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June 10th, 2014
An assault of a woman was reported at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Normandy Ridge Apartments.
Ryan Plaugher, of Normandy Ridge, contacted the Wapakoneta Police Department to report an assault of his fiancé.
According to the report, Kayla Milton, 20, of the residence, told police she was approached by unknown male subject while in the laundry room in building G of the apartment complex.
CRIDERSVILLE — Mayor Lorali Myers shared her concerns about solicitors with council and present community members Monday evening at the June council meeting.
Myers shared that time to time Cridersville seems to have visitors in the community going door-to-door to solicit for something.
Auglaize County Commissioners have begun accepting applications for a new county administrator and hope to hire someone within the next four to six weeks, Commissioner John Bergman said Monday.
The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.
As residents wandered neighbors and rummaged through sale items, Wapakoneta’s first city-wide garage sale took place in full force Saturday.
Cars lined the streets as driveways and garages were filled with gently used, clothes, kitchenware, furniture and much more for people to search for their own version of buried treasure.
Shirley Propst’s house on Glynwood Drive was just one locale for residents to walk through and search for what they were looking for.
Wapakoneta Elementary School has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Education that will help cover the cost of tuition for 14 preschool students whose parents are experiencing financial hardship.
WES Assistant Principal Carrie Knoch said the goal is to allow parents to send their child to preschool even if they are unable to afford it.
“This isn’t intended to provide spaces for students whose parents are already planning to afford preschool,” Knoch said. “This is for kids whose parents cannot afford preschool.”
The annual Battle of Botkins Dodgeball Tournament at the Botkins Carousel Saturday afternoon had one of the biggest turn outs since its start seven years ago.
“In general the tournament went really well. The weather was perfect for it. The support from the community was great,” Botkins Athletic Boosters member Max Smith said.
Thirty-eight teams participated this year, which was only outnumbered by the 40 teams who participated last year.
In a month dedicated to public assistance fraud awareness in Ohio, May saw two local women convicted of illegal use of food stamps and sentenced to five years of community control.
St. Marys resident Karrie L. Jenkins-Carey, 36, was convicted of two felonies of the fourth degree, including one count of attempted illegal use of nutritional supplements, or food stamps, and a second count of theft by deception.
Entertainment, food, family, friends, rides and games will help make the 42nd annual Buckland Fireman’s Festival the place to be next Saturday.
With the tagline ‘come and join the fun,’ rain or shine the festival is set to take place on Saturday, June 14, starting with a 5k race at 9 a.m. and ending with the grand prize, reverse raffle drawing at 11 p.m.
A day filled with activities, events and fun is targeted at raising money for the volunteer firefighters of Buckland will fill the streets of downtown.
The Wapakoneta Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving a job search looking for people to “work from home” receiving illegal goods and shipping packages overseas.
Detective Patrick Green said one local incident has been reported where someone was approached via email and coerced into shipping an illegal item to Russia.
Sixty young children filled the pool at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA for this year’s installment of the SPLASH program.
With the help of the Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club, the Y is able to offer this week of free swim lessons to 60 participants, which Sarah Finkelmeier, senior program director, believes to be important.