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October 19th, 2012
Ghosts and ghouls of every kind haunted downtown Wapakoneta for two hours Thursday, all part of a Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade tradition that goes back more than 90 years.
Bad weather held off, as a heavy rain at approximately 4:30 p.m. came through the area and threatened to lessen attendance as it did in 2011, when cold, rainy and windy conditions thinned out attendance.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members met Thursday to help determine the future of a administrative position for the village.
During a special meeting Thursday, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers brought to councilors attention of posting the job position for the Cridersville village administrator — which is a spot that will soon be vacant.
Current Village Administrator John McDonald is set to retire on Dec. 31. He let the councilors know earlier this year of his plans, and now councilors are ready to post the job position for applicants.
Having no ruling issued by Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials regarding a proposed cell phone tower in protected air space northwest of the Neil Armstrong Airport is perplexing, the airport manager says.
The Auglaize County Public District Library has partnered with the Wapakoneta Fire Department in an event to get the whole family involved in some Halloween fun.
On Halloween evening, county residents will have the opportunity to toss a pumpkin from the bucket of a fire truck and watch it smash on the ground below.
This is all part of Cash2Smash — smash a pumpkin, support the local library.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took to the telephone lines Wed-nesday for a town hall teleconference to battle attacks made by his Republican opponent for a U.S. Senate seat and current state Treasurer Josh Mandel.
Brown, who talked with more than 6,000 Ohio residents Wednesday during his teleconference, discussed with Ohioans the reason for his auto manufacturing bailout and other pieces of legislation aimed at spurring the economy out of a recession.
Nearly $600 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a booth at a downtown antique shop, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department report.
Maria B. Holloway, 54, reported at 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 a theft of four rings with a total value of approximately $605 stolen between 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 from a booth at the Auglaize Antique Mall. The rings belong to Joyce L. Howell, 65, 13882 Spring St., St. Johns.
A 62-year-old Texas woman died Monday evening from injuries suffered earlier that day in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75.
Lorraine Harrison, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday evening at Lima Memorial Hospital after a semitrailer and car collided Monday on I-75 near the U.S. 33 exit in Wapakoneta, Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Commander Lt. Scott Carrico told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Two other people involved in the collision are still in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.
CRIDERSVILLE — Residents who live along Main Street in Cridersville took advantage of an opportunity to voice their concerns about planting new trees in the tree lawn — an issue that has been in the works for more than a year.
Before the handful of residents discussed the issue with Cridersville Village Council members and Cridersville Tree Commission members, Tree Commission member Ken Dreitzler outlined the tree plan on Main Street — a plan that has been researched heavily over the past year.
The Auglaize County commissioners spent much of Tuesday afternoon checking out several county projects with Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart.
Reinhart showed the commissioners four projects in various stages of development and provided updates to the commissioners as they traveled along to get a visual understanding as the projects are completed.
“Sometimes its easier for them to take a look at the projects and see what is going on,” Reinhart said.
Working to clarify the city’s definition of indigent prompted the city of Wapakoneta to review its existing policy and to amend its indigent burial ordinance.
In 1995, Ohio legislators made local municipalities financially responsible for handling the burial expenses of indigent persons, but more recently the state clarified a policy must be in place to deal with the remains instead of relying on funeral homes to store them.