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November 4th

Threats on school bus lead to arrest

November 4, 2014

A Wapakoneta High School student was taken to the West Central Juvenile Detention Center Monday after making threats to other students on a school bus.

“We basically had a kid who became very disruptive on a bus, making threats, that type of thing,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said. “The bus driver very appropriately called the police, and that student is now incarcerated.”

Cat spat leads to altercation

November 4, 2014

The Auglaize County Humane Society, located on 616 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta, shelters animals of all kinds such as cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits, but does not have enough room to shelter kittens and cats.

November 3rd

Library expands offerings

November 3, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library not only allows patrons to rent out books, CDs and DVDs, but now kitchenware. 

Yes, kitchenware. Anything from pots and pans to cookie cutters and oven mitts the library launched its Kitchen Collection campaign on Saturday in hopes of broadening its audience.  

Acres seeks to replace 2 vehicles

November 3, 2014

Allocating funds to replace two vehicles was the top priority discussed among county commissioners and Auglaize Acres Administrator Kim Sudhoff during a budget meeting Oct. 30. 

The retirement home currently owns a wheelchair-accessible van and a Ford Crown Victoria car that are used for transporting residents. Both vehicles are starting to break down in one way or another, Sudhoff said, and will “definitely” be replaced within the next year. 

Talent shines at Revue

November 3, 2014

What do you get when you cross beloved classic tunes, modern hits, dancing and a magic show? The Wapakoneta High School’s Redskin Revue, that’s what.

The Redskin Revue, held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, was comprised of 20 acts, all performed by high school students who auditioned for a spot. It was held in the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and was broken up into two acts with a brief intermission in between.

October 31st

Village probes identity thefts

October 31, 2014

WAYNESFIELD – The Waynesfield Police Department has seen an increase in the number of identity theft reports, Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter said. In the past six months, police have been made aware of several people from Waynesfield becoming an identity theft victim, and the number of cases are alarming. 

Grad shares struggles with class

October 31, 2014

Alex Tuttle is not your average Wapakoneta High School graduate.

Sure, he struggled in school, he played sports, ran around with friends and went through that typical teenage phase that we all go through, but no one can compare with Tuttle’s life growing up in Wapakoneta.

County budget process begins

October 31, 2014

A local judge who is in charge of the budget for the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court has requested an additional $4,000 for 2015, but more funds may be needed.

Judge Fred Pepple asked the Auglaize County Commissioners to increase witness fees from $4,000 in 2014 to $8,000 in 2015 during a budget meeting Tuesday. For now, this increase is the only change in the budget from this year to next year.

Solid waste plan moves forward

October 31, 2014

The county’s solid waste policy council continued the work of updating the county’s solid waste management plan with a meeting Thursday afternoon in the auditorium of the county administration building.

The work began back in June when Jim Skora, of GT Environmental Inc., provided councilors and county commissioners with an overview of the document and discussed the procedures for updating it.

October 30th

Christmas Store returns

October 30, 2014

November and December are fast approaching, hinting that time of the year. No not Thanksgiving, Black Friday or just the Christmas holiday.

It’s time for the reopening of Mercy Unlimited’s Christmas Store on Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta.

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