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February 26th

New store plans to offer unique gifts

February 26, 2014

After participating in flea markets for six years, Mike Tingler was ready to open up a store of his own.

On Jan. 8, Tingler opened Endless Knives & Gifts, located at 105 E. Auglaize St., which is a store that truly does offer endless opportunities for gifts and personal purchases.

“I just get into more of this and that kind of stuff,” Tingler said. “That’s why I say Endless Knives & Gifts because hopefully it is endless.”

Village OKs updates to street decor

February 26, 2014

BOTKINS — Community beautification was the topic of discussion at a regular Botkins Village council meeting on Tuesday.

Angie Woodruff, with the Botkins Beautification Club, addressed council with a request to apply for funding for new snowflake light decoration to top 14 poles in the village to be installed in the fall. She said the cost would be approximately $5,000.

Council members discussed how the new lights would be an alternative to the previous decorative banners.
Woodruff said the lights would be donated to the village.

February 25th

Waynesfield mulls natural gas issue

February 25, 2014

Waynesfield Village Council member Rich Libby expressed hesitation to commit his business, IPS West, to bringing natural gas to Waynesfield at a council meeting Monday evening.

Libby said he was concerned that the board and the village itself are moving in the wrong direction, and is unsure if he could commit to a multi-year natural gas project because he doesn’t know if he will be able to operate his business in Waynesfield for that long.

God, Flag and Country winners

February 25, 2014

Five Wapakoneta City Schools students participated in the Fraternal Order of Eagles “God, Flag, and Country” speech contest this past Sunday at the Eagles Lodge in Wapakoneta.

In an informational packet sent to local schools, Herb Limbert, chairman of the God, Flag and Country committee, said “the purpose of this program is to instill in our young people a deeper understanding of the place of God, Flag and Country in our common lives, to make them more aware of their heritage and to make it more meaningful to them in the world today.”

Police break up bar fights

February 25, 2014

Police responded to a large fight outside of Lulu’s bar in Wapakoneta at 2:28 a.m. on Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers observed two intoxicated males fighting in the street in front of the bar.

 One of the subjects appeared to have been hit in the back of the head.

The suspect is a 33-year-old male, of Wapakoneta. According to a police report, the suspect's wife was also struck during the altercation. She requested a rescue squad, and she later refused transport.

The victim was Billy Nichols, 35, of Lima.

February 24th

Movie night in Cridersville

February 24, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Laughter and smiles filled the meeting room at the Cridersville Fire Station on Friday night as many families gathered for Family Movie Night to watch the movie The Croods.

The event was sponsored by Cridersville Health Care and the Cridersville Fire Department. Cridersville Health Care provides the snacks, drinks and movies, while the fire department provided a great viewing space and the proper equipment to project the movie onto the wall.

Choirs prepare for competition

February 24, 2014

BOTKINS — In anticipation of next month’s competition, Fairlawn and Miami East school choirs joined Botkins Local School in a full-day workshop dedicated to the improvement and interaction of the small school choirs last week.

Botkins vocal teacher Melissa Grunden organized the event along with the visiting choir directors.

“It’s almost like an all-day bootcamp,” Grunden said. “Just repetition, but, also, I think in hearing other groups, that also kind of kicks them into gear — it ups the excitement a little bit.”

Students win with laws of life

February 24, 2014

Five Wapakoneta High School students were recently named winners of the school’s Laws of Life Essay Contest, and are now eligible to compete at the state level in the spring.

The contest is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the John Templeton Foundation, and is meant as a character education assessment.

The essay was assigned during the fall to all WHS seniors in their english classes. Students were asked to submit an essay that defined certain laws or values that they live their lives by, according to WHS english teacher Linda Temple.

February 21st

Taking seniors for a ride

February 21, 2014

For senior citizens who are unable to drive and cannot rely on friends or family members, the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) offers a transportation service for individuals who are 60 and over.

Agency in search of visitors

February 21, 2014

Auglaize County Council on Aging is searching for caring individuals to volunteer in the "Friendly Visitor" program, which connects volunteers to homebound seniors in their communities.

The idea to bring volunteers into senior's homes started approximately 10 years ago at the center with ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby. While the center's elderly community continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers.

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