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January 8th

Fund helping two local business expand

January 8, 2014


Two local business projects are being partially funded by the Wapakoneta Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).

According to Wapakoneta area economic development council executive director, Greg Myers, Good Food, Inc. has been granted a $100,000 loan for equipment, which is less than eight percent of the total projected cost for the new Happy Daz restaurant. This project is set to be finished in late March.

January 7th

Cold battery causes crank-ing issues

January 7, 2014


With the temperature reaching below freezing, auto care professionals are reminding people to get their cars checked out to make sure they’ll be able to perform in these conditions.

“The biggest thing you can do is to get a 50 point inspection,” said Hank Lininger, an auto technician at NAPA Auto Parts. “They’ll make sure that your brakes, battery, cooling system and antifreeze tests out right, which can all possibly cause problems in weather like this.”

Keeping cows happy

January 7, 2014


Below zero temperatures, drifts of snow and a day off from school mean nothing for local dairy farmers at Maplevalley Farms.

As temperatures dropped roughly 40 degrees in a 12-hour period Monday, the Steinke family had a lot of preparing to do to ensure the safety of their cows on the farm.

Protocols, weather top council discussion

January 7, 2014


On a bitterly cold Monday evening, Wapakoneta City Council met to conduct regular business, but the main concern remains the weather.

The first order of business was welcoming Rachel Barber to council. No stranger to council, Barber sparked discussion with a question on why details of the various ordnances weren’t provided.

While the information is available from the departments tied to an ordnance, First Ward Councilman James Neumeier suggested that including the specifics of an ordnance should be added to council’s protocol.

January 6th

Winter weather blankets area

January 6, 2014

ST. MARYS — A storm system that blanketed the region with up to 8 inches of snow Sunday has given way to frigid temperatures that the county hasn’t experienced since 1999.

Sunday’s storm, which featured a mix of rain and snow, left the county with a variety of weather conditions. That has given way to temperatures hovering near zero with wind chills approaching minus-40 degrees.

Lorna Doones it’s cookie time again

January 6, 2014


Get your checkbooks ready, clear a shelf off in your cupboard; it is that time of year again, Girl Scout Cookie sale season.

On Friday, Girl Scouts will begin their door to door preorder sales, and Shonna King, Communications Manager at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, said the cookie program is meant to teach the girls throughout the selling and delivery process.

“They’re learning business ethics, decision making, and so we really push that because we know these are skills the girls are going to need throughout their life,” she said.

Delivery delays

January 6, 2014

Due to the weather newspaper deliveries may be delayed. 

Please be patient with us as we look out for the safety of our news carriers.

Kids in the kitchen

January 6, 2014


A cooking contest for kids 5 and older will take place at the Auglaize County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Kids in the kitchen is an event Karie Maurer-Enneking, of the library’s youth services, hopes will teach kids the importance of being courageous in the kitchen.

Local professionals set 2014 goals

January 6, 2014

As we enter the new year, the Wapakoneta Daily News sought out several community leaders and asked them about their hopes and/or goals for 2014.

YMCA looks to future

January 6, 2014


After deciding to permanently close the youth center at the Wapakoneta YMCA, the fitness center is looking at other opportunities to reach local youth.

YMCA Director Josh Little said the previous youth development center was not being utilized, so they are looking into other opportunities to reach the “tween, teenage” age groups.

“One of the pillars of the YMCA and our focus is on youth development,” Little said. “We want to continue to serve that population.”

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