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January 22nd, 2015

Mayor will not seek re-election

January 22, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — After almost eight years under the leadership of Mayor Lorali Myers, the village of Cridersville will be looking for a new a mayor come 2017 as Myers announced during Monday’s village council meeting that she will not be seeking re-election as mayor of Cridersville.

Health levy up for renewal

January 22, 2015

The Auglaize County Health Department will be seeking the public’s support in May. 

It may be hard to believe it’s been 10 years since voters first renewed the 1995 health levy. 

According to an article published in the Wapakoneta Daily News in 2005, the 10-year, 1-mill levy provides more than one-third of the Auglaize County Health Department’s annual budget. That estimate is still pretty close.

Youth head to march

January 22, 2015

Members of the St. Joseph Youth Community on Wednesday boarded a charter bus and set off for Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Life, an anti-abortion rally that takes place in the nation’s capital each year. 

A group of 28 middle and high school students, chaperons and parents began their journey at 9 p.m., loading up the bus and saying their goodbyes to loved ones before they embark on the nine-hour drive.

January 21st

District to undergo ‘rebuilding’

January 21, 2015

The Heritage Trails Park District is going in a different direction for the time being and there will not be any campaigning for a levy anytime soon.

That was the sentiment in the room during Tuesday night’s meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta. 

Park Commissioner David Stilwell proposed an idea to rebuild HTPD from the ground up starting with a board of trustees. 

Homes sought for exchange students

January 21, 2015

A local representative with the International Student Exchange is taking applications from area families to host an exchange student in the 2015-16 school year.

Julie Lee, a community representative for ISE, said she hopes to recruit at least 20 families in the northwest Ohio area, including Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Celina, New Bremen, Bellefontaine and any other town within a 100-mile radius of St. Henry, which is where she lives.

Snow, ice need to be cleared

January 21, 2015

Residents are reminded of the need to keep walkways, driveways and steps clear of snow and ice. While the area is getting a brief break from winter’s chill, ice and snow will return.

January 20th

Council OKs Summer Moon changes

January 20, 2015

The Wapakoneta City Council approved the route for this year’s Women At Risk 5K run/walk along with changes to this year’s Summer Moon Festival.

Laura Schwartz came before council to seek approval for the second annual run, which supports Women At Risk International, a nonprofit Christian mission organization with the goal of rescuing, teaching and providing empowerment to women and children around the world who are victims of illegal trafficking and slavery.

Village re-elects council president

January 20, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council got down to business during its meeting Monday night to kick off the new year including the election of a new council president, setting dates for this year’s events and changing the time of future council meetings moving forward.

Wapakoneta native was drawn to Africa

January 20, 2015

At the age of 16, Wapakoneta native Melissa Odira knew what she wanted to do with her life.

While on a trip to Africa with her church, Harvest Baptist, she fell in love with the continent.

January 19th

Baby faces heart issues

January 19, 2015

Ellie needs your help, and there are opportunities to help her.

Ellie is the four-month-old daughter of Brandon and Jackie Ward. She is struggling with heart issues that will require several surgeries and possibly a heart transplant.

These surgeries will keep her under hospitalization for the next few months at a minimum and with medical cost through the roof for the Ward family, the family is hosting a benefit to help with Ellie’s mounting expenses. 

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