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July 28th, 2014

Triangle fountain proposed

July 28, 2014

In a recent meeting with the Streets and Alleys Committee, Wapakoneta resident Kristin Doll proposed that a fountain be constructed at the intersection of W. Auglaize Street, W. Mechanic Street and Hamilton Road as a way to enhance the green space that will be created during the W. Auglaize Street Reconstruction Project.

As part of the street project, W. Mechanic Street will be squared off so that it will face Hamilton Road directly, creating more of a 90 degree intersection as opposed to the curved intersection that exists currently.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

VIDEO: THE FOOTBALL FEVER: Eddie George on 2014 Buckeyes

July 28, 2014

VIDEO: THE FOOTBALL FEVER: Eddie George on 2014 Buckeyes

July 25th

Thieves hit local motel

July 25, 2014

Theft and vandalism at the Western Inn & Suites, Wapakoneta, resulted in more than $13,300 in missing or damaged property, according to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

Inn manager Gautam Amin, of Reynoldsburg, contacted police at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, July 21.

According to the report, Amine told officers that the crime could have occurred between the end of June to the beginning of July from the business located at 413 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta.

FitzGerald plan: restore funding to communities

July 25, 2014

Restoring funds to local governments and providing assistance to small businesses highlight Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s plan to improve Ohio’s economy, the candidate said Friday.

FitzGerald, who is running against Gov. John Kasich in the November election, said the governor cut the state’s Local Government Fund significantly, resulting in less money for local communities.

Faith leading to the Philippines

July 25, 2014

With trust in her faith and determination in her mission, a local woman is planning a mission trip to the Philippines to help the people she says have become her family.

Katie Westcott, of Wapakoneta, will be traveling to General Santos City on Mindanao Island in the Philippines in May 2015. How she started on her journey to the Philippines was unexpected, she said, and she has made the decision based on her faith — and a little help from YouTube.

Band preps for new season

July 25, 2014

ADA — Ohio Northern University played host to the Wapakoneta High School marching band this week as they prepare for the upcoming season.

For 24 seniors this camp is the beginning of the end to their marching band careers, and the six senior officers plan to make the most of the time they have left together.

The officers are Jill Mullenhour, alto saxophone, Neal Maxson, alto saxophone, Erin Engle, clarinet, Alyssa Ruck, trumpet, Mo Howard, alto saxophone and Courtney Mosgrove, piccolo.

‘Outstanding Teen’ spreads hope to others

July 25, 2014

A Wapakoneta freshman plans on using her new title “Miss Lake Festival Outstanding Teen 2014” to spread awareness about a cause she holds near to her heart.

MacKenzie Lange,14, was crowned Monday as Miss Lake Festival Outstanding Teen 2014 during the Miss Lake Festival Pageant in Celina. MacKenzie said she enjoyed participating in the “supportive, community environment” that the pageant created, and she is looking forward to using her title to be a role model to youth.

Verizon to offer bookbag giveaway

July 25, 2014

As part of its national backpack giveaway campaign, The Cellular Connection (TCC) — the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the U.S. — is donating between 75 and 300 backpacks full of school supplies to students in Wapakoneta.

On Aug. 2 between noon and 2 p.m., local residents will have the opportunity to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and other supplies from the local participating TCC store located on 1321 Bellefontaine St.

July 24th

Forum targets drug use

July 24, 2014

Politicians, mental health professionals and chamber of commerce members gathered in the Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to discuss Ohio’s new drug abuse prevention initiative and how it can help build a healthier workforce.

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