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December 28th

Uniopolis mayor resigns

December 28, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston apparently has resigned, village councilors learned during Thursday’s meeting.

When arriving for the meeting, Council President Greg Ritchie found a letter apparently from Rolston informing councilors of his resignation.

Councilors did not immediately accept the resignation. After a brief executive session, councilors came out and informed a crowd of approximately 15 people of the letter. Ritchie explained since the letter was unsigned, councilors chose not to officially accept it until they could verify it.

Goodwill to open in Wapak

December 28, 2012

A Goodwill store will soon be opening its doors in Wapakoneta.

The Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley will be opening up a Goodwill store at 1240 Bellefontaine St., in the shopping center across from Walmart, in February.

Miami Valley is the headquarters for the Wapakoneta region, which reaches as far north as Lima and as far south as Lebanon, and serves 23 counties.

LEPC to offer grants

December 28, 2012

Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members plan to offer scholarships for professional development for all types of emergency personnel.

Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites, who serves as LEPC chair, said after being approached about funding a trip to the academy for a couple of firefighters, LEPC members began discussing utilizing money available for training in other capacities as well.

December 27th

Storm hits hard

December 27, 2012

More than half a foot of snow and high winds forced Wapakoneta and Auglaize County crews to hit the roads Wednesday to help travelers get home as many work places closed early.

Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains explained the city operated with a different plan of attack for the winter storm that dumped approximately 5 inches of snow starting at daybreak and another 3 inches of snow during the afternoon.

Sales up for snow tools

December 27, 2012

Local businesses saw increases in sales for snow removal equipment Wednesday as a storm hit the Auglaize County area Wednesday and dumped more than half-a-foot of snow.

While they did see an increase in sales for shovels, snow blowers and other appliances, the normal rush for equipment prior to a forecasted storm was not as busy as usual.

“I think a lot of people were just afraid to go out,” Wapakoneta Sears store owner Ted Yewey said. “We did sell a few snowblowers and some shovels, but we still have plenty left.”

County employees trained for emergency situations

December 27, 2012

As more shootings and attacks in public places make the news, Auglaize County employees have been trained in what to do if such an event were to happen here.

While most of the details cannot be shared, county officials agree about the importance in being prepared for the worst case scenario.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said with the reopening of the Auglaize County Courthouse this fall after renovations, additional security measures were put in place. As part of that, courthouse staff and other county employees were given training.

December 26th

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December 26, 2012

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Snow and newspaper delivery

December 26, 2012

Due to the inclement weather, Wapakoneta Daily News motor route drivers and other carriers are working to delivery your newspaper today. If you do not receive delivery by dark, they will likely deliver the Wednesday edition with the Thursday edition to ensure the safety of our personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask for your patience. Thank you.

Storm strikes

December 26, 2012

A winter storm that blanketed the region today was expected to dump close to a foot of snow on Auglaize County.

Late Tuesday night, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Auglaize County. That warning, which is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, is calling for 8 to 10 inches of snow as well as wind gusts of 40 mph. The high winds, coupled with heavy snowfall, caused near white-out conditions and posed risks to motorists who traversed city and county roads today.

Local to march after oath

December 26, 2012

With an alumni on the presidential ballot, members of the Miami University Marching Band thought it would be worth a shot to submit an application to participate in the inauguration parade, one Redhawks band member says.

When former Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Miami University graduate, lost, those same band members believed their chances were nil.

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