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April 16th, 2012

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.

April 13th

Dunkin' Donuts in Wapak?

April 13, 2012

By WILLIAM LANEY
Managing Editor
An analysis of the city’s demographics and location along Interstate 75 and near U.S. 33 proves Wapakoneta would be an ideal location for a Dunkin’ Donuts, a company executive says, but the company does not operate and manage stores and thus a franchisee would have to be found.
Dunkin’ Donuts Franchising and Marketing Vice President Grant Benson said an area where people work, shop and play is a potential location for a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant.
He noted stores could be in downtown Columbus, a suburb, or in a rural community such as Wapakoneta.

W-G hosts mock crash

April 13, 2012

While a mock crash was staged Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School prior to prom weekend, the reaction of what it can be like felt real for several students.
The mock crash came with all the effects. Prom goers, who had been drinking, were staged to have a head-on collision with another prom patron who had not been drinking. Cars were cut open so victims could be removed and treated. The collision resulted in one fatality, who was removed from the car and loaded into a hearse.

Contest adds fun to event

April 13, 2012

One of the first men to wear the crown of “Miss Relay” at the Auglaize County Relay for Life said he would encourage others to wear a dress, get made up and don a wig for the fun event.
Scott Steinke, better known as “Porky,” of Fryburg, was crowned in 2000 in an event few people have forgotten.
Laura Kelley, team recruiter for this year’s Auglaize County Relay for Life, remembers well how Steinke looked in that outfit.
“I heard about the contest and I like to have a good time,” Steinke said. “I told the women on my team to ‘make me pretty.’”

Operation busts nine: Pair arrested in Wapak Wal-Mart parking lot for trafficking

April 13, 2012

A two-day enforcement initiative in Auglaize and Mercer counties netted nine felony arrests — including two drug arrests in Wapakoneta resulting in men receiving $1 million bonds — and more than $20,000 in drugs seized.

Seven local law enforcement agencies joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in its Operation Shield program targeting traffic safety and criminal activity in the two-county area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Screenings prompts referrals

April 13, 2012

Auglaize County Health Department officials presented the number of children screened and subsequent referrals made after recent Help Me Grow screenings to Health Board members this week.

Help Me Grow Project Director Charlotte Axe reported they screened approximately 80 children, 50 of which were in Wapakoneta.

Workshop helps with unexpected obstacles

April 13, 2012

A workshop to help community members handle life’s unexpected obstacles will soon be held in Wapakoneta.

The Community Health Professionals Tri-County and Schlosser Funeral Home are co-hosting a workshop “Leaving a Love Legacy,” which will present practical tips for organizing important documents that are needed in the event of an emergency or sudden death of a spouse or significant other.

April 12th

Suitehearts laughs: Wapak Theatre Guild preparing for play

April 12, 2012

Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”

In this PG-13 play, two married couples —  a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.

“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”

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