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December 3rd

Venue, attorney change in rape case

December 3, 2014

The case against an ex-couple charged with a multitude of sex crimes has been moved to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus.

But there’s also been a change in the defense team for one of the defendants.

The decisions were made at a recent pre-trial hearing for defendants Lori A. Anderson, 50, and her ex-husband, Charles Wycuff, 53.

Cookie walk a sweet treat

December 3, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Those with a hankering for sweets can head to Cridersville United Methodist Church, 105 Shawnee Road, on Saturday for its annual Christmas Cookie Walk.

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., more than 200 dozen homemade cookies will be laid out on tables, all available to purchase for $4 per pound. After being given a to-go box and a pair of gloves, customers can choose a variety of whichever ones they want.

Armstrong, the person, remembered

December 3, 2014

Those who were there to see Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon either on television or to hear it on the radio can attest hearing the most famous quote of his life, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

But who was Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon?

NOVA and PBS will answer that question in a documentary, airing at 9 p.m. tonight on  WBGU and WBGU-HD.

December 2nd

Council salutes Redskins team

December 2, 2014

Following the usual procedural items, Wapakoneta City Council focused on a Proclamation delivered by Mayor Rodney Metz congratulating the Wapakoneta High School varsity football team for their outstanding season.

At-Large Councilwoman and Chair of the Lands and Buildings Committee Rachel Barber brought to council’s attention a letter sent to residents on West Auglaize Street regarding sandstone sidewalks. 

Boosters turn pink into green

December 2, 2014

The "Pink Out" campaign, where fans would wear pink at Wapakoneta Redskins' home football and soccer games throughout the month of October this past season, was more than just wearing the color pink and joining a national movement supporting breast cancer. 

It was also about raising money, $3,332 to be exact, and it all went toward a great cause.

Botkins Elementary celebrates Christmas

December 2, 2014

BOTKINS — Kicking off the Botkins Elementary Christmas Program Monday evening was the fifth grade band.

Instrumental director Paula Owen introduced them, telling the audience how hard they worked to learn the song “Jingle Bells.”

She told those who had seen them perform previously this year, “you’re gonna be impressed with how much they learned.”

December 1st

Dedicated to delivering the news

December 1, 2014

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Pat Gallimore from swift completion of his appointed rounds as a newspaper carrier for the Wapakoneta Daily News.

And as winter settles in, you won’t be seeing Gallimore delivering just one or two newspaper routes in a durable, warm four-wheel drive Chevrolet Silverado. 

Judge sees little change in budget

December 1, 2014

In a recent meeting with the Auglaize County Commissioners, Municipal Court Judge Gary Herman said his department’s 2015 budget will remain “very close” to this past year’s budget.

The proposed municipal court budget for 2015 is up less than half a percent from last year, going from $310,922 to $311,422. 

Pair of fires fought

December 1, 2014

Wapakoneta firefighters were called to two separate fires that occurred within 24 hours of one another this past weekend.

The cause of a warehouse fire Friday night in Wapakoneta has been determined by fire officials, but another fire that occurred Saturday at a business near the scene of the first blaze is still being listed as undetermined, Wapakoneta Fire Captain Jeff Orphal said.

November 29th

Public defender seeks no change in 2015 budget

November 29, 2014

Auglaize County Public Defender Jerry Siesel told county commissioners there would be no changes to his department’s proposed 2015 budget, but outlined several circumstances that may have an impact on future budgets.

At a recent meeting, Siesel informed the commissioners about three interrelated reforms to Ohio’s indigent defense system, which includes county public defenders, court-appointed counsel and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. 

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