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October 30th, 2013

Poppe: Hasan case exposes conflict in Bill of Rights

October 30, 2013

Representing the man who is responsible for the worst mass murder on a military base in U.S. history and who wants to die for his crimes, his attorney says military justice officials are now realizing a conflict can arise from the U.S. Constitution.
Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who had an informal discussion with members of the Auglaize County Bar Association Tuesday, said the trial of Maj. Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 people and shot nearly three dozens others, brings into conflict two provisions in the Bill of Rights.

October 29th

3 write-ins on ballot

October 29, 2013

With three candidates officially running as write-ins in Tuesday’s general election, voters have been curious how to properly cast ballots in their favor.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox explained that the ballot has a space on it that says “write in” followed by a line, on which the candidate’s name should be written. An oval beside “write-in candidate” must also be filled in to indicate a desire to vote for that person.

Traditions keep Fall Fest alive

October 29, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Halloween creatures paraded Cridersville in a search for candy and family fun during the annual Fall Festival and parade Monday night.
Locals crowded East Main Street to get a glimpse of the businesses and organizations participating in the parade. More than 200 parents and children followed the parade back to the Cridersville Fire Department, where the facilities hosted the annual costume contest and fall festivities. 

Animal ordinance tweaked

October 29, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Property owners and Waynesfield village officials continue to disagree over a proposed ordinance on eventually eliminating farm animals within the village limits — with those grandfathered prior to its passage being required to register the land where the animals live instead of the animals themselves.

WDN delayed

October 29, 2013

Due to production problems, the Wapakoneta Daily News will be delayed in delivery by a couple of hours. We ask that our readers please be patient as staff worked hard to alleviate the problem and resume production.

Thank you for your patience.

October 28th

Scaring and caring: Zombie Walk supports DARE program

October 28, 2013

Resembling a scene from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” zombies trudged down Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta looking for humans — in cars, in shops, in the street.

Police preach safety in numbers

October 28, 2013

While trick-or-treating may seem like a harmless, family-friendly activity, parents are advised to consider basic safety rules on Halloween. 

Many “hidden” dangers get special attention on this holiday, particularly speeding vehicles and child predators. 

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said police officers will be monitoring the roadways on Halloween night.

For more on Halloween safety tips, see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Election forum planned for Wednesday

October 28, 2013

Locals are invited to come out and meet the candidates for 2013 general election during an election forum to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wapakoneta’s YMCA Community Room. 

The Wapakoneta Daily News is organizing the event as a service to the community, Publisher Deb Zwez said. 

“It’s really important for the community to ask questions,” Zwez said, noting that the forum is open to the public.

Funding forecast

October 28, 2013

An anticipation of more funding from the state is a highlight of the Wapakoneta City School’s five-year forecast, the district treasurer says.
District administrators are expecting to receive approximately $14.1 million in state funding for fiscal year 2014, thanks to a new funding model approved in House Bill 59, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Angie Sparks said.

Celebrity cat missing downtown

October 28, 2013

Moon Florist owners have been missing their calico cat “Alice,” for more than two weeks.
“She was just sitting outside at noon watching the cars go by,” Moon Florist Owner Deb Kiser said, recalling Oct. 11.
Alice is an old, heavyset and multi-colored cat that has been living in the Moon Florist for six years.
“They say a cat picks you for the owners,” Kiser said about when Alice came pawing at their door. “I guess she picked us.”

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