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September 9th

Electric bills going up

September 9, 2014

Electric consumers in Wapakoneta will see an increase in their electric bills.

City council passed an ordinance Monday night authorizing the city to pass along the state-mandated kilowatt-hour tax on to consumers.

First-Ward Councilman James Neumeier voiced the only no vote. Neumeier had stated at previous council meetings that passing the tax on to consumers took away any advantage consumers within the city limits had over those outside the city.

Rotary takes ALS challenge

September 9, 2014

Each with their own bucket of ice water, members of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta lined up in front of the Rotary Gazebo in Harmon Park to perform the “ALS Challenge” in Wapakoneta.

“It’s been something that’s been going on around the world,” Rotary Club Comunity Service Chair Larry Jones said. “You can see it on the Internet — all over the place. It’s a pretty ingenious way of making money, if you think about it.”

W-G board nixes arming workers

September 9, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education voted against authorizing employees to carry firearms on school grounds Monday night and will continue to “explore other options” regarding school safety, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.

Village mulls dog issue

September 9, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — After several recent events regarding aggressive dogs, Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, attended the Cridersville Village Council meeting Monday to help address questions from council members and residents.

Toward the beginning of the meeting Mayor Lorali Myers explained the dog warden was asked to attend the meeting to help shed explain different options the village has regarding adopting a new ordinance to try to address current problems with local dogs.

September 8th

Two dead following I-75 crash

September 8, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Two people died from injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near Cridersville Friday night.

According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9 p.m., John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on I-75 with a passenger, Helen Coleman, 47, of Dayton. Strachan was in the left lane with a group of approximately 20 other motorcycles. Several of the motorcycles lost control for an unknown reason.

Mowers meet to help others

September 8, 2014

The Auglaize County Fairgrounds’ grandstand was full of life Saturday afternoon as the K & R Mower Derby occupied the arena.

Drivers of all ages competed on mowers of all shapes, sizes and colors, all to benefit local charities.

Jeremy Resor, one of the founders of the K & R Mower Derby said it all started with a group of guys at the farm where he and Chad Kantner lived, and as the event grew in popularity it moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dixie Highway, and now to its new home, the fairgrounds.

Auglaize Acres hosts walk for dementia

September 8, 2014

Auglaize Acres staff, volunteers, friends and family members gathered on Saturday to participate in the first annual “Memory Walk,” an event dedicated to improving the lives of patients who reside at the facility’s memory care unit.

Although the day brought gray clouds and a sprinkling of rain, cotton candy, carnival games and pinwheels brought smiles to residents’ and participants’ faces throughout the event.

September 5th

Josh Hilleary returns to the field

September 5, 2014

A local young man’s dream of playing high school football was taken from him upon being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.

After months full of daily treatment and regular visits to a Columbus hospital, Josh Hilleary, a Wapakoneta High School senior, saw playing time in last Friday’s varsity football game in Bellefontaine.

City welcomes new firefighter

September 5, 2014

A firefighter who recently joined the Wapakoneta Fire Department says he is gaining the experience and training he needs to fulfill the career to which he has dedicated his life.

Nick Schmitz, 19, of Maria Stein, said he has been passionate about firefighting since he was 16, and, when he became a volunteer firefighter, he enjoyed having the opportunity to give back to the community. He described the job as exciting and rewarding.

VIDEO: Insider Report On Ohio State's Offensive Woes

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Insider Report On Ohio State's Offensive Woes
The first week of college football wraps up with more questions than answers for Ohio State. Our insider, Dave Miller, joins Shae Peppler to discuss how the Buckeyes' offensive line is adjusting as they get set to square off against Virginia Tech, as well as how South Carolina's defense failed to impress in their season opener.

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders followed through on their game plan, scoring an early...
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and...
FORT LORAMIE — It’s hard to field a team with just 25 players on a roster, it’s...

 

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