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Board honors retirees

August 27, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored three retiring staff members at its regular board meeting Tuesday night.

Bus driver Lori Huebner and cafeteria workers Sue Latham and Barb Naylor were recognized by the board for their years of service to the district.

Huebner, who had worked as a bus driver in the district for 19 years, was thanked by WCS Superintendent Keith Horner for getting students home safely for all those years.

Crews tackle log jams on river

August 27, 2014

The Auglaize River Enhancement Project has been underway for some time now, and yesterday crews took to a jam in the river just north of Wapakoneta in Buckland.

According to Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart, the project began about a year ago and 23 miles of the 57 miles of river channel have been cleared so far.

“They began at the Allen Putnam County Line on the river and they’ve moved up stream toward this location,” Reinhart said. “Everything from here to Putnam County has been cleaned.”

Rider injured in ATV incident

August 27, 2014

An injured person was reported to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office after flipping an ATV in a yard at 8:03 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at a residence near the 20,000 block of Miller Road, Wapakoneta.

Scott Retterer, 36, of Wapakoneta, suffered a severe laceration in the accident.

Although Retterer refused medical treatment, the squad transported him to Lima Memorial Hospital due to the severity of the wound. He was driving a Can-am. No further information was available.

Waynesfield meeting canceled

August 26, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The regularly scheduled Waynesfield Village Council meeting was canceled Monday night after four board members were unable to attend due to reported  health issues.

Councilors Bill Motter, Sharon Ewing, Dick Hardin and Glen Valenti called Mayor Mike Ridenour within a half hour of the meeting informing him they would be absent.

“Some had health issues, some had wives with health issues, but that’s all we know at this point,” Ridenour said.

The meeting has not yet been rescheduled.

Car show to help jail ministry

August 26, 2014

Car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in a local mission the community has supported for 11 years in the upcoming car show at Harvest Baptist Church, 1301 Navajo Trail, Wapakoneta, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.

All cars, trucks and motorcycles are encouraged to enter the drive-by car show, with a requested donation to benefit Mercy Unlimited’s ministry at the Auglaize County Jail.

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