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November 13th, 2012

Horse that escapes fire back at home

November 13, 2012

Blaze is back home.

The 12-year-old Tennessee Walker burned out of his barn when it caught fire Thursday returned to his home at 15115 Ramga Road Monday and his makeshift stall.

In a steady rain, Lee and Ray Holbrook welcomed Blaze home and introduced him to his new living quarters until spring — an 18-foot square temporary structure made of scaffolding and 2- by 4-inch pieces of wood and a hot house canvas.

Students host annual Veterans Day program

November 13, 2012

Wapakoneta Middle School students hosted its 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration Program Monday in the school’s gymnasium.

While there was no official count on the number of veterans attending the event, Alyissa Horn, a seventh-grader and Student Council president, said they typically have “a couple hundred veterans” and the turnout is growing each year.

“Most of the veterans attending are family members of the students, but not all of them,” Horn said. “We try to get the word out to everyone.”

Cridersville talks pay

November 13, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — As a local village gets ready to fill an administrative position, its councilors have decided on at least a salary range.

The Cridersville village administrator position will soon be vacant, as Village Administrator John McDonald announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.

“We are hopeful to get it filled before John McDonald leaves,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said of the post.

November 12th

‘Marvelous’ views: Tour of Homes attracts hundreds

November 12, 2012

Parked in the warm sun, cars lined the side of road Sunday as hundreds of people throughout the day walked up the drive of Jana and Jim Ashba’s home at 11835 Canning Factory Road.

Linda Blosser, a member of the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta, greeted people at the front door as they toured one of three homes during the annual Showcase of Homes.

Book benefits charities

November 12, 2012

The popular “The Book of Wapakoneta” is to enter a third printing for this holiday and purchasers can stipulate the proceeds from the purchase to benefit three local charities.

Rachel Barber, who chaired Wapako-

True Value opens in area

November 12, 2012

Long-time business owners Linda and Scott Kuenning, of New Bremen, have enjoyed success running the family business, True Value Western Ohio Hardware, for 25 years from their stores in Minster and St. Henry.

The couple now plans to extend their services to the Wapakoneta area.

The Kuennings plan to open a third store at 811 Defiance St. in the Grandview Plaza in the former location of Coast to Coast in March.

November 9th

Collision at Ohio 501, Infirmary

November 10, 2012

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Infirmary Road and Ohio 501.

While the investigation is incomplete, an officer at the scene said it appears a Honda CSV was north bound on Ohio 501 when they stopped and attempted to turn west onto Infirmary Road. The motorist did not see a Chevy Cavalier driving south on Ohio 501 and failed to yield while turning. The Cavalier came to rest off of the side of the road and the Honda was on its side in the middle of Ohio 501.

Saving Blaze

November 10, 2012

With temperatures climbing into the high 50s, Becky Noe knew she had to take advantage of the nice weather to cut the grass around her Ramga Road home.

At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Noe went outside and climbed aboard the lawnmower when she noticed smoke from her neighbor’s barn — the barn she knew housed Mary and Ray Holbrook’s 12-year-old Tennessee Walker.

Mitt miss breaks Republican trend

November 10, 2012

For the first time in at least the last 84 years, a Republican candidate for president captured Auglaize County with greater than 70 percent of the vote but failed to capture the White House.

On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earned 16,802 votes, or 73.44 percent of the ballots cast in the race in the county and failed to defeat the Democratic candidate.

Local honored for service

November 9, 2012

A local woman struggled to find the words to show her appreciation and tears welled up in her eyes after she was named the recipient of an annual prestigious award in Wapakoneta and being recognized for her passion for helping others.

Carol Berg was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the 2012 Community Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

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