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April 19th, 2012

RAC to auction shoes

April 19, 2012

A local art gallery is saying goodbye to decorated furniture and hello to shoes as they gear up for their annual benefit auction.

With the Summer Moon Festival three months away, Riverside Art Center officials are already planning their annual auction that they host in conjunction with the event.

Riverside Art Center members are currently taking on a new challenge for their charity auction this year by collecting donated decorated shoes.

April 18th

Hours expanded

April 18, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate hours to their former level prior to cuts in 2008.

The move pushes the total hours the district libraries will be open to 180 from 132, a 36 percent increase. The increases were 48 hours from 40 hours in Wapakoneta, 20 hours from 13 in Cridersville, 32 hours from 26 in Minster, 32 hours from 20 in New Bremen, 24 hours from 13 in New Knoxville, and 24 hours from 20 in Waynesfield.

Dog attacks local

April 18, 2012

A dog that attacked a Wapakoneta man Monday night is being quarantined for 10 days by orders of the Auglaize County dog warden.

Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the 3-year-old male boxer and lab mix is being kept in quarantine at the owner’s house on Murray Street.

The dog is owned by Mike Jackson, 30, according to a Wapakoneta police officer’s report.

An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected, Wapakoneta police clerk Denise Kohler said.

Wapakoneta woman honored by the queen

April 18, 2012

Life can take people in many directions. Wapakoneta resident Nancy Scott is a shining example.

Scott recently received the Award of Service medal from the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, for her service in the Women’s Land Army in England.

April 17th

Preparing for ‘The Sound of Music’

April 17, 2012

With scenes larger than ever before and a cast the most numerous its been for many years, Wapakoneta High School students are putting the final touches on their production of “The Sound of Music” this week.

Including crew, costuming and lighting, more than 60 students are involved with the musical to be presented Thursday through Sunday at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.

City power deal: City, AEP reach agreement for industrial park

April 17, 2012

A new deal makes marketing the Job Ready Sites (JRS)-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center even more powerful.

Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday city administrators have reached a deal with American Electric Power (AEP) for an additional 30 megawatts of power should a large end-user locate in the industrial park.

Local physician receives award

April 17, 2012

A local physician, who has been practicing medicine in the Wapakoneta area for 31 years, has recently received a prestigious award from the state of Ohio.

Dr. Thomas Freytag, the medical director at Occupational Health within Lima Memorial System, was recently named the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician Award.

Freytag, who was the family physician with Lincoln Family Practice for year, serves as the team physician in Wapakoneta and has been doing this for 32 years.

April 16th

OPWC awards grant

April 16, 2012

While Dominion Gas has started replacing natural gas lines and laterals, Wapakoneta administrators received official notice the city was awarded $330,028 for the East Benton Street reconstruction project.

The Ohio Public Works Commission notified the city of the award late last week.

Volunteers give back for day of caring

April 16, 2012

Running paint brushes over walls and dressing room fixtures of Mercy Unlimited, Wapakoneta Electric Department and Public Works Department employees donated their time Saturday to a national Day of Caring effort by the United Way.

The group donated their time last year as well. Last year, they found themselves working at the downtown Wapakoneta thrift store but repairing flood damage then.

Fourth-grader designing own business

April 16, 2012

An interest in a career in fashion design has led a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader to create her own business.

Emma Nolte, 10, enjoys sketching designs for clothes in her spare time. She watches wedding dress shows on TV for inspiration and then puts her ideas together for her own fashions.

After sketching her ideas for clothing for several years, Emma said she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up.

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