An Auglaize County grand jury has indicted Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh on public corruption charges related to business dealings that he conducted while in his elected position, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.
A second vehicle rollover occurred on Buckland Holden Road Wednesday, this time at the Townline Lima intersection in the Cridersville area. Shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection A white truck driven by Michael Campbell, 47, of Lima was southbound and the red honda driven by Zachary Mull, …
At 2:15 p.m. Wednesday a two vehicle accident at Buckland Holden and Wrestle Creek Road in Union Township, caused a vehicle to flip and one person to become entrapped. More details will be in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
Organizers of Servants Day are seeking volunteers for the annual day of service. See Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News for more information about how you can be a part of the project.
The anniversary of the moon landing and Astronaut Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon were celebrated with canceling of commemorative covers that reflected the theme of this year's Summer Moon Festival. Read more in Wednesday's WDN.
A traditional part of the Summer Moon Festival, the bed races were held Thursday before rain dampened the festival grounds. See Saturday's paper for more on the races.
The Summer Moon Festival is in full swing, with the Moon Market opening at 4 p.m. Friday, with food booths, entertainment, family activities and more. There's also a full slate of events at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum through Sunday.
With solar energy in the news, Ohio Rep. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) spoke to those in attendance at the Auglaize County Township Trustees ice cream social Wednesday, sharing a legislative update. See Friday's WDN for all the details.
A new Miss Summer Moon Festival was crowned Wednesday night during the event that traditionally kicks of the chamber of commerce's Summer Moon Festival. Read more about the event in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
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Landa Tomlinson and Laura Clementz were named the 2021 Vocational Service Award winners during Monday's Wapakoneta Rotary Club meeting. The sisters are the owners and operators of Casa Chic in downtown Wapakoneta.
Bright and early Saturday morning Auglaize Fish and Game Club Secretary Kevin Kentner organized a clean-up effort at the club on Wapak-Fisher Road. Read more about the club and their efforts in Monday's WDN.
With COVID protocols and a lottery system in place, the Auglaize County Council on Aging is reopening to the county's senior citizens. See Friday's WDN for details.
At 4:30 p.m. Monday, law enforcement scanner traffic indicates a major accident on Interstate 75 South, near exit 104. Multiple vehicles, including tractor trailers involved. Please avoid the area.
Race Director Amy Kentner has planned a one-and-done 5K for the fourth of July, filling in for the traditional Firecracker 5K that was cancelled early this year in light of the pandemic. Race proceeds will benefit the Temple of Tolerance; read more in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office has released information about a recent drowning incident. On June 18, at approx. 12:06 pm, Wayne Twp. EMS was dispatched to a residence in eastern Wayne Twp., Auglaize County. The call was for a child that was located floating in a pond, and was now unr…
Police, deputies and highway patrol troopers were conducting a manhunt Sunday afternoon near the 15800 block of U.S. Route 33 after a vehicle pursuit ended near U.S. Route 33 and Wapak-Fisher Road. A suspect fled on foot according to highway patrol dispatchers. The story is still developing.
Benjamin Weidenhoeft, the driver of a stolen van that led law enforcement on a multi-county high speed chase that traveled through Wapakoneta, was sentenced in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Monday -- see Tuesday's WDN for details.
The Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville is prepping for a day long celebration Saturday, dedicating the new terminal building and hosting a pancake breakfast, airplane rides, entertainment and an evening 5K on the runway.
Meet Lauren Makuh, whose successful surgery prompted her family to fund raise to help others in need of transplants. Pick up Thursday's WDN for more on the story.
Participants in WOBA -- the Western Ohio Bicycle Adventure -- will be arriving in Wapakoneta Sunday, June 20 and staying until Tuesday, June 22. There will be an opening ceremony featuring the band Exploit, expanded downtown shopping hours and more. Residents are invited to welcome the visit…
Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday. Adam Stiles, 35, the recently-elected Waynesfield American Legion Commander died in the crash.
First on the Moon, Inc., and the Auglaize County Historical Society will co-host "My Work on the Space Shuttle Program: A Short Summary" with Wapakoneta native Ken Elchert as a Facebook Live event on Monday, June 7, from 7 to 8 pm. The program is free and open to the public and is accessibl…
Garage sales and sidewalk sale will be found throughout the community this weekend -- be sure to pick up a Wapakoneta Daily News for a listing of the garage sales throughout the community!
With the weather forecast causing doubt on Friday's outdoor graduation, Wapakonenta High School students nevertheless practiced at the football field Thursday in anticipation of the ceremony -- whenever it will be held.
A crop duster crashed partially in Beaver Creek Thursday morning near Casella-Montezuma and Guadalupe Roads in Mercer County. Fungicide, insecticide, and aviation fuel were spilled into the creek as a result of the crash and the pilot Mark J. Gaerte, 43, of Defiance has serious injuries. Rea…
The Wapakoneta Board of Education members heard from community members who want them to reinstate Klayton Hilleary as the high school band director. Read more in Thursday's WDN,
Wapakoneta Family YMCA officials have set June 7 as the opening day for the new space-themed splash pad -- we saw a test of the features Wednesday as the water was turned on to help adjust settings.
AgriFlite Pilot Matt Thompson prepares off for another round of spraying fungicide on local fields. Read more about aerial spraying in Wednesdays edition.
The last of the front facade was removed from the building at 122 W. Auglaize St. Monday as the rehabilitation project continues. Read about the challenges faced in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.
An Auglaize County Historical Society tour of Greenlawn Cemetery highlighted some of the prominent individuals and families who are part of Wapakoneta's history. Read more in Tuesday's WDN.
The annual start-of-summer event returned to the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta over the weekend, with truck, music, food and fun. See Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News for more.
Wapakoneta City School District officials gave a tour of the district's preschool classrooms, and gave an overview of the challenges faced with this youngest group of students. Read more in Wednesday's WDN.
Pilgrims participating in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's bicentennial celebration 33-day journey arrived in Wapakoneta Tuesday. Twenty pilgrims walked from Botkins to Wapakoneta, bringing with them a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
It was a prom unlike any other, but it may have kicked off a new tradition. Check out Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News for photos and a story from this year's high school prom.
Residents came out to Back the Blue Saturday, the culmination of a week-long observation of events planned to support law enforcement throughout Auglaize County. See Monday's WDN for more on the 5K and demonstrations held at Heritage Park.
Dena Wireman shared some information about her new business, Krave Creamery, coming to downtown Wapakoneta, with a planned opening in July. Check out Friday's WDN for all the details!
More than $17,000 in grants was distributed to community organizations recently, thanks to Midwest Electric's continuing round up program. The Auglaize County Sheriff's office was just one area entity receiving a grant; see Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership presented a plaque to Chad and Jaime Metzger Tuesday, for their building at 107 W. Auglaize St. The plaque initiative seeks to recognize and commemorate historic buildings with an identifying metal plate that can be affixed an outside wall. Mayor Tom Stine…
Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Fred Miller sells a roast beef dinner ticket to Mayor Tom Stinebaugh in advance of the club's annual fundraiser, set for May 20 at the K of C from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- drive-thru only. Want a dinner ticket? Find an Optimist or just drive thru!
Wapakoneta High School FFA members partner with community law enforcement officers and city officials to share safety measures. Read more in Saturday's Wapakoneta Daily News.