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October 18th, 2011
Peddlers of natural gas deals should not be tolerated, a city administrator says.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains informed Wapakoneta City Council members at their meeting Monday that Police Chief Russ Hunlock did not issue any permits for door-to-door salesmen to offer natural gas contracts.
âThey tend to get real aggressive,â Rains said, âand we still offer our natural gas aggregation program which is very affordable.â
People may have come for all different reasons but most of those attending and peddling their wares at the Wapakoneta Craft Show on Saturday left happy.
For a St. Marys woman, craft shows have allowed her family to maintain their level of living and stay in their home after her husband lost his job a year ago.
A mother of four, Stacey Stephens, has perfected the art of not just diaper cakes, but diaper creations including diaper four- wheelers.
Alcohol use is suspected in a two-vehicle collision Saturday that left one person in critical condition and another in serious condition.
Austin Lloyd, 17, of Harrod, was driving south in a 1992 Nissan Sentra on Lawrence Road, east of the town of Harrod at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the Alger Road intersection and drove into the path of a vehicle driven by Carol Stiles, 46, of Waynesfield. Stiles was driving west in a 1997 Plymouth Neon.
CRIDERSVILLE â Sometimes the Craft siblings get along, but sometimes they donât â just like they like to do a lot of the same things, but not always.
âI donât like being in the middle, both of them are mean,â Bill, who celebrated his 8th birthday on Friday, said with a snicker.
After he said one thing and his older sister said another he said they like to argue with him.
His sisters, Rachel, 9, and Sara, 6, like to look on the sunny side of life and say they do not argue a lot.
A silent auction is to benefit Mercy Unlimited while also highlighting some of the donations the thrift store receives each year.
âWeâll be auctioning close to 75 items â housewares, glassware, furniture, lamps and artwork,â said Mercy volunteer Linda Johns, who is coordinating the project.
Everything to be auctioned has been donated.
âWe receive some beautiful stuff,â Johns said. âWeâll be auctioning vintage items and antiques, plus some newer items, some of which have never been used or are still in the original box.â
One of every four women will experience the loss of a baby at some point in their lives, says the leader of a national organization.
With today marking the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a local mother is sharing her story, in hope to break the silence and taboo surrounding pregnancy and infant loss.
Leslie Phillips and her husband, Dave Phillips, Jr., moved to Wapakoneta in 2001, when Phillips was pregnant with twin boys. On Dec. 20 of that year, her sons were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) during a routine check up.
The impact a section written into the Ohio budget bill will have depends on how well the governing agencies were already complying with existing law, an Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) official says.
Rumors are swirling around about the potential impact of the changes on smaller communities, but the law already required government entities to post their ordinances prior to the new budget bill taking effect.
According to an existing section in
Charles Burrell, 79, a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima, loves to sing. Other residents at Elmcroft can vouch for that.
He loves to sing so much, in fact, that he has always had dreams of having his name flashing in lights as he prepared for a captive performance.
However, he figured it would always be a dream. But thanks to a special program for seniors, Burrellâs dream came true at precisely 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Keeping children safe as they ride their bicycles is the goal of an upcoming safety event hosted by an area police department.
The Cridersville Police Department is starting a new tradition and hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe and they ride their bike to school.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and his officers will be hosting the first annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Cridersville Elementary School.
âWe want to teach kids how to ride bikes safely,â Drake said, regarding the purpose of the event.
A U.S. senator praised the passage of trade agreements with three nations earlier this week and noted it could lead to a growth in jobs.
âItâs been a busy week,â Sen. Rob Portman said during a teleconference with regional media Thursday afternoon. âYesterday (Wednesday) all three of the pending export agreements (with) South Korea, Colombia and Panama were passed. This is a milestone.â