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August 16th, 2011

Wapak pays dog warden to cover city

August 16, 2011

After much discussion, Wapakoneta City Councilors voted to shift money to the Auglaize County Dog Warden during Monday’s council meeting.
The council agreed to forward $5,000 that had already been set aside in the budget for the purpose of addressing animals running loose in the city to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey after the recommendation was made by Wapakoneta Health and Safety Committee Chairman Tom Finkelmeier and other members of the committee. The money allotted will assist with staffing.

August 15th

First Showcase of Homes deemed a success

August 15, 2011

Two homes on Auglaize Street were the center of attention Sunday as the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta held its first Showcase of Homes.

Turkeys make first showing at county fair

August 15, 2011

Until this year, the Auglaize County Junior Fair had not hosted an event showing the Meleagris gallopavo. A local poultry club decided to give tradition up “cold turkey.”
While the junior fair had hosted an event for breeding turkeys in the past, market turkeys had never been shown at the fair. That is, until this year.
By the way, for those curious, Meleagris gallopavo is the scientific name for wild turkey, which domestic turkeys are descended.
Jim Nowicki, president of the Western Ohio Poultry Club (WOPC), said the event was overdue.

Drivers reminded to beware of distractions

August 15, 2011

With children soon returning to the classroom, an Auglaize County health official is reminding drivers to be extra cautious and focused on the road.
Citing a report on distracted driving recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said too many at the wheel of vehicles are voluntarily diverting their attention by either looking at something else, listening to something else, actively doing something else with their hands, or even thinking about something else while they are driving.

August 12th

Rollover crash

August 12, 2011

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Patrol investigated a one-car crash on U.S. 33 Friday. A passenger in the vehicle was transported from the scene. An officer said a female driver, a male passenger, and a child passenger were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. No other information was available.

UPDATE:
Further information revealed that in fact a male driver had been driving the vehicle after investigation was done by the OSP.

Petitions certified by county elections board

August 12, 2011

Crews from Shelley work on milling Hamilton Street, near the intersection of Auglaize Street, in preparation for paving on Friday. The paving company will continue today with paving beginning in the morning on Nottingham Drive in Sherwood Forest and later in the morning paving will begin on Hamilton Street between West Auglaize Street to Glynwood Road. On Monday, the contractor will be working to complete another job outside the Wapakoneta area, and on Tuesday, the contractor will finish paving Hamilton Street. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

United Way  selects 2011 campaign chair

August 12, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A former Wapakoneta city administrator and Auglaize County native is the 2011 United Way campaign chair, a United Way of Auglaize County official announced this week.
New Knoxville Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich agreed to serve as the United Way of Auglaize County campaign chair for 2011.
“I’m pleased to be able to work with Randy Fisher and the United Way Board to have a better opportunity to help those in need,” Katterheinrich said.

Junior Fair Board praised for hard work

August 12, 2011

After listening to complaints and concerns from parents and other 4-H members about the 159th Auglaize County Fair for much of Thursday’s meeting, the tone of the Junior Fair post-fair evaluation meeting changed at the end.
Parents praised Junior Fair Board members for the work they do in making the Junior Fair events and the entire fair a success.

Cridersville plans to update village zoning

August 12, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Leaders of an area village sat down with a civil engineer to discuss questions dealing with their zoning.
Cridersville Village Council Planning Committee members met with Tony Schroeder, of Choice One Engineering, to discuss issues involving the zoning issues that have arose in the village.
Councilors are currently in the process of updating their zoning of the village, which were formed in the late 1990s.
When Schroeder was asked how they should handle specific situations, Schroeder said it revolves around the village’s image and make-up.

Lt. looking to make a positive impact

August 12, 2011

The new lieutenant on the midnight shift at the Wapakoneta Police Department, who also was recently assigned as the K-9 handler, says he is looking forward to the extra responsibility.
“It was a goal, but it came a little quicker than I expected it to,” Joe Welker said of his newest position, which he began last week after scoring well on a written test.
He was named as the handler of the department’s new K-9, Rico, in April.
“You can’t really count on timing,” Welker, 29, said of positions and advancements in law enforcement. “Both are something I’ve always wanted to do.”

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