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January 19th, 2012

Sheriff's Office investigates burglary in Buckland

January 19, 2012

Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers are investigating a burglary that took place at about 3:03 a.m. this morning in Buckland after law enforcement officers were alerted to a possible crime by a passer-by.
Information available at press time said that a suspect had broken into Trupointe Cooperative Inc., 101 N. Main St..
Deputies responded to the agricultural complex along with Wapakoneta police Lt. Joe Welker and the K-9 and troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Deal in reach?: Sides may be closing in on an agreement

January 19, 2012

The Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA) and the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education may be closer to reaching a contract agreement after a non-binding meeting Wednesday with the federal mediator overseeing their case.

“Informal discussion has led to a conceptual agreement that may lead to a resolution,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner told the Wapakoneta Daily News this morning.

Events held for last chance dog tag sales

January 19, 2012

On the last two Saturdays of January the Auglaize County dog warden is hosting last chance dog tag sale events.

The first is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wapakoneta Police Department, and the second is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dogs-R-Us Styling Boutique and Barkery, in St. Marys.

State law requires that all dogs, 3-months-old and older, have a dog tag from the county where they reside.

Students selected for honors band

January 19, 2012

Four Wapakoneta teenagers had the opportunity to showcase their talent on the big stage and took it.

Four Wapakoneta High School band members participated in the 2012 Ohio Music Educators Association’s District 3 High School Honors Festival at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, in Van Wert, on Sunday.

Wapakoneta High School students Mutsuo Sasaki, Kimberly Kohler, Antonio Anderson and Julia Pepple were among a large number of area high school musicians who were selected to perform at this prestigious event.

January 18th

‘Finkelmeier plan’ vetted: Proposal to face additional scrutiny, law director’s input

January 18, 2012

The “Finkelmeier Plan” remained intact.

The plan now faces the scrutiny of Wapakoneta Law Director Dennis Faller and of Wapakoneta City Council ad hoc committee members comparing the plan to other municipalities who have enacted similar legislation.

During a meeting held Tuesday at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building, Term of Office Ad Hoc Committee members started vetting the “Finkelmeier plan” regarding staggering and extending terms of city elected officials.

Area may be experiencing different type of flu virus

January 18, 2012

The type of flu the majority of those in northwestern Ohio may be experiencing is not the same as what’s prevalent nationwide.

Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said she has no idea why this is the case, but it continues to repeat as each week’s flu numbers are tallied in the region.

Of 13 positive influenza labs in a four-county region, which includes Allen and Auglaize counties, Jones said 10 of them were type B and three were type A.

Herman hears from vets in dog case

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The age of a dog at the center of civil suit determining ownership spiraled into the organization defending its right to maintain a three-day ownership rule and the questioning of a Wapakoneta organization’s non-profit status.

Auglaize County Municipal Judge Gary Herman heard witness testimony for more than three hours Tuesday and was forced to schedule the case continued until 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Herman heard testimony from three veterinarians as well as Humane Society of Auglaize County Director and President Sandra Harrison regarding

January 17th

Firefighting way: Association seeks residents for Wapak contract

January 17, 2012

Homeowners in three townships can join an association which enlists the help of the Wapakoneta Fire Department as a responder to the area.

Pusheta-Washington Townships Mutual Fire Protective Association board members started a recruitment drive to enlist more members into the organization.

Police investigate stabbing

January 17, 2012

Wapakoneta police officers are investigating a domestic violence situation, which involved a stabbing.

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said that an 18-year-old female called for assistance shortly before 9:40 a.m. Sunday after an argument escalated  at the apartment she shares with her boyfriend on Edgebrook Drive.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries according to the police officer’s report, called concerned about events that transpired after she yielded a steak knife in her defense, the police chief said.

C’ville updates tree work

January 17, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area tree commission is taking beautification of the village through a step-by-step process.

Cridersville Tree Commission President Ken Dreitzler recently unveiled the board’s plan for work on Main Street.

“There are 10 to 11 trees that should come down because of crackage, blocking view of intersections and other issues,” Dreitzler said during a recent report to Cridersville Village Council.

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