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January 22nd, 2014
A warehouse fire erupted in Waynesfield on Monday night causing firefighters from 14 different departments to battle the blaze for more than 11 hours.
Wayne Township Fire Chief Albert Presnell said firefighters were paged out to the fire at 6:08 p.m. Monday and the last truck left the scene at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday.
Presnell said that there were so many fire departments called because of the need for manpower assistance.
“After it started to get cold, our manpower was getting tired and cold so we were trying to rotate guys out,” he said.
In a small, quiet building on Park Street, you’ll find Bradley Lambert, fixing, selling and teaching instruments like electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, Dobro and ukelele.
A Dobro is a particularly designed resonator guitar trademarked by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Lambert has been in music for the better part of 30 years, working in stores and being in bands, so in May 2011 he opened Park Street Music and Mercantile, located at, 8 Park St., in Wapakoneta.
Ted Patton has resigned as head varsity girls basketball coach at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
In a special meeting Monday morning, the school district’s board of education approved Patton’s resignation, which was effective as of Friday.
Color and imagination is the theme for the Children’s Art Show at the Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta.
Assistant Gallery Director Pam Knoch said the gallery is focused on youth, featuring preschool through seventh grade artists.
“We wanted to do something for the kids,” Knoch said. “There’s a lot of places for the high school students to put their artwork in, but there wasn’t anything for the little kids.”
In an age where online shopping has increasingly challenged retail stores, many businesses are seeing their profits suffer.
But for Dad’s Toy Shop in Wapakoneta, the online marketplace has had little affect on business.
“We have no online sales system because we like being able to be in contact with our customers,” said J.P.
While students have the day off from school, the Post Office is closed nationwide and many city and government offices are closed, our nation celebrates the birth of a man who led the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist pastor who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, is recognized in all parts of our culture, and over the weekend many local parishes decided to incorporate his memory into their services.
A local organization is offering senior citizens assistance with preparing their tax returns by eliminating costs and stress.
Auglaize County Council on Aging will be partnering with AARP and will help those over the age of 60 fill out their tax returns. Services will be offered in both Wapakoneta and St. Marys.
The online consensus for do-it-yourself online tax software for the 2013 tax season is narrowed down to five products.
TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block, TaxSlayer and eSmart Tax round out the top five in a couple of different online reviews. One coming from toptenreviews.com, a site for technology consumers that offers top ten reviews on multiple products; another coming from Andrew Poulos, an online tax software expert who writes for reviews.com, a startup company whose goal is to help users make the right and best decisions when purchasing products.
Tax season is here once again, and with it comes changes that could affect the way people file their taxes.
The IRS originally intended to begin processing individual tax returns on Jan. 21, but the government shutdown in October forced the date to be moved to Jan. 31. The IRS will begin accepting and processing income tax returns on this date, and employers have been notified that this is the last day to get W-2 information to employees.
'Tis the season — for filing taxes. While some taxpayers have been preparing for that April deadline since last year, others may continue to wait for a tax-inspired revelation to begin collecting their forms and data.
Certified Public Accountant Ron Kremer, assistant professor of accounting at Wright State University Lake Campus, said he understands taxpayers frustrations with tax filing, particularly with the Federal Income Tax.