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Miracle meal keeps serving

December 12, 2014

A free holiday meal benefitting hundreds of local residents will be offered on Monday, Dec. 15 in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

This year marks the 19th Annual Miracle Meal Christmas Dinner, hosted by Miracle Meal Inc., whose purpose is to “serve others spiritually, physically and materially, and to share the love and message of Christmas.”  The organization also relies on local volunteers, churches and businesses. 

Ammo maker seeks expansion

December 12, 2014

BUCKLAND — As the village continues to struggle financially, councilors took a step forward Thursday evening that may alleviate the lion’s share of their problems.

Brian Sutton of American Ammunition has offered to lease the former school building.

Service helps those who suffered loss

December 12, 2014

Coping with the loss of a family member the first year after they’re gone is often the most difficult to get through, especially around the holidays.

Families who are in this situation can unite together this Saturday, Dec. 13, for a special Service of Remembrance, hosted by the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Wapakoneta. 

Officers take time to shop

December 12, 2014

On Saturday morning, law enforcement officers and families from across the county will take to the aisles of Walmart for the 20th annual Shop With a Cop Program.

Children ages 2 to 11, along with their families, will be accompanied by officers as they choose $50 worth of toys and $100 worth of clothes. In order to be a part of the program, families submit applications. They are then chosen based on need.

December 11th

AEP offers $90,000 to stay at park

December 11, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Having to reschedule its meeting from Monday night to Wednesday night because of a lack of council members present, the Cridersville Village Council resumed its meeting Wednesday as the hot topic from last month remained on the front burner, the extension of AEP on the property of DeLong Pioneer Park along Reichelderfer Road.

On Wednesday, representatives from AEP approached council with two proposals.

Committee mulls budget

December 11, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee met Wednesday to discuss the parks budget for the coming year.

Chairman and First-Ward Councilman James Neumeier presented history of the park budget since 2005 so committee members could see how funding has dwindled.

Christmas in Cridersville

December 11, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The city of Wapakoneta had its Children’s Hometown Holiday, now it’s time for the Village of Cridersville to have its own Christmas festivities for the 2014 season as the village hosts its annual “Christmas on Main Street,” Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 9 a.m.

December 10th

Health board touts benefits of flu shots

December 10, 2014

Seeing that it is National Influenza Vaccination Week, the importance of receiving a flu vaccination was discussed during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning.

“Typically, we see vaccination rates decrease after Thanksgiving,” Cindy Jones, director of nursing, said. “I know we’re all anxious to get the vaccine before we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving.”

Christmas open house at Otterbein

December 10, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is hosting its first annual Patio Home Open House on Friday, Dec. 12.

Suzanne Hollenbacher, director of marketing for Otterbein, said the open house is to show off the updated improvements to the public.

Consolidation, pre-trials set in rape case

December 10, 2014

The case against an ex-couple charged with a multitude of sex crimes has been joined into one case in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus.

The consolidation order was issued Monday and signed by Judge Richard S. Sheward, who is presiding over the case since it was moved from Auglaize County.

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