jumping to the front of the list, the project has finally cycled back to the top of the list.
The new dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department spent time in the office through the years and knew even then it was something she wanted to do.
“I always wanted to do it,” Ashley McEldowney, 21, of rural Wapakoneta, said.
Her father cleans the Wapakoneta City Administration Building offices, and growing up she always came with him to the job and would spend time visiting with dispatchers, even sitting on their laps.