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October 18th

Shelter ahead of schedule

October 18, 2013

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 Sheriff’s Office and to the back of the camping area at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

October 17th

Fatal crash on I-75

October 17, 2013

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.

High speed chase starts in Auglaize County ends in Cincinnati

October 17, 2013

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.

Deal ends shutdown showdown

October 17, 2013

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.

Pork powers park progress

October 17, 2013

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.

October 16th

Racers hurt in crashes: Efforts underway to help drivers through fundraisers

October 16, 2013

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.

'Falloween' 5K supports disabled

October 16, 2013

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. 

Expert talks on modern ‘slave trade’

October 16, 2013

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.

October 15th

Resident, councilors talk pot problem

October 15, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Local resident Jim Vastano brought it to Cridersville Village Council members’ attention that a large flower pot owned by the village is located on land that he claims is owned by his family.
During Monday’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.

Fair by-laws hit ballot for November

October 15, 2013

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 organization’s constitution.
Fair Board Treasurer Dennis Dicke explained during Monday’s board meeting the two changes — 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.

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