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January 2nd, 2015

Four escape house fire

January 2, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — Firefighters responded to a structure fire early Friday morning at 200 N. Waverly St., in the village.

According to Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller, the call came in at 4:09 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire involvement in the upstairs rear bedroom area. All four occupants of the building walked out on their own and were out by the time firefighters arrived. There were no injuries.

Leaders share goals for 2015

January 2, 2015

With the new year upon us, the Wapakoneta Daily News wanted to know what goals city and county officials hope to achieve in 2015, and how they plan to accomplish them. 

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz listed three projects he said the city should complete within the next year. 

Remembering those who left us - Wapakoneta’s first councilwoman

January 2, 2015

As the first woman to ever sit on the Wapakoneta City Council, Ruth Carter paved the way for women in local government.

“She considered herself a pioneer who broke new barriers because it was all men for 50 years until she was elected,” her husband Joe Carter said. 

On Sunday, Sept. 14, Ruth Carter died at Auglaize Acres of natural causes and complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 83 years old. 

December 30th, 2014

Redskins’ winning season tops list

December 30, 2014

The Wapakoneta Daily News presents its selection for the top local stories of 2014. The selections were made by the newsroom with a final vote by WDN staff members. Stories numbered 1-7 appear today; the remainder, along with honorable mentions, will be published in Wednesday’s Wapakoneta Daily News.

With a dominating defense, a versatile offense and sound special teams, the 2014 Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team was the most accomplished in school history.

Locals to look for

December 30, 2014

There will be a few local individuals to look for at major events this New Year’s Eve and Day.

eXtreme Dance Center, on 15041 Wapak Fisher Road, is giving five local girls the opportunity to dance live at tonight’s Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami, Fla.

Court date set in leak probe

December 30, 2014

The August gas leak at AIP Logistics Inc., 300 Industrial Drive, in Wapakoneta, has led to a temporary restraining order, so the corporation can come to compliance with federal law, as well as a Feb. 19 court hearing in the Common Pleas Courtroom.

County honors retiring engineers

December 30, 2014

An open house was held Monday afternoon to celebrate the retirements of Auglaize County Bridge Engineer Dan Bennett, Road Superintendent Rick Miller and Bridge Superintendent Bill Piehl.

The three have worked a combined 114 years for the county.

“There isn’t a mile of county road that hasn’t been improved by their efforts over the past several decades,” Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said.

December 29th

County library system receives grant

December 29, 2014

The State Library of Ohio approved $8,462 in Library Services and Technology Act funds for the

Auglaize County Public District Library System  during its Dec. 9 meeting, the grant will run from Jan. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2015.

Auditor budget largely the same

December 29, 2014

Auglaize County Auditor Janet Schuler made little changes to her department’s proposed budget for 2015 with the exception of the real estate assessment fund, which skyrocketed due to the addition of a sexennial contract.

The $550,000 contract, which is budgeted every six years, caused the REA fund to increase more than 100 percent from last year. The fund went from $424,067 in 2014 to $990,967 in 2015. 

December 26th

Drug case set for jury trial

December 26, 2014

A Wapakoneta man has a chance to have his court hearing in front of a jury as long as he does not change his plea in negotiations.
Andrew M. Green, 18, of 117. N. Wagner St., Wapakoneta, will be attending his final pretrial hearing on Jan. 23, with two days set aside for jury trial on Feb. 17 and 18. Green was charged with four counts, two being possession of drugs, each a felony in the fifth-degree, a count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor and tampering with evidence, a single felony count in the third-degree.

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