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October 15th, 2012

Festival draws crowd

October 15, 2012

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 suspect in Army ‘tragedy’ a challenge for native

October 15, 2012

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.

Farmer involved in accident

October 15, 2012

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.

October 12th

Food drive honors late teacher

October 12, 2012

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.

Injured kitten needs help

October 12, 2012

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.

United Way sets fundraising goal

October 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Last year was a breakthrough year for the United Way of Auglaize County, which exceeded its campaign goal for the first time in more than a decade, and that success came when community members joined together to make Auglaize County a better place for everyone.

More wells needed

October 12, 2012

Auglaize County residents will likely soon carry the burden of paying for four more monitoring wells — at a cost of approximately $20,000 more per year — at the former St. Marys landfill that now houses the Auglaize County Recycling Center.

Auglaize County Solid Waste Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer, discussed the likely scenario Thursday with the Auglaize County commissioners during a meeting at the commissioners office  at Auglaize Acres.

Cridersville fire Jeep to be auctioned

October 12, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire department is ready to sell a piece of equipment.

The Cridersville Fire Department is looking to auction off their 1994 Jeep, which has 112,973 miles, a 2.5L engine and 4-wheel drive. This unit was used as a grass fire truck.

“I think the Jeep will be worth some good money because people have shown interest in it,” Cridersville Village Council member Tony Zuppardo said this week at the village’s regular council meeting.

New sewer fee starts in Dec.

October 12, 2012

BUCKLAND — Buckland village residents will receive their first bill in December to pay for upgrades to the village’s sewer system.

Buckland Village Council members learned Thursday all residents will get their first assessment when they receive their bills scheduled to go out Dec. 1. The assessment, which will be charged at a rate of $20 per parcel, will help pay costs of the new wastewater treatment plant.

October 11th

Grand Lake Drug Task Force make arrests

October 11, 2012

Two Dayton men were arrested Tuesday in Wapakoneta part of an undercover drug buy by the Auglaize-Mercer Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

Denisen Dancer, 27, and Tyran Gooch, 18, are being held in Auglaize County Jail after being arrested following a short-term investigation where undercover officers seized a substantial amount of heroin and cocaine, with a street value of approximately.

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