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August 7th, 2014

Police department welcomes officer

August 7, 2014

An officer recently welcomed to the Wapakoneta Police Department says he is learning the ropes and is looking forward to serving the community.

Patrolman Ryan Nolan, 28, of St. Marys, accepted the position after serving the Washington Township Police Department.

“A personal goal is just to serve the community as they expect me to serve them,” Nolan said, “learn everything that I can from every officer and individual that I work with, and just applying that to my everyday tasks.”

Gardens resident recalls memories of service

August 7, 2014

Sitting in a wheelchair in her room at The Gardens, 92-year-old Jane Rickert leafs through page after page of pictures, memorabilia and newspaper clippings she had collected over the years. She then wheels herself over to the closet where she has kept the military uniform she wore more than 70 years ago. She pulls it out, explaining what the various patches on the uniform stand for.

Committees discuss pools, dog park hours

August 7, 2014

Two city council committees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss issues that came up at Monday’s regular council meeting.

The Parks and Recreation Committee discussed the hours for the new dog park and the Health and Safety Committee discussed the rules for temporary pools deeper than 30 inches.

August 6th

Officers host local Night Out

August 6, 2014

National Night Out was celebrated last night throughout the country and right here in Harmon Park.

Hundreds of community members within Auglaize County showed up to interact with the local law enforcement, tour emergency vehicles, meet the K-9 unit and enjoy a cookout.

According to Auglaize County Sheriff Deputy Mike Peterson National Night Out gives members of the community, especially kids an opportunity to see police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement personnel as friendly and non-threatening.

Fall cook-off hopes to boost holiday cheer

August 6, 2014

The Waynesfield Sons of the American Legion Post 395 will host its 14th annual turkey cook-off Sept. 20 to help raise money for needy families at Christmastime.

The event will take place at the American Legion Post 395 on 104 W. Wapakoneta St. in Waynesfield. The turkey cook-off will begin at 10 a.m., followed by judging at noon and dinner at 1 p.m.

Sewer work leads to traffic detour

August 6, 2014

As anyone who has driven downtown may have noticed, there’s some construction going on.

The contractor for the south interceptor sewer project has closed the downtown parking lot to through traffic.

According to the city’s website, the east entrance, near Dollar General, will remain open to allow access to the area south of the work zone.

August 5th

Council seeks further review of issues

August 5, 2014

Councilors called on their committees to further review two items under discussion, specifically a proposed change in private swimming pool rules and hours for the new dog park.

An ordinance concerning raising the legal depth limit for private temporary swimming pools met with questions over whether safety issues were considered.

And a previous statement that all city parks are open “dawn-to-dusk” proved to be erroneous.

Workman trial set for Monday

August 5, 2014

A Montezuma man currently being held in the Lucas County Jail in Toledo is schedule to begin a trial by judge in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on Aug. 11.

Timothy S. Workman, 44, was originally arrested on Sept. 30, 2013, at a motel in St. Marys for sexually oriented offenses involving minors occurring throughout the 2013 year in Wapakoneta.

Four vie for board supervisor slots

August 5, 2014

Four people are running for two open seats on the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

Incumbents John Schwarck, of Wapakoneta, and Ron Wilker, of St. Marys, are up against two newcomers for the open spots on the five-member board.

Challenging Schwarck and Wilker are Brett Fledderjohann, of St. Marys, and Bob Little, of Wapakoneta.

August 4th

Dairy sale adds $10K to fund

August 4, 2014

Before he stepped into the show ring Saturday at the Auglaize County Fair Junior Livestock Sale, 17-year-old Brandon Turner knew no matter how much his dairy steer sold for, the money would be going to a good cause.

That’s because Turner decided he would donate it all to the Nichole “Niki” Renee Schaub 4-H Scholarship Fund. Schaub, a seven-year member of the Happy Herdsmen 4-H Club, died in a car accident in 1991. In honor of her memory, one or more $1,000 scholarships are handed out each year to graduating seniors enrolled in an Auglaize County 4-H club.

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