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January 6th, 2015

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.

January 5th

County welcomes first baby of 2015

January 5, 2015

ST. MARYS — The first baby of the new year at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys is Kennady Jo Slife, daughter of Alyssa Rockwood and Kyle Slife, who was born at 11:59 p.m. Friday.

The first child for Rockwood and Slife, Rockwood said the birth was a quick three hours.

“It was fast and painful, but worth it,” Rockwood said.

Botkins school dedicated

January 5, 2015

BOTKINS — Botkins community members, faculty and students piled into the new school’s gymnasium on Sunday afternoon for its dedication ceremony.

“Today, we dedicate this school to the community of Botkins and to the students of Botkins Local School district,” superintendent Connie Schneider said. “This facility holds a future of possibilities built on the foundations and rich traditions of the past. The future awaits.”

Wapakoneta gas supplier named

January 5, 2015

The city of Wapakoneta has selected IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio, as the supplier of natural gas to participants in its Natural Gas Aggregation Program, according to a letter sent to residents and small businesses throughout the city last week. 

January 2nd

Botkins school is on the move

January 2, 2015

For Botkins Local School reading specialist Michele Meyer, moving into the new school building has gone “pretty well, thanks to extra hands.”

During their winter break, several of her sixth graders have been helping with the moving process, which she has been preparing for since before this school year started.

The arrow ... and only the arrow ... will lead the way

January 2, 2015

Of all the intersections in Wapakoneta, the one at Pearl, Bellefontaine and Wood streets may be the hardest to figure out.

Coming west along Bellefontaine Street, some drivers have sat in the turn lane onto Pearl Street waiting for the arrow to turn green, only to be honked at by drivers who assume you can turn because of another traffic light that sits directly above the lane, which is often green when the other light is red. 

Four escape house fire

January 2, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — Firefighters responded to a structure fire early Friday morning at 200 N. Waverly St., in the village.

According to Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller, the call came in at 4:09 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire involvement in the upstairs rear bedroom area. All four occupants of the building walked out on their own and were out by the time firefighters arrived. There were no injuries.

Leaders share goals for 2015

January 2, 2015

With the new year upon us, the Wapakoneta Daily News wanted to know what goals city and county officials hope to achieve in 2015, and how they plan to accomplish them. 

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz listed three projects he said the city should complete within the next year. 

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