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December 17th

Pair to leave park board

December 17, 2014

Two key members of the Heritage Trails Park District will be stepping down in the near future, putting the current state of the park district in question moving forward.

During Tuesday’s monthly meeting, held at the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta, Executive Director Allison Brady announced that will resign from her position at the end of the year.

December 16th

Botkins denies Waynesfield-Goshen comeback

December 16, 2014

BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would be decided by whichever team won the second half.

The Botkins Trojans used a strong third quarter to cushion themselves against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, and despite a nice comeback by W-G, the Trojans prevailed for a 37-33 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game at Botkins High School.

The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Trojans (2-5), while W-G was coming off of its first win of the season.

Council seeks to wrap up year

December 16, 2014

Money matters and support for the Eastern Shawnee topped the list of topics at Monday’s meeting of the Wapakoneta City Council.

First-Ward Councilman and Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee James Neumeier reported on the financial status of the parks fund.

Village OKs gas proposal

December 16, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Members of Waynesfield Village Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night to allow natural gas into the village, which could start as early as next winter.

Practice makes perfect for holiday concert

December 16, 2014

The sounds of holiday music once again filled the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center on Monday night. Under the direction of Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers, the middle school and high school bands performed their Christmas Concert.

Kicking off the middle school program at 6:30 p.m. was the fifth grade band. They performed “Hot Cross Buns,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells.”

December 15th

Three earn Eagle Scout honors

December 15, 2014

Three young men earned the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts on Saturday in a ceremony at St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Cody Benny, Dan Reichenbach and Dillon “DJ” O’Neill became Eagle Scouts under the leadership of Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14 Scoutmaster George Herman.

Prosecutor seeks little in budget

December 15, 2014

At a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Prosecutor Ed Pierce proposed a budget for 2015 that is nearly identical to the one he submitted last year. 

The proposed budget is up just $1,000, rising from $514,629 in 2014 to $515,629 in 2015. Accounting for the increase is the supplies line item, which went from $4,000 to $5,000.

Village honors retired K-9

December 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — He seized more than a quarter of a million dollars in drug money, caught criminals, forged relationships and became a beloved family member and member of a community. All without saying a word.

Max served as a savvy veteran on the police force as the title member of the K-9 unit.

December 12th

Chief touts police app

December 12, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville Police Department is rolling out a new program to better serve its residents and to connect with them when situations arise.

Starting as early as Jan. 7 or 8, the CPD will be using an application called MyPD. Residents can download the app using Android, Android phones, iPhone and iPad. It requires an Android software of 2.3 or higher.

Engineer retires after 41 years

December 12, 2014

Dan Bennett was on his way to visit his girlfriend, when he decided to stop at the Auglaize County Engineer’s office. Having just graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in civil engineering, he was on the hunt for employment.

The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season...
BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would...

 

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