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September 9th, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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The Shell gas station on Bellefontaine Street is trading in its car wash for a barbecue joint as it undergoes a remodel that is set for completion by the end of October.
Shell owner Bryan Hutchison said the remodel, which will expand the building 25 feet toward the road and eliminate the car wash, will make room for Hickory Pit BBQ, a restaurant and catering service Hutchison first opened at the Marathon gas station in Delphos.
An open storefront located at 28 E. Auglaize St. is in search of its next resident.
The Wapakoneta Community Development Center, or WCDC, is looking to fill its low-cost storefront business incubator again.
Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, Josh Hines, said the incubator is designed to help a startup company or home-based business when vulnerability is at its highest.
BOTKINS — Archeology may generate ideas of ancient dinosaur bones and giant digs, but Botkins 10-12 grade Archeological History students are discovering that their hometown’s background can be uncovered in a few local artifacts.
History teacher Bryan Trego said the idea for an archeology class came from a desire to offer a unique look at local history, whether that means identifying Native American history or working with the Botkins Historical Society.