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October 25th, 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.
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.
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 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.
WAYNESFIELD — Natural gas is coming to Waynesfield.
Waynesfield Village Council members approved an ordinance Monday allowing the mayor to enter an agreement with Fanning/Howey & Associates to move forward with design plans to bring natural gas to the community.
The ordinance did not pass unanimously, as councilor Bill Motter voted against the natural gas initiative. When a resident questioned his vote, Motter sited financial reasons.
“I am for natural gas,” Motter said, “if it is affordable.”
Natural disasters left approximately 42 million people homeless last year.
This past weekend, local high school seniors had the opportunity to face homelessness themselves, and now understand what it is like to live outside the comfort of their homes.
A dozen Wapakoneta High School seniors, who are taking a senior art class, studio portfolio, with teacher Suzanne Temple, designed and hand-crafted temporary shelters, which were made of cardboard, tarp, tape, paint, etc.
Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Fred Pepple decided to deny a request to sentence Douglas Wine during a bond hearing on Monday, but he did open the door to consider interstate and international travel for employment purposes.
Lorin Zaner, Wine’s attorney, requested the court sentence Wine on his third-degree misdemeanor sexual imposition charge, since he had served more than the maximum penalty on the charge.
Of the 57 case files of disallowed volunteers in Ohio, one focuses on an incident in Wapakoneta by a man who later moved to Cambridge, Ohio.
By order of the Oregon Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts of America released Thursday 14,500 pages of “perversion files” complled between 1959 and 1985. The files were shown to a jury in a 2010 Oregon civil suit that the Scouts lost, and the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the files should be made public. After months of objections and redactions, the Scouts and Clark released them.
Attendance for the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist October Craft Show matched last year’s total with most of the crowd coming before 1 p.m., the organizer said.
The one-day show also matched the number of vendors who came in 2011.
Noon Optimist member Bonnie Wurst said the 9th annual craft show held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta High School attracted hundreds of shoppers and 75 vendors.
The big difference Wurst noticed was in the variety of vendors this year.
On her 12th birthday, one local girl did not get to celebrate her special day until she shared her special gifts.
Alison Niemeyer, the daughter of Tracy and Darren Niemeyer, manned her booth Saturday at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists Craft Show. Alison has her own line of scarves, pins, bows and knitted caps along with other items — all a part of Ali’s Adorable Accessories.