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Tackling projects: C’ville evaluates top projects for 2012

January 31, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Children walking to school should notice additional sidewalks in the village as the Safe Routes to Schools project tops the list of projects in the village, the Cridersville administrator says.

Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said the Safe Routes to Schools project calls for installing sidewalks along Reichelderfer and Carlisle streets.

“We are looking forward to the direct connection from Main (Street) to the school,” Myers said.

ACCA moves to new spot

January 31, 2012

New month, new location.

Startng  Wednesday, area senior citizens will gather at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, having outgrown their current site in the basement of the Wapakoneta Heritage Center located downtown.

Police investigate panic report

January 31, 2012

Wapakoneta police officers are investigating an incident of inducing panic.

A police officer made contact with employees at the NAPA store, 8 Pearl St., at 10 a.m. Saturday about a complaint they received early Thursday morning from a female informing store employees that they may be in some sort of danger from a male possessing firearms.

According to the report, later in the day, it was learned that the allegations were false and there was no danger.

January 30th

Point of transition: Pivotal moments shape player, man

January 30, 2012

SIDNEY — A mistake prone freshman game made all the difference in creating the eventual1995 Heisman Trophy winner and a 10,000-yard rusher in the NFL.

But the mistakes in the game did not create the player nor the man whom Eddie George would become, he says — the way he responded to the adversity of that day did.

Blaze destroys trailer, car

January 30, 2012

A fire at Lakeside Estates trailer park at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday completely destroyed a house trailer and caused damage to another.

The St. Johns Fire Department was called to the scene Saturday and found  the trailer totally engulfed in flames.

St. Johns Fire Chief Rodney Campbell said the house trailer was collapsing by the time firefighters could get to the scene.

The damage to the  house trailer owned by Dian Sekason, Lot 18, is said to be a total loss. A vehicle owned by Sekason also was ruled a total loss.

Investigation may tie break-in to other crimes

January 30, 2012

A suspect continues to be questioned in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred over the past couple months in the area.
The suspect was tracked down after a recent break-in and has been questioned several times regarding that break-in and other break-ins in the county, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Jerry Sawmiller told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

January 27th

Team Mara

January 28, 2012

Sitting cross legged on top of the kitchen table with her younger sister having a picnic of cheesepuffs and juice, there are no signs of the devastating disease 6-year-old Mara Moon is facing.

But when she was 3, Mara, with her sparkling eyes and constant smile, began getting sick. She experienced several episodes of severe vomiting, accompanied by flu-like symptoms and lethargy. She would re-experience these same symptoms a few weeks later, in a cycle that continued every month.

County canine kennel put on hold

January 28, 2012

Plans for a permanent Auglaize County dog shelter are still in the works but construction will be delayed until funding is available, the Auglaize County commissioners told the Auglaize County dog warden.

Cridersville to upgrade Tower Park

January 28, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members discussed the possibility of renovating the ball diamonds at Tower Park and decided this is a project they want to complete this year — the sooner the better.

Tower Park is the home to three softball diamonds, which need some major updating and fixing.

“We need to make an effort to improve the diamonds,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “This is an opportunity for children to utilize the diamonds and to have adult softball teams visit our town.”

Building treasures: A Cinderella-style automobile affair

January 27, 2012

ST. JOHNS — There is an absolute truth in the adage, “One man’s trash is a another man’s treasure.

Everett Gross has always tinkered with fixing up old cars, an interest he developed from working with his father, Doyle Gross.

In the summer of 2000, Gross discovered his pièce de résistance. While attending a car swap meet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Gross found a 1938 DeSoto that was on its last leg.

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