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September 6th, 2013

Penton, Holliday address WHS students about life

September 6, 2013

Staff Writer
A former Ohio State Buckeye football player set his sights on the possibility of a good career. Another is a musician who appear destined for the big time.
However, former defensive tackle Joel Penton and pianist Ryan Holliday say they turned away from the road to riches and went down the road less traveled. Today both men are now devout Christians and have dedicated their life to spreading the message of Jesus Christ.

LEPC: Talking to EOC

September 6, 2013

Communication continues to be an area to be improved upon, according to reviews of a county-wide emergency planning training exercise held in June.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Labor Day traffic

September 6, 2013

Two injury crashes topped the list of incidents on Auglaize County roadways during the Labor Day weekend.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 5 edition of the Wapakoneta News.

September 4th

Recovery after disaster at Mercy Unlimited

September 4, 2013

Staff Writer
In March 2011, the Auglaize River flooded Mercy Unlimited during what Executive Director Tammy Brown described as “the perfect storm.”
She says the rain on top of several inches snow provided the perfect conditions for flooding.
“Only when the river gets a little higher than normal do I get a little nervous,” Brown said. “I have to remember that was unique situation and I shouldn’t be worried about it.”
“We had only been in the building for a year,” Brown said. “Everything was new, and then we had the 12 inches of water.”

Mental health help needed for PTSD

September 4, 2013

The impact on mental health can linger long after a community is done cleaning up after a disaster, an Auglaize County health official says.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Eagle Scout honors elder

September 4, 2013

For a Wapakoneta eighth-grader picking a project to earn an Eagle Scout rank did not require much thought.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 3rd

Fryburg Fest

September 3, 2013

Staff Writer
Mock-turtle soup, grape pie and other traditions of the Fryburg Homecoming Festival were upheld Sunday evening at St. John’s Catholic Church.
More than $10,000 worth of prizes and raffles were available at the festival, but one of the most popular was a small painting of a winter scene.
The late Rev. Lawrence Tebbe was the leader at St. John’s Catholic Church for 34 years. During his time there, he was known for his paintings that he gave as gifts to members of his congregation.

Knippen retires

September 3, 2013

As an Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputy walks away from the Auglaize County Job and Family Services building on Friday, he says the county is going to miss Pat Knippen starting today.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mower mashing

September 3, 2013

Demolition derbies pits drivers who brush aside all fear while aiming at other cars.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 1st

New hire likely

September 1, 2013

An increase in traffic and after hours callouts have prompted the need for another full-time employee at the Neil Armstrong Airport.

“We need another full time person here,” said Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh, who is the only full-time employee of the airport now. “Over the last couple years we’ve had a steady increase of traffic plus after hour callouts, which are hard to schedule using just part time help.

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