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July 29th, 2014

Justice makes second trip to Auglaize County

July 29, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French stopped by the Auglaize County Fair Monday as part of her second consecutive tour throughout all 88 Ohio counties.

Monday’s visit to Auglaize County marked her 77th stop on the tour that French said is all about educating herself about the entire state of Ohio so that she can become a better supreme court justice.

City’s vintage fire truck needs help

July 29, 2014

In 1943, as World War II continued to strike harsh effects across the country and globe, vehicles for civilian use took a back seat for the production of vehicles dedicated to the war efforts.

During this time, the City of Wapakoneta was in need of a new fire engine, and sought special permission from the War Department for the purchase.

According to retired honorary auxiliary member with the Wapakoneta Fire Department, Delmar Merricle, the truck is still in pretty good shape.

July 28th

Injury mars day 1

July 28, 2014

A man was injured at the show barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds during a steer show around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.

Wapakoneta Fire Department and Buckland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fairgrounds on the report of an adult male injury.

No further details regarding the injury were available.

The steer show went on as as scheduled following a rain delay.

The rain also canceled the motorcycle stunt show and delayed the Truck vs. Truck Pull.

DAV celebrates 75th year

July 28, 2014

A local organization advocating for disabled veterans is celebrating its 75th year, a milestone representing community members’ efforts to continue honoring the individuals who have sacrificed for their country.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 73 received an award for their 75th year of service at the state convention held in June in Columbus.

Triangle fountain proposed

July 28, 2014

In a recent meeting with the Streets and Alleys Committee, Wapakoneta resident Kristin Doll proposed that a fountain be constructed at the intersection of W. Auglaize Street, W. Mechanic Street and Hamilton Road as a way to enhance the green space that will be created during the W. Auglaize Street Reconstruction Project.

As part of the street project, W. Mechanic Street will be squared off so that it will face Hamilton Road directly, creating more of a 90 degree intersection as opposed to the curved intersection that exists currently.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

VIDEO: THE FOOTBALL FEVER: Eddie George on 2014 Buckeyes

July 28, 2014

VIDEO: THE FOOTBALL FEVER: Eddie George on 2014 Buckeyes

July 25th

Thieves hit local motel

July 25, 2014

Theft and vandalism at the Western Inn & Suites, Wapakoneta, resulted in more than $13,300 in missing or damaged property, according to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

Inn manager Gautam Amin, of Reynoldsburg, contacted police at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, July 21.

According to the report, Amine told officers that the crime could have occurred between the end of June to the beginning of July from the business located at 413 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta.

FitzGerald plan: restore funding to communities

July 25, 2014

Restoring funds to local governments and providing assistance to small businesses highlight Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s plan to improve Ohio’s economy, the candidate said Friday.

FitzGerald, who is running against Gov. John Kasich in the November election, said the governor cut the state’s Local Government Fund significantly, resulting in less money for local communities.

Faith leading to the Philippines

July 25, 2014

With trust in her faith and determination in her mission, a local woman is planning a mission trip to the Philippines to help the people she says have become her family.

Katie Westcott, of Wapakoneta, will be traveling to General Santos City on Mindanao Island in the Philippines in May 2015. How she started on her journey to the Philippines was unexpected, she said, and she has made the decision based on her faith — and a little help from YouTube.

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