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June 11th, 2014

Airport projects on track

June 11, 2014

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Auglaize County Airport Authority discussed plans for two major projects during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at the terminal building of the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Airport Manager Sean Stroh said airport officials are still in the planning stages for a crack-seal runway project set to begin in September 2014, and an airport terminal and storage facility expansion project that will be constructed beginning in 2016, with completion in 2017.

Village mulls brick options

June 11, 2014

BOTKINS — A representative from the Botkins Beautification Club addressed council at a regular meeting to discuss leaving the possibility open for more engraved bricks to be added to the Botkins Veterans Park in future years.

Council members discussed whether laying down sand, as opposed to asphalt, would be a better option in the park walkway, if they are wanting to replace blank bricks with engraved in the future.

Woodruff said once locals saw the work begin, the club started getting more orders for engraved bricks.

Deputies continue to probe death

June 11, 2014

 

Law enforcement officials are now investigating the death of an Auglaize County man as a homicide. The man was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

Charles E. Hicks, 54, of Uniopolis, was found dead inside his home after deputies were dispatched to 2 S. Main St., Uniopolis, at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a welfare check. Hicks reportedly was not recently seen by coworkers and friends.

June 10th

Police probe report of assault

June 10, 2014

An assault of a woman was reported at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Normandy Ridge Apartments.

Ryan Plaugher, of Normandy Ridge, contacted the Wapakoneta Police Department to report an assault of his fiancé.

According to the report, Kayla Milton, 20, of the residence, told police she was approached by unknown male subject while in the laundry room in building G of the apartment complex. 

Mayor raises concerns over solicitations

June 10, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE —  Mayor Lorali Myers shared her concerns about solicitors with council and present community members Monday evening at the June council meeting.

Myers shared that time to time Cridersville seems to have visitors in the community going door-to-door to solicit for something.

County seeks new administrator

June 10, 2014

Auglaize County Commissioners have begun accepting applications for a new county administrator and hope to hire someone within the next four to six weeks, Commissioner John Bergman said Monday.

The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.

June 9th

Bargain hunters enjoy garage sale

June 9, 2014

As residents wandered neighbors and rummaged through sale items, Wapakoneta’s first city-wide garage sale took place in full force Saturday.

Cars lined the streets as driveways and garages were filled with gently used, clothes, kitchenware, furniture and much more for people to search for their own version of buried treasure.

Shirley Propst’s house on Glynwood Drive was just one locale for residents to walk through and search for what they were looking for.

Grant allows flexibility in pricing at preschool

June 9, 2014

Wapakoneta Elementary School has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Education that will help cover the cost of tuition for 14 preschool students whose parents are experiencing financial hardship.

WES Assistant Principal Carrie Knoch said the goal is to allow parents to send their child to preschool even if they are unable to afford it.

“This isn’t intended to provide spaces for students whose parents are already planning to afford preschool,” Knoch said. “This is for kids whose parents cannot afford preschool.”

Battle of Botkins a big draw

June 9, 2014

The annual Battle of Botkins Dodgeball Tournament at the Botkins Carousel Saturday afternoon had one of the biggest turn outs since its start seven years ago.

“In general the tournament went really well. The weather was perfect for it. The support from the community was great,” Botkins Athletic Boosters member Max Smith said.

Thirty-eight teams participated this year, which was only outnumbered by the 40 teams who participated last year.

June 6th

Food stamp fraud cases settled

June 6, 2014

In a month dedicated to public assistance fraud awareness in Ohio, May saw two local women convicted of illegal use of food stamps and sentenced to five years of community control.

St. Marys resident Karrie L. Jenkins-Carey, 36, was convicted of two felonies of the fourth degree, including one count of attempted illegal use of nutritional supplements, or food stamps, and a second count of theft by deception.

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