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April 9th, 2013

Discussion of water, sewer rates continue

April 9, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — As village councilors and administrators continue their discussion on a possible increase of utility rates, they knew one thing is for sure — they want to inform the residents of the village and let their voices be heard.

County Fair Board urged to consider construction of large building

April 9, 2013

The need for a large building on the grounds of the Auglaize County Fairgrounds has existed for years and fair officials had the project near the top of a 15-year improvement list.

After years of making improvements to other buildings and  with other less expensive projects jumping to the front of the list, the project has finally cycled back to the top of the list.

New dispatcher grew up at WPD

April 9, 2013

The new dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department spent time in the office through the years and knew even then it was something she wanted to do.

“I always wanted to do it,” Ashley McEldowney, 21, of rural Wapakoneta, said.

Her father cleans the Wapakoneta City Administration Building offices, and growing up she always came with him to the job and would spend time visiting with dispatchers, even sitting on their laps.

April 8th

Day the music stops

April 8, 2013

Minutes after their Saturday evening performance, members of the Wapakoneta High School’s drumline exchanged hugs and cheers, smiles and tears.

Impulse, which is comprised of eighth-graders through high school seniors, had just concluded their 2013 season in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association Championships held for the third time at Wapakoneta High School. The event showcased 20 drumlines and 42 color guards.

Electricity off for short time

April 8, 2013

Electrical work this Sunday which required the entire city of Wapakoneta to be without power took far less than the time allotted for the work.

American Electric Power (AEP) requested the city shut down its substations and go “off line” so they could replace capacitors and switches at the Hamilton Street Substation, which is the central point for power coming into the city.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said they set aside two hours for the outage in case other work needed to be done. The power was out for 25 minutes.

Students give money back to help others

April 8, 2013

Three fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School gave back their earnings from an economic project to help others.

Braden Fisher, Taylor Schneider and Hannah Feathers all elected on their own to give their $5 initial investment that was returned to them as profit to the Ronald McDonald House, the school’s community service learning project.

“I felt like people at the Ronald McDonald House needed our help and support,” Braden said. “They are sicker than I am.”

April 5th

Coming attractions: Musical twist on fairy tale

April 5, 2013

More than 40 students are preparing to present the comic take of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” to audiences beginning next week at Wapakoneta High School.

This year’ s musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” is a little more light-hearted than performances of past years. The musical comedy written by Mary Rodgers first became a broadway hit around 1960. Wapakoneta High School art students and parent volunteers bring the scenes to life again on the Performing Arts Center stage.

Locals urged to vote

April 5, 2013

While area residents don’t have a lot to vote on in the May primary, the Auglaize County Elections Board director is encouraging those who can vote on the issues to make their voice heard.

Theatre Guild's spring production set

April 5, 2013

Members of the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild are preparing for their annual spring production — one that the director notes will be filled with laughter and a few surprises.

“A Night in the Theatre,” which is set to be performed on April 12, 13 and 14, and April 19, 20 and 21, focuses on four main characters — two couples.

Time to listen

April 5, 2013

CELINA — For the past year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s administrators have spent a lot of their time — listening.

They listened to farmers as well as representatives of commodity groups, Farm Bureaus, farmer unions — more than 125 groups total — in how the department should address the issues facing agriculture in Ohio and the department’s responsibilities, state Agriculture Director David Daniels told area commissioners and farm leaders from the region on Thursday in Celina.

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