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August 15th, 2012

C’ville to sell fire unit

August 15, 2012

Out with the old and in with the new.

The front of Cridersville Village Hall has a new, temporary addition to the parking lot, as the fire department is looking to sell one of its units.

The 1978 GMC grass fire truck is on display at the front of the parking lot of the Cridersville Village Council chambers on Main Street, as Cridersville Fire Chief Ron Mertz and his crew are ready to sell the vehicle.

August 14th

National awareness: Breastfeeding benefits focus of August

August 14, 2012

Imagine that someone had invented a new wonder product to feed and immunize everyone on Earth.

Imagine also that it was readily available everywhere, needed no storage or delivery and even reduced the risk of cancer and obesity.

“The wonder product is human breast milk, available to all of us at birth, and sadly many babies are not getting it,” said Jenny Boroff, a registered nurse with Auglaize County’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Family and friends plan benefit dinner and auction

August 14, 2012

Family and friends of a woman who would do anything for anyone else are joining together to do what they can to make a rough time easier for her.

“No words can even explain how it makes me feel, to know they care that much,” said Tonja Klima Horn, who is battling breast cancer, which has spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes.

Council supports Rams

August 14, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — With the Cridersville Rams Midget Football team gaining a record number of players and cheerleaders this season, they exhausted their funds for additional uniforms and supplies and are seeking help from the village council to boost their budget.

Rams cheerleading advisor Tracy Hibbard came to the Cridersville Village Council on Monday evening to discuss the number of players participating on the football team and cheerleading squad this year, and how they

need more funds for the organization.

August 13th

Repair after storm

August 13, 2012

After the June windstorm left downed trees, debris and mild devastation across Wapakoneta and the rest of Ohio, one athletic facility will be receiving an upgrade for the upcoming season.

The baseball field at Wapakoneta High School is to receive renovations and repairs after damage from the windstorm left the dugouts unusable.

“The tops of the dugouts were blown over,” said Brad Rex, athletic director of Wapakoneta High School. “The insurance company deemed them totaled.”

KAPOW car show grows each year

August 13, 2012

Cars and crafts will be the focus of an upcoming event to benefit local children in Wapakoneta.

The KAPOW (Kids, A Priority of Wapakoneta) will be hosting its third annual Car Show, Craft Show and Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 outside of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

Wapak youth volunteers summer at local library

August 13, 2012

A local student has had a busy summer with a number of activities and volunteering duties, but he also is looking forward to the start of school so he can see his friends more often.

Thirteen-year-old Ryan Schneider, who will be in eighth-grade at Wapakoneta High School this fall, has spent the summer swimming and volunteering at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta.

August 10th

Sermon from the mound

August 10, 2012

Life has taken a lot of unexpected twists for the man who was recently named pastor of the Uniopolis and St. Johns United Methodist churches.

Little did the man leading two churches, David Moore, realize early on in his life how the sport he loved would shape the way he loved.

A native of Lexington, Ky., Moore played high school baseball at Lafayette High School, a fairly successful program that has produced 10 minor leaguers, including current Major League Baseball player Austin Kearns.

Petition certified, another not for election

August 10, 2012

A petition to surrender corporate power in Uniopolis was certified during a special meeting Friday of the Auglaize County Elections Board, while one to allow Sunday alcohol sales at a Waynesfield establishment was not certified.

The petition for the village of Uniopolis to surrender it’s corporation and dissolve needed 37 valid signatures to be certified by the Elections Board. With 60 valid signatures obtained, the petition is to appear on the November ballot.

Eagle Scout completes bridge before moving

August 10, 2012

While a former Wapakoneta High School student may have transferred to a school in Arkansas, members of a school activity will long remember and appreciate one of the last tasks he did.

Cody Wilges, the son of Gwen and Ed Wilges,  recently completed a bridge in the nature center behind the high school for his Eagle Scout project.

“I talked to the cross country kids and asked them if they could use a bridge for their meets and practices,” Wilges said. “They said, ‘Yes.’ ”

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