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September 25th

Rate increases

September 25, 2013

Managing Editor
The cost of city trash bags is likely to increase on Jan. 1.
The fee on city utility bills is likely to increase on Jan. 1.
The extra money generated from the trash bags and the fee would be used to purchase new refuse and recycling trucks, which Wapakoneta city administrators say are needed, and to establish a vehicle replacement strategy.

Firing up the ’Skins

September 25, 2013

In celebration of Wapakoneta’s upcoming homecoming game and ceremony, the Redskins plan to hold their annual bonfire at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Field.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

WingFest raises funds for local veterans

September 25, 2013

Sweet habenero, bourbon barbecue, hot and spicy, mustard marinade — “Northwest Ohio’s Original Wing Competition” has seen every chicken wing recipe in Ohio — or has it?
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 23rd

Volunteers key

September 23, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members continue to prepare for the possibility of a disaster and what might be needed.
New LEPC Secretary Don Jump said the volunteer Citizen Corps continues to work toward developing and tweaking a plan for a Volunteer Reception Center. The plan was tried out during a full-scale training exercise in June.
Jump said after that training, they are putting the final touches on the plan.

Cook-off winners gain ‘bragging rights’

September 23, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Turkey Day came two months early in Waynesfield, where locals participated in their annual cook-off to see who makes the best Thanksgiving turkey.
For the full story, see the Monday, Sept. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Jury returns guilty verdict

September 23, 2013

Defense attorney Gerald Siesel argued during closing arguments Friday that the state simply had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Robby Barnett was present and therefore responsible for the death of 53-year-old Jeffrey Aldrich.
For the full story, see the Monday, Sept. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 20th

Cridersville PD adds two new officers to the force

September 20, 2013

The Cridersville Police Department gained two new police officers who will be going through training during the next few weeks.
Police Chief John Drake brought in the new officers to avoid staff overtime issues throughout the department.
“We lost a couple officers in the last six months,” Drake said. “I like to keep my numbers around 10 part-timers.”
Drake said the department has lost six officers in the past 18 months.
For more information on the new Cridersville officers, see the Saturday, Sept. 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Portman: Basic math key to budget bill

September 20, 2013

The problem with the Affordable Care Act and raising the debt limit, Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says, can be reduced to simple math.
“The underlying problem here is overspending — it is not a partisan comment and it is not a ideological comment, it is a question of math,” Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference. “The government cannot continue to spend more than it takes in. The economy, in my view, is not going to pick up until we deal with this $17 trillion debt that is acting like a wet blanket on the economy.”

Economic 'fun'damentals

September 20, 2013

“Approach me. Approach me,” a young fortune teller calls from the corner of a classroom at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
“Every fortune is guaranteed to come true,” third-grader Robbie Lynch boasts as he is luring in customers.
Consulting his magic ball, the first-time fortune teller said it’s a secret how he predicts the future for his classmates with fortunes such as they will have a million dollars, win a lifetime supply of bacon, or get 10 ducks when they grow up, but it is a fun way to learn about economics.

Historian: Bloodbath saved U.S.

September 20, 2013

Managing Editor
If the Union Army had not prevailed militarily, a Civil War historian says the United States likely would have fractured into several republics much like Latin America.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Steven Hahn, who penned the 2004 book “A Nation Under our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration,” approached the Civil War from the counterfactual historical perspective — looking at the Civil War if any of a series of events occurred differently.

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