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October 23rd, 2012

Pepple denies Wine request

October 23, 2012

Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Fred Pepple decided to deny a request to sentence Douglas Wine during a bond hearing on Monday, but he did open the door to consider interstate and international travel for employment purposes.

Lorin Zaner, Wine’s attorney, requested the court sentence Wine on his third-degree misdemeanor sexual imposition charge, since he had served more than the maximum penalty on the charge.

October 22nd

Wapak case in BSA file

October 22, 2012

Of the 57 case files of disallowed volunteers in Ohio, one focuses on an incident in Wapakoneta by a man who later moved to Cambridge, Ohio.

By order of the Oregon Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts of America released Thursday 14,500 pages of “perversion files” complled between 1959 and 1985. The files were shown to a jury in a 2010 Oregon civil suit that the Scouts lost, and the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the files should be made public. After months of objections and redactions, the Scouts and Clark released them.

Craft show diversity shows

October 22, 2012

Attendance for the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist October Craft Show matched last year’s total with most of the crowd coming before 1 p.m., the organizer said.

The one-day show also matched the number of vendors who came in 2011.

Noon Optimist member Bonnie Wurst said the 9th annual craft show held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta High School attracted hundreds of shoppers and 75 vendors.

The big difference Wurst noticed was in the variety of vendors this year.

Special gifts on display on birthday

October 22, 2012

On her 12th birthday, one local girl did not get to celebrate her special day until she shared her special gifts.

Alison Niemeyer, the daughter of Tracy and Darren Niemeyer, manned her booth Saturday at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists Craft Show. Alison has her own line of scarves, pins, bows and knitted caps along with other items — all a part of Ali’s Adorable Accessories.

October 19th

Fright night

October 19, 2012

Ghosts and ghouls of every kind haunted downtown Wapakoneta for two hours Thursday, all part of a Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade tradition that goes back more than 90 years.

Bad weather held off, as a heavy rain at approximately 4:30 p.m. came through the area and threatened to lessen attendance as it did in 2011, when cold, rainy and windy conditions thinned out  attendance.

C’ville post opening

October 19, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members met Thursday to help determine the future of a administrative position for the village.

During a special meeting Thursday, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers brought to councilors attention of posting the job position for the Cridersville village administrator — which is a spot that will soon be vacant.

Current Village Administrator John McDonald is set to retire on Dec. 31. He let the councilors know earlier this year of his plans, and now councilors are ready to post the job position for applicants.

County objects to cell tower

October 19, 2012

Having no ruling issued by  Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials regarding a proposed cell phone tower in protected air space northwest of the Neil Armstrong Airport is perplexing, the airport manager says.

October 18th

Smashing pumpkins

October 18, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library has partnered with the Wapakoneta Fire Department in an event to get the whole family involved in some Halloween fun.

On Halloween evening, county residents will have the opportunity to toss a pumpkin from the bucket of a fire truck and watch it smash on the ground below.

This is all part of Cash2Smash — smash a pumpkin, support the local library.

Brown defends auto bailout stance

October 18, 2012

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took to the telephone lines Wed-nesday for a town hall teleconference to battle attacks made by his Republican opponent for a U.S. Senate seat and current state Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Brown, who talked with more than 6,000 Ohio residents Wednesday during his teleconference, discussed with Ohioans the reason for his auto manufacturing bailout and other pieces of legislation aimed at spurring the economy out of a recession.

Rings reported stolen from Auglaize Antique Mall

October 18, 2012

Nearly $600 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a booth at a downtown antique shop, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department report.

Maria B. Holloway, 54, reported at 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 a theft of four rings with a total value of approximately $605 stolen between 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 from a booth at the Auglaize Antique Mall. The rings belong to Joyce L. Howell, 65, 13882 Spring St., St. Johns.

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