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The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad safely removed a hand grenade from an alley in Wapakoneta Tuesday evening and detonated the explosive device at the Wapakoneta Police Department shooting range near the city composting facility on Wapak-Cridersville Road.
Carol Bogart, 408 Court St., was cleaning yard debris from under an evergreen tree along an east-west alley between Logan and Court streets in the 300 block of West Benton Street when she discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade under the tree.
A familiar face will be taking the helm of Cridersville Elementary School beginning in August.
Misty Baker, who currently teaches second grade there, was named the new principal of the school Tuesday during a meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.
“We feel awfully happy to have Misty join our administrative team,” Superintendent Keith Horner said. “She did a good job preparing herself for this experience.”
He said she knows the school and the district and has been working toward this goal.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville elected officials agreed to allow a contracting company to use their land to store their equipment and use as a warehouse during a project.
With an upgrade of power poles stretching from Wapakoneta to Shawnee along Shawnee Road, contractors have pitched the idea of having a storage site on location at Delong Pioneer Park in Cridersville at a joint committees meeting last month — which is the halfway point of the 10-mile project.
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.
Minutes after their Saturday evening performance, members of the Wapakoneta High School’s drumline exchanged hugs and cheers, smiles and tears.
Impulse, which is comprised of eighth-graders through high school seniors, had just concluded their 2013 season in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association Championships held for the third time at Wapakoneta High School. The event showcased 20 drumlines and 42 color guards.
Electrical work this Sunday which required the entire city of Wapakoneta to be without power took far less than the time allotted for the work.
American Electric Power (AEP) requested the city shut down its substations and go “off line” so they could replace capacitors and switches at the Hamilton Street Substation, which is the central point for power coming into the city.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said they set aside two hours for the outage in case other work needed to be done. The power was out for 25 minutes.
Three fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School gave back their earnings from an economic project to help others.
Braden Fisher, Taylor Schneider and Hannah Feathers all elected on their own to give their $5 initial investment that was returned to them as profit to the Ronald McDonald House, the school’s community service learning project.
“I felt like people at the Ronald McDonald House needed our help and support,” Braden said. “They are sicker than I am.”