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February 28th, 2014
A dealership that has been a part of Wapakoneta since 1931 and has been owned by the Clark family for 59 years was sold to new owners in January.
Jerry and Terry Clark, previous owners of Clark Ford Sales, said they have been making preparations to sell for nearly a year and are currently undergoing the transition of leaving the business.
An Auglaize County grand jury indicted a Michigan man accused of robbing a local restaurant.
Steven D. Anschuetz, 58, of National City, Mich., was indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery and theft stemming from the Feb. 10 incident. His arraignment has yet to be scheduled. Anschuetz’s bond has been set at $500,000 in his alleged aggravated robbery and theft case.
A contract between Wapakoneta firefighters and city officials that was supposed to be signed Thursday has been delayed due to “housekeeping issues,” according to Safety-Service Director Bill Rains.
Rains said he expects to have the finalized contract by early next week, and will sign it as soon as he receives it.
The document is currently being reviewed by Clemans, Nelson and Associates, a human resources management firm.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed the City of Delphos their solution for frozen pipes is not allowed, and Wapakoneta has been using that same solution. Garden hoses.
The city’s addressed these issues in the form of a hose being hooked up to to a neighboring house suppling water to the residents without.
Wapakoneta City Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said there are probably somewhere around 30 houses without their own running water, therefore they are supplied water from neighbors via garden hoses.
Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.
The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.
Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.
“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.
Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved the contract of head high school football coach Travis Moyer with a vote of 5-0 during a regular board meeting at Cridersville Elementary School on Tuesday evening.
“We are extremely thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a part of this community,” Moyer said, addressing the board members. “We’re going to work extremely hard to make all of you proud, and we’re very excited and humbled to be here.”
After participating in flea markets for six years, Mike Tingler was ready to open up a store of his own.
On Jan. 8, Tingler opened Endless Knives & Gifts, located at 105 E. Auglaize St., which is a store that truly does offer endless opportunities for gifts and personal purchases.
“I just get into more of this and that kind of stuff,” Tingler said. “That’s why I say Endless Knives & Gifts because hopefully it is endless.”
BOTKINS — Community beautification was the topic of discussion at a regular Botkins Village council meeting on Tuesday.
Angie Woodruff, with the Botkins Beautification Club, addressed council with a request to apply for funding for new snowflake light decoration to top 14 poles in the village to be installed in the fall. She said the cost would be approximately $5,000.
Council members discussed how the new lights would be an alternative to the previous decorative banners.
Woodruff said the lights would be donated to the village.
Waynesfield Village Council member Rich Libby expressed hesitation to commit his business, IPS West, to bringing natural gas to Waynesfield at a council meeting Monday evening.
Libby said he was concerned that the board and the village itself are moving in the wrong direction, and is unsure if he could commit to a multi-year natural gas project because he doesn’t know if he will be able to operate his business in Waynesfield for that long.