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September 18th, 2012

Native attends memorial service

September 18, 2012

With three local Eagle Scouts being present at a national memorial honoring the first man on the moon, another representative who has a special connection to Wapakoneta area also was in attendance on that day of national mourning.

Dr. Ellen Baker, formerly of Wapakoneta, was an usher at last Thursday’s memorial service to honor Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong at Washington National Cathedral.

Park issues called ‘mess’

September 18, 2012

Residents along Douglas, South Wentz and South Rauthland streets complained Monday about parking along the streets, a recently closed gate being vandalized and the continuing use of profanity and bullying by youths at the skateboard ramp section of Veterans Memorial Park.

September 17th

County courthouse opens up after rededication

September 17, 2012

After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.

Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with approximately 450 to 500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.

State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive as his speech, focused on a history teacher and legislator’s perspective.

Moving memorial

September 17, 2012

On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout from Wapakoneta, took man’s first steps on the moon.

On Sept. 13, 2012, three Eagle Scouts from Wapakoneta — Eric Limbert, Zach Orchard and Alec Temple — watched in awe as they stood in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as special guests at Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. Armstrong died Aug. 25 from complications after heart surgery earlier in the month.

Troopers: Seat belts save lives

September 17, 2012

Seat belts save lives.

That’s the message troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are again stressing to motorists.

“There is simply no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life,” OSHP Lt. Anne R. Ralston said.

She said that is why they are encouraging all motorists to buckle-up.

OSHP Sgt. Brian Jordan said when safety belts aren’t worn, the chance for serious injury is much higher in a crash.

September 14th

Organizer prepares for December event

September 14, 2012

Like a child’s Christmas list as the holiday draws nearer, the list of activities and events at the Children’s Hometown Holiday event continues to grow and grow.

The sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, with some activities available on the eve of the event.

Agencies to receive aid for damage

September 14, 2012

Qualifying county agencies may expect to receive 87 percent in reimbursements for costs they incurred responding after  a wind storm hit the county at the end of June.

Sheriff warns of possible scam

September 14, 2012

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is reminding area residents to be cautious before hiring anyone to work on their property.

Solomon told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday that they have received a report of possible itinerant workers in the area after a local resident reported Thursday that he was approached at a farm north of St. Marys by a male asking to paint the outbuildings at a farm. The vehicle he was driving was out of South Carolina.

Cliff hanger: U.S. senators want bill to move forward

September 14, 2012

With approximately two weeks remaining until the current farm bill expires, both U.S. senators from Ohio say they hope a deal can be reached on new legislation — one that is longer than a year.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown criticized House members for failing to act since the Senate has already passed a strong bipartisan bill. The current farm bill expires Sept. 30.

Brown said House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, needs to schedule a vote and move the legislation forward.

Buckland buys land for plant

September 14, 2012

BUCKLAND — The village of Buckland is growing. The land will not be for future home building, but for a major infrastructure improvement.

Buckland Village Council members approved Thursday a resolution to purchase 14.8 acres of land south of the village to build its new sewer system.

The resolution allows for the mayor to enter into a contract with Don Stahler, owner of the land, to purchase the land. Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert declined to reveal the purchase price of the land until the contract is signed.

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