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August 19th, 2011

Dreams come true — Wapakoneta girl meets Cinderella

August 19, 2011

A Wapakoneta girl, born with a heart condition, had one wish — meeting Cinderella at her castle.
Four-year-old Nevaeh Walp had her wish granted — where dreams do come true.
She, along with her family, traveled to Florida to meet Cinderella and other princesses at Walt Disney World, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The family, which included Nevaeh’s parents, Tina and Jon Walp, and her sister, Gabrielle, 7, joined Cinderella for breakfast in her castle.

Residents to be assessed for logjam project

August 19, 2011

Auglaize County residents are to be among those in six counties affected by a proposed Auglaize River stream enhancement project being spearheaded by the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Two hearings have been scheduled for landowners on Sept. 13, one at 2 p.m. at the Fort Jennings American Legion, and one at 7 p.m. at the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta.

Interims officially designated to fulfill terms

August 19, 2011

The two women appointed to interim terms as Auglaize County Clerk of Courts and Auglaize County Recorder were officially selected as appointees to finish remainders of each term Thursday by the Republican Central Committee.
Jean Meckstroh and Chris Lambert were unanimously selected to the positions by the executive committee of the Republican Central Committee after endorsements from both women who formerly held the positions.
Republican Executive Committee Chairman Wayne York said the appointments were relatively easy.

Exchange students share American experiences

August 19, 2011

As German exchange students get ready to pack up and head home, many said they plan to take one American recipe back to share with their own families — macaroni and cheese.
Eight German exchange students from Lengerich and Lienen have been staying in Wapakoneta with host families as part of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities program.

W’field PD joining agencies in crackdown

August 19, 2011

The Waynesfield Police Department is joining 10,000 other law enforcement agencies from around the nation in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving to begin today.
The enforcement period for the effort — “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” — extends through Labor Day, Sept. 5. As part of the enforcement, police are vowing to arrest everyone found driving over the legal alcohol limit.

August 18th

Scholarship fund established for teen

August 18, 2011

Family and friends of a Wapakoneta teenager who died after a seven-year battle with brain cancer have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
In their first efforts to raise money for the scholarships, which they plan to present to Jason Strauser’s classmates upon graduation next spring, a golf outing was held last weekend.
The idea for the Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund came from Erin Fisher, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School this year.

Family donates hair together

August 18, 2011

Long, luscious locks run in the family of a former Wapakoneta man.
Jim Folk, his wife and two daughters all had several inches of their hair cut, as a family, to donate to a national organization that plans to use it to make wigs for those suffering hair loss from a variety of medical conditions.
At the beginning of August, Folk, a 1996 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, and his family made a trip to Great Clips, near their home in Cincinnati, to get their hair cut. More than just a trim, the entire family got several inches of their hair clipped to donate to Locks of Love.

State drainage conference held in Wapakoneta

August 18, 2011

The Auglaize County Engineer’s Office hosted the Ohio Drainage Conference on Wednesday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event, which formerly used to be for West Central Ohio, has grown and is now a state-wide conference, said Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart. More than 120 people attended the conference this week.
“You find that people deal with drainage across the state,” Reinhart said. “There are representatives here from urban

August 17th

Additions made to Cridersville facility

August 17, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — New outside additions are sprucing up a medical facility in Cridersville.
The Cridersville Healthcare Center recently held an official grand opening event to celebrate its newly built gazebo, awning and fencing.
“We are pleased that our lovely new garden will add to the charming landscape of our community,” said Cridersville Healthcare Center Administrator Albert Parton.
The gazebo, along with the fencing and canopy, were made possible through the generosity of Opal Miller, a resident of The Gardens in Wapakoneta, the sister facility to Cridersville Healthcare Center.

New databases offered by library

August 17, 2011

The Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) System recently installed three new database resources at its locations.
The new databases include Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Mango Languages.
“These three are brand new, but we are also emphasizing that we also have many other services for free to the public,” said assistant library director Diana Schneider. “I don’t think the public is aware of it as much as we like.”

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