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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.

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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…

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Auglaize County's Solid Waste District has adopted a new mascot -- read all about Peli in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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!

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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.

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Around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday Wapakoneta EMS and Police responded to Rollover crash at Benton and Erie Streets. The crash resulted in the driver being transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries by Wapakoneta EMS. A preliminary investigation by Wapakoneta Police showed the sedan…

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Around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday police and Ems responded to Rollover crash at Benton and Erie Streets. The crash resulted in one person being transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries by Wapakoneta EMS. A preliminary investigation by Wapakoneta Police showed the sedan collided w…

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St. Paul United Church of Christ members are raising funds for their mission trip to Biloxi, MS -- read more in Monday's WDN.

Wapakoneta High School officials are planning a prom -- read more in Saturday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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The Auglaize County Historical Society and Riverside Art Center present "Working at the White House: Stories and Lessons Learned" with Deb Eschmeyer on Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m., on the Historical Society  Facebook page.   The program is free and open to the public and is presented in conj…

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The Wapakoneta Farmer's Market will hold its organizational meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. behind town at the gazebo. All are welcome to attend to learn more about participating in this year's market that will be open May - October.

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While the competition will be different due to COVID restrictions, the WHS robotics team is preparing to compete at the state level -- see Monday's WDN for more about the team's quest for a state title.

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The McDonald's Helping Hands winners for March 2021 at Wapak Middle School are, from left to right:  Marcey Regula, Arianna Miller, Alyson Watt, Liberty Jolly, Bella Burklo, and Stacy Vorhees (owner of the Wapakoneta McDonald's).  The teachers nominated the winners and Stacy Vorhees awarded …

Two local bicycle shops agree -- new models, and parts to fix older models are in short supply. Read their stories in Wednesday's WDN.

The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting a Facebook event with a speaker who will share some of the traditions associated with the Shawnee Indians who once lived in the Auglaize County area.

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Amy Kentner and Ted Bergstrom have put their heads together to plan a celebration and dedication of the new terminal building at the Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville. Check out Friday's WDN for some of the first details of the event.

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Philip Mountbatten, the rakish naval officer who captured the heart of a young Elizabeth Windsor and became the lifelong consort to the British queen, has died in England at age 99.

The Auglaize County Historical Society and Riverside Arts Center will present "The Struggle for Suffrage" with Pamela Machuga at 7 pm on Monday, April 12,  on the Historical Society's  Facebook page.   The program is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with the Ohio H…

Local organizations and event planners are hoping to return to pre-pandemic levels when it comes to area festivals, fairs and parties -- read more in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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State Rep. Susan Manchester, who grew up in Waynesfield, will present a program Wednesday as part of the "Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change," traveling exhibit, on display at Riverside Art Center for the month of April. See Monday's WDN for more details.

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After more than 38 years of service, County Maintenance Supervisor Rick Bice exited the Auglaize County Administration Building to be surprised with applause from county employees and family members. The full story will be in Friday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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A building at the Wilker Poultry Farm, in the 5000 block of County Road 33A, caught fire midday causing a large mutual aid response from multiple fire departments. It is not known if livestock were injured at this time.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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A two vehicle rear end crash Thursday afternoon, has resulted in one truck driver being transported to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital by St. Marys EMS and others being evaluated at the scene. The crash occurred in the 5400 block of County Road 33A. A preliminary investigation by H…

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A pursuit went on more than an hour Tuesday afternoon after a van was reported stolen in Allen County. An Allen County Sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle headed south on I-75 and attempted to stop the vehicle. The chase involved multiple agencies and spanned much of U.S. Route 33 in the Wa…

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McDonald's Restaurant employee clocks 40 years of employment at the local store. Meet her Thursday in the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Heather McElroy, a WH grad, works as a police profiler and shared what is involved with her job with members of the Wapakoneta Service Club during their meeting on Wednesday. Read more in Thursday's WDN.

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An anti current magnet system was recently added to the Auglaize County Recycling Center sort line. The $100,000 magnet system separates tin and aluminum from other materials on the sort line. Solid Waste District Director Scott Cisco said it has already saved the county money and will help …

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Downtown Wapakoneta businesses are hosting the St. Patrick's Day Olympics Saturday and invite you into participating stores to try your hand at the games -- and to dress in green -- to win prizes.

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The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership named its honorees for 2020, including Mary Ruck, Judie Presar, Jaime Metzger and Sarah Kelsey. Read why they were honored in Wednesday's WDN.

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We also wanted to make the public aware that Mercy Health located at the Wapakoneta YMCA will be offering a Vaccine Clinic on Thursday 3/11/2021 at the Wapakoneta YMCA. They will be utilizing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those interested should call 419-996-5000 during business hours t…

Two new businesses opened downtown, a new artist exhibit opened at Riverside Art Center and a community dinner's free-will donation raised thousands of dollars for two local families -- just a normal weekend in Wapakoneta!

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The Chained Eagles hosted a pool tournament over the weekend to raise funds for their many projects, including the Remembrance Well.Read more in Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Wapakoneta High School students continue to meet with administrators in an advisory position, hoping to improve the culture at the high school. Read more in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Gov. Mike DeWine announces all health orders will be rescinded once Ohio counts 50 per 100,000 coronavirus cases. The state remains on a downward trend of new cases.

Wapakoneta Middle School students are honored with the Helping Hands award thanks to McDonald's Restaurants. They are, from left Scotty Hayes, Addison Stolzenburg, Anja Walters, Asher Heffner, and Bailey Shaffer. Also pictured is Stacy Vorhees, owner of the Wapakoneta McDonald’s, who shared …

New to downtown Wapakoneta -- a consignment store on East Auglaize Street. Joyce Peterson decided to open in Wapakoneta because she wanted to contribute to the success of downtown.  

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Another group of county residents met with township trustees to express their opinions about renewable energy projects proposed in the area. Read more in the Wapakoneta Daily News Thursday edition.

While the 2020 GOBA was cancelled, the 2021 version is a bit amended from the traditional experience but will stop in Wapakoneta for a two-day stay in June. Learn more about this year's bike tour in Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Riversiade Arts Center is featuring a local man in their most recent exhibit that opens Friday -- see Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News for more on Korbin Steinbrunner.