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October 10th, 2014

Buses to get security upgrades

October 10, 2014

A rebate check Wapakoneta City Schools received this week from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will go toward adding security cameras to the district’s fleet of buses, WCS Director of Operations Mike Watt said.

FitzGerald speaks to area Democrats

October 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — Democrat Ed FitzGerald urged members of the Democrats of Auglaize County Thursday night to join him in his quest to defeat Gov. John Kasich in November.

Speaking at the DAC’s annual dinner, FitzGerald touched upon a variety of issues he believes separates him from Kasich. FitzGerald said the current political system is leaving people behind with too much emphasis on candidates who can raise the most money.

Auction to aid holiday program

October 10, 2014

A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., Wapakoneta.

Although the Christmas season is months away,  the First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Committee is readying for the annual Breakfast with Santa — a holiday event where children receive a Christmas experience at no cost to the families.

October 9th

Athletes gather to show their faith

October 9, 2014

A local version of a national movement was held Wednesday night in Wapakoneta.

Students within the Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) combined with District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch put together a “Fields of Faith” prayer and worship session from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

Guild debuts fall production

October 9, 2014

The Wapakoneta Theatre Guild will debut its fall play “Always A Bridesmaid” this weekend at the Eagles Aerie #691.

Opening night will be Oct. 10, followed by shows on Oct. 11 and 12. The play will continue into next weekend, with shows Oct. 17, 18 and 19.

Councilors updated on utilities

October 9, 2014

BOTKINS — A representative with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio spoke at a regular Village of Botkins council meeting  to inform locals on electric services and utility options in the area.

Special guest James Lee explained that the Public Utilities Commission is a state agency responsible for regulating the large utility companies. Council members were given a map of the electric services in the county.  

October 8th

Jordan targets welfare systems

October 8, 2014

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan stopped by the Wapakoneta Daily News on Monday to discuss his plans to end corporate welfare and introduce legislation that would alter the social welfare system in the U.S.

Jordan, R-Urbana, said the middle class is suffering because their tax dollars are going to bailouts for large corporations and “social safety nets” for the unemployed.

Mincemeat sale cooks up holiday memories

October 8, 2014

Mincemeat pie may not be as common of a recipe as it was the past — but Salem United Methodist Church Secretary Janet Winkler says that’s what makes it special. 

Although the main reason for the church’s annual mincemeat fundraiser is to benefit the church missions and community, Winkler said the church has continued making mincemeat itself for no other reason than tradition. 

Sister City guests have full itinerary

October 8, 2014

The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, arrives Sunday with a full itinerary of local sights to visit.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.

First up will be a dedication of the Lengerich Garden at Heritage Parkway in downtown Wapakoneta. The dedication will include the installation of two plaques: one representing Wapakoneta, one representing Lengerich.

October 7th

Couple wills $3.2M toward scholarships

October 7, 2014

At its annual meeting Monday night, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation announced the organization’s total funds rose from $2.2 million to $5.4 million within the last year thanks to a generous donation from a local couple.

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