Archive - 2014 - News Article
November is months away, but for the Auglaize County board of elections it seems to be right around the corner.
The board of elections met Wednesday morning to discuss its national change of address (NCOA) mailings, deadlines for petitions and the upcoming ballots for the Nov. 4 midterm election.
Director of the board of elections, Michelle Wilcox said 933 NCOA letters were sent out along with 1,002 supplemental mailings.
BOTKINS — In the spirit of summertime, Only Believe Ministries hosted an ice cream social for parishioners and guests after its regular Wednesday service yesterday.
“It’s a time in which church can come together, friends can come together, and just enjoy some fellowship and enjoy some ice cream at the same time,” Only Believe Ministries Administrator Eric Smith said.
Smith said the event was a great way for parishioners to catch up on their summer activities.
Although he faced immeasurable odds since before birth due to a heart defect, a local baby is described as “happy, lovable” and mostly healthy.
Before he turned 1 year old, Carter Comer, of Wapakoneta, had two surgeries on his heart due to a rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in which the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped.
Legos took center stage Monday afternoon at the library.
Sprawled across the carpet of the children’s section, kids were invited to participate in the libraries robot Lego building challenge.
Youth Services Coordinator of the library, Kristine Spyker, said Lego building is a recurring event at the library.
“We have Lego building club every first Monday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.,” Spyker said. “It’s drop in and play and do whatever you want to do.”
Representatives from the United Way of Auglaize County are asking local residents to embrace the spirit of giving felt during the holiday season at its sixth-annual Christmas in July food drive this Saturday.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible link between four residential burglaries reported near Waynesfield in the past week.
Sheriff Al Solomon said there was forced entry into each of the four homes, along with similar items taken, including jewelry and other valuables.
He said each burglary is believed to have occurred during daylight hours on Thursday, July 3.
Entertaining a light agenda, Wapakoneta City Council heard a proclamation and discussed five ordinances.
A college student, Albert Sakowitz, of Westbury, N.Y., read a proclamation honoring Neil Armstrong and designating July 7, 2014, as Neil Armstrong Day.
A student of history, especially aviation history, Sakowitz is proposing that several sites within Wapakoneta be considered from national historic site status.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in Southern Auglaize County and Northern Shelby County. The radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Lake Loramie State Park moving east at 45 mph. The warning expires at 11:30 a.m.
A household dryer caught fire and spread to the attic of a Wapakoneta residence 5: 51 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.
No injuries were reported from the fire at 806 Primrose Drive, Wapakoneta.
On fire fighters arrival, the dryer fire was out, but smoke was coming from the structure. After entering, an active fire was found around the dryer vent pipe, which vented through the roof of the structure.
Volunteers and employees of The Gardens at Wapakoneta are seeking to make the retirement center more properly live up to its name through an ongoing landscaping project.
“It’s called The Gardens so we’re trying to make the landscape look more like that with more garden-type areas,” The Gardens at Wapakoneta housekeeper Carol Prater said.