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January 9th, 2015

Driver’s licenses receive color makeover

January 9, 2015

For years, the state of Ohio has had an interesting color, to say the least, for its driver’s license. 

Salmon — or pink, depending on your color preference — is gone, as drivers will now have a blue and green colored license.

Effective Monday, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles issued a new format of Ohio’s driver license and identification cards to customers who are renewing them.

January 8th

Local agencies discuss AIP leak

January 8, 2015

The August chemical leak at AIP Logistics Inc. was discussed at the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, held Wednesday morning at the Auglaize County Administration Building.

Committee Chairman and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said since the last LEPC meeting, the EPA passed their investigation information to the attorney general’s office who then sought a temporary restraining order against the company.    

County OKs annual budget

January 8, 2015

Auglaize County Commissioners on Tuesday passed the annual appropriation resolution for fiscal year 2015, approving a 3 percent increase from last year in total general and special funds.

A total of $55,016,186 represents the entire budget for all county departments, which includes $38,731,887 in special funds and $16,284,298 in the general fund.

Planning helps keep local pantry stocked

January 8, 2015

The end of the holiday season brings a drop in donations for many food pantries.

January 7th

Committee mulls projects for 2015

January 7, 2015

The Wapakoneta City Council’s Streets and Alleys Committee reported Monday evening that it recently discussed a number of possible future projects and the status of current projects.

Pending final cost estimates and completion of the city’s annual budget, the committee is considering curbing on Gibbs Street, grinding and overlay for Cherry Street and Rauthland Avenue, and grind and overlay on West Pearl Street with some curb repair.

Winter brings challenges for the elderly

January 7, 2015

It seems winter weather has finally made its way to Wapakoneta, and with it comes risks and complications for the elderly.

Problems they face include hypothermia and frostbite, Debbie McElroy, administrator of the Gardens at Wapakoneta said.

Vape lounge opening soon

January 7, 2015

A new e-cigarette shop will soon open in Wapakoneta, specializing in selling not just the products themselves, but also creating a lounge area where vaping enthusiasts can socialize.

CAS Vapors will tentatively open on Jan. 19, and will be located in the building that previously belonged to The Fourth Wall comic book shop on 28 W. Auglaize St. 

January 6th

Mabry case delayed

January 6, 2015

A hearing on several motions filed by the attorney of a Celina man charged in the 1981 death of a St. Marys man has been delayed for several weeks.

City, county, state ready for snow ... are you?

January 6, 2015

By the time you’re reading this, a couple inches of snow are on the ground, area schools were delayed and you’ve probably been out or know someone who has been out shoveling snow.

Rest assured though, the city of Wapakoneta and area businesses are prepared for the weather, and so can you. 

Zoning issue raises fears

January 6, 2015

A zoning request brought three residents before council Monday evening to express their displeasure.

According to Mayor Rodney Metz, Chuck Kentner has requested that a property he owns along the railroad spur east of Willipie Street be rezoned from commercial to manufacturing.

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