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October 16th, 2012

Indigent clarification

October 16, 2012

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.

Man fires shots

October 16, 2012

A Wapakoneta man was arrested Monday following on early Sunday morning shooting incident in the area of Silver and Defiance streets.

Zachary Gonterman, 22, 102 N. Blackhoof St., Apt. 6, fired shots at a moving pickup truck near the intersection of Silver and Defiance streets. The pickup truck, which included a motorist  and a couple passengers who were all in their mid-20s, was hit by the bullets.

October 15th

Troopers investigate wreck

October 15, 2012

Three people suffered injuries in a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 near the U.S. 33 exit at Wapakoneta at 11:18 a.m. Monday.

Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said this morning that a report still had not been completed concerning the collision and troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responsible for investigation of the accident were busy at the scene of another mishap this morning in Minster.

Festival draws crowd

October 15, 2012

From crafts to entertainment and chicken dinners to children’s activities, a first-ever event for a county agency had officials calling it a success.

The Auglaize County Harvestfest, sponsored by the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) and held Saturday, attracted a large turnout, the executive director said.

“We are up to 650 people,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the midpoint of the event. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Defending suspect in Army ‘tragedy’ a challenge for native

October 15, 2012

Defending a U.S. Army major, who is accused of shooting and killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood in Texas, proves challenging for a former resident who is now part of the legal team tabbed to represent the accused shooter.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who worked with his father, John Poppe, after and before returning to serve as an attorney for the Judge Advocate General’s Office and for the U.S. Army, is a member of the defense team assigned to defend Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Farmer involved in accident

October 15, 2012

A rural Wapakoneta man is listed in critical condition after being involved in a farming accident Saturday morning.

Bill Berg, 71, 13870 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center at 11 a.m. after a farming accident at approximately 10:30 a.m.

October 12th

Food drive honors late teacher

October 12, 2012

To honor a late Wapakoneta Middle School teacher, students and staff can wear sweats to school on Friday.

To honor her community service and to be able to wear those sweats, students need to donate a canned good while staff and administration have been challenged to donate five canned goods or $5 — all of which will be given to God’s Storehouse.

Injured kitten needs help

October 12, 2012

An injured kitten was brought to a local shelter in hopes to help it survive.

The Auglaize County Humane Society was recently brought a domestic medium-hair 10-week kitten by three young volunteers who found the animal near a home that had been burnt by a house fire on McBeth Rd.

The kitten, Ember, is a female, and needs a surgery to fix an infection in her eye from spreading.

Auglaize County Humane Society Office Manager Miranda Oden said Dr. Virgil Brown, of Mouton Veterinary Clinic, quoted the surgery to cost $300.

United Way sets fundraising goal

October 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Last year was a breakthrough year for the United Way of Auglaize County, which exceeded its campaign goal for the first time in more than a decade, and that success came when community members joined together to make Auglaize County a better place for everyone.

More wells needed

October 12, 2012

Auglaize County residents will likely soon carry the burden of paying for four more monitoring wells — at a cost of approximately $20,000 more per year — at the former St. Marys landfill that now houses the Auglaize County Recycling Center.

Auglaize County Solid Waste Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer, discussed the likely scenario Thursday with the Auglaize County commissioners during a meeting at the commissioners office  at Auglaize Acres.

 

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