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Lura N. Ruck, 97

October 31, 2014

Lura N. Ruck, 97, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born May 19, 1917, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Floyd and Vasta (Dudgeon) Lhamon, who preceded her in death. On March 24, 1940, she married Floyd C. Ruck, and he died Sept. 14, 1984.

October 30th

Christmas Store returns

October 30, 2014

November and December are fast approaching, hinting that time of the year. No not Thanksgiving, Black Friday or just the Christmas holiday.

It’s time for the reopening of Mercy Unlimited’s Christmas Store on Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta.

River cleanup moves to town

October 30, 2014

The clearing out of the Auglaize River got a little closer to home Wednesday as the contractor began work near the Hamilton Street bridge.

The area of the work will then move to the Harrison Street bridge and clear debris upstream towards county Route 25A.

“The original bid stated that the contractor is to remove severely leaning trees and debris,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Looking at the city’s mysterious side

October 30, 2014

Although there may not be any ghosts lurking in the dark corners of Wapakoneta, the town is home to “the greatest mystery in Auglaize County history.”

Tour guide Rachel Barber stood at the courthouse in front a group of twenty or so people. It was the last stop of Wednesday’s Historical Haunted Walking Tour and Barber was gearing up to tell the last story of the night — the story of Queen Lil.

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83

October 30, 2014

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 11:08 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 29, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor.  He was born June 13, 1931, in Logan Twp., Auglaize Co., the son of Jesse & Bertha (Burchin) Thomas, who preceded him in death.  On July 15, 1983, he married Alvina M. Hollenbacher, and she survives.

October 29th

District’s finances in good condition

October 29, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Board members honored Cridersville Elementary students for academic excellence during Tuesday night’s Wapakoneta Board of Education meeting and the district’s finances are looking good halfway through the five-year forecast plan.

Second graders Brantsyn Clausing and Abigail Makuh were recognized along with third graders Madison Baily, Ruby Miller and fourth grader Austin West.

A job fair in reverse

October 29, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services hosted a Reverse Job Fair on Tuesday at Otterbein in Cridersville.

A Reverse Job Fair puts the potential employee in the driver seat with their own booth where they can sell their skills to employers. The employers then move from booth to booth speaking with each job seeker.

Halloween comes to Armstrong Museum

October 29, 2014

Costume-clad children made their way around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Tuesday night, excitedly participating in the 4th annual Boo on the Moon.

The event was set up as a series of different Halloween-themed activities, each one placed at a different point throughout the museum.

Violet Rosetta (Beatty) Garber, 75

October 29, 2014

Violet Rosetta (Beatty) Garber, 75, of Brookville, Ohio, born May 5, 1939, was called to her maker on Oct. 25, 2014, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl W. Beatty and Eleanor B. (Gebhart) Beatty, and her brother, Ira C. Beatty.

October 28th

Councilors battle with money woes

October 28, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Finances were the topic of debate in a lengthy and packed Waynesfield Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting lasted two hours as council members try to find ways to save money and still have enough to pay bills, but it’s becoming trickier every day.

During the finance portion of the meeting, three of five council members, with one council member absent, voted no in transferring money to cover solicitor fees.

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