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August 15th, 2014

Local cheerleader to make jump across pond

August 15, 2014

A local cheerleader says she is going big places, and, after winning an “All American” award with Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), she is starting with the New Year’s Parade in London at the start of the year.

Abbey Gibson, 17, has been cheering for about nine years, starting with midget football cheerleading, and now a senior on the Wapakoneta Varsity Cheerleading.  

August 14th

Board preps for November

August 14, 2014

Prepping for the Nov. 4 general election has commenced.

The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to take action on a number of items dealing with precincts, precinct election officials, or PEOs, and upcoming training for PEOs.

An idea presented by the Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, is being implemented by the board for this election.

The position of a multi-precinct voting location manager was approved for the New Bremen polling location which consists of three precincts.

Vapor comes to Wapakoneta

August 14, 2014

A new business in downtown Wapakoneta is offering residents an alternative to cigarettes.

Dew Vapor, located on 3 Perry St., opened its doors Monday. The business, owned by Celina resident Donald Warden, specializes in selling electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and accessories. Warden also owns Grand Lake Vapor in Celina, which opened in November 2012.

Local artists invited to exhibit their work

August 14, 2014

Attention local artists — Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta is accepting work from craftspeople ranging in all age and experience levels to be exhibited in this year’s Annual Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit.

Artists are encouraged to bring up to seven works of art to the juried show, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, pencil and ink drawings, and carving, jewelry or other 3D art forms. Photographs will not be accepted.

August 13th

Highway dedicated to hero

August 13, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Speaking to a crowd of more than 50 people who gathered to honor his son’s life, Chris Zimmerman, father of the late Sonny Zimmerman, said Tuesday’s highway dedication ceremony was a happy day for him and his family.

“Three years ago today, almost to the hour, my son returned from his first tour,” Chris Zimmerman said. “It’s fitting we do this today because that was a happy day, just as this is.”

Airport manager resigns

August 13, 2014

Sean Stroh resigned Tuesday as manager of the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Stroh’s resignation is effective Aug. 22.

According his resignation letter submitted to the Board of County Commissioners of Auglaize County, Stroh is taking a position in the private sector.

Board mulls vaccine changes

August 13, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Health discussed the restructuring of their immunization department during a regular board meeting Tuesday morning.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones made board members aware that as of Jan. 1 the health department will begin billing insurers for the vaccine for children program. 

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

August 13, 2014

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

August 12th

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

Village reimbursed for storm

August 12, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council took time to approve resolutions during its August council meeting held Monday night.

Looking back to the storm, deemed by the state a microburst, that hit last summer the village was pleasantly surprised when a reimbursement check was received from the state of Ohio for the costs of damages to the village and emergency assistance from the fire department.

As explained by Candy Stevely, village clerk-treasurer, Resolution 2244 deals with the appropriations of funds received from the state.

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