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September 30th, 2013

Lending a hand

September 30, 2013

As clouds of dust dotted the sky along Townline Lima Road, a Clay Township farmer’s heart ached as he watched friends and neighbors harvest his soybeans.
“This is true love here,” Don Regula said with a smile as tears formed in his eyes.
“It’s neighbors helping neighbors,” he said as he talked about the 30 people who came to help, taking a day off school or work, and in many cases a perfect day off from harvesting their own beans to help another farmer in need. “These guys have all got acres and acres at home and they gave up their fuel, equipment and time to help me.”

Joyful Journey set to help

September 30, 2013

Sisters Bonnie Berry and Nancy Truesdale had always dreamed of opening a health and wellness business.
For the full story, see the Saturday, Sept. 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

New leader ushers in new changes

September 30, 2013

As a first-time senior pastor, the new leader in two local United Methodist churches is hoping to be paving the way for change.
For the full story, see the Saturday, Sept. 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 27th

Shelter on target

September 27, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Masons and laborers with Heyne Construction, of Minster, were at work Thursday throughout the new dog shelter.
“We’re getting ready to start the exterior wall panels and get windows installed, once that is done we’ll do the roof,” Bob Koch, of Heyne Construction, said.
He said once the roof is on, they can get interior work going.
“There is a lot of masonry to do,” Koch said. “The masonry and interior work, roof and exterior shell will take time.”
Koch said it is it a pretty simple building overall.

Portman: SSDI waste needs cut

September 27, 2013

Controlling spending is one part of the simple math equation of the getting a handle on federal budget, a U.S. senator says, but getting a handle on wasteful spending should be another area Congress to consider.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Unemployment trends downward

September 27, 2013

Unemployment rates throughout the region continued their downward trend in August.
For the full story, see the Friday, Sept. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Contracts OK’d

September 27, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Salaries were set Tuesday for three administrators, an operations building secretary was hired part-time, and supplemental contracts were approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.
Steve Heitz, Lori McKean and Dave Tangeman, who respectively supervise maintenance, food services and transportation for the district, were shifted to a salary-based schedule rather than the hourly pay they received previously during a meeting in August. Their new salaries were adjusted beginning Monday.

Battle over e-cigarettes hits Capitol

September 27, 2013

With one in every five Ohio deaths linked to tobacco use and the industry’s attempt to replace as many as 500,000 customers who die from tobacco-related deaths each year, an effort on Capitol Hill is being spearheaded to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of today’s youth and eliminate advertising aimed at children to get them to start smoking.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Local Marine throws first pitch

September 27, 2013

A Wapakoneta native was spotted on the Chicago Cubs baseball field in his U.S. Marines uniform.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 25th

Ghost hunter tells of local haunts, scares area residents

September 25, 2013

By BRITTANY POWELL
Staff Writer
In the spirit of Halloween, young and old alike anticipate hearing ghost stories.
A few visitors to the Wapakoneta library may have received more than what they bargained for.
Paranormal investigator and author John B. Kachuba gave a presentation at the Auglaize County Public Library Tuesday about “real” haunted locations. He spoke of local haunts that he has researched and locations where he has conducted paranormal investigations.
Anita Foor, of Wapakoneta, said she came to the presentation out of curiosity.

 

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