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July 18th, 2014

Armstrong Museum to host selection of ‘space’ animals

July 18, 2014

As part of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum portion of the Summer Moon Festival, a special presentation featuring species of animals who have gone into space will be presented at the museum Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

A representative from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton will be bringing a variety of animals to discuss how they played a role in space experiments over the years and how they continue to help researchers.

Chicken dinners and brew kick off festival

July 18, 2014

The 2014 Summer Moon Festival kicked off Thursday with chicken dinners and a toast using a lager similar to one brewed in Wapakoneta in the 1800s.

This year’s festival chairman Brian Schlosser raised a cup of Old Vienna-style beer, known in the past as “Lunar Lager,” and welcomed everyone to the festival.

Driver strikes Mercy Unlimited, found in flipped vehicle

July 18, 2014

After striking the front window of Mercy Unlimited building downtown Wapakoneta, a driver fled and was later located by officers in a flipped vehicle at the intersection of Willipie Street and Krein Ave., Wapakoneta, at 2:26 a.m. today.

According to the Wapakoneta Police Department report, officers had to extract the driver, Nicholas George, 36, of Lima, from the vehicle because it had come to rest on its top. George was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Wapakoneta Rescue Squad for possible injuries.

July 17th

Sara Foor crowned Queen

July 17, 2014

Self-expression, beauty and creative talents took the stage at the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant 2014, where the queen's crown and title was passed on to this year's pageant winner.

The crown for the 2014 Miss Summer Moon Scholarship pageant was awarded to Senior Sara Foor, 17, the daughter of Anita and Mike Foor. 

Man’s calling leads to Wapakoneta

July 17, 2014

After nearly 30 years as both an accountant and a teacher, Pastor Neil Brady finally answered the call to the ministry — a calling Brady said he has felt since he was a child.

New park is for the dogs

July 17, 2014

As far as the city’s concerned, we have a dog park.

Boy Scout Travis Rohrbach of Troop 14, whose Eagle Scout project was designed to delight Wapakoneta’s four-legged residents and their two-legged companions, said Tuesday that the park is “functionally complete.”

July 16th

German students enjoy the sights

July 16, 2014

Although the German exchange students have been in the U.S. for a mere two days, they have not wasted any time before immersing themselves in American culture.

The Wapakoneta Sister Cities student visit 2014 began with a welcome picnic on Sunday and a trip to Cedar Point on Monday, leaving time to get familiar with Wapakoneta on Tuesday.

Chaperone Ulrike Schlamann said this is her first visit to Wapakoneta.

Board names choice for health chief

July 16, 2014

The Auglaize County Health Department announced the individual who will be named the new Auglaize County Health Commissioner after a regular board meeting Tuesday.

New Health Commissioner Oliver N. Fisher, M.S., R.S., is set to begin in mid-August, as current Health Commissioner Charlotte Parson’s final day is Friday, Aug. 29.

City council seeking committee members

July 16, 2014

Members of the Wapakoneta City Council are looking to appoint local residents to the Waste Minimization Committee for the purpose of developing and maintaining recycling standards in the city.

At the July 7 council meeting, At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Barber brought the issue up with council members, saying the committee “essentially went defunct” as the terms of former committee members expired.

“Nobody was re-appointed and there was no effort to revive it,” Barber said. “That’s why I brought it up.”

17 arrested on drug charges

July 16, 2014

Seventeen arrests were made on numerous drug charges by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and local officers for suspects in the Auglaize County area on Tuesday.
"The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the task force," Sheriff Al Solomon said in a press release.
Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and members, the Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Marys Police, New Bremen Police and Cridersville Police.

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