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August 11th, 2014

Readers, dancers relax

August 11, 2014

This weekend was the weekend of the pool party.

As a way to celebrate, come together and have fun the Auglaize County Public District Library held its end of the summer reading program pool party Saturday evening at the Wapakoneta WaterPark and the Dance Centre held its party Sunday at the Botkins Memorial Pool, after the original pool party date was rained out.

Kristine Spyker, ACPDL youth services coordinator said the summer reading program drew more than 1,900 kids from across the county this year.

Church celebrates 175th anniversary

August 11, 2014

The Uniopolis United Methodist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 14 with a special service commemorating the milestone.

The service will begin at 9 a.m. at the church, located seven miles east of Wapakoneta at 145 state Route 65 in Uniopolis. Following the special service will be a fellowship gathering for members of the church where food and drinks will be served.

After the fellowship there will be a performance by Soul’d Out Quartet at 1:30 p.m.

August 8th

Preston takes helm as administrator

August 8, 2014

The opportunity to work and live full time in the town she grew up in was the driving force behind newly appointed Auglaize County Administrator Erica Preston’s decision to accept the position, the 32 year old said Friday in an interview with the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Preston, who moved back to Wapakoneta in October after seven years of living in Dublin, Ohio, had been commuting from home to her job at a law firm in downtown Columbus for nearly nine months before accepting the position in early July.

Pickup, hay trailer catch fire

August 8, 2014

A truck and trailer full of hay caught fire about 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at a farm located at the 23000 block of Buckland Holden Road in Wayne Township. No injuries were reported.

“I was the second [fire] truck in, and the pick up truck and all the hay on the trailer was well involved when I got here,” Uniopolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Wenning said.

Election board releases ballot

August 8, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Elections has the list of candidates and issues for the Nov. 4 general election ballot resulting in contested races across the state.

All precincts in the state will be voting on State Executive Offices for governor, attorney general, auditor of the state, secretary of state and treasurer of state.

In the state gubernatorial race Republican and incumbent Gov. John Kasich and running mate Mary Taylor face off against Democratic candidate Edward FitzGerald and Sharen Swartz as well as Green party candidate Anita Rios and Bob Fitrakis.

Wapakoneta falls by 2 to Perrysburg

August 8, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins had three strong scores in their opening match Thursday. They just needed another one to pull out a win.

The Redskins fell by two strokes, 191-193, to the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in a non-league varsity girls golf match Thursday at Wapakoneta Country Club.

The Redskins’ first group consisting of Sierra Sammons and Emily Klopfenstein each shot 44 to tie for match medalist honors Thursday.

Haley Kinstle followed with a 45. Kasey Carrico contributed Wapakoneta’s fourth score with a 59.

Workers repair water main

August 8, 2014

City workers on Thursday completed repairs on a water main that broke on the 100 block of  South Wood Street on Wednesday, which caused flooding as far east as Middle Pike and as far south as Bellefontaine Street.

At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday a pipe shattered causing three feet of water to flood the streets. The Wapakoneta Water Treatment Department was dispatched to the scene, shutting down two valves on Middle Street and Bellefontaine Street.

Administrator gets to know community

August 8, 2014

BOTKINS — While he gets to know the faces and names of Botkins, the new village administrator says he has been greeted with a friendly community, and he is looking forward to familiarizing himself with the village.

Kids take off for space camp

August 8, 2014

In true astronaut form more than 50 kids started their morning this week with physical training at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the annual week-long space camp.

Museum Educator Emily Richard said it is important to show and teach the second through seventh graders how astronauts begin each of their days whether in space or training on  Earth.

Burglary suspect apprehended

August 8, 2014

A Lima man who has been taken into custody in Allen County is suspected of being involved in recent burglaries in Auglaize, Allen, Shelby and Logan counties.

According to a press release from the Sheriff Al Solomon, Mark Ball, 51, of Lima, was arrested by Allen County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives this week. All agencies had been working together to try and locate a suspect on a rash of house burglaries in the four counties.

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