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January 28th, 2014
Two accidents resulting in serious damages were reported over the weekend in Auglaize County by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Three commercial vehicles were involved in an accident near milepost 108 on I-75 at 9:46 a.m. on Saturday in Pusheta.
Michael Hartopp, 28, of Florida, was driving a Freightliner Cascadia cargo van and traveling 45 mph in a 70 mph zone when William Roache, 62, of Dayton, driving a Freightliner Cascadia cargo van, lost control on the ice covered roadway and slid into Hartopp. Roache was traveling 45 mph in a 70 mph zone.
The new Auglaize County Dog Ward is nearing completion.
Located behind the Auglaize County Sheriff’s building, which is on Dearbaugh Avenue, the dog ward is accessible through the entrance to the Fairgrounds.
Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, said he hopes to be moved in within three weeks.
“We’re getting really close, our hope is within a couple of weeks to be operating here,” he said.
No matter where six-year-old Wapakoneta Elementary School student Brayden Opperman is — whether it’s school, the park or his own backyard — you can always find him on the slides.
“I really like to play outside,” Brayden said. “I go down the slide tons of times.”
At his house, Brayden has two slides that are connected by a bridge that his dad built for him. One of those slides runs into his trampoline, which Brayden said he really enjoys. He also has a rock climbing wall in his backyard.
Between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014, Walmart has offered Maggie Wannemacher, founder of PC-ER, LLC, an opportunity to open 20 veteran-operated franchises in Ohio.
PC-ER, LLC stands for personal computer and equipment repair, and according to Wannemacher, is a business opportunity for veterans or veteran’s family members interested in technology repair.
CELINA — At 6 a.m. Sunday morning, the small access road located to the left of Trenary Hall at the Lake Campus, and winding back all the way to the ice-covered lake, was plowed and clear of snow as area first responders took to the frigid waters for an annual training session.
The case of a Wapakoneta fire captain who was demoted to firefighter and later fired has gone to the next level.
Tom Stinebaugh, who was demoted in March, 2012, and fired that September, has filed a civil suit in federal court.
Stinebaugh was a fire captain at the beginning of 2012, but was demoted to firefighter in March of that year.
The city claimed that Stinebaugh, without authorization, spoke out to council members against the city’s decision to spend $476,000 to purchase a heavy rescue fire truck.
After all of the food had been tasted, the awards had been handed out and everyone was cleaning up to leave the Kids in the Kitchen cooking contest, Garrett Etzkorn, 12, helped show what the event was all about.
Although Etzkorn did not win, he marched over to the overall winner, Robbie Lynch, 8, and shook his hand to congratulate him and have a chat.
According to Karie Maurer-Enneking, Youth Services Coordinator at the Auglaize County Public Library, she wants to offer opportunities for kids to come together and share cooking tips with each other.
The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club gave the honorary first ticket to its upcoming chili day to Mayor Rodney Metz on Tuesday afternoon.
Sertoma, which stands for “SERvice TO MAnkind,” is a local organization that serves members of the community.
The 39th annual chili day will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Wapakoneta Knights of Columbus Hall.
A local official has been recognized for his achievements through his work and willingness to help the Wapakoneta Police Department make strides throughout 2013.
Wapakoneta Police Department Detective Patrick Green, 28, was presented with the “Police Officer of the Year” award on Tuesday by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Locals Schools board of education approved Monday in a special meeting the resignation of Ted Patton from his position as the head varsity girls basketball coach of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
In an interview after the meeting, W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said, “The only thing I can really say is that there were some internal issues with the program.”