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September 13th

Man burned at factory

September 13, 2013

A man working second shift at a Wapakoneta factory Friday night was transported by Life Flight after receiving severe burns.
The 51-year-old employee was burnt by boiling water while working at General Aluminum, 13663 Short Road, Wapakoneta, shortly after 7 p.m., according to local scanner traffic from the Wapakoneta Police and Wapakoneta EMS.
The man, whose family had not yet been identified, suffered what was described as second-degree burns to between 50 and 60 percent of his body.

County to add charge

September 13, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
County offices and agencies using a fuel complex at the Auglaize County Engineer’s Office are to pay an additional 15 cents per gallon to help maintain the system.
The decision was made recently after Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart approached the county commissioners about a way to pay for upgrades needed to keep the fuel complex operational.
Fourteen agencies other than the Engineer’s Office use the fueling station ‘sfuels at cost. All 15 agencies would be charged the 15 cent per gallon fee.

Mom enters arena

September 13, 2013

BOTKINS — With three school-aged children and one preschooler, Casey Deitz never pictured herself as a politician.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wapak fire truck sale moot, must be advertised for bids

September 13, 2013

A local village took steps to move forward this week with the purchase of a fire truck from the city of Wapakoneta, but the sale may have hit a snag.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 12th

Teen runaway sought

September 12, 2013

Memorialized

September 12, 2013

Managing Editor
Tears rolled down Sonny Zimmerman’s mother’s face as she placed a rose at the base of the Afghanistani and Iraqi War Memorial as Zimmerman’s parents revealed his name etched on the marble facing.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Tuesday, July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

Ballots, training set for election

September 12, 2013

The Auglaize County Election Board meeting Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of 9/11, began with a moment of silence.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

HIPAA record concerns addressed by local officials

September 12, 2013

Auglaize County Health Department officials will be making changes regarding confidential patient records, in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 11th

Author spreads message of a horse’s strength

September 11, 2013

The comeback story of a race horse proved to be an inspiration for its riders and eventually a book honoring his strength.
“The Horse Who Could Do Anything” is a child’s book based on a true story of a horse owned by author Laura Klein, who has ties to Wapakoneta. Written from the horse’s point of view, the horse starts out in the pasture when a little girl tells him he can do anything.

Plant clean-up underway

September 11, 2013

Even prior to being made aware of a complaint two weeks ago from a Wapakoneta resident, city administrators contacted the manager of Koneta Rubber about his plans to clean up the open storage area to the east and north of the plant on Park Street and installing a privacy fence.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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