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August 22nd, 2012

Place, Zwiebel win

August 22, 2012

Two men elected to the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservtion District (SWCD) say they are eager to start their terms at the beginning of the new year.

Rick Place and Jeff Zwiebel were elected to three-year terms on the SWCD’s Board of Supervisors, which was announced at the end of the Tuesday’s annual meeting at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center in Wapakoneta after all votes had been tallied. Anyone that was a resident in Auglaize County that owned land in Auglaize County was eligible to vote.

August 21st

‘Bucks’ stop now

August 21, 2012

The “buck” stops here — at least the bucks should, a councilor says, until the Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee learns the reasons for a number of supplemental appropriations to transfer  funds.

City gains street grant

August 21, 2012

Wapakoneta city leaders learned the state is providing nearly $2 million for another street project.

Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Dan Graf announced the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded the city $1.8 million to cover 80 percent of the total reconstruction of West Auglaize Street from South Blackhoof Street to West Pearl Street. The city would be required to provide 20 percent, or approximately $350,000, toward the total cost of the project scheduled to start in 2015.

Graf called the announcement “great news” for the city.

C’ville designs new village website

August 21, 2012

Beginning next week, an area village’s website should have a new look.

Cridersville Village Operator Jarid Kohlrieser said the new website for the village of Cridersville will be up and running by Aug. 30 — if not before.

“I think this website is awesome,” Kohlrieser said. “It’s user friendly and I think if someone gets on to the website, they will have no problem finding what they are looking for.”

August 20th

Longtime EMT retires

August 20, 2012

For years a Wapakoneta woman served her community through her medical knowledge, sometimes working and being on call for 24 hours straight.

Ruth Baeumel, who began working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Wapakoneta 33 years ago, went on her last call this weekend. She decided it was time to retire.

Ouch! July in US was hottest recorded

August 20, 2012

Local data backs what national scientists declared — July was one of the hottest months ever on record.

Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous United States, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. The average temperature for July was 77.6 degrees, breaking a mark set in July 1936 by 0.2 degrees, according to records kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Wapak High School senior spends summer at pool

August 20, 2012

One local student is enjoying his summer poolside — and is not ready for the season to end.

Wapakoneta High School senior Brad Severt, who has spent his summer lifeguarding at the Wapakoneta WaterPark, said he is going to miss it this fall when he goes back to school.

“It just looked like fun,” Severt said of why he decided to lifeguard. “I live just across the street and I have friends that do it.”

So Severt began his training earlier this year, and enjoys seeing the people everyday.

August 17th

Roadway safety: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

August 17, 2012

Law enforcement officers from throughout the county are joining together in an effort to encourage people to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and Wapakoneta Police Department plan to take part in the national campaign to reduce impaired driving and roadway fatalities beginning today and extending through the end of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3. The local agencies make a concentrated effort to work together to stop impaired drivers on county roads every year at this time.

City signs on with solar agency

August 17, 2012

At a combined Wapakoneta City Council Utility Committee and Committee-of-the-Whole meeting on Thursday, the committee informed Solar Planet that they would like to enter into contract with them.

Wapakoneta City Council Utility Committee Chair Steve Walter, along with members of the committee and city officials, agreed to ask for legislation to be prepared to authorize Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to negotiate and execute a contract with Solar Planet.

Dead dogs found in home

August 17, 2012

A woman’s concern over her neighbor led Wapakoneta Police to discover several dead dogs in a Logan Street home Wednesday afternoon.

The woman called police at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday after having not seen her 55-year-old female neighbor outside in a couple months.

Wapakoneta Police Clerk Denise Kohler said the woman reported seeing swarms of flies around the front door and a foul odor coming from the home at 907 Logan St.

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