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December 5th

Sheriff warns of scam on Facebook

December 5, 2013

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, in conjunction with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys police departments, released an advisory concerning a posting on a local Facebook page.
The Facebook page is for posting items for sale in an online format called “Rummage Sale.”
Yesterday morning the three agencies started receiving complaints from residents concerning a posting on the Rummage Sale page of prescription medications for sale.

Woman offers personalized kitchen services

December 5, 2013

Coming home to a meal on the table or ready to be put in the oven can be a real treat, especially during the chaotic holiday season with parties, sporting events and everyday life to consider. Instead of resorting to frozen dinners or the drive-thru line, Kim Lee presents another option.
Lee has made her services as a personal kitchen assistant available. Lee’s daytime gig is as the cook at LouAnne’s TeaSpot. Lee is known for her healthy luncheons and high teas as well as her scrumptious desserts, all made with the freshest ingredients.

December 4th

Humble beginnings inspire Children's Hometown Holiday

December 4, 2013

A day filled with the magic of Christmas — reindeer, carriage rides, Christmas parade, Santa Claus — all started when one local woman decided downtown Wapakoneta could use more color and festivities during the holiday season.
Colored lights, Children's Hometown Holiday Chair Elaine Poppe said, are what children enjoy during the holidays. They enjoy Santa Claus and believing in the magic of Christmas. For these reasons, Poppe began a project to build Wapakoneta a Santa Outpost — a project which the city has watched grow over the past seven years. 

Local man in need of kidney

December 4, 2013

John Vorhees is 23 years old, and he needs a kidney.
John John, as his family calls him, has been in kidney failure for four years. Doctors have told the family he suffers from MTGN Type 3, an incredibly rare immune system deficiency, explained his dad, also John Vorhees.
“All we know is this is very rare; the doctor told us that from the beginning,” Vorhees said. “We just don’t know.”

December 3rd

Wrong-way crash

December 3, 2013

A wrong-way crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at mile marker 110 on I-75 in Wapakoneta.
Donald Andrews, 88, of Wapakoneta, was driving southbound in a northbound lane, which caused a collision with Thomas Iverson, 76, who was driving a northbound vehicle.
Iverson went into the median, and no injuries were reported from him or passengers, who were wearing their seat belts.
Andrews was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for a hand laceration.

Trucks collide on I-75

December 3, 2013

A multi-vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-75 at milepost 115 in Auglaize County, just North of state Route 67. Officials report injuries as non-life threatening.
The accident, involving four semi tractor trailers, caused stopped traffic along the interstate at 1:33 p.m. and forced Ohio State Highway Patrol to reroute southbound traffic through exit 118.
The accident, caused by trucks following each other too closely, started at the entrance of the construction zone near the Cridersville.

Citizens deserve courtesy

December 3, 2013

The bottom line: People dealing with the city of Wapakoneta should be treated in a courteous and professional manner.
Wapakoneta City Council President Stephen Henderson summed up a 10-minute discussion that stemmed from Mayor Rod Metz’s recent attendance at a state building code public meeting the mayor said was organized by the Wapakoneta Fire Department and engineering department personnel. The discussion was part of Monday’s city council meeting.

December 2nd

Collision backs up I-75

December 2, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE - A multi-vehicle collision backed up traffic several miles on southbound I-75 Monday afternoon. The accident took place around 2 p.m. between mile markers 113 and 118.
For more information read Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

Remembering Gettysburg

December 2, 2013

Open battlefields, stone monuments and reenactors dressed in period costume were just a few of the things members of Joe Foster’s Civil War class and Civil War Brigade club at Waynesfield-Goshen High saw during their trip to Gettysburg in late November. Seniors Jenna Riemesch, Jenna Whitaker, Kendra Plummer, Mindi Brookhart and Alyn Begly, along with four chaperones including Foster and his wife Carrie, left Thursday morning from the school to make the trek to Quaker Valley Orchard, where they stayed in a guest house for the duration of their stay in Gettysburg.

Small Business Saturday success

December 2, 2013

Big brand stores may have had their day on Black Friday, but Wapakoneta stole the spotlight during Small Business Saturday.
Many stores throughout Wapakoneta promoted shopping local during this year’s Small Business Saturday, a growing trend throughout the United States. 
Sisters Cassie Wireman and Ashley Spillis, both of Waynesfield, said they visited downtown Wapakoneta specifically because of Small Business Saturday. 
They originally planned to visit the mall for left over Black Friday deals.

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