Relief from the heat is set to begin

Deb Zwez

It seems — at least locally — people are heeding the warnings they’re hearing on news and social media and are playing it smart when it comes to dealing with the hot and humid weather conditions seen not only in the Auglaize County area but throughout the state and part of the nation.

Weather is not to blame for the slight increase in squad runs, noted Wapakoneta Fire Chief Tony Stinebaugh.

“Usually we get called out for medical issues that are made worse or exaggerated because of the heat; the heat’s not the real problem,” Stinebaugh said. “I think people are getting pretty educated from TV and Facebook to be smart about it.”

The national news media has had reports recently of animals and children left in vehicles where the high temperatures caused injury and/or death. Wapakoneta Chief of Police Cal Schneider said...

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