January 8th, 2015
Auglaize County Commissioners on Tuesday passed the annual appropriation resolution for fiscal year 2015, approving a 3 percent increase from last year in total general and special funds.
A total of $55,016,186 represents the entire budget for all county departments, which includes $38,731,887 in special funds and $16,284,298 in the general fund.
The end of the holiday season brings a drop in donations for many food pantries.
The game Tuesday was a tale of two halves.
The Wapakoneta Redskins led 20-10 at halftime, but a second half rally by the undefeated Liberty-Benton Eagles forced overtime.
The visiting Eagles took complete control in the extra session, holding Wapakoneta scoreless in overtime to land a 44-34 win in varsity girls basketball action Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The Eagles trailed 20-10 at halftime but outscored Wapakoneta by 20 points to earn the non-league win, giving the Redskins their second straight loss to an unbeaten opponent.
The Wapakoneta City Council’s Streets and Alleys Committee reported Monday evening that it recently discussed a number of possible future projects and the status of current projects.
Pending final cost estimates and completion of the city’s annual budget, the committee is considering curbing on Gibbs Street, grinding and overlay for Cherry Street and Rauthland Avenue, and grind and overlay on West Pearl Street with some curb repair.
It seems winter weather has finally made its way to Wapakoneta, and with it comes risks and complications for the elderly.
Problems they face include hypothermia and frostbite, Debbie McElroy, administrator of the Gardens at Wapakoneta said.
A new e-cigarette shop will soon open in Wapakoneta, specializing in selling not just the products themselves, but also creating a lounge area where vaping enthusiasts can socialize.
CAS Vapors will tentatively open on Jan. 19, and will be located in the building that previously belonged to The Fourth Wall comic book shop on 28 W. Auglaize St.
A hearing on several motions filed by the attorney of a Celina man charged in the 1981 death of a St. Marys man has been delayed for several weeks.
This past fall a local Wapakoneta family was honored in two separate ways for its contributions to the sport of football — in the state of Michigan.
The sport that they have given so much to gave back last year.
Ryan Zerkel, a 1994 Wapakoneta High School graduate, played football at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., and now teaches and coaches in the state.
Zerkel finished his third year coaching the St. Clair High School Saints last fall.
By the time you’re reading this, a couple inches of snow are on the ground, area schools were delayed and you’ve probably been out or know someone who has been out shoveling snow.
Rest assured though, the city of Wapakoneta and area businesses are prepared for the weather, and so can you.
A zoning request brought three residents before council Monday evening to express their displeasure.
According to Mayor Rodney Metz, Chuck Kentner has requested that a property he owns along the railroad spur east of Willipie Street be rezoned from commercial to manufacturing.