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November 18th

Arctic blast closes schools as icy roads wreak havoc

November 18, 2014

Cold temperatures that rival the deepest parts of winter have arrived.

The frigid air has hampered efforts to melt the ice following the snow that fell Sunday and Monday. In addition to school closures, snow and ice were blamed for several crashes as the week began.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

Sheriff warns of holiday scams

November 18, 2014

As the holiday season fast approaches, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is urging residents to be aware of scams that can quickly make the holidays go sour even before they get started. 

Several online reports and the Sheriff’s Office have sent a press release warning people, and even though this is just an annual notification from Solomon, he still wants residents to be aware.

November 17th

Trees planted at dog park

November 17, 2014

Saturday brought sunny skies, frosty air and eight people together to plant trees in the Wapak Dog Park on West Auglaize Street.

In all, eight trees were planted. Three were purchased with funds collected by Travis Rohrbach, Eagle Scout Selectee from Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14. The dog park was Rohrbach’s Eagle Scout project. Five of the trees were provided by the Wapakoneta Tree Commission.

Brush new manager at Boomerang

November 17, 2014

BOTKINS — Boomerang Rubber Inc. in Botkins announced the recent addition of Bobby Brush as its general manager. 

With more than 22 years of experience within the specialized recycling manufacturing arena and a former general manager of Koneta Rubber in Wapakoneta, Brush, a resident of Roundhead, Ohio, brings with him an in-depth knowledge and keen understanding of all facets of Boomerang Rubber Company’s operations. 

Gardens’ employees earn top honors

November 17, 2014

Debbie McElroy and Brenda Meckstroth have both shown passion and dedication toward their jobs at The Gardens at Wapakoneta, and it’s certainly not gone unnoticed. 

November 14th

The treasures of Ireland explored

November 14, 2014

On Sept. 29, a group of Wapakoneta citizens departed for an overnight flight to the Emerald Isle, on a tour arranged by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. Once there, we were joined by people who were soon to be new friends … from other chambers around the United States.

Lawyer seeks lower bond for Wycuff

November 14, 2014

The lawyer representing Charles Wycuff filed a motion for modification of bond Thursday in an attempt to lower the amount his client must pay to be released from Mercer County Jail.
Rob C. Wiesenmayer II submitted an official document with the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court that states his desire to reduce his client’s current bond, set at $500,000 without the option to pay a 10 percent cash provision, to $150,000 with a 10 percent cash provision.

Chamber names top leaders

November 14, 2014

 

Tears welled in the eyes of a local woman as she walked to the podium to accept the award for 2014 Citizen of the Year — an honor she received for her passion and dedication to the Sister Cities program for the past six years.

Cheryl Drexler, president of the Sister Cities Association, was presented the award Thursday evening at the annual Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet at The Grand Plaza.

Village moves forward

November 14, 2014

Buckland Village Council met for its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening.

Mayor Dan Lambert shared information from Andrew Shuman of Choice One Engineering in Sidney regarding replacement of the roof on the sewer building at the south end of the village.

Concerns were raised at the Sept. 11 meeting about the pitch on part of the roof, which was judged as being too flat to be able to handle an accumulation of snow.

Mystery comes to Wapakoneta

November 14, 2014

Brush up on those detective skills by joining the Wapakoneta Theatre Club this weekend for their murder mystery dinner theatre, My Fatal Valentine.

The show will be Friday and Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Wapakoneta Country Club. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $30 for couples and $10 for students. Tickets have been for sale, but those who have yet to purchase one are still welcome.

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