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May 25th, 2013

Train to assist tornado victims

May 25, 2013

Soon after the tornados tore through Oklahoma earlier this week, Freedom Train owner Gary Katterheinrich had a hard time getting to sleep.

“After not getting any sleep, Katterheinrich said. “I told my wife (Sylvia) that we had to do something.”

Katterheinrich and his wife came up with a good plan.

For more on the Freedom Train helping Oklahoma tornado victims,, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Top student following his passion into the future

May 25, 2013

A love of art that started when he was just a boy, is translating into a future career for one Wapakoneta High School senior.

“When I was little, I loved to draw,” Ross Kohler said.

It wasn’t until his junior year of high school that Kohler could fit art classes back into his schedule, but when he could, he took as many art classes as possible. 

For more on Ross Kohler, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 24th

County recognized

May 24, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Auglaize County Courthouse renovations earned a recognition Thursday with a state award as the “Best Public Project” for 2013.
During a ceremony in Columbus, Heritage Ohio, a statewide, non-profit preservation organization, recognized not only the Auglaize County commissioners, but architects Garmann-Miller & Associates, general contractor Peterson Construction, plumbers JMC Mechanical, Koester Electric, structural engineers Shell & Meyer Associates, and HVAC contractor Perfection Group, for their work in preserving the building built in 1894.

WHS seniors garner $2.1M for college

May 24, 2013

For one night, Wapakoneta High School scholars took center stage during a awards night at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
To view the complete story, see the Friday, May 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Portman pushes for IRS probe

May 24, 2013

A U.S. senator voiced his displeasure with the interim director of the IRS for misleading his office and the American people and sent a letter Thursday to IRS acting commissioner.
To view the complete story, see the Friday, May 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 23rd

Fulfilling a bet

May 23, 2013

To fulfill a bet regarding the sale of United Way of Auglaize County reverse raffle tickets, the organization's director wagered shaving his head bald if all the tickets were sold.

The tickets were sold in less than a week.

Today, Executive Director Randy Fisher paid the bet with short hair trimmed to the scalp.

Prior to his head being shaved, he said, "I regret that I only have one head of hair to give to my county." For a photograph of him clean shaven, see Friday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Results unchanged

May 23, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
The addition of 44 provisional ballots to Auglaize County election tallies did not change the outcome of any races or issues.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said they did confirm that there would be an automatic recount for the St. Marys councilor-at-large race between Dan Uhlenhake, who ended up with 590 votes, and Russell Bailey with 583 votes.

BFA celebrates Ohio built tractors

May 23, 2013

Buckeye Farm Antiques (BFA) officials say they are hoping for the best event yet as the organization hosts the 24th annual Tractor and Gas Engine Show this Memorial Day weekend at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
To view the complete story, see the Thursday, May 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Tree trouble

May 23, 2013

Silva cells and taller growth trees in the downtown business district as part of the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and enhancement project may be flipped with smaller growth trees planned for the residential section.
To view the complete story, see the Thursday, May 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 22nd

Help is on the way

May 22, 2013

Viewing the damage from the tornado that struck Moore, Okla. Monday is almost unimaginable for most people, but resident who lives there says to sit through the storm was even more treacherous.

Diane Brandehoff, a native of Ada, saidthe EF5 tornado is an event she will never forget.

At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed by the tornado, measured at 1.3 miles wide at parts, that went through the heart of the community. More than 230 people were injured by the storm and at least 100 have been pulled alive from the storm.

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