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January 13th, 2015

Warrant issued for man who failed to show for sentencing

January 13, 2015

A bench warrant was issued for a Spencerville man who failed to attend his sentencing hearing on Friday. Steven Dwayne Simpkins, 52 of 21569 Valine Road, Spencerville, was scheduled to appear in the Common Pleas Courtroom for a sentencing hearing after negotiating a plea deal during a pretrial hearing on Oct. 28. He was charged with possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth-degree, carrying a concealed weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor charge, and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree felony charge.

Ohio State is national champion

January 13, 2015

Ohio State is national champion after defeating Oregon last night in the first college football playoff finals. The final score was Ohio State 42, Oregon 20.

January 12th

Horner, Fisher offer 2015 goals

January 12, 2015

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner and Auglaize County Health Commissioner Oliver Fisher shared a list of goals they would like to accomplish in 2015.

Orchestra celebrates St. Joe

January 12, 2015

The Lima Symphony Orchestra will be performing in Wapakoneta on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The performance is called Mozart by Candlelight and will have numerous scores played by members of the Symphony.

Library offers virtual vacation

January 12, 2015

Had enough of the Ohio weather that has brought several inches of snow and a wicked cold snap, after just one week into the month of January? You are not alone.

The Auglaize County Public Library may not be able to take you on a magic carpet ride to the Bahamas or Caribbean Islands, but they can get your mind off the cold weather for an hour and think about somewhere that is not only 75 degrees warmer, but also much more beautiful too.

January 9th

Pipe fix in the works

January 9, 2015

County officials are discussing plans to repair the failing cast iron sewer pipe throughout the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center in 2015, with construction likely beginning in the spring.

In 2014, about 20 percent of the building’s cast iron pipe was replaced with PVC pipe as part of an emergency repair. 

Three in metal theft case await sentencing

January 9, 2015

A  man has changed his plea in a breaking and entering case that involved three men stealing scrap metal from Murotech in St. Marys on Oct. 29. In addition, two Wapakoneta men await sentencing in the same case.

Adopt-a-grandparent returns for 2nd year

January 9, 2015

Haehn Florist and Greenhouses is accepting donations for its second annual Adopt-a-Grandparent program.

Firefighters respond to Blume Apartments

January 9, 2015

Wapakoneta firefighters responded to an apartment fire at Blume Apartments, 407 S. Blackhoof St., on Thursday afternoon.

According to Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites, there was small fire in an unoccupied apartment on the second floor of the two-story structure.

Cookie time again

January 9, 2015

One of America’s favorite times of the year, the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, kicks off today.

Individual orders can be placed now through Feb. 22, and cookies will be delivered the week of Feb. 28. Girl Scouts will be selling to friends, family and door-to-door until March 6, when booth sales begin. The sale concludes at the end of March.

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