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June 23rd, 2014
The Auglaize County Public District Library was the place to be Saturday for science related activities.
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) was in town with five different kiosk exhibits for children and their families to experiment with and learn.
With all activities at the kiosks being hands-on the kids were able to test, feel and experience what was happening on their own.
Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker said the event went really well.
Aqua Woman, Super Girl, Wonder Woman — Girl Scouts found their “real life” inner superheroes during this year’s Girl Scout Camp at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“We thought it would be good to show that girls can be powerful, too,” PA Emily Deffenbaugh, 16, said. “I think it’s important for them to know that they can do anything, even if people tell them no, they can’t. They can do it.”
Auglaize County Commissioners have begun interviewing applicants for a new county administrator and released the applicant list to the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday evening. The commissioners hope to hire someone within the next few weeks.
The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.
Five young women entering their senior year of high school were invited to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State (BGS) program held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Wapakoneta High School students Kaitlin Hughes, Julia Pepple, Jenna Sawmiller, Beth Severt and Megan Watt, were recognized by the school administration to participate as delegates in the 2014 week-long program.
The girls have been at BGS since last Sunday and will be returning home today.
While many students have taken a break from education during their first full week of summer vacation, five young men entering their senior year at Wapakoneta High School spent last week learning about city, county and state government at the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program at Bowling Green State University.
ST. MARYS — Law enforcement officials in St. Marys are looking for a suspect who held a woman up at knife point and stole a car at a local bank.
At approximately 12:21 p.m. Friday, employees from 3Rivers Federal Credit Union on Greenville Road called the St. Marys Police Department to report the incident. St. Mary Police Chief Mark Ernst said a white male approached a woman in the parking lot, displayed a knife, stole her purse and car and fled the scene.
It’s come down to two miles.
The harsh winter, the cost of materials and reduced revenue has resulted in the county — out of 350 miles of roadway — only being able to resurface two miles with hotmix this year.
As people gathered at the Bowsher Log Cabin at 507 East Main St., Cridersville, they were treated with the opportunity to churn and taste their own butter.
From 5-7 p.m. at the cabin the Johnny Appleseed Park was on hand in association with the Cridersville Historical Society, Cridersville Fire Department and Cridersville Healthcare Center to bring people back in time for the first Rally Around the Cabin, Pioneer Days for the summer.
For the full story, see the Friday, June 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Students in the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class which focuses on spreading knowledge on the businesses and organizations throughout Auglaize County, graduated Thursday with a better understanding of their community.
VALU is co-sponsored by Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce.
Adult leaders from the surrounding areas came together every month from September to June for a comprehensive look of the county.
A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.
Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.