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September 26th, 2014
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The sun shined brightly Thursday morning as a large crowd gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the new Wapakoneta McDonald’s restaurant.
“It’s hard to believe we started this on June 2 and here we are today,” co-owner Jeff Monfort said as he spoke about the construction process. “It’s been a team effort to put this thing together and I hope you can be proud of your local McDonald’s that you see here.”
A Wapakoneta native’s clothing line has received national attention, and the fashion designer is requesting her hometown’s support by casting votes her way.
Sara Oakley, 29, of Columbus, said she is a finalist in the Martha Stewart “American Made” competition.
Out of the 3,000 nominees, Oakley’s clothing line “Sweet Cottontail” is among the 1,000 chosen to move forward. Only 10 awards will be given out, Oakley said.
Local school districts performed well in overall achievement on report cards released recently by the Ohio Department of Education despite tougher standards put forth by the state.
In order to receive a positive indicator, at least 80 percent of students must have scored proficient or higher on state tests, an increase from 75 percent in past years.
Auglaize County EMA says the chemical released from a plant in the industrial park on Willipie St., Wapakoneta, in August is labeled “extremely hazardous substance,” but the quantity released is unlikely to have caused harm.
EMA Director Troy Anderson said the white cloud reported coming from AIP Logistics plant and spreading through a residential area consisted of two substances, nitrogen and ethylenediamine (EDA).
A local Vietnam War veteran who dropped out of high school to serve his country was honored with his diploma Tuesday night at a regular Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting.
Roger Gossard was just 17 years old when he made the decision to leave Wapakoneta Senior High School 46 years ago in favor of joining the United States Navy.
On Tuesday, Gossard finally received the high school diploma he has been waiting more than four decades to obtain.
The loss of a retired member of local law enforcement has not gone unnoticed by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and the many people who knew the “gentle giant” — or former Auglaize County K9, Bandit.
Sergeant Mike Peterson, K9 handler for Auglaize County, said Bandit, a black German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, retired in 2012 after a long 6-year career of fighting crime. He recently died at Peterson’s home after spending two years “hanging out” and living the good life.
Some like ‘em hot, some like ‘em sweet and others like ‘em just right.
That’s what is sure to be determined Saturday, Sept. 27, during the 13th annual Wapak Wing Fest at the American Legion Post #330, 1108 E. Benton St.
Wing Fest Co-Chair Kris Ewald said he has a couple of alliterative mantras he likes to follow when it comes to the Wing Fest; fun, food and philanthropy and vendors, volunteers and veterans.
The Gardens at Wapakoneta played host to Bob and Sally McEvoy Monday afternoon.
The McEvoy’s are both originally from Auglaize County and currently reside in Wilmington, Delaware.
Given the gift of music, the duo was invited to perform for residents of the Gardens and local community members.
Brenda Meckstroth, the activity director at The Gardens, said the McEvoy’s happened to be on vacation and made time to come out and perform during their trip.
WAYNESFIELD — At a regular village council meeting Monday night, Access Engineering Project Manager Craig Mescher announced the village no longer qualifies for funding through the Ohio EPA for the wastewater treatment plant project, and urged councilors to sign a resolution to apply for funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission.
The announcement came on the heels of recently released state census data that outlined new median incomes for all communities in Ohio.