Archive - 2013 - News Article
The construction of a county dog shelter is approximately a week ahead of schedule at this time, the Auglaize County dog warden says.
In a meeting with Auglaize County commissioners this week, Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the roof is being started and is expected to take more than a week to complete. A natural gas line also was recently ran to the building located off Dearbaugh Avenue along U.S. 33 behind the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office and to the back of the camping area at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
A trooper at the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed there has been a fatality in the crash along southbound Interstate 75.
Due to the crash, traffic had to be routed through Wapakoneta using Ohio 67, County Road 25A, Wood Street and Bellefontaine Street. The crash caused delays in school buses getting children home after school today.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson responded to the scene because of a diesel fuel spill.
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.