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December 11th

Christmas in Cridersville

December 11, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The city of Wapakoneta had its Children’s Hometown Holiday, now it’s time for the Village of Cridersville to have its own Christmas festivities for the 2014 season as the village hosts its annual “Christmas on Main Street,” Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 9 a.m.

December 10th

Health board touts benefits of flu shots

December 10, 2014

Seeing that it is National Influenza Vaccination Week, the importance of receiving a flu vaccination was discussed during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning.

“Typically, we see vaccination rates decrease after Thanksgiving,” Cindy Jones, director of nursing, said. “I know we’re all anxious to get the vaccine before we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving.”

Wapakoneta takes down Lima Senior

December 10, 2014

Keaton Metz scored a go-ahead layup in the final seconds to give the Wapakoneta Redskins a one-point win, 50-49, over the shorthanded Lima Senior Spartans in varsity boys basketball action Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

The Tuesday night contest was the season opener for both teams.

Christmas open house at Otterbein

December 10, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is hosting its first annual Patio Home Open House on Friday, Dec. 12.

Suzanne Hollenbacher, director of marketing for Otterbein, said the open house is to show off the updated improvements to the public.

Consolidation, pre-trials set in rape case

December 10, 2014

The case against an ex-couple charged with a multitude of sex crimes has been joined into one case in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus.

The consolidation order was issued Monday and signed by Judge Richard S. Sheward, who is presiding over the case since it was moved from Auglaize County.

December 9th

Concert spreads holiday joy

December 9, 2014

The Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center was filled with the sounds of holiday music, both new and old, during Monday night’s Winter Choral Concert.

Kicking off the middle school program at 6:30 p.m. was a vocal duet. Shannon Carnes and Kassidi Mitchell performed Taylor Swift’s “Last Christmas.”

Board mulls calendar

December 9, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The 2015-16 school calendar was the main topic of discussion at a regular Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education meeting Monday night.

W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister presented two separate calendars to the board, although they were nearly identical. The only differences between the two are the amount of days the school will be off for spring break, and when the last day of school will be.

Voyeurism case headed to court

December 9, 2014

Bernard Carver, 65, of Wapakoneta, currently being held at the Auglaize County Jail, faces four charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance as a second-degree felony, four charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance as a fifth-degree felony, four charges of voyeurism as a fifth-degree felony and three charges of voyeurism as a second-degree misdemeanor.

December 8th

Local boy in Columbus hospital visits Ohio Stadium

December 8, 2014

From staff reports

Leo Blevins — a local boy who was struck by a car almost two months ago and has been in a Columbus hospital ever since — was afforded an outstanding opportunity Thursday night.

Blevins, an eighth-grader at Wapakoneta who has been recovering from life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was introduced in front of more than 10,000 fans Thursday night during the Ohio high school state football championship game, played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home of the Buckeyes.

Santa arrives to take requests

December 8, 2014

Children of all ages lined Main Street Saturday for a chance to meet Santa Claus and receive a present during the Eighth Annual Children’s Hometown Holiday.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Santa sat in his outpost, letting children sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. As they left the outpost, each child was given a stocking, candy cane and one gift that ranged from action figures to board games and puzzles.

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