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June 13th, 2014

Cridersville turns back the clock

June 13, 2014

Summertime in Cridersville means it is time to put the Bowsher Log Cabin to use and remind community members how days of old used to be.

The Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days events during each month of the summer season give residents the opportunity to gain historical perspective, have a family-friendly event to attend and lend a helping hand to those in need.

Through sponsorships from the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and the Cridersville Healthcare Center residents are treated to a variety of experiences.

June 12th

Uniopolis Homicide

June 12, 2014

The Auglaize County Coroner’s Office released more information Thursday on the death of Charles Hicks of Uniopolis, whose body was found at his residence, 2 South Main St., on Monday.

A news release from Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag states that the manner of death was a homicide due to crushing injuries to the anterior neck due to beating by assailant(s).

The release further states that death occurred within minutes of the injuries, sometime between 8 p.m. June 7 and midnight June 8, 2014.

Football scholarship program created; donations sought

June 12, 2014

From staff reports

A scholarship program has been created for future football players at Wapakoneta High School under first-year head coach Travis Moyer.

In a letter to potential donors, Moyer says, “Wapakoneta has identified a community service project that is meaningful to its school and community.”

The letter states “this scholarship is to commend players for their 4 years of participation in the Wapakoneta Varsity Football program and promote higher level of education beyond high school.”

Program mixes fun with safety

June 12, 2014

Memories of fun and safety awareness are what children brought home Wednesday after the annual two-day Safety Camp hosted by the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, fire department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

“The biggest goal is to get them to go home, try to be aware, and if they run into something, say, ‘I’ve seen this, I know what to do,’” Firefighter Doug Kill said.

Former Wapak super coming ‘full circle’

June 12, 2014

Findlay City Schools Superintendent and Wapakoneta native Dean Wittwer said he is coming “full circle” as he prepares to leave his current position for a job in Lima — the same city where he began his career as an educator.

Wittwer, who served as Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent for 12 years before leaving for Findlay, began his career as an art teacher at Lima Shawnee High School in 1976.

On Aug. 1, Wittwer will take over as superintendent of the Allen County Educational Service Center in Lima, under a two-year contract.

ScienceWOW gets wet and wild

June 12, 2014

During this summer’s second installment of ScienceWOW Wednesday, Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker taught a handful of children the meaning of the word density by conducting several experiments.

By using water, vegetable oil and food coloring, Spyker showed that even though oil is the heavier substance, it rises when poured into water because water has a greater density causing it to sink.

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

June 11th

Auglaize Street trees get another look

June 11, 2014

Urban forester Alan Siewart provided his opinions of the conditions of trees along West Auglaize Street on Tuesday during a walk through of the site.

Siewart was brought in at the recommendation of urban forester Stephanie Miller, who has been working with the city on their tree program. Both Siewart and Miller work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.

Airport projects on track

June 11, 2014

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Auglaize County Airport Authority discussed plans for two major projects during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at the terminal building of the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Airport Manager Sean Stroh said airport officials are still in the planning stages for a crack-seal runway project set to begin in September 2014, and an airport terminal and storage facility expansion project that will be constructed beginning in 2016, with completion in 2017.

Village mulls brick options

June 11, 2014

BOTKINS — A representative from the Botkins Beautification Club addressed council at a regular meeting to discuss leaving the possibility open for more engraved bricks to be added to the Botkins Veterans Park in future years.

Council members discussed whether laying down sand, as opposed to asphalt, would be a better option in the park walkway, if they are wanting to replace blank bricks with engraved in the future.

Woodruff said once locals saw the work begin, the club started getting more orders for engraved bricks.

Deputies continue to probe death

June 11, 2014

 

Law enforcement officials are now investigating the death of an Auglaize County man as a homicide. The man was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

Charles E. Hicks, 54, of Uniopolis, was found dead inside his home after deputies were dispatched to 2 S. Main St., Uniopolis, at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a welfare check. Hicks reportedly was not recently seen by coworkers and friends.

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