July 11th, 2014
Tethered hot air balloon rides and a kids entertainment section are two new features that will highlight the downtown portion of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival, which will also include more than 15 events, music, rides and games.
WAYNESFIELD — Jack Hayzlett is doing something he set out to do since high school: be a head coach for a high school basketball program.
That was his intention when he attended The Ohio State University to become a teacher as a career.
It never came to fruition at the time, but he now has the chance.
Hayzlett, a Wapakoneta resident, was hired in May to be the varsity boys basketball head coach for Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
An intruder was seen inside of Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, after an alarm alerted Wapakoneta Police at 4:50 a.m. today.
On officer’s arrival, a subject was observed inside the business, after which officers surrounded the building and made entry with the department’s K-9. No one was located inside.
According to a press release, police believe the suspect fled out the back door before the business was surrounded.
Mayor Rodney Metz provided an overview of the $30M West Auglaize Street sewer project Thursday evening and fielded questions from homeowners with properties affected by the fork.
“Our purpose tonight is to bring everybody up to speed,” Metz said.
Before Metz spoke, Safety-Service Director Bill Rains noted that, of the $30 million estimate, only $14 million has been spent so far.
“I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role.”
Official biographer of Neil A. Armstrong, James Hansen, would tell anyone this quote from Armstrong himself is the epitome of Armstrong’s character, attitude toward life and his simple complexities.
Hansen dropped by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum Wednesday night to elaborate on Armstrong and help define who he really was, while also discussing his 2005 biography, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”
A new store that recently opened on Willipie Street is specializing in selling gently used furniture items, dishware and home decor.
Everyday Furniture & More opened May 30, joining the many other locally-owned shops in downtown Wapakoneta.
Store owners Eric and Jenny Kent have close ties to Wapakoneta, and wanted to open up a store that would benefit the community they grew up in.
November is months away, but for the Auglaize County board of elections it seems to be right around the corner.
The board of elections met Wednesday morning to discuss its national change of address (NCOA) mailings, deadlines for petitions and the upcoming ballots for the Nov. 4 midterm election.
Director of the board of elections, Michelle Wilcox said 933 NCOA letters were sent out along with 1,002 supplemental mailings.
BOTKINS — In the spirit of summertime, Only Believe Ministries hosted an ice cream social for parishioners and guests after its regular Wednesday service yesterday.
“It’s a time in which church can come together, friends can come together, and just enjoy some fellowship and enjoy some ice cream at the same time,” Only Believe Ministries Administrator Eric Smith said.
Smith said the event was a great way for parishioners to catch up on their summer activities.
Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49, of Bismarck, N.D. and formerly of Celina, died July 6, 2014, at Standford Hospital in Bismarck. She was born Dec. 8, 1964, in Celina, to Marvin Stolz and Rita Piper, who survive in Celina. Also surviving in Celina is her step-mother, Diana Bruggeman, and step-father, Steve Phillips. She was formerly married to Joe Schlarman, who survives in Powell, Ohio.
Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care. She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death.