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September 5th, 2014

Incubator seeks next tenant

September 5, 2014

An open storefront located at 28 E. Auglaize St. is in search of its next resident.

The Wapakoneta Community Development Center, or WCDC, is looking to fill its low-cost storefront business incubator again.

Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, Josh Hines, said the incubator is designed to help a startup company or home-based business when vulnerability is at its highest.

Archeology students dig into local history

September 5, 2014

BOTKINS — Archeology may generate ideas of ancient dinosaur bones and giant digs, but Botkins 10-12 grade Archeological History students are discovering that their hometown’s background can be uncovered in a few local artifacts.

History teacher Bryan Trego said the idea for an archeology class came from a desire to offer a unique look at local history, whether that means identifying Native American history or working with the Botkins Historical Society.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

September 4th

Richard Ricky King, 60

September 4, 2014

Richard Ricky King, 60, born Jan. 22, 1954, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard King and Rose-Mary Moore King, and a sister, Debra Perkins.

Agency probes fish kill, cloud

September 4, 2014

Auglaize County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson addressed two main concerns during the bi-monthly Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, held Wednesday morning at the Auglaize County Council on Aging in St. Marys.

Anderson began by addressing two spills, one of which he responded to Tuesday in Pusheta Creek.

“I just had one yesterday (Tuesday),” Anderson said. “It was a manure spill, a manure release that killed some fish.”

Beloved artist exhibited at library

September 4, 2014

Those who knew Father Lawrence Tebbe should recognize the handiwork which has been photographed and displayed at the Auglaize County Public District Library, and those who never knew him may want to take a closer look into the artist who dedicated his life to preserving St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg.

The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting the mini-exhibit “A Retrospective on the Life and Work of Father Lawrence Tebbe” at the library in Wapakoneta during  September.

Agency set for Harvestfest

September 4, 2014

September is National Senior Center Month, and the Auglaize County Council on Aging has found a fun, festive way to celebrate. It will host the third annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds east gate entrance. Entry is $1 or a canned good that will be donated to a local food pantry. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free.

New this year will be a car show, which will run all day. Door prizes will be given to the first 30 entrants, and the cost to enter is $5.

September 3rd

Library staff takes the challenge

September 3, 2014

To help get the month of September started off with a some excitement, a group of staff members of the Auglaize County Public District Library accepted a challenge from the Stallo Minster Library.

The challenge accepted was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and staff members Ronda Dear, Lori Scheer, Rhonda Toland and Bev Miller participated when seven children dumped cups of ice water on their heads.

Bowlers gather to help Special Olympics

September 3, 2014

Professional bowlers and local Special Olympians will gather together at Astro Lanes this weekend to compete in the fourth annual Moon City Classic, a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event that will raise money for the Auglaize County Special Olympics. 

Boating incident leaves one dead

September 3, 2014

Officials are still investigating the events which led to a man’s death following a boating accident around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Indian Lake. 

The victim has been identified as Joshua Keith, 24, of Bellefontaine. 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) watercraft officers received a call of nine people aboard a sinking boat on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp. 

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