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November 7th, 2011

Self-defense class arms women with new skills

November 7, 2011

MOULTON — Would-be attackers may want to tread a little lighter in Auglaize County from now on.
After a self-defense training class given to 38 women at the Moulton Gun Club Saturday, they might want to reconsider all together.
Members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with law enforcement officers with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys Police departments as well as with officials from the Ohio State University Extension Office and the Moulton Gun Club to offer a women’s self-defense class which saw the biggest turnout ever.

‘Tis the season: Large crowd ushers in Holidays

November 7, 2011

Large crowds turned out in downtown Wapakoneta this past weekend as the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) hosted a Home For the Holidays open house.
Several businesses took part in the event designed to help kick off the holiday season.
Along with weekend shopping specials, residents could enjoy horse and carriage rides, warm cider, scented pine cones, and a bazaar at the church.

November 4th

Children of Hope service to be held

November 5, 2011

A church service is planned to pray for the local children whose lives are touched by a life threatening or life changing illness.
The fourth annual Children of Hope Community Praise and Worship Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 302 E. Pearl St., Wapakoneta.
“This worship is a way for the community and family and friends to offer love, care, support, and prayers for these youth and their families,” the Rev. Mark Bauer, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said.

City Bakery to open Monday

November 5, 2011

Those delicious toroidal rings and flattened spheres injected with cream or custard once again will grace our fine city.
Rod Sidel announced on Friday that the City Bakery will officially open at 5 a.m. Monday.
The bakery, located at 20 W. Auglaize St. in downtown Wapakoneta, closed July 1 when natural gas to the building was turned off due to an inability to pay the bill. The store is owned by Rod Sidel, who had taken over the family business approximately seven years ago. The bakery has been in the same location since 1885 and had been in the family since the 1970s.

Waynesfield Village Council race wide open

November 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Six people are challenging for two open spots on Waynesfield Village Council at the Nov. 8 election.
One incumbent, Ronda Knox, is on the ballot with five newcomers. Councilor Chris Wilson opted not to run for another term.
James Caster, 42, 602 Morning Glory Drive, is a relatively new resident to the village, only living there a few years. However, he said he feels he has a lot to offer to the village.
“I had several people approach me and encourage me to run,” Caster said. I thought I should take them up on it and see what happens.”

Knotty, nice: Pretzel-making takes some twists

November 4, 2011

(MCT) - The other day I was sitting at a local bar catching a game of football with a friend. The bartender handed us a bowl of pretzels. Noshing on a few over a beer, I got to thinking.
I can't remember the last time I had a really great pretzel. Freshly puffed and temptingly aromatic, they're the ones with the deep brown sheen that _ if you're lucky _ you get still warm, the large specks of salt catching the light just so as they're slid out of the oven.

Teen from early morning gun incident located in cornfield

November 4, 2011

ST. MARYS — A 15-year-old male was taken into custody Friday morning after allegedly making threats involving a firearm.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies took the teen into custody following a two-hour search for him.
Deputies arrived at a residence along Glynwood Road after receiving a telephone call at 7 a.m. indicating the boy told his mother he was going to harm himself or her with a handgun.
"He left the house, reportedly with a handgun," Solomon said. "A perimeter was set up and contact was made with the family to make sure they were OK."

Informing the public: C’ville Lions Club host election forum

November 4, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — A large crowd gathered for an election forum — an event that has not been held in the village for many years.
The Cridersville Lions Club held their first-ever Election Forum on Thursday at Otterbein Cridersville, and the civic organization’s president says she was pleased with the event.
“It was much better than I had expected,” Lions Club President Stacey Myers Cook said. “I feel like it was very well received and it seemed like everyone was happy with the format.”
The Lions Club held the event as a service to the community.

Three vie for one open seat in Union Township

November 4, 2011

Three people are vying for one open seat on the Union Township Board of Trustees at the Nov. 8 election.
Two incumbents and a newcomer are fighting for one position on the board after a mistake was made in filing forcing two incumbents to square off against each other. The one person elected, along with current board member Dale Miller, will have to appoint the third trustee after the election is completed.
Kelly Knutzen, 53, 20694 Fairmount Road, Wapak-oneta, is retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and is the current fire chief in Uniopolis.

Two seniors receive merit award

November 4, 2011

Two Wapakoneta High School seniors recently received top honors and are being recognized for their academic achievements.
Chris Schwartz and Joey Jose have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Approximately 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for this honor.
Schwartz and Jose placed in the top 5 percent among more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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