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January 20th, 2015

Wapakoneta native was drawn to Africa

January 20, 2015

At the age of 16, Wapakoneta native Melissa Odira knew what she wanted to do with her life.

While on a trip to Africa with her church, Harvest Baptist, she fell in love with the continent.

January 19th

Baby faces heart issues

January 19, 2015

Ellie needs your help, and there are opportunities to help her.

Ellie is the four-month-old daughter of Brandon and Jackie Ward. She is struggling with heart issues that will require several surgeries and possibly a heart transplant.

These surgeries will keep her under hospitalization for the next few months at a minimum and with medical cost through the roof for the Ward family, the family is hosting a benefit to help with Ellie’s mounting expenses. 

Nursery to offer program on miniature gardens

January 19, 2015

BOTKINS — Spend some time perfecting your green thumb and learning about miniature gardens at Kah Nursery and Garden Center’s Miniature Garden Seminar.

January 16th

Redskins rally past Bath for league win

January 17, 2015

BATH TWP. — Three buckets by Adam Henderson, and a pair of free throws each by Jarrett Koch and Kodi Morgan late in the fourth quarter helped the Wapakoneta Redskins emerge victorious Friday against the Bath Wildcats.

Wapakoneta overcame an eight-point halftime deficit and 23 points by Bath’s Andrew Renner to notch a 50-46 win Friday in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest at Bath High School.

The Redskins’ win was their second league victory this season, matching their WBL win total from last season.

Unused items up for auction

January 16, 2015

If you’re looking to purchase a used car, you would likely search local car dealerships first to find the best deal. Your best option, however, may be found in a place you would not expect.

The county commissioners are running an online auction on the county’s website,, where local residents can find three vehicles up for sale, as well as flashlights, AC adapters and lens filters. 

Wellness Center gets a makeover

January 16, 2015

The Wapakoneta YMCA looks to have its relocation and remodeling of the Wellness Center’s free weight area wrapped up this weekend.

The work began about two or three weeks ago and was brought on by the suggestions of facility members, CEO Josh Little said.

Carver faces 14 years

January 16, 2015

A Wapakoneta man, originally charged on 15 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and voyeurism, is now set for his sentencing hearing after the completion of his pre-sentence investigation. 

Bernard Carver, 65, currently being held at the Auglaize County Jail, will attend his sentencing hearing on Friday, Feb. 20 in the Common Pleas Courtroom in front of Judge Frederick Pepple.

W-G re-elects officers

January 16, 2015

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education re-elected Dave Pepple and Jeff Schultz as president and vice president during an organizational meeting this week. 

W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said he and the other board members are excited to have the two men back to serve another term. 

Ammo plans shot down

January 16, 2015

BUCKLAND — The village council voted at its regular meeting Thursday night to not go ahead with a lease on the former school for development of an ammunitions facility.

The village had been in discussions with Brian Sutton of American Ammunition to rent the building so Sutton could expand production. Sutton said in an earlier interview that he planned to add several workers to his business and eventually expand to operating in two shifts.

Board welcomes voting machines

January 16, 2015

Last week, the Auglaize County Commissioners approved the final budgets for various county departments including the purchase of 20 new voting machines for the Auglaize County Board of Elections.

That number, along with another 20 voting machines next year, in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, has board members and their director breathing a sigh of relief. 

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