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CRIDERSVILLE — A change in set-up led to what was likely the largest turnout for Cridersville’s “Christmas on Main Street,” which was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the community.
“This year we wanted to concentrate more on the kids,” said Charisse Zuppardo, co-chair of the event.
A slew of events were scheduled for the day, and Main Street was busy as parents and their children lined the sidewalks as they ventured from business to business and other places sponsoring special events.
A love for cars and science may lead a local middle school student to his future career.
Wapakoneta Middle School sixth-grader Jenson Tabler said he enjoys learning in one class in particular.
“I just like learning it,” Tabler said of his science class.
He said they recently did an experiment with cars, while they were learning about heat energy.
“We were seeing how far it (the car) would go,” Tabler said. “We were learning about kinetic and potential energy.”
Veterans Day is to honor the veterans who have served.
Memorial Day is to honor the veterans who have died.
National Wreaths Across America Day is to honor the veterans killed in action (KIA) and to support their families here at home.
The annual ceremony of placing Christmas wreaths at the headstones of soldiers killed in action started 15 years with a way to “Remember the fallen, Honor those who have served, and Teach our children the value of freedom.”
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A behind the scenes local man recently received recognition for all his hard work and dedication and for demonstrating his love for God and his country.
Tom Moran, of Wapakoneta, was awarded the 2012 Patriotism Award through the 4th degree Knights of Columbus at the clubâs annual holiday party this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus hall in Versailles.
The Wapakoneta veterans organizations got together to host the fifth annual Christmas party for local disabled military veterans at the Wapakoneta V.F.W. post Friday.
âIt is just a way of honoring veterans with special needs so they know they are not forgotten,â said Wanda Link, president of the Wapakoneta Amvets Ladies Auxiliary.
An anonymous tip led to the arrest Thursday evening of two Wapakoneta men for multiple drug charges following a multi-agency law enforcement investigation.
Kristopher Sandven, 23, and Christopher Brant, 19, 30A W. Auglaize St., were both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, possession of methamphetamines, a fifth-degree felony, and cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree misdemeanor. They were incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail.
The pair is being held without bond after a hearing Friday before Municipal Judge Gary Herman.
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ST. MARYS — On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched their surprise attack on what has been possibly the most infamous battle in U.S. military history — Pearl Harbor.
The attack, known as Operation Al by the Japanese, was secretly planned by Japanese military leaders while Japanese ambassadors were in active negotiations with U.S. federal officials regarding oil, parts and tools. There was no formal warning.
Five new wells and additional groundwater monitoring test will cause the Auglaize County Solid Waste District’s budget for 2013 to balloon 23 percent.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials ordered the county to drill five new wells at the former St. Marys landfill in 2013 to monitor groundwater possible entering the St. Marys River.