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December 23rd

Festival hosts three local choirs

December 23, 2014

Wapakoneta, Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen are among 27 area high school choirs performing in the annual WTLW TV-44 Holiday Music Festival.

The program, which lasts four hours, will run at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at 7 a.m. and noon on Christmas Day.

Over the course of three days, Dec. 10, 11 and 12, the choirs came to the TV station in Lima to have their performances recorded, the station’s Director of Marketing Jennifer Beck said. 

Officer, Firefighter of the Year named

December 23, 2014

Praising the Wapakoneta Police and Fire departments as “second to none,” VFW Commander Delmar Merricle on Monday presented officer Shannon Place and firefighter Zach Heinfeld with the VFW awards for Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year. 

Couple brings hope to local families

December 23, 2014

Some people may call it God’s work that these are just good people, or it is just what you do for Christmas.

John and Grace Puskar are more like guardian angels who saved Christmas for many strangers.

Village OKs deal with AEP

December 23, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — The Village of Cridersville and American Electric Power Company have come to an agreement allowing AEP to stay on the village’s land for another six months, while guaranteeing the village monetary gains once the company is done.

On Monday, Cridersvile Village Council held a special meeting with representatives from AEP to finalize and ultimately come to an agreement on a new deal. 

December 22nd

City ready for Mother Nature

December 22, 2014

The Wapakoneta Public Works Department has its trucks and equipment primed for snowfall this winter, which could come as early as Christmas Eve. 

With the latest weather forecast predicting snow starting Wednesday night and continuing into Christmas Day, crews have already loaded up the city’s fleet of seven trucks with salt, brine and beet juice. 

Library updates website

December 22, 2014

The Auglaize County Public Library has completed a much-needed update of their website,  an update the library believes will better serve their patrons.

“We wanted to do something that was first and foremost more user-friendly,” said Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator for ACPL. “It is easier to navigate and easier to find the information that our patrons are looking for.”

The library’s website was officially launched on Thursday, Dec. 11. 

Christmas Cheer numbers grow

December 22, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved with this year’s Christmas Cheer Program, 336 needy families will have a bountiful Christmas.

December 19th

Blevins on the mend

December 19, 2014

Leo Blevins is one tough kid.

More than two months after he was struck by a vehicle on the side of county Road 25A near his home in Cridersville, Leo is back at home and doing better than anyone expected. 

“I’m doing pretty good,” Leo said Thursday. “My right hand is a lot better but it’s not like it was, and my leg kinda hurts every once in awhile, but other than that I’m good.”

Teen won’t be held down

December 19, 2014

She’s down in the post, under the basket. One dribble, holds the ball and shoots, but misses her shot. She fights for the rebound, that small, 5-foot-2 frame against that mammoth 6-footer, but while she’s at it, scrapping and fighting for that loose ball, she throws in an elbow for good measure. Right into the gut of that overbearing center.

Offensive rebound, dribble, shoot, score. Live to fight another day.

Carver enters plea deal

December 19, 2014

After initially pleading innocent to 15 charges, including eight illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance counts, a Wapakoneta man has entered a plea negotiation Friday in front of Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple.

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