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November 7th, 2011
The Auglaize County commissioners will have to go back to the drawing board in finding a new county administrator.
Tim Klopfenstein told commissioners on Friday he had decided to not take the position only eight days after the commissioners reached an agreement on hiring the Wapakoneta businessman.
Klopfensteinâs decision came 24 days before he was scheduled to start work on Nov. 28.
âWe were told Friday that for personal reasons, he was going to decline taking the position,â Commissioner Doug Spencer said. âThat is all I can really say. The search continues.â
MOULTON â 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 Sheriffâs 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 womenâs self-defense class which saw the biggest turnout ever.
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.
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. Markâs Lutheran Church, 302 E. Pearl St., Wapakoneta.
âThis worship is a way for the community and family and friends to offer love, care, support, and prayers for these youth and their families,â the Rev. Mark Bauer, pastor of St. Markâs Lutheran Church, said.
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 â 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.
âI had several people approach me and encourage me to run,â Caster said. I thought I should take them up on it and see what happens.â
(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.
ST. MARYS â 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."
CRIDERSVILLE â A large crowd gathered for an election forum â 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 organizationâs president says she was pleased with the event.
âIt was much better than I had expected,â Lions Club President Stacey Myers Cook said. âI feel like it was very well received and it seemed like everyone was happy with the format.â
The Lions Club held the event as a service to the community.
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.