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July 16th, 2014
Although the German exchange students have been in the U.S. for a mere two days, they have not wasted any time before immersing themselves in American culture.
The Wapakoneta Sister Cities student visit 2014 began with a welcome picnic on Sunday and a trip to Cedar Point on Monday, leaving time to get familiar with Wapakoneta on Tuesday.
Chaperone Ulrike Schlamann said this is her first visit to Wapakoneta.
The Auglaize County Health Department announced the individual who will be named the new Auglaize County Health Commissioner after a regular board meeting Tuesday.
New Health Commissioner Oliver N. Fisher, M.S., R.S., is set to begin in mid-August, as current Health Commissioner Charlotte Parson’s final day is Friday, Aug. 29.
Members of the Wapakoneta City Council are looking to appoint local residents to the Waste Minimization Committee for the purpose of developing and maintaining recycling standards in the city.
At the July 7 council meeting, At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Barber brought the issue up with council members, saying the committee “essentially went defunct” as the terms of former committee members expired.
“Nobody was re-appointed and there was no effort to revive it,” Barber said. “That’s why I brought it up.”
Seventeen arrests were made on numerous drug charges by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and local officers for suspects in the Auglaize County area on Tuesday.
"The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation by undercover officers with the task force," Sheriff Al Solomon said in a press release.
Agencies involved in the cases and arrests are the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Lake Drug Task Force and members, the Auglaize County Prosecutor’s Office, Wapakoneta Police, St. Marys Police, New Bremen Police and Cridersville Police.
A driver was injured after overturning his vehicle on Moulton-Fort Amanda Road at 3:56 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 in Logan Township.
Anthony Lane, 39, of Harrod, was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by Buckland EMS for non-incapactitating injuries.
A driver was transported to the hospital after driving off an embankment near Greenville Road and rolling his vehicle into the Miami and Erie Canal Feeder at 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 13 in St. Marys.
Andrew Brogan, 23, of St. Marys, sustained possible injuries and was transported to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital by St. Marys EMS.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council approved amendments to a prior resolution that made permanent appropriations for village expenditures during fiscal year 2014 at a regular council meeting Monday night.
A recreational vehicle (RV) caught fire on northbound I-75 near milepost 113 at 2:38 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 in Wapakoneta. No injuries were reported.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department officials responded to the scene where they discovered the RV engulfed in flames. A class A foam was applied to the fire. Uniopolis Fire Department was requested for mutual aid, which established water supply. The fire was reported under control at 3:14 p.m.
CRIDERSVILLE — It was chicken dinners, entertainment and family fun this weekend at the Annual Firemen’s Jamboree.
The event kicked off with a classic car show Friday evening.
“It’s grown every year that we’ve had it,” Fire Chief Rick Miller said. “It gives people a chance to bring their cars out, show them off and get some notoriety for having a nice vehicle.”
Games and rides ran Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
BOTKINS — In the search for a new village administrator, Botkins council has narrowed the list down to three candidates.
Current village administrator Jesse Kent announced his resignation in May because of a desire to move to Sacramento, Calif., and be closer to family. Kent continues to work alongside the council and mayor to vet and interview candidates.