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October 17th, 2012
CRIDERSVILLE — Residents who live along Main Street in Cridersville took advantage of an opportunity to voice their concerns about planting new trees in the tree lawn — an issue that has been in the works for more than a year.
Before the handful of residents discussed the issue with Cridersville Village Council members and Cridersville Tree Commission members, Tree Commission member Ken Dreitzler outlined the tree plan on Main Street — a plan that has been researched heavily over the past year.
The Auglaize County commissioners spent much of Tuesday afternoon checking out several county projects with Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart.
Reinhart showed the commissioners four projects in various stages of development and provided updates to the commissioners as they traveled along to get a visual understanding as the projects are completed.
“Sometimes its easier for them to take a look at the projects and see what is going on,” Reinhart said.
Working to clarify the city’s definition of indigent prompted the city of Wapakoneta to review its existing policy and to amend its indigent burial ordinance.
In 1995, Ohio legislators made local municipalities financially responsible for handling the burial expenses of indigent persons, but more recently the state clarified a policy must be in place to deal with the remains instead of relying on funeral homes to store them.
A Wapakoneta man was arrested Monday following on early Sunday morning shooting incident in the area of Silver and Defiance streets.
Zachary Gonterman, 22, 102 N. Blackhoof St., Apt. 6, fired shots at a moving pickup truck near the intersection of Silver and Defiance streets. The pickup truck, which included a motorist and a couple passengers who were all in their mid-20s, was hit by the bullets.
Three people suffered injuries in a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 near the U.S. 33 exit at Wapakoneta at 11:18 a.m. Monday.
Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said this morning that a report still had not been completed concerning the collision and troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responsible for investigation of the accident were busy at the scene of another mishap this morning in Minster.
From crafts to entertainment and chicken dinners to children’s activities, a first-ever event for a county agency had officials calling it a success.
The Auglaize County Harvestfest, sponsored by the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) and held Saturday, attracted a large turnout, the executive director said.
“We are up to 650 people,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the midpoint of the event. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Defending a U.S. Army major, who is accused of shooting and killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood in Texas, proves challenging for a former resident who is now part of the legal team tabbed to represent the accused shooter.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who worked with his father, John Poppe, after and before returning to serve as an attorney for the Judge Advocate General’s Office and for the U.S. Army, is a member of the defense team assigned to defend Maj. Nidal Hasan.
A rural Wapakoneta man is listed in critical condition after being involved in a farming accident Saturday morning.
Bill Berg, 71, 13870 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center at 11 a.m. after a farming accident at approximately 10:30 a.m.
To honor a late Wapakoneta Middle School teacher, students and staff can wear sweats to school on Friday.
To honor her community service and to be able to wear those sweats, students need to donate a canned good while staff and administration have been challenged to donate five canned goods or $5 — all of which will be given to God’s Storehouse.
An injured kitten was brought to a local shelter in hopes to help it survive.
The Auglaize County Humane Society was recently brought a domestic medium-hair 10-week kitten by three young volunteers who found the animal near a home that had been burnt by a house fire on McBeth Rd.
The kitten, Ember, is a female, and needs a surgery to fix an infection in her eye from spreading.
Auglaize County Humane Society Office Manager Miranda Oden said Dr. Virgil Brown, of Mouton Veterinary Clinic, quoted the surgery to cost $300.