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August 15th, 2014

New health commissioner brings wealth of experience

August 15, 2014

After graduating from Wapakoneta High School in 2000, Oliver Fisher, has found his way back to Auglaize County.

Fisher assumed the role of Auglaize County health commissioner on Thursday, Aug. 14 and will be working with current commissioner Charlotte Parsons until she retires from the position at the end of the month.

McCormick recognized for contribution to downtown

August 15, 2014

Gild the Lily co-owner Glenna McCormick has been a fixture in downtown Wapakoneta for nearly 60 years. 

On Friday she was honored by the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops, or WASS, for her many years as a local business owner and for being a “pioneer” to downtown shop owners who followed in her footsteps. 

Breastfeeding mothers gather for sPot of tea

August 15, 2014

Local mothers gathered at LouAnn’s Tea sPot in Wapakoneta for afternoon tea and a word of encouragement about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding their growing babies.

Alicia Lensch, breastfeeding peer helper and certified lactation councilor through Woman Infants and Children (WIC), described the event as a “breastfeeding café.”

Legal help sought on gun issue

August 15, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education has sought legal counsel regarding the issue of whether or not to allow a trained employee to carry a firearm on school grounds.

Mark Jackson, an attorney with the law firm Pepple & Waggoner, attended the regular W-G board meeting Monday to discuss the types of policy and procedure that would need to be implemented if the board decides to arm an employee.

Shops celebrate ‘dog days’

August 15, 2014

The Auglaize County Humane Society does a lot for homeless pets in the area and the time, money and work that goes into keeping these animals safe, happy and healthy before finding a forever home is important.

To help lend a helping hand to the humane society the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops, or WASS, is running a promotion throughout the month of August to take in donations from community members to help support the humane society.

Dubbed the "Dog Days of Summer," local WASS shops are looking for items to donate to the humane society.

Local cheerleader to make jump across pond

August 15, 2014

A local cheerleader says she is going big places, and, after winning an “All American” award with Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), she is starting with the New Year’s Parade in London at the start of the year.

Abbey Gibson, 17, has been cheering for about nine years, starting with midget football cheerleading, and now a senior on the Wapakoneta Varsity Cheerleading.  

August 14th

Board preps for November

August 14, 2014

Prepping for the Nov. 4 general election has commenced.

The Auglaize County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to take action on a number of items dealing with precincts, precinct election officials, or PEOs, and upcoming training for PEOs.

An idea presented by the Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, is being implemented by the board for this election.

The position of a multi-precinct voting location manager was approved for the New Bremen polling location which consists of three precincts.

Vapor comes to Wapakoneta

August 14, 2014

A new business in downtown Wapakoneta is offering residents an alternative to cigarettes.

Dew Vapor, located on 3 Perry St., opened its doors Monday. The business, owned by Celina resident Donald Warden, specializes in selling electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and accessories. Warden also owns Grand Lake Vapor in Celina, which opened in November 2012.

Local artists invited to exhibit their work

August 14, 2014

Attention local artists — Riverside Art Center in downtown Wapakoneta is accepting work from craftspeople ranging in all age and experience levels to be exhibited in this year’s Annual Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit.

Artists are encouraged to bring up to seven works of art to the juried show, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, pencil and ink drawings, and carving, jewelry or other 3D art forms. Photographs will not be accepted.

August 13th

Highway dedicated to hero

August 13, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Speaking to a crowd of more than 50 people who gathered to honor his son’s life, Chris Zimmerman, father of the late Sonny Zimmerman, said Tuesday’s highway dedication ceremony was a happy day for him and his family.

“Three years ago today, almost to the hour, my son returned from his first tour,” Chris Zimmerman said. “It’s fitting we do this today because that was a happy day, just as this is.”

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