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June 19th, 2014

WaterPark sees record day for June

June 19, 2014

The Wapakoneta WaterPark set a new one-day attendance record for the month of June Tuesday.

A total of 1,546 people attended the water park that day, breaking the previous record of 1,329 for a single day in June.

“For the month of June, that’s a pretty good number,” Wapakoneta WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett said. “We normally don’t have those kind of days in June.”

June 18th

Health board renews contracts

June 18, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Health voted in favor of renewing a number of contracts at its June meeting Tuesday morning.

Included among the renewals were Dr. Torres’ one-year contract with the Auglaize County Health Department as the Medical Director.

Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons put forth a recommendation to increase his monthly pay to $750 putting him at an annual total of $9,000.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

 

Fourth Wall set to celebrate first year

June 18, 2014

Nearly one year ago, Wapakoneta resident David Mollé was starting to become unhappy at his job at Walmart. A lifelong fan of comic books, he decided it was time to quit the job he had worked at for almost eight years to fulfill his dream of owning his own comic book store.

“After awhile I got tired of working for other people, and I said to myself, ‘you don’t know until you try it,’ so I went ahead and did it,” he said. “Everything seemed to fall into place and it wound up working out.”

Turkeyfoot events benefit hospice

June 18, 2014

INDIAN LAKE — The annual parade and auction hosted by the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew, an organization which has raised more than $400,000 since its inception for area hospice facilities, is kicking off Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at Indian Lake.

The event generates funds for four hospice facilities, including Community Health Professionals Tri-County Hospice in Wapakoneta.

June 17th

Easement ordinance for sewer draws fire

June 17, 2014

The South Interceptor Sewer Project took center stage at Monday’s meeting of city council, this time over a resolution to appropriate easements.

“This ordinance moves the project forward,” City Law Director Dennis Faller said.

According to Faller, there are eight properties that have not signed agreements with the city concerning the project.

“This tells the mayor, ‘You have to do it (notify residents),’” Faller said, adding that, “This is the first statutory step along the way.”

Update: Rural crash kills Wapak man

June 17, 2014

LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A Wapakoneta man was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash involving a golf cart and a Jeep at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Conant and Monroe Roads in Logan Township, northwest of Buckland.

“We found that a golf cart had failed to yield from a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle,” said Sergeant Kristina Bennett with the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

District, teachers ink deal

June 17, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved a three-year teaching contract by a vote of 4-0 with one abstention at a special board meeting Monday night.

The contract, which will remain effective through June 2017, is a new collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated by representatives from the district’s teacher’s union, the Wapakoneta Education Association, (WEA) and the board of education.

The board and the WEA released the following joint statement at Monday’s meeting:

New computer business hopes to keep repair costs down

June 17, 2014

The costs that come with repairing a computer, tablet, phone and other devices can sometimes be overly high and intimidating.

Information Technology Services Manager of the Auglaize County District Public Library, Fred Miller believes high prices for technological repairs hinder the customers’ needs more than helping fix the problem. That is why Miller opened is own business.

June 16th

Man dead in golf cart crash

June 16, 2014

A man was found dead on the scene after an accident involving a golf cart and a Jeep at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Conant and Monroe Roads in northwest Buckland.

"We found that a golf cart had failed to yield from a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle," Sergeant Kristina Bennett, with the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said.

Bennett said the driver of the golf cart was traveling eastbound and the driver of the black 4-door Jeep was traveling southbound.

Young eagles get chance to soar

June 16, 2014

NEW KNOXVILLE — Youth between the ages of 8 and 17 were treated to free airplane rides Saturday at Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville.

The rides were offered by members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 922.

The purpose of the annual event, called Young Eagles Day, is to get youth interested in flying.

Although parents were required to attend, the focus was on the young riders.

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