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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.

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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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St. Paul United Church of Christ held a festival Saturday afternoon featuring inflatibles, food treats, bingo and more. Check on Monday's Wapakoneta Daily News for photos from the event.

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Restrooms at Wapakoneta high and middle schools have been vandalized and administrators believe students are answering an internet challenge.  Pick up a Saturday WDN for the details.

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After requesting the public's help, The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office found a driver of a vehicle that was involved in an accident around midnight on Sept. 16. The driver left on foot from the scene of the accident in the 1400 block of Knoxville Avenue (SR 29) near St. Mary’s Ohio. The dr…

The Wapakoneta Rotary Club is partnering with Lima Memorial Hospital to offer a blood testing clinic on Sept. 25 at the Grandview Plaza. Pick up Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News for the details.

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Wapakoneta area residents are reminded the Vietnam War Wall replica will travel from the Wapakoneta VFW to Sidney today -- Wednesday -- starting at 5:30 p.m. Road closures have been posted and will be detoured around the route, which includes County Road 25A/Wood Street, from the VFW to Augl…

Auglaize County's OSU Ag Extension Agent is inviting area producers to be part of a research project. Check out the details in the special farming section included in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Fair board members learned the 2021 Auglaize County Fair was a financial success. While all the numbers have yet to be crunched, indicators point to a successful week. Board members talked about what worked and what didn't at the first meeting post fair. Read more in Tuesday's Wapakoneta Dai…

Wapakoneta City Council members released a statement Monday regarding the preliminary determination of suspension levied against Mayor Tom Stinebaugh. Pick up Tuesday's WDN for the details.

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Wapakoneta's law director researched and interpreted the Special Commission's preliminary decision and concluded Mayor Tom Stinebaugh has been effectively suspended with that order, which elevates Council President Steve Henderson to the position of acting mayor. Read more in Monday's Wapako…

The Auglaize County commissioners heard from residents concerned about a proposed wind project coming to their part of the county. Read more in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Local rock painters are honoring the memory of their friend and fellow painter, Carol Wheaton, by painting rocks in her style and hiding them throughout Wapakoneta later this month. Read more in Friday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

The Auglaize County Board of Election met to certify write-in candidates for the November election. See more in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Auglaize County Sheriff Mike Vorhees says he'll pursue a grant for body cams for his deputies. See more in Thursday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

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Head to Buckland Thursday to help track the swifts that roost in the former school's chimney. Details in Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News.

A number of veterans are planned to speak in Sidney while the Vietnam War wall replica is hosted there Sept. 15-19. See Wednesday's Wapakoneta Daily News for the details, including dates and times for the speakers.

This Labor Day, the WDN looks how community employers are meeting their staffing needs. See Saturday's edition for more.