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November 7th

Holiday Open House in stores

November 7, 2014

Many businesses in downtown Wapakoneta are participating in this weekend’s holiday open house fun.

Auglaize Antique Mall, located on 116 W. Auglaize St., will have free homemade cookies, cider and coffee to enjoy while shopping for items 15 to 50 percent off. The store will also close at 8 p.m. on Friday, instead of the usual 6 p.m.

True Value hosts special events

November 7, 2014

With various stores in downtown Wapakoneta having their Holiday Open House, True Value Hardware, on 811 Defiance St., is having their own for the holiday season.

This year though, the event is not just one day, but all weekend long with specific events for each day.

November 6th

Man arrested for threat at school

November 6, 2014

An irate parent who threatened to drive his vehicle through the doors of Wapakoneta High School Wednesday morning was arrested for aggravated menacing after making threats to school officials and getting into a physical altercation with his son on school grounds. 

Trip was a ‘life changer’

November 6, 2014

Julia Pepple, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, never imagined a four-day trip would change her life the way it has as her high school career begins to end and the launch to her college career is right around the corner.

It all began when Pepple participated in the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 15-18, to share her research of a third world country’s domestic issues.

Agency to focus on educating public on hazardous materials

November 6, 2014

A large portion of Wednesday morning’s Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting was spent discussing the need to focus on doing a better job of spreading knowledge about chemicals and hazardous materials.

In fact, the LEPC was put in place by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986 to do just that.

November 5th

Threat events under review

November 5, 2014

An incident on a school bus that led to the arrest of a Wapakoneta High School student Monday has caused at least one parent to question the way the school district handled the situation.

Buckland village levy falls

November 5, 2014

Village voters again failed to pass a 4-mill, 5-year levy Tuesday. It was one of a trend of failed levies over the past years as the village tries to keep its bills paid and stay afloat.

The county auditor certified in June that the proposed levy would have raised $9,120 per year over the life of the levy.

“We have our next regular council meeting Thursday, Nov. 13,” Mayor Dan Lambert said earlier today, “so we’ll have to discuss where we go from here.”

Friends of Library to hold book sale

November 5, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library will be hosting its third annual “Used Book Sale” Thursday through Saturday, and though the event is being held in the library’s basement, the fundraiser is actually run by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library and not the staff.

November 4th

Unofficial election results

November 4, 2014

Unofficial election results show the Heritage Park District levy and the Buckland levy failing. Details in Wednesday's WDN.

City street projects moving forward

November 4, 2014

At-Large Councilman Dan Graf gave council members an update on activities at the Streets and Alleys Committee at council’s regular meeting Monday.

As part of the report, Graf said that the sidewalk on state Route 501 to the north edge of the Happy Daz property would be completed this fall by either Happy Daz or the city.

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