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June 20th, 2014

Bringing history to life

June 20, 2014

As people gathered at the Bowsher Log Cabin at 507 East Main St., Cridersville, they were treated with the opportunity to churn and taste their own butter.

From 5-7 p.m. at the cabin the Johnny Appleseed Park was on hand in association with the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and Cridersville Healthcare Center to bring people back in time for the first Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days for the summer.

For the full story, see the Friday, June 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

Grads learn VALU

June 20, 2014

Students in the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class which focuses on spreading knowledge on the businesses and organizations throughout Auglaize County, graduated Thursday with a better understanding of their community.

VALU is co-sponsored by Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce.

Adult leaders from the surrounding areas came together every month from September to June for a comprehensive look of the county.

June 19th

Bridge work to close 25A south of city

June 19, 2014

A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.

Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.

WaterPark sees record day for June

June 19, 2014

The Wapakoneta WaterPark set a new one-day attendance record for the month of June Tuesday.

A total of 1,546 people attended the water park that day, breaking the previous record of 1,329 for a single day in June.

“For the month of June, that’s a pretty good number,” Wapakoneta WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett said. “We normally don’t have those kind of days in June.”

June 18th

Health board renews contracts

June 18, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Health voted in favor of renewing a number of contracts at its June meeting Tuesday morning.

Included among the renewals were Dr. Torres’ one-year contract with the Auglaize County Health Department as the Medical Director.

Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons put forth a recommendation to increase his monthly pay to $750 putting him at an annual total of $9,000.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

 

Fourth Wall set to celebrate first year

June 18, 2014

Nearly one year ago, Wapakoneta resident David Mollé was starting to become unhappy at his job at Walmart. A lifelong fan of comic books, he decided it was time to quit the job he had worked at for almost eight years to fulfill his dream of owning his own comic book store.

“After awhile I got tired of working for other people, and I said to myself, ‘you don’t know until you try it,’ so I went ahead and did it,” he said. “Everything seemed to fall into place and it wound up working out.”

Turkeyfoot events benefit hospice

June 18, 2014

INDIAN LAKE — The annual parade and auction hosted by the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew, an organization which has raised more than $400,000 since its inception for area hospice facilities, is kicking off Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at Indian Lake.

The event generates funds for four hospice facilities, including Community Health Professionals Tri-County Hospice in Wapakoneta.

June 17th

Easement ordinance for sewer draws fire

June 17, 2014

The South Interceptor Sewer Project took center stage at Monday’s meeting of city council, this time over a resolution to appropriate easements.

“This ordinance moves the project forward,” City Law Director Dennis Faller said.

According to Faller, there are eight properties that have not signed agreements with the city concerning the project.

“This tells the mayor, ‘You have to do it (notify residents),’” Faller said, adding that, “This is the first statutory step along the way.”

Update: Rural crash kills Wapak man

June 17, 2014

LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A Wapakoneta man was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash involving a golf cart and a Jeep at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Conant and Monroe Roads in Logan Township, northwest of Buckland.

“We found that a golf cart had failed to yield from a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle,” said Sergeant Kristina Bennett with the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

District, teachers ink deal

June 17, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved a three-year teaching contract by a vote of 4-0 with one abstention at a special board meeting Monday night.

The contract, which will remain effective through June 2017, is a new collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated by representatives from the district’s teacher’s union, the Wapakoneta Education Association, (WEA) and the board of education.

The board and the WEA released the following joint statement at Monday’s meeting:

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