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October 10th, 2012

Weight gain, diabetes on rise

October 10, 2012

Cookbooks with healthier food choices and calorie counters may be in line for Christmas gifts for purchase this year in Auglaize County, if the 2012 health assessment for the county prompts local action.

In the publication recently released by the Auglaize County Health Department, diabetes and weight gain appeared to be the most significant problem areas in the county.

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided Health Board members with a copy of the assessment during Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Board meeting.

Cat food likely source of house fire

October 10, 2012

Firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded just before noon Tuesday to a house fire at 311 Glynwood Road.

Firefighters responded after receiving a 911 call Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. about a house fire at the address of Lynn and Luke Nagel.

The couple has children, but nobody was home at the time.

Fire Capt. Jeff Orphal said Lynn Nagel came home from a church-related event and noticed heavy smoke when she opened the garage. She reported the fire and firefighters and police officers responded to the scene at 11:54 a.m.

October 9th

Budget backlash

October 9, 2012

Faced with tight budgets for two more years, the Wapakoneta City Recreation director says he and his staff will continue to do the best they can to maintain the parks, but area residents should not look for any major improvements.

Board discusses benefits of levy renewal

October 9, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed renewing the district’s 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy currently in place during its school board meeting Monday.

Board members are currently discussing a 10-year permanent improvement plan, but they would need the levy still in place to execute the plan. The levy, passed in 2008, will expire in 2013.

WACF celebrates scholarships at banquet

October 9, 2012

Replacing a blue blazer with a white vest with a red “W” and grabbing a pair of home-made pom-poms, the executive director of The Community Foundation of Shelby County says the best advice she has for members of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) is for them to remain cheerleaders of the community.

October 8th

Fort celebrates bicentennial

October 8, 2012

FORT AMANDA — Two members of the Kentucky militia stand next to an open fire cooking bread on a piece of wood and eating a form of baked sweet corn.

A member of the U.S. Army — dressed in green with gold and black trim — checks his 54-caliber rifle during a short stopover at Fort Amanda.

CROP Walk attendance increases

October 8, 2012

The rain held off on a dreary day as 75 people Sunday made the trek and completed the mile-and-a-half walk at the eighth annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which started at St. Paul United Church of Christ.

The event, which had been held on Saturdays and used to begin at Miller’s Corral, was moved to Sundays a few years ago in an effort to attract more participants. Event volunteer Darrel Acker said the move has seemed to pay off. The event has always been held in the fall season.

Auction benefits fund

October 8, 2012

BUCKLAND — The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held a quarter auction to raise money for the department’s auxiliary fund Saturday.

Overall, approximately 25 donated items and 100 items overall were auctioned off to approximately 125 people in attendance. Of the 125 or so bidders, mostly women,  even a few men got into the mix.

October 5th

Old world kid likes new world football

October 5, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Soccer may be known as the international sport, but football done American style also has an international attraction.
Enough of a draw, in fact, that it was the single-most determining factor in what persuaded Ular Tiitma to come to the United States as a foreign exchange student from the small European nation of Estonia.
“We had two clubs in Estonia,” Tiitma said. “I played for one of them. That is the main reason I came here. To play football.”

Local joins OSU board

October 5, 2012

A local, who was born and raised in Wapakoneta, has been honored to join a special committee — one of which only a select few from across the country are apart of.
Chad Metzger, financial adviser for Edward Jones, in Wapakoneta, is the newest board member of the Alumni Advisory Council at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
“I can’t wait,” Metzger said this week as he prepares for his first board meeting this month. “This is an exciting opportunity. An opportunity that I never thought I’d get. I want to make the most of it.”

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