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A blood drive held in memory of Jason Strauser was timely, considering the blood shortage being experienced nationwide. Read more in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Organizers have planned the second annual fundraiser for the Heartbeat Scholarship that honors the memory of Ben Stoll. Check out Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News for more information -- and to learn how you can participate.

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The attorney representing suspended Wapakoneta mayor Tom Steinbaugh filed a motion to exclude expert testimony from the executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Read more in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

The Wapakoneta Middle School spelling bee was held Wednesday; top spellers are Logan Bower, Cole Bruggerman and Seth Augsberger.

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Armstrong Air and Space Museum officials attended the Airport Authority Board meeting to share an update on their plans to create a display space for the Learjet once flown by Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Read more in Thursday's WDN.

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Wapakoneta Police and EMS responded this afternoon to a call of a gunshot wound in the 300 block of Defiance Street. Wapakoneta Records Clerk Nikki Sawmiller confirmed that the individual wounded is deceased and the coroner has been contacted. Police are still investigating and foul play is …

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Shortly after 9 a.m. Wapakoneta Firefighters responded to a garage fire at 908 Race Street. The temperature hovering at 10 degrees meant they were working in freezing conditions. For the full story, read Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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An Elida man opened a new gun store downtown; Jake Mikesell has experience owning and operating armories and has brought that experience to Wapakoneta. Read more in Tuesday's WDN.

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crews from Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Uniopolis, St. Johns and Buckland have been called in to fight a fire at 15406 Hengstler Road, and have closed access to County Road 25A in that area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area until the scene is cleared.

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Again this year, Freedom's Colors helps remember area veterans who were Killed in Action. Read more about this event in Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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The Auglaize County Junior Fair may be 8 months away but steer exhibitors are on it, and were at the fairgrounds Saturday morning to register and weight their steer in preparation for that event. See Monday's WDN for more.

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Advisory: Wind Advisory in effect from 4am-7pm Saturday, 12-11.Expect gusts around 20-30mph. Secure outdoor objects and be extra cautious driving!

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Bob Askins is retiring after five-plus years at the helm of the Wapakoneta Community Foundation; as of Jan. 1, Greg Myers will take over those duties. Read more in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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A local man's imagination and talent are on display under his staircase, which he transformed into a hobbit hole entrance for his grandson. Read more in Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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See Tuesday's WDN to read more about the honor the owners of Lee's Famous Recipe were given during a company-wide awards ceremony.

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While crews remove a semi trailer and it's contents after a rollover incident, Exit 110 from I-75 is closed to traffic. No injuries were reported, but exit signage was damaged during the crash. More details will be available in Saturdays edition of the WDN.

Head to the WDN Facebook page to see some of our favorite mutts, posted by our Facebook friends. And feel free to add your favorite mixed breed friend to the list!

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Wapakoneta City School officials toured both elementary school buildings this week to learn more about how educators are addressing reading scores in the district. Read more in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

WDN reporters talk with local health care and service providers after Dr. Anthony Fauci warns COVID may be something we learn to live with. Pick up a Tuesday Wapakoneta Daily News to read more.

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With Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday in front of us, how are local retailers coping with supply chain issues and an increased focus on shopping local? Read about reactions from local store owners and managers in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

The Auglaize County Fairgrounds will be ablaze with holiday lights this season and they are partnering with three other area fairgrounds to offer a 4-site season pass. Read more in Wednesday's WDN.

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Apollo Career Center Superintendent Keith Horner outlined an update o n what's happening at the center for Wapakoneta Rotarians Monday. Read more in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

Jacob Larger (R-New Bremen) formally announced his intention to run in the Republican primary to represent the new 84th House District in the Ohio General Assembly. Read more about him in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Honored for his commitment to serving the Wapakoneta community, Phil Valentine was named the 2021 Citizen of the Year during the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Thursday. Pick up Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News to read more about Valentine and all the other winners from the aw…

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Auglaize County commissioners met with rural broadband providers to determine options for spending some of the recovery funds the county was allocated. Read more in Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Local elected representatives, including Speaker of the Ohio House Bob Cupp, were in Lima Monday to outline their legislative agenda. Read more in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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ST MARYS — Midwest Electric recently donated $15,880 to 18 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative's Community Connection Fund.

Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton, was in St. Marys Sunday, meeting with county Democrats and talking about why she wants to be Ohio's next governor. Read more in Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

Gracie Casebolt of Wapakoneta signed her letter of intent to attend Texas A&M University to participate in equestrian sports. Read more in Friday's WDN Sports Section.

Botkins High School students will present Beauty and the Beast Nov. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

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Wapakoneta Middle School students held their annual Veteran's Day program Thursday, inviting local vets to participate in a program that included a speaker and musical entertainment. See Friday's WDN for more.

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Jon Husted, Ohio's second in command, was the featured speaker at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council's annual meeting Tuesday. While he was there, he recognized Miller's Textile Services, represented here by company president Bob Hager, with a proclamation.

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Many Auglaize County voters saw uncontested races on their ballots, but residents of Waynesfield did vote in four new council members. Read more about election results in Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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The Ohio State Coroner Association recently awarded Auglaize County Death Investigator Steve Steinecker their top award, the “Samuel Gerber Award,” for faithful and dedicated service to the association. See Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News for more.

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Ohio's Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted, will be the featured speaker during the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council's annual meeting on Nov. 3

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Trick or Treaters can beg for candy in Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Waynesfield, St. Marys, Buckland, Minster and New Knoxville Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Sutton and Ryder Leis pose with their father Andrew for part of the costume contest at the Cridersville Community Fall Festival. Look for more coverage in Wednesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

The Wapakoneta High School football team earned a share of the WBL title Friday with a win over Defiance. Here are more scenes from that game.

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It was a chilly night for a parade but that didn't stop costume contest participants, 100 parade entries and thousands of parade-goers from enjoying the hour-long parade down Auglaize Street.

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WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation suffered when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.In 1989 Powell became th…

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Multiple Fire Departments are responding to the 3600 block of East Shelby Road in Minster. Initial reports of a vehicle fire developed into an active structure fire late Sunday. Officials confirmed that cattle were also being rounded up at the scene.

COVID-19 is the main topic for the Auglaize County Health Department board meeting. See Wednesday's WDN for more on what's happening locally with the coronavirus.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announces grant funding to help art organizations. See Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News for the story.

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Area chili and soup enthusiasts can support a local cause as Salty Heifer Fans is raising funds for the Wayne Township Fire Department through a chili/soup cook off Saturday Oct. 9. Owner Missy Hefner approached Fire Chief Albert Presnell about the fundraising idea.

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Wapakoneta Rotarians are preparing for the 60th annual Pancake Dinner, which is set for Thursday. Read more about the event and who benefits from the proceeds in Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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This years Auglaize County Democrat of the year is board of elections member Rodney Metz. Metz had also served as mayor and a member of Wapakoneta City Council. Details from the 2021 Auglaize County Fall Democrat Dinner will be in Saturdays edition of the WDN.

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Families gathered Monday to read under the lights at Harmon Field, the home of the Wapakoneta High School football team. Read more about the event in Wednesday's WDN.

Friends and family are organizing a fund raiser to help defray the funeral costs for 'Tiny' Kanoor -- see Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News to read how you can help.

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