March 7th, 2013
Four new troopers are joining the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).
The troopers are to take the places of other new troopers who joined the post late last year, as they have gotten assignments closer to their homes, Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.
The local post is expecting to gain a fifth new trooper from the next graduating class in April, to replace another trooper leaving in September. The four other troopers are scheduled to leave at the end of May.
The WDN is pretty proud to report we received two nominations in the Ohio Associated Press Newspaper Awards program: one for best sports columnist, Thomas Bradley; and for our special "Wink at the Moon" section published following the death of Neil Armstrong. Winners will be announced later this year.
A snow storm that dumped more than 7 inches of snow on the region snarled morning traffic, closed area schools and forced residents throughout Auglaize County to dig out of what could be the season’s last storm.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said he measured between 7 and 8 inches of snow throughout Auglaize County. Drifts can top 3 feet.
Auglaize County economic development directors, working in collaboration with Mercer County economic development officials, are looking for ways to expand their services.
Hometown Opportunity, which started as a website, HometownOpportunity.com, in the fall, seeks to pair job hunters — no matter where they may be — with county and area employers.
Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe and Fanning-Howey and Associates adviser Craig Mescher met with the Auglaize County commissioners Tuesday to discuss the possibility of funding neighborhood revitalization programs in Waynesfield with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that the county will receive later this year.
Wapakoneta City Schools closed today, March 6, due to inclement weather.
Other schools closed due to inclement weather includes Botkins Local Schools, St. Marys City Schools, and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools.
With basketball season over, Wapakoneta High School athletes shift toward the spring sport season. While the weather is not complying with the sports schedule, the teams are getting a jump start on the season.
Hidden in the gyms after school every day is the girls softball team. A consistent thump of a softball hitting a glove and the ping of a line drive in the batting cages reverberates through the halls of Wapakoneta High School.
Ruth M. Zwiebel, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Shelby County, the daughter of Hulda (Manzelman) and Dillon Hollenbacher, who preceded her in death. On May 9, 1954, she married Paul E. Zwiebel, and he survives.
A northwest Ohio man died this morning after the vehicle he was driving slid across the median and into the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 south of Botkins and collided with a semitrailer.
Bret Woods, 46, of Toledo, died from injuries suffered from the collision at 3:15 a.m. today, according to a trooper’s report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). His wife, Bernadette Woods, was transported by Anna EMS to Lima Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A winter storm is barreling down on the region, bringing the chance for close to a foot of snow to Auglaize County.
National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a winter storm warning for the county, effective through Wednesday morning.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said nailing down a definitive snowfall prediction is difficult because
there are two fronts coming together, with Auglaize County in the middle.