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Officials investigate alleged animal abuse

March 6, 2014

Law enforcement officials discovered a case of alleged animal neglect and abandonment at a Wapakoneta residence on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Calvin Schneider, with the Wapakoneta Police Department, said an officer responded to 706 Park St. in Wapakoneta on Wednesday after receiving a call about an open door at the residence.

On arrival, the officer went into the residence and found two animals, a deceased dog and another dog who appeared aggressive.

Lenten services begin

March 6, 2014

Yesterday the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association met to recognize Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association gives an opportunity for people of Wapakoneta to go on a spiritual journey together throughout Lent. They will continue to meet every Wednesday during Lent, with a different presider taking the altar each week.

Rev. Pat Sloneker of St. Joseph’s kicked off the yearly staple yesterday with an offering of ashes followed by a luncheon in the Parish Life Center.

Nation program targets the ‘R’-word

March 6, 2014

Wapakoneta Middle School students joined the national ‘End the R-word’ campaign to stop the use of the words retard and retarded on Wednesday by vowing to never use the word to describe any person or situation.

Deputy Samuel Blank, who teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) classes in every middle school in Auglaize County, decided to address the issue after years of hearing it being used by students in the classroom.

Federal court to hear firefighter suit

March 6, 2014

A Settlement Conference that had been set for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the case of former Wapakoneta Fire Captain Tom Stinebaugh versus the City of Wapakoneta in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Ohio Western Division has been cancelled.

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