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November 12th, 2014

Agency seeks website redesign

November 12, 2014

The state of the Auglaize County Health Department website was a topic of discussion during the Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning.

The board hopes to have the site redesigned and listened to two design proposal presentations during the meeting.

November 11th

What — or who — is a veteran

November 11, 2014

Back on Sunday, Oct. 19, my wife Emmie and I went as usual to 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joe Church. We enjoyed the music before and listened attentively to the scripture readings – but – when it came to the Psalm 19 before the gospel of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, it perked up a long-ago memory of some 50 or more years ago.

Council displeased with AEP plan for powerline project

November 11, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Several councilors voiced their disappointments to the contractor who is upgrading power poles from Wapakoneta to Shawnee along Shawnee Road during Monday’s Cridersville Village Council meeting.

Members of American Electric Power met with the council to ask for a six-month extension on the project while the contractor continues to store its equipment at Delong Pioneer Park.

November 10th

Pair arrested on sex-related charges

November 10, 2014

Update: This story was updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 after being originally posted Monday afternoon.

A first-grade teacher at Cridersville Elementary School and her ex-husband were arrested Friday on charges including rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.

Lori Anderson, 50, and Charles Wycuff, 53, were being held at the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center until their arraignment Monday.

Cisco to take reins as solid waste chief

November 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — Scott Cisco is a hardworking, homegrown St. Marys man who never wants to stop learning, and his life up to now supports that notion.

His career began when he worked livestock for his father, becoming a city worker for 17 years, creating his own lawn care business and now the soon-to-be district coordinator at the Auglaize County Solid Waste plant.

Thrifty Treasures reopens

November 10, 2014

Thrifty Treasures, on 117 W. Auglaize St., is reopen for business after a five-week hiatus and the reopening happened to come at the perfect time.

“It’s good to be back,” said co-owner Donna Parsons.

The business shut down for roughly five weeks to “revamp” the shop. Parsons said the building that houses the store was in need of a new roof and a new identity.

Election board seeks $99,800

November 10, 2014

The Auglaize County Board of Elections requested $99,800 for 20 new voting machines at a budget meeting with the county commissioners Oct. 30.

BOE officials said many of the machines they have now are failing due to old age, and replacing these failing machines before the 2016 presidential election is essential.

November 7th

Wapakoneta stops Braves, Thomas for playoff win

November 8, 2014

Maurice Thomas routinely showed his big-play ability Friday, but the Wapakoneta Redskins were ultimately able to keep the Talawanda Braves’ star tailback in check routinely.

Elsewhere, the Redskins made big plays in all areas of the game and held a huge advantage when it came to doing the little things right during a commanding 49-14 win Friday over Talawanda in a high school football Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta, playing a first-round playoff game at home for the second straight year.

What’s your child saying?

November 7, 2014

Editor’s note: A local resident recently contacted us regarding language being used among teens, so we sought out a couple of expert opinions on the topic. The following includes what may be considered offensive language.

Name calling is nothing new for society and has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, but at what point does name calling and using offensive words toward others cross the line from casual use to unacceptable?

WPD officer retires after 33 years

November 7, 2014

After 33 years on the force, Lt. Barry Truesdale is saying goodbye to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

On Friday, Truesdale celebrated his last day on the job with family, friends, co-workers and city officials who gathered in the Wapakoneta City Council chambers for his retirement party. 

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