Archive - 2014 - News Article
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though Christmas has come and gone, store aisles across town are still full of people. Whether theyâ€™re spending some Christmas money on store deals, returning unwanted gifts, or buying discounted decorations for next year, for many, the day and weekend after the holiday are a time to shop.
For those that fall into the purchasing of next yearâ€™s decorations category, True Value seemed to be the place to be. Lights are 25 percent off, trees are 40 percent off and all other Christmas items are 55 percent off, store manager Mike Meiring said Friday.
The construction of a sewer pipe under Hamilton Road that is part of the South Interceptor Sewer Project has been put on hold after contractors encountered farm equipment underneath the bridge.
â€śThey started the process and theyâ€™ve come across some old farm equipment, which we were told would be there, but they had to kind of reposition because of that,â€ť Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said Friday.
WAYNESFIELD — The actions of a few Waynesfield Village Council members have led to litigation against the village from a former council member.
Former council member and part-time worker Howard Traucht is suing the Village of Waynesfield after an ordinance, spearheaded by council member Richard Hardin, was passed at a September village council meeting.