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October 26th, 2012

Monster within man

October 27, 2012

Mary Shelley’s creation in her most famous novel may be reveals something more frightening and alarming than what has become an annual Halloween monster — the monster inside man himself who is unleashed by an unabated quest of knowledge.

Wapak celebrates Halloween

October 26, 2012

First came a ninja, then a baby banana, followed by a fairy with flourescent green wings — they all visited a clown sitting on the front porch of her 118 N. Wentz St. home.

For more than three decades, 70-year-old Nancy Ainsworth has donned a costume — from a witch to a clown, from a butterfly to a list of others through the years — to pass out candy to celebrate trick or treat with the children of Wapakoneta.

WOFB ends deal with Mercy Unlimited

October 26, 2012

Officials from the West Ohio Food Bank in Lima arrived at Mercy Unlimited Inc. in downtown Wapakoneta Thursday and alerted them they were terminating their contract to provide food to the pantry at a discounted price.

A letter, dated Thursday and was addressed to Tammy Brown with the Mercy Unlimited food pantry, stated “My recent inspection of your facility, on behalf of West Ohio Food Bank, did not find everything in compliance with our state and federal regulations.”

Tank driver robbed

October 26, 2012

Wapakoneta Poliice Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gasoline station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.

A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.

October 25th

School guarantee

October 25, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — A state mandate passed this summer requires all third-grade students in 2014 to have passed a state reading and comprehensive test before they can advance to the fourth grade in that subject area.

Snow plow deal OK’d

October 25, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — The Union Township trustees approved a contract with the village of Uniopolis to do snow removal in the village on a temporary basis as a vote to unincorporate the village approaches in November.

Zombies to roam Wapak this weekend

October 25, 2012

Zombies will soon be lurking through the streets of downtown Wapakoneta.

The third annual KAPOW Club’s “DARE to be a Zombie Walk” is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Wapakoneta. The walk is set to begin at Heritage Park, behind Auglaize Street shops, near the gazebo.

All are invited to dress up in their best zombie attire for the walk, which will be up and down Auglaize Street.

An organizer this year said there are new attractions added in an effort to grow the event each year.

October 24th

WCS budget crunch

October 24, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Reviewing the school district’s finances, Wapakoneta City Schools top administrator told school board members they will have to make some “tough choices” in the next couple of years or the district will be in debt.

County looks into dog shelter

October 24, 2012

GREENVILLE — The Auglaize County Commissioners and county Dog Warden Russ Bailey traveled to Greenville Tuesday to check out the Darke County Dog Shelter facility as they explore options to construct a building in Auglaize County.

Darke County Dog Warden Duane Sanning took the group on a tour of the 8,200-square foot facility that includes approximately 1,000 foot of office space.

Troopers promote National School Bus Safety

October 24, 2012

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are in the midst of promoting school bus safety this week — which is a national effort.

OSHP Wapakoneta Post troopers are currently participating in the National School Bus Safety week, which runs until Friday.

The theme for this year is, “I see the driver. The driver sees me.” This theme reminds children to look both ways and wait for the go ahead from the bus driver before crossing the roadway.

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