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November 11th, 2014

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

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. 

Horner mum on witness comments

November 7, 2014

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said he is choosing not to respond to a student’s allegation that high school staff members did nothing to stop an altercation between a father and son on school grounds, other than to say “the evidence stands by our statements and we’ll let the investigation proceed on its own.”

Holiday Open House in stores

November 7, 2014

Many businesses in downtown Wapakoneta are participating in this weekend’s holiday open house fun.

Auglaize Antique Mall, located on 116 W. Auglaize St., will have free homemade cookies, cider and coffee to enjoy while shopping for items 15 to 50 percent off. The store will also close at 8 p.m. on Friday, instead of the usual 6 p.m.

True Value hosts special events

November 7, 2014

With various stores in downtown Wapakoneta having their Holiday Open House, True Value Hardware, on 811 Defiance St., is having their own for the holiday season.

This year though, the event is not just one day, but all weekend long with specific events for each day.

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